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"Great"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
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Approves of CEO

Pros

leadership, vision, products, fun, great co-workers

Cons

Salary needs to be in line with region

Advice to Management

Increase salaries about 10%

Other Employee Reviews for The Boston Beer Company

  1. Helpful (2)

    "You are your own boss from beginning to end with no pot under the rainbow no matter how much you put into your job."

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    Former Employee - Sales Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Analyst in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Independence - be your own boss
    Meeting people if you are young
    if you like a party atmosphere
    like being in the city
    every participates in national sales meeting even if out of state

    Cons

    "work hard play hard" motto means exactly that. You are expected to put in a ton of overtime: nights, weekends, holidays and even 99% of your lunches
    No managerial support
    No management communications even when it pertains to your job function
    high turnover rate
    you are expendable at any moment in time
    benefits could be a lot better

    Advice to Management

    curb turnover rate
    reach down to the low man on the totem pole


  2. Helpful (1)

    "The passion is contagious."

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    Former Employee - Intern/Tour Guide in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern/Tour Guide in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Wonderful people. Some of the most interesting people I've ever met work for Boston Beer.
    -Jim Koch's passion is contagious.
    -Free beer!
    -Getting to work with an exciting product.
    -A bad day at the brewery is still better than a good day at the office.

    Cons

    -No benefits for anyone other than salaried positions.
    -HR places far more emphasis on one's resume and experience than their fit with the company in terms of shared culture and values. Not a great strategy in the long term, and is frustrating to many part-timers that would like to be considered for advancement. The company is not very interested in promoting from within (unless you've been with the company for 10+ years) because they can demand the best talent from elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Give more consideration to culture and values when hiring. Do not recruit simply based on resume. Passion and fit are just as important (if not more so) than competence. The most effective managers and staff I met during my time at the company were eclectic characters with degrees in Irish History, Creative Writing and American Studies. Remember the formula that made you successful - find unique talent in unusual places, and hire those that truly share the passion!

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