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a season like the mountain, very up and down
Rental Technician (Current Employee) –  Whistler, BC7 April 2018
Working for whistler blackcomb while a great experience was not what I had expected. Working in a rental shop with little staff, saw me working more hours, with minimal wage than I had originally planned. While living is affordable through staff accommodation it remains difficult through high prices on food and other activities.
I have however made many great friends and had many days on the mountain snowboarding while working here which is a major positive.

Within my rental shop a typical day at work is meant to be an 8 hour shift but busy days, long opening hours and poor staffing saw many of these days doing overtime without much of a say in it at all.

One positive I have taken from this experience however is my now increased knowledge about sis and snowboards, relating to all snow conditions and abilities.
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Fun place to work
Lead hand Sales (Former Employee) –  Whistler, BC21 February 2018
It was a fun place to work thats for sure. However talk to any WB employee and they will tell you the same thing. It is really hard to make money at WB.
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enjoyable place year round
Lift Operator (Former Employee) –  Whistler, BC12 February 2018
whistler blackcomb is a fairly good place to work if you like being outside. the winter can be a bit cold if your a lifty due to standing outside 10 hours a day. The reward is fairly high though due to a $1900 season pass is free to all employees and staff discounts all over the village. The mountain is a breath taking place scenery and skiing wise. During the summer is all mountain biking and hiking. Whistler is a very active community.
Pros
4 day work week
Cons
long hours, cold days
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Dream jobs location for outdoors lover
Snowboard Instructor (Former Employee) –  Whistler, BC6 November 2017
This is the best location for anyone looking to work in the tourism industry in the outdoors, but a lot of hustling required to live and stay here long term
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Average job tasks but great fun
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) –  Whistler, Canada18 September 2017
The job itself wasn't challenging or particularly interesting, however the staff and management made it a great place to work. We had to work to an extremely high standard of customer satisfaction, due to the premium prices the customers were paying for the food we were serving.
Pros
Skiing to and from work every day
Cons
Extremely busy
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You don't work for Whistler Blackcomb to make money
Accountant (Former Employee) –  Whistler, BC8 September 2017
In my opinion if you are going to work for whistler money is not your priority.Trust me you wont make much either.

However other than that its a great place to work .
Pros
Free Skiing and Health Benefits are good of full time employee
Cons
Salaries are low . Entry level positions make barely living wage
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Excellent Culture
SALES EVENT COORDINATOR (Former Employee) –  Whistler, BC28 July 2017
Whistler Blackcomb has an excellent employee community. It's exciting and changes by the season. It's a fun place to work. The commitment to the community, environment and work place safety are amazing.
Pros
Employee Experiences, Community Envolvement, Environmental Standing
Cons
Pay for most employees is not compensated fairly
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Best IT job in the world.
IT Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Whistler28 July 2017
Best IT job in the world. I recommend working for WB if you are here for the winter or summer season. Great work / play balance. I also worked as a lift operator and created some great guest experiences.
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Great atmosphere
Senior-Host Guest Services (Former Employee) –  Whistler, BC12 July 2017
Super accommodating, great management, best job I've ever had. Selling tickets and helping admit guests to the hill can be tough at times but the senior staff do an amazing job catering to every issue staff have religiously.
Pros
Seasons Pass
Cons
Cold days
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Fun and welcoming company
Accountant 1-Accounts Payable (Former Employee) –  Whistler, BC11 July 2017
Great Company to work for. Always trying to make work life easier and more enjoyable.
Fun, safe environment.
Majority of staff are welcoming and a pleasure to get to know.
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My job is better than your vacation,
Ski Patrol (Current Employee) –  Whistler, BC3 May 2017
Best possible job working for a good employer. Mostly outside, paid skiing. Food discount while working . Workmates are all highly skilled and motivated individuals. Constant learning.
Pros
Paid skiing, helping people, Extended benefits
Cons
Long days, 10 hours per day, Can be challenging to hit 40 hours early season when available daylight is the limiting reagent.
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Busy, rewarding job in fun environment with low pay
Lead Hand/ Keyholder (Current Employee) –  Whistler20 April 2017
Fun company if you don't want to progress,
Great short time work.
No way to save money. minimum wage is terrible and housing is extremely expensive.
Pros
half price food and cheap retail
Cons
long hours sometimes in peak season, means less time on the hill.
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Challenging and exciting job with the mountain
Rental Store Cashier (Former Employee) –  Whistler, BC16 April 2017
Working for Whistler Blackcomb was a challenging and interesting experience. I have learned a lot on the job over the last 6 months. this job has furthered my existing problem solving skills after having to deal with some very difficult customers on a day to day basis. I would have perfered more of a detailed training before starting work, the training was quite basic.
Pros
Great staff to work with
Cons
Dealing with abusive customers
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No 2 days are the same
Guest Services Administration Assistant (Current Employee) –  Whistler Village, BC8 April 2017
No 2 days are the same being the Guest Services Administrative Assistant. One day you will be at your desk all day following up with guest queries, service recovery and financial reporting. The next you can put your bag down and not see your desk until you get your bag to go home. The people you work with are amazing be it your manager or a front line host. You regularly have to think outside the box to help find suitable solutions that work for both the guests and Whistler Blackcomb.
Pros
Free season pass and great benifits
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Fun job, some hostile staff members
Ski Instructor (Current Employee) –  Whistler, BC28 March 2017
O love being a ski instructor I've done it all over the world. Whistler Blackcomb is a huge company and provides incredible training, supervisors are great some staff members are unfriendly and snobby others are lovely.
Pros
Great traing, free lunch
Cons
often not paid for little extras that take up time
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Easy job
Resident Advisor (Former Employee) –  Whistler, BC21 March 2017
Job required being on-call for resident issues and assisting when needed. Came with the perks of cheap accommodation and choice of roommates in WB staff housing.
Pros
Subsidized Accommodation, Free Ski Pass
Cons
Low pay
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Simply an amazing place to work
Reservations Host (Current Employee) –  Whistler, BC9 March 2017
My salary was cut in half coming to Whistler, but the company, community,and recreation opportunities make every second totally worth it! Not to mention the perks (outstanding). Truly an amazing place to work, you will not regret it!! Get ready for an unforgettable adventure with amazing coworkers from around the world. With all the opportunities out here I really feel like you can't go wrong :)
Pros
Season's Pass, Great Support, Amazing Managers + Coworkers, Lots of new friends, Great community, Staff Accommodation (if you apply early enough before the season)
Cons
Might be a bit far away for some, but still totally worth it
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Great job if you want to ski a lot
Ski and Snowboard Tech (Former Employee) –  Whistler, BC28 February 2017
Loved this job due to the fact that you will be skiing or snowboarding everyday to get back home from work. The rental shop is located on top of the mountain so it is not as busy as working in a store at the base of the mountain. Since you will be recommending skis and boards to customers, it is important to love these sports already to really excel at the job. Great people, great vibe and a lot of happy guests!
Pros
ride out from work everyday
Cons
near minimum wage
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Seasonal
Data entry (Former Employee) –  Whistler, BC18 January 2017
Supervisors were wonderful and understanding, Very friendly atmosphere all around, in and outside of work. Luxury of meeting many people from all over the world.
Pros
Free ski mountain pass
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Fun and diverse workplace
Snowschool Sales Host (Former Employee) –  Whistler, BC, Canada11 November 2016
It was a very fun and diverse workplace with people from all over the world.
I was responsible for selling and booking ski- and snowboardlessons in the hotels of Four Seasons, Hilton and the Fairmont.
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