Boston Beer Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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Boston Beer President, CEO, and Director Martin F. Roper
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Pros
  • For someone looking to get the most from a post undergrad job, BBC is the place (in 3 reviews)

  • Jim Koch, he is one of the best founders and owners you will ever meet (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The work-life balance is very little (in 8 reviews)

  • low paying, beginning to become micromanaging, can only move up if you are willing to relocate (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    The Boston Beer Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston Beer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Training Program, Culture, Free Beer

    Cons

    I've yet to experience a con


  2. Interview/hiring process

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brewery Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Brewery Representative in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Boston Beer (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the interview process is very rigorous-but for a good reason-BBC hires extremely selectively because they expect exceptional performance from employees-it's honestly a huge reason why Sam Adams is #1 craft beer in the U.S.

    Cons

    A lot of tests engrained in the process, you have to wait a while before you're actually offered a job

    Advice to Management

    I would continue to be selective, but perhaps be a little more transparent or give more feedback to candidates so they don't lose hope or motivation


  3. Boston Beer = Best

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Beer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the best companies one could work for. They truly know how to treat their people.

    Cons

    Traffic to and from work


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  5. regional disitribution analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Distribution Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Regional Distribution Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at Boston Beer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quick promotion, friendly staff, excellent training

    Cons

    I had no bad experience

    Advice to Management

    Good job


  6. Helpful (1)

    Brewery Representative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Boston Beer full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, free beer, travel, flexible hours

    Cons

    always on the clock, work weekends, locations

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees


  7. Excellent company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Beer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is very professional and it's not the usual office atmosphere.

    Cons

    Nothing so far that I can see.


  8. Great company culture but little upward mobility.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Boston Beer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the beer industry and the people who work for Boston Beer.

    Cons

    Limited work-life balance leads to burnout.

    Advice to Management

    Place more value of your lowest-level employees.


  9. Practice what you preach

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Breinigsville, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Breinigsville, PA

    I worked at Boston Beer full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay and free beer, most employees are great but management is terrible, company does not care about work life balance

    Cons

    Poor management, they have discuss the un-discussible but when you do it is held against you,
    some department over staffed especially HR while others are running skeleton crews. promotions are given on how much you are liked and not by qualification. management does not monitor what goes on in departments or they would see what departments actually are under staffed and which are under staffed. certain departments get to take long breaks and lunches and stand around half the day while others are expected to work non stop to try and stay ahead of things. Team work and moral at all time low. Boston might look great in commercials but the breinigsville, Pa plant is is in turmoil.

    Advice to Management

    take the time to see what actually what goes on in all departments and do not just assume you know. Treat everyone and department the same when it come to staffing. make us feel going the extra mile will give us the opportunity to advance. and start promoting the people who are qualified and not the ones who brown nose.


  10. Reliability Specialist

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reliability Specialist in Breinigsville, PA
    Former Employee - Reliability Specialist in Breinigsville, PA

    I worked at Boston Beer

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great beer and people on the fl [r

    Cons

    Management epic fail, samweiser and broken promises

    Advice to Management

    Follow through and broken promises


  11. Excellent company, should not have left

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Boston Beer full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, awesome expense account. Free beer!

    Cons

    For the most part you have to be willing to relocate to move up.



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