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Boston Beer President, CEO, and Director Martin F. Roper
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    Really good company but....

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator  in  Breinigsville, PA
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Breinigsville, PA

    I worked at Boston Beer full-time

    Pros

    A job at Sam Adams is something to be proud of. It's a good company with great values and an exceptional product. They take what they do very seriously and the teamwork is unparallelled. The work is hard but rewarding, and they really focus on cross training so most everyone there is able to operate most of the machines when called upon. The pay is very good, especially when you consider the OT they require. The communication between management and the floor personnel is excellent, there is no barrier, but that doesn't mean that management listens to much of what the rank and file has to say. This is a lifetime job for those who can handle the OT. You could very easily work there for 20 years and retire comfortably.

    Cons

    You work there, you live there. They expect unlimited availability. It's not uncommon for employees to work 7 days a week, especially during the busier times. A month with one day off is not unusual. This leads to grumpy employees, but it also leads to massive paychecks. They have something called a "force list" which is posted weekly and it determines who is going to be forced (their word) to work Saturday and/or Sunday or stay 4 extra hours at the end of your shift and the lower your number, the more likely it is you're not getting many days off. It's a great job for a single person, but for anyone with kids, especially a single parent (me), it's pretty near impossible to work there and have any time for your kids. The Breinigsville facility is also extremely cramped as the production has very much outgrown the facility. Then there's the usual production drawbacks, it's really hot in the summer and pretty cold in the winter, but that shouldn't be an issue to anyone with any kind of experience with this kind of job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop putting in more lines! Someone is going to get seriously hurt!

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Boston Beer Interviews

Updated Aug 24, 2014
Updated Aug 24, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Boston Beer in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online -> Phone Interview -> Video Interview (hire vue) -> Phone Interview -> Flown out for a Face to Face Interview with a Regional. From apply date through it took about 5 months.

    Interview Questions
    • They were for the most part situation questions about how you handle situations. Then a few others about why you want the job or why you want to move and what you like about the company.   Answer Question
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Boston Beer Awards & Accolades

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America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009
Top Places to Work Globe 100, Boston Globe, 2008
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Website www.bostonbeer.com
Headquarters Boston, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1984
Type Company - Public (SAM)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

The Boston Beer Company is America's leading brewer of handcrafted, full-flavored beers. Founder and Brewer, Jim Koch, brews Samuel Adams® beers using the time-honored, traditional four-vessel brewing process, and the world's finest all-natural ingredients. With over 30 distinctive, award-winning styles of beer, Samuel Adams offers discerning beer drinkers a variety of brews. The brewery has won more awards in international beer-tasting competitions in the last five years than any other brewery in the world. Samuel Adams is an independent brewery and brewing quality beer... More

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