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"The passion is contagious."

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Former Employee - Intern/Tour Guide in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Intern/Tour Guide in Boston, MA
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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!

Other Employee Reviews for The Boston Beer Company

  1. Helpful (1)

    "PR interview"

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    Former Employee - Public Relations Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Public Relations Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with a fun product

    Cons

    Not much room for career growth

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good upto a point"

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

    Pros

    Decent work life balance
    Management has an open door policy
    Great culture: Annual meeting, annual homebrewing competition, free beer

    Cons

    Career advancement possible at junior levels in the office. Hard to advance at senior levels since its a small company

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain good talent better : especially at low and mid management levels. Promote cross training in a more organized manner

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