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The Boston Beer Company Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great"

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

    Pros

    leadership, vision, products, fun, great co-workers

    Cons

    Salary needs to be in line with region

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries about 10%


  2. "Great company and great brand"

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    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture starting with the founder. People, brand, training programs, free beer, work/life balance are all pros.

    Cons

    Pay is below other companies but there is free beer

  3. "Excellent company, lots of overtime, and great benefits"

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    Current Employee - QA Technician in Breinigsville, PA
    Current Employee - QA Technician in Breinigsville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very family-oriented, the co-workers are great, and the benefits are very affordable.

    Cons

    There is no lack of overtime, take that as you will. There is some lack of communication but with all the company growth going on it is almost to be expected.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Brewery Representative"

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    Current Employee - Brewery Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Brewery Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, training program and peers. Tons of interactive employee engagement. Asked to provide feedback monthly in anonymous surveys to better the company. Upward mobility. Lot's of sales incentives to earn extra money.

    Cons

    My local culture does not reflect the companies culture. Work/life balance is off. Very little exposure to management other than who I directly report to.

    Advice to Management

    When promoting people, consider that they may not be a good fit for managing others. While we have a no retaliation rule, people are still afraid to speak negatively of their direct manager. We need an anonymous way to better manage our managers.


  5. "Brewery Ambassador"

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

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

    Pros

    Absolutely an amazing experience! The job is dynamic, very active, hands on and impactful. The management team truly values the employees and supports them constantly especially with training. Everyone shares a passion to do their best.

    Cons

    There is none that I can see. Yes it is customer service and at times the amount of visitors does get to be a big amount but at the end of the day it's worth it and everyone on the team supports each other.


  6. "Wonderful Company!"

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

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

    Pros

    Relaxed, passionate, lots of opportunities, great continued training

    Cons

    Some disconnect & communication issues between departments


  7. "Amazing work environment... but you have to be willing to work"

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

    I worked at The Boston Beer Company full-time

    Pros

    BBC is an environment where you can learn and advance your career every single day. The org structure is flat. Everyone is approachable. Those that succeed here are those that are willing to ask questions, get involved and show a high work ethic. It's not for everyone.

    Cons

    If you're interested in working here just to get free beer and hang out, you won't enjoy the experience. Work/life balance can be challenging. Priorities shift. You MUST be able to multitask and manage up. Prepare for your opinions and comments to be challenged.

    Advice to Management

    Must address the comp gap.

  8. "Strong company, culture, and training"

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

    Pros

    If you have a competitive spirit, and can manage constructive criticism in a positive and proactive manner, then this is the company for you. Upward mobility, fun working environment, autonomy to make decisions, and access to management at every level.

    Cons

    In a business climate that is growing rapidly, there can be communication issues from the field sales force to the home office. That is a challenge that I think most companies face in this environment.


  9. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Front Desk Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with plenty of room for growth and personal development. Appropriate salary for the position.

    Cons

    Unable to keep earned PTO time, you must use it all by the end of the year.


  10. "Excellent company, should not have left"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Boston Beer Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, awesome expense account. Free beer!

    Cons

    For the most part you have to be willing to relocate to move up.


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