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The Boston Beer Company Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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  • Work life balance can be a challenge if you don't manage it yourself (in 22 reviews)

  • t treat a stray dog the way middle management treats whistle-blowing employees that question decisions that directly affect them (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Market Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Boston Beer Company full-time

    Pros

    Experience in a wide range of beer industry, sales and management capacities

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge if you don't manage it yourself


  2. "Fun culture depending on department"

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

    I have been working at The Boston Beer Company full-time

    Pros

    Fun work environment
    Nice coworkers
    High performers are generally recognized

    Cons

    Compensation/benefits are just barely generous enough to avoid very high employee turnover. Benefits are not very competitive in the Boston area.

    Company is becoming more "corporate," and growth is beginning to become core value number one.

    Advice to Management

    Employee morale is suffering as the culture becomes more uptight. More aggressive/generous benefits will be more effective at helping morale than trying to make the work environment more "fun".

  3. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at The Boston Beer Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart, motivated, friendly people, great product

    Cons

    There is limited career advancement


  4. "Sam Adams Pennsylvania Brewery"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Boston Beer Company full-time

    Pros

    Education about the craft beer experience

    Cons

    Large business problems that are forced to be solved with a small business mentality.


  5. "Brewery Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Brewery Ambassador in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Brewery Ambassador in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Boston Beer Company part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome part time job. Free Beer!

    Cons

    Very Busy in the summer

    Advice to Management

    pay could be better


  6. "The Boston Beer Company"

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    Current Employee - Office Operations Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Office Operations Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Boston Beer Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The overall culture of The Boston Beer Company sets a standard that few companies are willing or capable of reaching. Each and every person that you come in to contact with is friendly and easy to talk to showcasing just how wonderful this company is to work for. The interview process was a few hours long, however each person that I met with was kind, outgoing, and had in-depth knowledge about the role and the company as a whole. I left my interview knowing this is how a company should be run and this is who I want to work for.

    Cons

    I do not have any complaints in regards to The Boston Beer Company.


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    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Boston Beer Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, amazing co-workers who become like a 2nd family.

    Cons

    Insane workload expectations, too many MGRS, not enough workers, mixed messaging about brands

    Advice to Management

    Hire more Indians and less chiefs. Then, let the Indians actually work there way up the ladder appropriately.

  8. "Thankful to be a part of this team..."

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    Current Employee - Brewery Representative
    Current Employee - Brewery Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Boston Beer Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people who work here and benefits/perks for this company are incredible. I feel so thankful to work for a company that cares so much about their employees. The hiring process is extremely lengthy but I truly believe that it's so they find the right people and it's absolutely worth every single step. It's an honor to be a part of this team.

    Cons

    If you've never worked in the beer industry it's a lot to take in at first. Long days and a lot of traveling for trainings and shadowing in the first month or so but if you're a sponge and a hard worker you learn a lot and it will absolutely pay off.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work... Keep showing the employees how much you appreciate them and they will keep working hard. Thank you for everything you do.

    The Boston Beer Company Response

    Sep 6, 2017 – Cheryl Fisher, VP of Human Resources

    We’re grateful to have people like you on the team! We take pride in hiring great people who are not only passionate about the beer, but also about what they do every day. You're right, it can be a... More


  9. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Boston Beer Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great location and place to work.

    Cons

    None at the moment to lsit.

    The Boston Beer Company Response

    Sep 6, 2017 – Cheryl Fisher, VP of Human Resources

    Thank you for the review -- we are grateful for all that you do!


  10. "Promotions Manager"

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    Former Employee - Promotions Marketing Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Promotions Marketing Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Boston Beer Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people, brand and leadership

    Cons

    With growth comes changes in the culture, but all in all they stay true to who they are as best they can while growing an international brand


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