Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Reviews

Updated May 9, 2020

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Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Owner & Master Brewer Ben Cook (no image)
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24 Ratings
  1. "Great people, fun place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hangar 24 Craft Brewery part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free beer! Lots of opportunity if you work hard. Meet great people and work atmosphere is fun. Great insight on how beer is produced in house.

    Cons

    Market influence can drastically change how we operate. Need more focus on training and communication.

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  2. "Awesome job."

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Hangar 24 Craft Brewery part-time

    Pros

    Free beer, fun environment, the people were great. Normally had live music or trivia. If you’re cool with the cooks we’d normally make free lunch or specials request for employees.

    Cons

    The food truck was ridiculously hot during the summer. No tips. No employee restroom, really only matters when it’s super packed.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Started from the bottom and we still there"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Slave in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hangar 24 Craft Brewery full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Get paid very little for the work of 3 people!

    Cons

    Pay is way under industry standard and this compnay is ran by people who have no finger on the pulse of the industry

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Don't waste your time"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Everything in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hangar 24 Craft Brewery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get free beer each month

    Cons

    Owner does not care about his employees. You will be expected to do more work than your job description without a pay raise. No room to grow within the company

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good people, poor management"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hangar 24 Craft Brewery part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free beer, good camaraderie with coworkers, place to get your foot in the industry

    Cons

    Poor management. Ben hires outside “big brand” people to implement in this regional brewery, and it does not work. Ben also tends to hire people, learn from them, then fire them and have someone else do the job for less pay. Management is difficult to talk to and don’t listen to suggestions for improvement from employees. Ben seems to care more about opening new tasting rooms instead of focusing on repairing and beautifying the original location. Ben also has questionable motives towards his female employees. They have been making poor decisions with lay-offs the last couple years, and I don’t see the brewery lasting much longer.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, more direction needed"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Hangar 24 Craft Brewery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People, beer and culture are great

    Cons

    Direction is lacking and needs refinement

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    "This place is a mess and the CEO is a creep"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Manager 
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hangar 24 Craft Brewery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice employees. People work hard and care.

    Cons

    The company had no direction and is led by wanna be Playboy Ben Cook who has sleep with many of the female employees and uses the Airshow to make money and no money is really given to charities claimed. It’s all a yearly scam on the city of Redlands and it’s good citizens. Ben has so much turn over and lays people off every few months they there is no consistency. This company is a year from being out of business. He can keep re hiring and trying to change it up but he fails to see the biggest problem with this company....is him.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Locally Brewed in San Jose (Part Deaux) (Remixed) featuring Metro Boomin'."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Brewer in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hangar 24 Craft Brewery full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people. Free beer. Decent beer perks.

    Cons

    Management is a terrible mess. Many managers are severely under-qualified and cannot do their job effectively. Other managers are over-qualified but their talents are squandered on a shoestring budget (even though they're going to open another retail location).

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Hangar 24"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Packager in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hangar 24 Craft Brewery full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I’ve had the opportunity to meet some cool people and live paycheck to paycheck.

    Cons

    Was never offered health insurance the entire year I was there. When I asked for it I was laid off the next week.

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  10. Helpful (9)

    "Locally brewed in San Jose"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hangar 24 Craft Brewery full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Foot into the industry. Meet some good people.

    Cons

    Foot into the industry usually get smashed in the door. Terrible medical benefits that have been cut repeatedly over the years. Lower end of the pay scale for industry standards. Lack of accountability, creativity, communication and transparency. Multiple rounds of lay offs. Trending down by double digit percentage numbers over the last few years. No room for growth and lacking the tools to get your job done properly. Serious quality control issues. No quality control department. Owner can’t get out of his own way. He’s like the cat that got the cream and couldn’t stop licking himself.

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