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Updated June 21, 2014
Updated June 21, 2014
25 Reviews
3.7
25 Reviews
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Boston Beer President, CEO, and Director Martin F. Roper
Martin F. Roper
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  1.  

    Managment doesn't treat hourly employees well.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brewer  in  Breinigsville, PA
    Current Employee - Brewer in Breinigsville, PA

    I have been working at Boston Beer full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Money, free beer, lots of work are all good things that come with the job. I've been with the company for over 10 years and have seen it all.

    Cons

    Mismanaged company that starts with the owner. If this company made anything other than beer, which has a huge profit margin, it would surely fail. Ideas are constantly ignored and work life is of no concern to the hourly employees. There's definitely a difference in the way salary and hourly employees are treated and viewed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to your roots and listen to your hourly employees who build your company from the bottom. Without them you'd have nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    it was a cool job, but you have no life

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    Former Employee - Brewer  in  Penns Park, PA
    Former Employee - Brewer in Penns Park, PA

    I worked at Boston Beer full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    cool culture and free beer

    Cons

    you are just a number

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    practice what you preach

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cool company, but lots of dead weight and institutional incompetence.

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    Former Employee - IT Department  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - IT Department in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston Beer full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working for a beer company is definitely "cool", you'll get to try new styles and go to all sorts of events.

    Cons

    Low salaries, lots of middle-management, very hard to get anything done. The company tends to have a very short memory and lets mistakes happen over and over again. People get promoted because they have been there a lot time, and not necessarily because they are good (or even passable) at their jobs. Little upward mobility in some departments, so people will take on managerial roles even though they have no business managing people. The "doers" very rarely get listened to, even though they generally have the best knowledge about what is going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. Look VERY closely at what people that have been there for a long time actually get done and how their employees perceive them. Continued inaction is going to make you lose a lot of talent (which management seems to think is replaceable, since BBC is a "cool" company to work at). Learn to value the institutional knowledge you lose every time someone gets fed up and leaves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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