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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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  1. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Rehoboth Beach, DE
    Current Employee - Manager in Rehoboth Beach, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company with great culture. Great life to work relationship. Will always get a couple days off a week and great benefits

    Cons

    Can Sometimes be slow moving through upper management to get things done. This can hold up the process for many things

    Advice to Management

    Be patient and be ready to work without too much guidance. Being self motivated is key in this company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Packaging technician"

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    Former Employee - Packing Technology in Milton, DE
    Former Employee - Packing Technology in Milton, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, fun and enjoyable atmosphere

    Cons

    Pay doesn't meet your abilities. Rotating shifts, management doesn't work well with employees. High turn around with employees

    Advice to Management

    Get employees more involved in the process of production. Share information sooner than a few hours (when you've known for weeks).

  3. "You have to take the bad with the good..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Street, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Street, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary for the location. Free beer. Amazing coworkers. Some flexibility. Great health benefits. Good bonus program.

    Cons

    Creativity is really only welcome among top management. Clique attitudes. Different rules for different people. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people fairly and cut out the high school clique mentality. People want to work there so badly but even they leave if they aren't treated well.


  4. "Amazing coworkers, amazing product and one of the best times in my life!"

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    Current Employee - Off Centered Sales in Milford, DE
    Current Employee - Off Centered Sales in Milford, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people with great vision. The company started so small and developed into what it is today because the energy and excitement were there and we all felt that, it was very family oriented. We all felt that we were part of something awesome!

    Cons

    Things weren't always communicated properly, or to the right people. It became a little to big for its britches!! Not that I'm opposed to the corporate world it just wasn't right for the brand and the bigger it became the less it felt like SAMs vision, and that's sad because he is Dogfish Head! Still great beer!!

    Advice to Management

    Always take care of you're employees and they will always take care of you!


  5. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Server in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Server in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere to work in, great people to work with. Several of the managers are great.

    Cons

    Several of the managers get really stressed under pressure. They need to move to a hipper location!


  6. "DFHA nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    It was a good place to work. The food was nice to eat daily and the beer was cool too!

    Cons

    Not too many, could have had a better system for eating shift meals.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on trucking. More meat and fried food on the menu! Wood smoke smells nice.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Fun place to work & grow, but not move up..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery full-time

    Pros

    Fun working environment, free beer with pay, and Beer:30 Friday happy hours. Relaxed dress code and great benefits.

    Cons

    Difficult to advance professionally. Not a good track record of promoting from within (with some exception). Most leave for the prospect of a promotion elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to promote your people if they are crushing it. You lose a ton of good people to other breweries that see the talent you overlook.

  8. "Server"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very casual environment. They embrace the weirdness!

    Cons

    If people have never had Dogfish Head before, they are very thrown off by the "unique" beers. It can make trying to sell beer to apprehensive customers more difficult than at other breweries.

    Advice to Management

    Alehouses and Brewery are not the same thing! Brewery, if you're letting alehouses operate under your name, be very mindful about who is running the alehouses and how they are run. Bad management at an alehouse could turn a guest off of the Dogfish Head brand for life.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery full-time

    Pros

    Beer, food, co-workers are fun to be around

    Cons

    Management, customers, not actually affiliated with the brewery in delaware