Big White Ski Resort Employee Reviews in Kelowna, BC

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Great resort and terrain, terrible management
Rental Technician (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC13 February 2019
the head manager there made all of the employees feel like they weren't good enough to be there. He has very poor direction and had an extremely short temper. would never again work for BIG WHITE.
Pros
free ski pass
Cons
no trust, short breaks, bad management
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My Review of Working at Big White
Event Staff, Cashier, Bartender, Server (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC28 November 2018
Overall my experience with Big White was a good one, I made some great new friendships, improved my snowboarding and was lucky enough to have witnessed many cool things.
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Work for big white!!!
Concierge Agent (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC16 November 2018
I freaking LOVED this place. Guest Services is THE department to work in, the manager is amazing and you never know what the day will bring. Concierge is a super fun and chill department, arguably the BEST job on the resort, so many freebies from restaurants AND a free season pass. Would go back in a heartbeat!
Pros
Work Environment, Culture, Fun, Friendly, Management, Freebies
Cons
Low Compensation
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Great place to work
Lift Operator (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC23 May 2018
Fun working with friends. Good hours and the company looks after its employees. Salary is low but benefits such as discounts and free season pass are good.
Pros
Cultures
Cons
Low income
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Perfect winter season on a hill with ski in - ski out
Lift Operator (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC1 May 2018
Maintenance traffic up the hill. Working outside at all weather conditions. Guest Service - satisfy customers needs. Working together with other departments.
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Need to fix operations
Driver (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC7 February 2018
Operations are sloppy and disorganized. Makes it impossible for people to operate safely and manage vehicles when people are permitted to do whatever they feel like all over the mountain
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Great place to spend your Winter! Got over 900cm of powder during my season there.
Lift Operator (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC14 September 2017
Great place to spend your Winter! Got over 900cm of powder during my season there. Working as a lifty means a perfect work/life balance. Tons of riding (especailly on those powder days) and management is fantastic! The mountain in huge and the snow is the best in the world. I would highly recommended Big White to anyone!
Pros
Lots of riding (even on the clock), free seasons pass, affordable staff accom, laid back envoronment
Cons
Low wages, tough weather conditions, boring tasks
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Working within a Skiing resort !
Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC29 May 2017
Over all general maintenance of approx. 200 unites , including townhouses , apartments , hotel rooms with tourists unites ! Staff training , supervision of four employees , hours of operation , including days evenings , with night sifts . Including security , Fire / Safety , open and closing hours of operation , parking with tenants in and outs ! Emergency services with first aid , plus whmis updates !
Pros
Free skiing and lunches !
Cons
Very long hours with overtime, plus travel to and from mountain .
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Great Experience
Snowboard Instructor, Head Coach and Trainer (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC29 May 2016
Working with Big White was a great experience, like most seasonal jobs I have done. It provided good hours and a competitive wage for my position. Short staffing and a very impersonal approach to many things meant that it becomes tiresome, there is no room for professional development as the higher up positions are very set. Any complaints are not really taken seriously from staff, as they are easily replaced for next year. Overall I learnt many valuable things with my time there but I am more than ready to leave and develop somewhere else with new challenges. The co-workers are what make working in these type of places fantastic but eventually the lack of any career progression is concerning.
Pros
Great environment
Cons
Physical job with few breaks in busy periods, illness and injury becomes common.
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Great fun place to work get tomeet a heap of new people
Lift Operator (Current Employee) –  Kelowna, BC26 March 2016
All round a great place to work for seasonal workers and travellers looking to have some fun as well as work. They look after there staff well with plenty of staff parties.
Pros
Get a free lift pass
Cons
dont get paid to well
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Excellent team culture
Laundry Driver, Canada (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, Canada29 February 2016
Friendly staff and management. Knew how to operate business. Fun enthusiastic team always getting tasks completed in a timely manner.
Pros
Flexible, Heaps of benefits, fun environment
Cons
nil
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Easy going, fun place to work
Line Cook (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC6 February 2016
A typical day at work is preparation of food item for the day and stock up the line. Work the line for breakfast and part of lunch time plating, and deep fryer cooking, helping refill, and stock up food items.
Afternoon is preparation and portioning of food items, stock up front area cooler, and back area food cooler, and line.
I learned how to use the knives better, and how to operate kitchen machines in the kitchen.
Learned about Big White in general, what is up at Big White, Entertainment, Lodges, Skating, Gondola lifts etc.
Co-Worker were awesome. All of them.
The hardest part of the job is doing the line when it get really busy.
The most enjoyable part of the day is getting set up in the morning, and doing food preparation in afternoon.
The most best part of the day is getting there early mornings and seeing the beautiful sunrise. :)
Pros
Good bosses and co-workers
Cons
long hours
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Awesome place to work if you want to get a great season of riding.
Repair/Rental Technician (Current Employee) –  Kelowna, BC11 January 2016
Hours will range from 20-40 hours a week and you will work hard at busy times. Manegment is super nice and will make sure you have a great season.
Pros
Free seasons pass
Cons
Working on christmas
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Fun Place to Work
Lift Operator (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC9 December 2015
Big White was very strict about safety which was awesome. Work wasn't the best but it was a great place to be. Very cold at times when it was a slow day.
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Fun, friendly Winter Season Holiday Job!
Ticket Sales Operator (Current Employee) –  Kelowna, BC30 November 2015
I moved from Adelaide Australia to see the snow and experience the mountain life. Big White Ski Resort allow you to do exactly that, whilst making enough money to cover your living expenses.

The work vibe at Big White is incredible - the staff, managers, colleagues, customers - everyone is just so pleased and proud to be here!

I would recommend a winter season to anyone to work at Big White Ski Resort to experience the Canadian winter season culture and make lifelong professional and personal relationships.
Pros
Free Ski Pass
Cons
Minimum Wage
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Great seasonal work place to spend a Canadian winter
Server (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC16 June 2015
Had the best work experience at Big White Ski Resort, learnt so much with customer service dealing with people visiting from all over the world. Was a great experience and would definitely do it again
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fun productive workplace
Zamboni Operator (Former Employee) –  Kelowna, BC27 March 2015
Working as the rink maintenance i would zamboni the ice, clear it with the skid steer if it has snowed, and build a bon fire for the visitors to enjoy. It was team orientated, fun and a good working experience. best part of the job was watching people from all over the world come and try a sport that they've never done before.
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Fun place to work
Housekeeper (Current Employee) –  Kelowna, BC20 March 2015
Great place to work, Very social, lots of staff events and good morale. Most days I would be having fun from the minute I'd step through the door. Will be returning next season!
Pros
Awesome benefits, Tops Co-workers
Cons
Poor wage
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