Pyramid Breweries

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Updated Mar 18, 2014

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Michael D. (Mike) Brown


40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Built in social network, easy for a restaurant job.

    Server (Former Employee) Berkeley, CA

    ProsThe people are awesome - everyone hangs out after work and on days off - the job comes with a bunch of new friends! Hours are good because they're not open for breakfast & they close relatively early - around 11pm. Beer is also great. Some good perks, like free beer.

    ConsThe food is only ok so you have to deal with complaints a lot.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Beer, To Relaxed about everything else.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsStarted to become serious about beer education .
    Amazing brewers and beers.

    ConsTo proud about past success. Should be more involved in the local beer community.
    No incentive to improve with stadiums guaranteeing business most of the year.
    BAD COMMUNICATION.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure your servers like beer! Or at least can fake it.
    When setting standards, up hold them.
    Don't assume your employees can read your minds.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    When it was good it was great and when it was bad it was horrid

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsSeattle team was a good grooup, but everyone has left. Decent benefits and PTO. Flexible schedule is possible (even more so since everyone has left). Free case of beer a month. $1 pints in the alehouse

    ConsThe Rochester management team is a joke. Lacks leadership but not hostility. Very Us vs. them attitude within the company

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell off Pyramid and Magic Hat (together or seperate) and go back to making that Gennesse swill

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Harrowing exercise in futility

    Distribution Services Representative (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsThe only pros were free parking near downtown Seattle, shorts and sandals dress code, and free beer on holidays.

    Cons1. Management didnt know what they were doing. 2. They put a salesman in charge of their marketing strategy. 3. They didnt care how much their cost-of-goods were, their only goal was to cook the books so their distribution looked good at the top-line. Bottom-line costs only mattered when it was too late. 4. No infrastructure building, no investment whatsoever in their people, information systems, internal processes, or incentive systems. 5. Communications are hostile in-between and within departments. There is no cultural awareness on the part of management. It is instead replaced by a single-minded, fear of upheaval that erodes all sense of camaraderie among the staff. They've since been forced into sale to North American Brewing out of Rochester, New York. For the few that remained (luckily most of the c-level staff were purged in the sale) I pray they're creating something again, something worth owning.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo exactly what you did, which is to jettison Martin Kelly & Mike Brown. I'd drop Operations VP Steve Hood as well. He's not worth much operationally. He's more of a talking head and at such a small company and in such a role where someone who is hands-on is needed he's not really utilizing his talents.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Old Scjhool

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood Benifits and good beer

    ConsNo personal identity to the workers you are just a number

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of you pepole

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    Great jumpstart

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIn on the industry, great people

    Consnot enough money for me.

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work and good things will happen

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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