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Updated May 5, 2022

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4.3
73%
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98%
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26 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Great people all working towards a common goal.(in 9 reviews)
  • "Lots of free beer to go around.(in 7 reviews)
  • "flexible management as long as you communicate,(in 3 reviews)
  • "Staff is fun and upbeat(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Amazing Company

    Apr 1, 2022 - Beer Captain 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Amazing company and staff with lots of perks, even for part-time employees!

    Cons

    No cons, absolutely love working here!

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    No work/life balance

    May 5, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You get a lot of free beer

    Cons

    Everything else besides the free beer

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    good college job, great people

    Feb 25, 2022 - Beer Captain in Boston, MA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    free beer, somewhat pick your own schedule

    Cons

    weekend working isnt the best

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    No opportunity for growth.

    Feb 22, 2022 - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people all working towards a common goal.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth opportunities.

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good people

    Jan 13, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Flexible schedule, works with you to find hours

    Cons

    Busy, crowded kitchen, can be hectic

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Positive Work Environment, but Dedication Lead to Exploitation

    Jan 21, 2022 - Beer Captain 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Solid employee culture: co-workers were competent, kind, and reliable. The location and quality of products were both solid as well as the take-home benefits.

    Cons

    Management dipped in quality during my employment and the general direction of the company started to favor accessibility of brand over quality of product. As well, management became concentrated after the resignation of the former GM, resulting in the majority of decision-making defaulting to the remaining managers who were presently engaged. Both managers had their strengths and weaknesses, but both were rather unreceptive to suggestion or criticism. One of the major issues that became prevalent was the absence of Lead Beer Captains with full-time employment and benefits, and the over-abundance of "part-time" Beer Captains working up to full 40 hour weeks consistently without any additional compensation or consideration. The concept of a new Lead Beer Captain was broached to me upon the submission of my two weeks, but after over two years of full commitment with no guarantee of advancement it seemed unworthy of consideration.

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Event Coordinator

    Nov 3, 2021 - Event Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fun place to work with some great people

    Cons

    Leadership was not open to change

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Company Culture

    Aug 30, 2021 - Marketing 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great company culture with supportive coworkers!

    Cons

    Can't really think of any

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Free beer!! Caveat emptor.

    Sep 3, 2021 - Bartender/Tour Guide 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You get two free beers at the end of every shift.

    Cons

    You get fat and sad drinking two free beers at the end of every shift. After your first two weeks, when you try to get a job elsewhere -- ANYWHERE else -- you have to explain the term "Beer Captain" on your resume.

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Community and Atmosphere to work in

    Jul 12, 2021 - Beer Captain 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Great benefits, even for part time employees - Supportive staff

    Cons

    - Some tedious SOPs - Limited Parking

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Harpoon Brewery Reviews FAQs

Harpoon Brewery has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5, based on over 60 reviews left anonymously by employees. 73% of employees would recommend working at Harpoon Brewery to a friend and 52% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Harpoon Brewery employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Harpoon Brewery. This rating has decreased by -10% over the last 12 months.

73% of Harpoon Brewery employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Harpoon Brewery 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.6 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Harpoon Brewery to be career development, culture, benefits and the cons to be management, compensation.

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