Staff Accountant (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – October 22, 2015
Other than the obvious (Free Sam Adams) the company does a great job at working with employees to advance in their career and offers really good benefits. Management is open to discuss anything with any employee. I learned more there than any other job, nothing bad to say about BBC.
Senior Account Manager (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – August 17, 2012
Working for a beer company certainly had its perks. Getting free beer and working in fun environments like bars and restaurants was fantastic. The hours were a bit hectic. There is no "typical day" in the beer industry, which is good and bad. It was never stagnant or boring, but you couldn't plan you personal life more than two weeks ahead of time. You could work 9 to 5 Monday thru Friday, or work all nights and weekends for months. I definitely learned how to be a superior salesman during my tenure. I learned how to build meaningful and successful relationships as well.
POOR operation leaders and overall management but great potetial
Maintenance Engineering Trainer (Former Employee) – Bethlehem, PA – January 12, 2016
i did the phone interviews which took 2 weeks, everyone to busy or on vacation, finally obtained the interview with 5 different groups of people, the first enginering techs were demanding and insulting they had never conducted an interview and had no clue as to what they were looking for in a canidate, all 6 tech had different opinions as to the person and position they were interviewing fore, and when asked for information all they could do is to put the company and job down and complain about their jobs and incompetent management.the next group was the department head ,who was more interested in his computer than the interview.as he placed the computer between himself and i , very disrespectfully, and allowed many interruptions during the interview, as if i did not matter, then to the next group ,my managers, one that was to be fired and one gloting that he had been promoted and happy the other manager was going to be fired, what a shame, people have to get their enjoyment at others cost. now to the head of maintenance /operations, all he kept asking was why i wanted to work in this type of environment, and my background was not brewing so i knew nothing, i now had only to meet with the head of HR and the Plant manager, but as i was picked up by the HR person, i was told that these two folks had other commitments and to go home, asked to the next steps and she told me she would call to reset the interview with these two folks, NEVER HAPPENED- these folks are all about themselves, some scared of loosing their jobs and afraid of retaliation from management. In my opinion themore... problem is at the top and not just the local plant manager, but Corporate, they have lost sight of good manufacturing practices, teamwork,honesty,ethics,and a harmonious work environment STAY AWAY-FAR AWAY, THE NEGATIVITY AND DISRESPECT RUNS RAMPANTless
Boston Office Employee (Current Employee) – Boston – June 29, 2015
Friendly coworkers, lively office, great culture, lots of room for growth.
The main break room, "Sammy's Place," is always happening. Employees receive two free cases of product a month. All employees attend a week long orientation in Boston filled with learning opportunities and fun activities!
Travel, training opportunities, promote within, free product
Valued employee (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – December 4, 2014
The Boston Beer Company, is an amazing company with a culture that may stand alone. However the communication between departments is dysfunctional and chaotic. If you can put up with the poor cross func communication its a great place.
Work-life balance, communication within organization
packaging operator (Former Employee) – breinigsville – January 28, 2015
Was given the run around for roughly 6 weeks after going in for interview. The interview went well but from that point on, someone was always either "sick" or on "vacation". In the end I was basically informed that i was not qualified to operate machinery or forklifts even though I have a stable work history, college and years of military experience. The entire process was completely unprofessional and surprising for a company such as Sam Adams.
Account Manager (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – June 26, 2012
Working 5+ days a week. If your looking to have a work-life mentality than this may be the perfect job. If you enjoy your weekends or looking to start a family than this is not the job for you. Sales training is very repetitive and somewhat pointless at times. To be successful here you have to drink the "kool-aid" and is very political. The best way to explain it is almost a high school mentality, everyone talks and there are always rumors floating around.
Samuel Adams (Former Employee) – Breinigsville, PA – August 29, 2014
Caucasian only allowed @ Samuel Adams. I had a prefect résumé and background. My interview went great .They even told me , they need 20 new employee. 99% of Samuel Adams were Caucasian when I took the tour. I will call the OCR to investigate!!!!!!!