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"Cool company, but lots of dead weight and institutional incompetence."

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Former Employee - IT Department in Boston, MA
Former Employee - IT Department in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Working for a beer company is definitely "cool", you'll get to try new styles and go to all sorts of events.

Cons

Low salaries, lots of middle-management, very hard to get anything done. The company tends to have a very short memory and lets mistakes happen over and over again. People get promoted because they have been there a lot time, and not necessarily because they are good (or even passable) at their jobs. Little upward mobility in some departments, so people will take on managerial roles even though they have no business managing people. The "doers" very rarely get listened to, even though they generally have the best knowledge about what is going on.

Advice to Management

Clean house. Look VERY closely at what people that have been there for a long time actually get done and how their employees perceive them. Continued inaction is going to make you lose a lot of talent (which management seems to think is replaceable, since BBC is a "cool" company to work at). Learn to value the institutional knowledge you lose every time someone gets fed up and leaves.

Other Employee Reviews for The Boston Beer Company

  1. Helpful (2)

    "A great look inside the competitive beer industry."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are super friendly and nice. The bosses are really easy going and great to work for.

    Cons

    The lack of communication that exists sometimes is awful. Some people are told one thing and other people are told something completely different.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication through email in getting the correct info out to the employees. The PR department can help make certain details more readily available and accurate to the entire company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for if passionate about the beer industry"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Management great to its employee
    - Management very open to suggestion
    - Great work environment

    Cons

    - Alot of hours (easily 50+/week)
    - High expectations for all employees
    - Very analytical of employees' actions

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