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Updated February 9, 2018
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  1. "One of my favorite jobs in years"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Picking Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Picking Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harpoon Brewery full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work in, plenty of teamwork between all departments. Plenty of free perks.

    Cons

    None come to mind with the company.


  2. "Beer Captain"

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    Current Employee - Beer Captain in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Beer Captain in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harpoon Brewery part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The job can be really fun. There are lots of awesome people who come through the doors, and everyone who works there is awesome. Everyone gets along for the most part. There are some pretty sweet beer benefits. They also like to hire internally for other positions in the company.

    Cons

    Long, long physically demanding hours. Come prepared to work. There's a lack of communication which can often be frustrating, and the politics of the job can wear on you after a while.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better and trust your staff.

  3. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harpoon Brewery part-time

    Pros

    Awesome community where coworkers are your friends. Management has your back but will continue to challenge you when you need it. The pay can be very lucrative during peak times.

    Cons

    This job is not for those who like to take it easy. It is a demanding and at times, stressful job but will always keep you on your toes. Guidelines and protocols are strict and meticulous but thats what in turn, makes Harpoon's experience and reputation so great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  4. "Pretzel Chef"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harpoon Brewery part-time

    Pros

    Meet a lot of interesting people.

    Cons

    Hours are pretty long and either extremely fast-paced or extremely slow.


  5. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Harpoon Brewery full-time

    Pros

    - Great work environment
    - Fulfilling and enjoyable work
    - Hands in many departments
    - Benefits
    - Charity work

    Cons

    - Long hours from time to time


  6. "Sales Rep."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Offers an outstanding company culture. Every one is there to help you learn and further your career. Employee owned is very special and means a lot.

    Cons

    Long day and not the greatest pay, but all in all it is worth it. Will be required to work weekends and there is no set schedule.


  7. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent company culture, great product, low stress working environment, appropriate amount of autonomy for a sales rep

    Cons

    Nothing major, but it's a New England centric brewery

  8. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun job, incredible staff, and honestly the best starting job out of college for someone living in boston

    Cons

    The pay is absolutely miserable. Do not expect to make any money doing this job. But, you do get free beer, make great friends, and have fun right out of college


  9. "Beer Captain Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Harpoon Brewery part-time

    Pros

    Extremely positive and supportive work environment. If you can make it past training it is one of the best bartending jobs in Boston.

    Cons

    Training program is atrocious. Expectations are set so high for new employees that more than half of the people they hire quit or are let go before 2 weeks into the job. On top of that, their training program is so rushed and sporadic that new hires are consistently left with a sense of confusion after each work day.

    Advice to Management

    Solidify and slow down the training program so turnover isn't so high. Provide more opportunity for growth for part time staff.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Beer Captain Position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Free beer. If you have nothing else going for you and are looking for a reason to feel superior, you can get that from the pride of being a Harpoon employee, which is GREATLY emphasized.

    Cons

    Get ready to drink the Kool-Aid or get out. I have never been nit picked over more menial things than in this position and it's not just management. It is a mindset that permeates the whole crew. The company fosters a maniacal devotion that leads to the lowest ranking employees over scrutinizing their peer's work.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up a bit. Not every thing needs a policy behind it. Also hire someone who is not 21, white and a hipster.


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