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"Great people, slow to change, disorganized"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

People make this company; strong bond within team is a huge plus and helps when things are extremely crazy (almost always); open communication between levels of the company, as well as sales and breweries; free beer and other perks; senior management (namely Martin Roper) very smart and a good leader; a lot of work to do...which means both good opportunities (if you can find the time/work even more hours) and/or it becomes life consuming

Cons

Poor internal systems and processes (both IT and people) - some attempt to upgrade; compensation is below the expected hours to work; corporate mobility is limited - big chasm between director-level and entry/mid level employees; seem to make same/similar mistakes consistently - partially due to fast pace work environment and "get it done" attitude which limits learning and revising processes for the future. Sales slightly rogue from corporate direction (very much to do with communication issues, geographical difference, and amount of work/expectations on them).

Advice to Management

Review and align company strategies with goals, metrics, and compensation for all levels of the company. When a strategy is decided (say - "Lead with Lager") don't *wink* after the fact and say a different brand is really the priority.

Other Employee Reviews for The Boston Beer Company

  1. "Wonderful Company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Boston Beer Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed, passionate, lots of opportunities, great continued training

    Cons

    Some disconnect & communication issues between departments


  2. "Brewery Ambassador"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brewery Ambassador in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Brewery Ambassador in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Boston Beer Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Absolutely an amazing experience! The job is dynamic, very active, hands on and impactful. The management team truly values the employees and supports them constantly especially with training. Everyone shares a passion to do their best.

    Cons

    There is none that I can see. Yes it is customer service and at times the amount of visitors does get to be a big amount but at the end of the day it's worth it and everyone on the team supports each other.


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