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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co Reviews

Updated October 8, 2017
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  1. "Great Company strange times."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Chico, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Chico, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing product and mission. Nothing can beat this company. Their product is far superior and their production process will beat and current brewery.

    Cons

    They are going through some industry pains with no answers in sight. There is a lot of pivoting that makes prior work out of date.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate directives clearer and more support for certain teams.


  2. "Unpleasant working experience at Oktoberfest as a part-time worker"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Worker
    Former Employee - Part Time Worker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co part-time

    Pros

    Other part time workers were great people.

    Some Sierra Nevada employees are nice and want to provide a great experience for everyone that is involved.

    Cons

    Some of the leads (Sierra Nevada full-time employees wearing blue shirts) were very unprofessional. They made several inappropriate remarks about the customers during the working hour and was rude to the part time workers.

    Lacks of leadership and management. The work was unplanned and unorganized. Often you will sign up for one role but then would put on a completely different role that you did not ever agree to do.

    Three of the part time workers who worked in the kitchen were cut due to sharp edges. The floor was slippery but we were never told to wear non-slip shoes beforehand. In addition, the kitchen crew did not clean the dishes well at all.

    Advice to Management

    Have a solid plan and set the roles appropriate for everyone beforehand. Ask the worker first before assigning that person to a new role. Have someone with leadership skills to lead the people and clean your dishes well.

  3. "Good and bad"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Chico, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Chico, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great product, great brand, great benefits. Family owned and operated and they know and care about their employees.

    Cons

    Terrible internal communication. Last minute decision changes by senior managers cause chaos. Much wasted effort and lack of work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in senior managers with real marketing experience and implement a strategic planning process.


  4. "Dishwasher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great work environment.

    Cons

    not a job for the faint of heart


  5. "Unfortuante"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Chico, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Chico, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had a great experience.

    Cons

    Not being paid correctly for my work and value I brought to the company.


  6. "The Taproom at Sierra Nevada is, overall, an interesting work environment filled with pleasant people."

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    Current Employee - Taproom Support in Mills River, NC
    Current Employee - Taproom Support in Mills River, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people at the Sierra Nevada Taproom are a unique crew, and work well together.
    The facilities are beautiful, and very well maintained.
    Great perks for part time workers, including discount in the gift shop and opportunities to get free cases of beer!
    The management is flexible with scheduling, so maintaining a set weekly schedule is possible, as long as you're willing to vary shift times (AM vs. PM)
    The cut of tips shared by Taproom Support is almost always large enough to bring the low base-pay to a reasonable hourly wage.

    Cons

    The work is extremely strenuous. This place is like a restaurant on steroids, so busy days can keep you moving, lifting, and stooping for 8-10 hours.
    Schedules are sometimes posted as late as 36 hours before the week begins, meaning you may not know Monday's schedule until Saturday afternoon or so.


  7. "Excellent Part-Time Temp Experience"

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

    I worked at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co part-time

    Pros

    friendly and professional staff, discounts, intellectual environment.

    Cons

    low pay for part-time employees.

    Advice to Management

    offer easier pathways to full-time salaries.

  8. "Taproom"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co full-time

    Pros

    The health care is great covers a lot and it doesn't cost employee that much. The other benefits are good too.

    Cons

    Work life balance is lacking. Management needs training they don't know how to mange anyone or even communicate to each other. It's a really big place and with that you need communication. Durnjng the summer it's crazy busy and you will work your but off! BOH employees compensation is less than every other department. There is no pay deference based on skill everyone starts out at the same rate.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to hold everyone accountable for there actions equally and communicate!!!


  9. "Amazing Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co full-time

    Pros

    Sustainable, Competitive Pay, Highly Competitive Benefits, Health Conscious, Local presence, Family owned, Work Training, Gym Membership, and Daycare.

    Cons

    Inflexible hours, Sub-par interpersonal communication, Internal company organization, Under staffed.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  10. "Great experience, hard to make it work as your forever job."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits. High quality products.

    Cons

    Compensation and production schedule are challenging to your personal life. Lived paycheck to paycheck.


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