Pros: free beer, lots of responsibility, decent benefits, great pay
Cons: union staff, top-down management style, infrequent bonus, poor work-life balance
I work in a brewery in salaried staff. Before InBev, the staffing was very heavy. Now, it is way too thin. On-call all hours of the day and night including weekends and holidays. Coworkers are just as overworked as you are which makes for a miserable environment, and meetings take up your day. It's harder and harder to step back and remember "it's ok - you're making beer." The company is doing great financially at the expense of equipment that breaks down more often. I think it would be better to work for this company in a corporate position - production is high stress, low reward, no sleep and there is no such thing as personal time.