Full of great people, but struggling to keep their culture
Graphic Designer/Production Artist (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – February 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.
fun loving, great people, amazing brands, great benefits
low compensation for Boston, management, leadership, fast-paced
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) – Breinigsville, PA – May 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.
Regulatory Affairs Specialist (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – January 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!
Marketing (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – May 23, 2018
Boston Beer is a great place to work if you are content with where you are. No better culture exists, and the employees often become best friends....However, if you are not drinking to kool-aid it can be a frustrating experience.
Vice President of Brand Development (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – March 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.
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.
Expectations are high....be prepared to work hard!
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.
Operator (Current Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – March 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.
No job security, no department communication, fly by the seat of your pants, no sales
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.
Brewery Representative (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – June 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.
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.
Pricing Analyst (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – March 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.
District Sales Manager - VT (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – March 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
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