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The Boston Beer Company Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  • Work/life balance could be better (in 18 reviews)

  • Middle management does not aid its lower level employees, but shields them from potential opportunities to further career (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Loved it but..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pennsylvania in Breinigsville, PA
    Former Employee - Pennsylvania in Breinigsville, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay. Great workers. Good time off. Potential for OT.

    Cons

    You are a number. If you get an X on your back watch out. Not consistent. Boston doesnt care.

    Advice to Management

    Award the people that work


  2. "Brewery Rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brewery Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Brewery Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Car allowance, Internet, phone, gym reimbursement, culture, people,

    Cons

    Gross moldy Back coolers, Going out all the time gets old quick, 12hr work days are the norm, strict in following their process, low pay and commission for sales

    Advice to Management

    We need to rethink teaching new salespeople by having them watch managers- we have so much on our plate we lose the quality


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Think about it long and hard."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Insights Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Insights Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Beer
    Great CEO and owner
    Great product, fun industry
    Some really cool people that work there
    Freedom to do your work, no micro management.

    Cons

    Young millenials who think they know everything, bunch of spoon fed children working there. Too much travelling.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Working for Sam Adams used to be fun, now I'm just waiting for the next punchline."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Breinigsville, PA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Breinigsville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at The Boston Beer Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    For someone with no college experience, the pay rate and benefits are very decent. The people who work there are friendly, phenomenal and hard-working.

    Cons

    Everything about the scheduling and new hours in the building has ruined all of the good things about working there. Ridiculously small runs, constant changeovers and 12 hour shifts have made it very hard to keep my cool, and I know I'm not alone.

    Advice to Management

    From day one when Sam Adams took over the brewery, the employees who were held over from the previous company have been either misunderstood, or blatantly ignored. We used to be an unstoppable hard-working team, and now everything's a fight.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "PR interview"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Public Relations Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Public Relations Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with a fun product

    Cons

    Not much room for career growth

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good upto a point"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent work life balance
    Management has an open door policy
    Great culture: Annual meeting, annual homebrewing competition, free beer

    Cons

    Career advancement possible at junior levels in the office. Hard to advance at senior levels since its a small company

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain good talent better : especially at low and mid management levels. Promote cross training in a more organized manner


  8. "Didn't last long"

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

    I worked at The Boston Beer Company full-time

    Pros

    Boston Beer company really cares about your knowledge of beer and really makes it fun to learn. They fly you out to Boston for your on boarding

    Cons

    Unfortunately the management was not great in my area so I didn't feel like I had the support needed to do well in this business.


  9. "A good Job if you like Overtime, like a lot."

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good pay and very competitive, lots of overtime that is mostly seasonal, Product quality is excellent, overall good attitude from employees and managers, great production numbers, pretty safe work environment, lots of after work events and programs.

    Cons

    Lots of overtime mostly seasonal, Mandatory Overtime selection process is set up for failure if you like being at home, overall poor communication through employees, Training is pretty poor.

    Advice to Management

    Get better communication, Set schedules better and run with them, Create or fix the mandatory OT process.


  10. "Boston Beer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Free Beer, Good Benefits, solid 401k

    Cons

    Work Life Balance, no movement up the ladder


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    decent pay for salaried maybe , room for growth ,free beer, Owner very down to earth person very easy to talk to

    Cons

    Serious issues with middle management and HR . No work life balance no transparency ,lack of support , morale of employees kept at a level of a servant by middle management

    Advice to Management

    employees are people just like you listen to them sometime , how about just asking how am i doing


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