Production Supervisor/Maintenance Technician (Former Employee), Boston, MA – November 4, 2014
Pros: pizza thursday
Cons: constantly bouncing schedules, working first shift/second shift randomly throughout the week.
A typical day, would include starting up the line in preperation to run Beer on that days dedicated line. Whether it be canning, racking, or bottling. Progressing through that run, fixing machines as they would break down, to continue with production, minimizing downtime. Second Shift would take over at 2pm, and clean the machines and finish the paper – more... work at the end of the day. The amount of knowledge I gained on a mechanical stand point in the three years I was there, was more then I did in 7 years as an automotive Tech. I was able to apply my knowledge of cars, into a machine stand point and with some guidance from others, became very familiar with about 85% of the machines in the Brewery. I worked with some of the best people I have ever met there, real down to earth hard working individuals. Hardest part of the job, was doing 3 different jobs, while needing to be at 3 different places at once. Took sometime to get the time mitigation down, after a while it started to flow much better. Most enjoyable part of the job was my co workers, working with good people makes for a much better work experience, as well as many good laughs, while staying on task and getting the job done. – less
Production grunt (Former Employee), Boston, MA – September 6, 2013
Pros: leftovers from the 5:30 clubs. cola pay raises.
Cons: entrenched management. stagnant company culture. limited opportunities for advancement
Working for Harpoon on the production side, you will very quickly realize that Harpoon exists, not to make the best beer possible, but to keep the old-guard managers employed. Management is threatened by experience and outside experience. Any thoughts about improving operations and efficiencies? Keep 'em to yourself. If you have half a brain, you'll – more... very quickly learn who the "made guys" are and that if you aren't willing to drink the kool-aid, you will also learn that you're not one of them. – less
Route Driver CDL B truck (Former Employee), Boston, MA – May 27, 2012
Pros: free beer, 4 day work week. free trip 2 europe after 5 yrs.
Cons: work extra events for free, the way the owners look down on u
as a route driver once u have that route there is nothing else for u to do. they are very CHEAP. they don't take criticism well and blame everything on the drivers. my co-workers were good but no outside contact after work. the hardest part of the job is dealing with the lazy sales reps for ur income depends totally on ur sales reps. they have several – more... events during the year and they want u to work them for FREE the company makes great money on these events and u get zilch. my customers were the best part of my job, as a driver u need to have the right personality no one wants to deal with a grumpy UN happy employees – less