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Get Rid Of Middle Management...!!!!!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Golden, CO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Golden, CO

Pros

Yes, the free beer is nice, Living in Colorado the best, Met some outstanding hourly employee's, Great upper management. Decent work-life balance & pay, Good benefits.

Cons

Most of the review's comming from Golden, Co. spot on. Middle management unbelievably bad for moral, production, etc. What a shame!!! If they sense for some reason you are a threat to their way of life "Watch Out" I seen sooooooooo much talent leave there it's not funny? Most moved on and became very valued employee's else where.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Clean House and Start Over. Walk around and talk to your production people. Get it back to what it use to be working for a brewery.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you have NO ORIGINAL THOUGHTS and are willing to forego all dignity to please your manager, by all means work here.

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    Former Employee - Operations  in  Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Operations in Golden, CO

    Pros

    +Free Beer (although this can be deadly. If you walk around the cafeteria at any point you'll know what I mean)
    +Really good Health Insurance coverage
    +MillerCoors University
    +You get to tell all your friends you work for a Beer company
    +Opportunity to work on some really fun projects that you can relate to
    +Golden-handcuffs salaries
    +Year-end bonuses
    +CEO has good vision and strategy
    +You get to spend more money buying bigger pant sizes.

    Cons

    -Middle-management runs (and ruins) the day.
    The top-level managers (C-level) are really top notch, good people. Especially Chris, Andy, and Gavin. The individual contributors for the most part have a good work ethic and play well with others. It's the layer in between that's the problem. (Note: NO companies are run this way anymore.)
    -They talk all this fluff about encouraging feedback and asking tough questions, but really if you don't rank and file you'll really run your career at risk. (Again, this is not how top companies do things). Definitely NOT one of those "we encourage you to ask tough questions to make our business better" companies.
    -Most decisions are made by a very small group, or on an individual basis. There is zero transparency into the decision-making process below the manager level. You're supposed to "just trust the old guard."
    -Does not encourage outside/dissenting views. Unless those are from a highly paid consulting firm like BCG.
    -All it takes is one individual to dislike you and you can be let go pretty much without cause. This is usually by insecure managers afraid of their direct reports outshining them. Decisions like fire/not fire should be made on a committee basis.
    -Limited room for growth/movement unless you're part of the "good old boys" club.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the book "Wisdom of Crowds." Focus and reward the employees who do the actual work. Look at 8 of 10 past reviews on here. All have similar threads.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    How many bad decisions in a row are allowed?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

    Free beer and junk food with tons of bar parties, very low expectations - easy to get by, good opportunity to make mistakes and learn from them.

    Cons

    Company tends to make mistakes and use outside consultant to fix the problem, although often times they are retired ex-employees. Despite being a beer company, this is an extremely conservative company that stubbornly will not change its ways during a drastically shifting beer market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some risks or your company will continue to die a slow death. Consider your biggest threat the microbrewers who have so much less scale, yet so much more brand equity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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