The Boston Beer Company Employee Reviews

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Horrible place is the warehouse, avoid it!!
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Breinigsville, PAMay 4, 2018
No work life balance. If you have no life and want to live at work than go for it. Warehouse is understaffed and mismanaged. Warehouse is also far too small for what the company is trying to do. It’s an out right hazard working in the warehouse. Also very dirty for a company making a consumable product. Forced o.t. EVERY day 4hrs. At a pop. Equipment breakdowns all the time! Stress, Cutthroat culture it’s all part of the experience. Don’t buy into the Sam Adams b.s. it’s all nonsense. People walk away from the place, those that stay need the money but are miserable.
Pros
Free beer
Cons
Everything else
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Amazing culture and work life balance
Pricing Analyst (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAMarch 27, 2018
No forced family fun, but there are often events and gatherings set up for employees during the week, sometimes during work hours. All employees have a flexible work schedule and the option to choose your own hours. Option to telecommute if needed.
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Full of great people, but struggling to keep their culture
Graphic Designer/Production Artist (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAFebruary 10, 2018
BBC is a fun and fast-paced environment. If you love beer, it's a very active and alcohol friendly place to work. They work hard and they play hard! The people are amazing, but management has become a bit pushy through the years as the company has grown. They used to have a small company vibe but they became more concerned with sales and listening to marketing research than being themselves.

They add a lot of extra responsibilities without compensation. They also expect a lot and want the most out of their employees, so work/life balance was often hard for many co-workers.
Pros
fun loving, great people, amazing brands, great benefits
Cons
low compensation for Boston, management, leadership, fast-paced
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Amazing culture
Cost Accountant (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAFebruary 6, 2018
Great company to work for. Career advancement can be a bit hazy and unclear. Free beer with every paycheck, happy hour in the break room! Great atmosphere both professionally and personally!
Pros
Culture - free beer with paycheck, happy hour, company events
Cons
Compensation
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Productive and fun place
Regulatory Affairs Specialist (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 24, 2018
Working at Boston Beer was both fun and productive. The culture is inviting and always up for a good time. Their motto is "Work hard, play hard" and it definitely shows in the products that they release to market. I would definitely recommend working here!
Pros
Great culture!
Cons
Management is in a large state of change.
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productive
Machine Operator/ Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Breinigsville, PANovember 10, 2017
excellent place to work, great staff managers, great pay! loved it, competitive and fast paced, awesome teamwork. I was a temp but would have loved to become a full time employee. still working on it
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Fun, great culture, long hours
Key Accounts Specialist- Hotels (Current Employee) –  Boston, MASeptember 14, 2017
Boston Beer has been a great company to work for. It has great company culture in a fun, growing industry. However, Boston Beer has been faced with challenges recently based on the increased competition in this industry.
Pros
Free beer
Cons
long, non-traditional hours
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Fun
QA Packaging Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Brieningsville, PAJune 25, 2017
The position which I held in the QA Lab was very fast paced and exciting. I worked with people from different teams within the facility. The company has wonderful benefits, nice pay scale and many perks for the employees.
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Very rewarding
Brewery Representative (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAJune 20, 2017
Extremely rewarding job. Great benefits. Inspiring leadership.You will learn a lot from this job in a short period of time. There is never a lack of training with this company. I would recommend this job to others.
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Family culture, benefits, compensation
Cons
long hours
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Brewery Rep Life
Brewery Representative (Current Employee) –  Denton, TXJune 9, 2017
You must be a very self motivated person to work at this company. You will not succeed if you are not competitive. The "F You Rule" is real. If you don't know, look it up. There is always opportunity to grow within the company and your peers and managers are willing to help you every step of the way. You must learn to think outside of the box in order to compete with your peers as well. The interview process is difficult--Avg of 7 total Interviews--all the way up to VP of Sales.
Pros
Great Culture, awesome perks.
Cons
work life balance--you really never stop working.
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Incredible Team and Benefits
SR. BREWERY REPRESENTATIVE (Current Employee) –  Greensboro, NCMay 31, 2017
The company culture at BBC is wonderful. There are a variety of resources available at your disposal and the company benefits are better than any company that I have researched.
They take a strong stance on work-life balance. Keeping from being burnt out is certainly a priority to them.
Although it is a publicly traded corporation and the hierarchy is respected, it is never seen as improper to contact a manager above your direct manager.
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Strong Beer Education Program
District Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILMay 9, 2017
Leader in the Craft Beer Segment with strong sales force. Career advancements are tied to mobility. Company long term planning is a challenge. Many new faces in senior management.
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Great place to work
Brewery Ambassador (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAApril 7, 2017
I started working as a brewery ambassador while finishing my degree, and I have met some of the best people while working here. The brewery is not only a great environment in which to work, but it is also a place where you learn multiple new things every single day. The brewers and other employees are ready and willing to share their knowledge about anything in the brewery.
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Used to be great
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  Breinigsville, PAApril 1, 2017
New management, and new way of doing things have taken away from what used to be, a great place to work. The new way of doing things is about numbers, more than it is the people. Which is opposite of what it used to be.
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Benifetts
Cons
Your either in the click, or your not
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Slumping sales and grim outlook
Operator (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHMarch 16, 2017
Not a terrible place to work for, communication across departments is not the greatest and a lot of incompetent decisions seem to be made. Sales are severely declining causing a issue with job security. Medical benefits are good and pay is decent. Management has a typical higher than usual turnover rate. Too many beers on the market, craft market is saturated at this point.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
No job security, no department communication, fly by the seat of your pants, no sales
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Highly successful well-managed category leader
Vice President of Brand Development (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAMarch 11, 2017
As a senior executive, I observed employees and managers who have a strong work ethic that mirrors the drive reflected by the leadership team. Hard work is balanced with many opportunities to learn and engage with colleagues in fun activities. Training is a key part of the culture lead by knowledgeable and inspiring coaches. No one is above anyone else and this includes the Chairman and CEO! The hardest part of the job is getting everything done as the category is very competitive and requires 100% effort from everyone. The best part of the job is that you never stop learning and you get to have fun at the same time.
Pros
Free beer, lots of social activities, great learning environment, many opportunities to advance within your specialty, can also post for jobs outside of comfort zone.
Cons
Expectations are high....be prepared to work hard!
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Working at the Boston Beer Co.
Major Metro District Manager (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 5, 2017
I am fortunate to work at The Boston Beer Co. Everything I know about sales, management, distributor partnerships and the beer industry, I owe to the last seven years at BBC. A great place to work, with even greater people.
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Fast pace fun working environment
District Sales Manager - VT (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAMarch 1, 2017
Great company culture / leadership. Worklife balance is dependent on your job role / time of the year. Passion for beer makes the job much easier. Must be an effective sales person who is not afraid to be told no and can continuously go back to accounts to pitch portfolio
Pros
Beer, Training, Ability to move up, culture
Cons
Some work life balance
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Great people
Field Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAFebruary 15, 2017
Workplace culture is second to none. Super competitive, be prepared to work very hard, hard work will be rewarded, but you will likely have to move cities.
Pros
Beer!
Cons
Work life balance
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Friendly Environment
Loss Reduction Co-op (Former Employee) –  Breinigsville, PAJanuary 8, 2017
The position I received was not one normal to an engineering major, however, it was a learning experience. I was able to see a more data heavy and business side of a company as opposed to the manufacturing side. I had projects that dealt with the actual bottling itself, however, the majority of my time was spent working with loss data and organizing solutions to problems that we had with loss.
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