BrewDog Reviews

Updated 2 Mar 2021

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3.3
51%
Recommend to a Friend
48%
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BrewDog Captain  James Watt
James Watt
109 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free beer, Opportunities to travel(in 19 reviews)

  • "Because it is so fast paced you have complete autonomy and exposure to so many areas of expertise(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "bad management and poor work/life balance(in 10 reviews)

  • "Quality of beer steadily declining over the years(in 10 reviews)

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  1. COVID-19

    "Looking after your staff during COVID"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Bartender in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at BrewDog full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunities were made available within the company to help during extremely busy online sales while the bars were closed. Surprise beer deliveries of recent to keep morale high!

    Cons

    Unfortunate time to be in the industry but Brewdog have softened the blow significantly.

  2. "Staff become supervisor, in employment for over 2 years"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BrewDog full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The values of the company are very forward-thinking They like to promote within the company Informal communication, flexible hours, living wage employer plus tips Super diverse and inclusive

    Cons

    Although they prefer promoting within the company, most of the staff are quite young so opportunities are usually scarce. They hate firing people so sometimes you have to put up with some bad workers/attitudes.


  3. "Great company to work for"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Bartender in Birmingham, England

    I have been working at BrewDog part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment, you meet a lot of people, it's FUN. You get a Cicerone certificate

    Cons

    Not great career development prospects, strenuous and tiring sometimes

  4. "Great Vibes"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bar Staff in Ellon, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BrewDog full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Super positive environment and a great place to work

    Cons

    can be quite stressful and can be late nights

  5. "Excellent benefits & training."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BrewDog full-time

    Pros

    Excellent training provided along with extensive staff benefits.

    Cons

    Different parts of the business do feel disjointed at times.

  6. "Exciting"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager (KAM) in Aberdeen, Scotland

    I worked at BrewDog full-time

    Pros

    the beer, the people, the passion, the trade

    Cons

    The pay, career progression opportunities, the culture is not as it seems from the outside

  7. "An unhealthy relationship"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BrewDog full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Attracts really wonderful people to work alongside, there's a unity in the struggle, once you work there you feel you can do anything.

    Cons

    Lots of coolaid drinking, lots of problematic behaviour from senior staff/CEO, secrets, chaotic and disorganised, terrible communication, everything is a lie or a marketing gimmick, no training or opportunities develop, their 'values' don't align with reality, no trust in their staff. Felt very much like an unhealthy relationship with them constantly apologising and promising to be better while treating you unfairly, then breaking up with you at a time when you really need them. A company built on some very flimsy foundations

  8. "Mismanaged Mayhem"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Duty Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BrewDog full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great pay rate for starting members off bar team Can be great training Good discounts

    Cons

    Pay scale is terrible compared to responsibilities and the salaries aren’t competitive. I was making more than the AM easily whilst being below them. Whilst that may seem arrogant or maybe a good thing to me, it shows how bad the pay scale is. You can read other reviews that show how mistreated the head office staff are. Unfortunately that does trickle over to the bar team where they have to deal the terrible marketing ploys, misinformation and passive aggressive behaviour. The bars are vastly behind other craft beer bars in the local areas but refuse to try and create a local niche and instead adhere to the cookie cutter style. Unlike the one big ship mentality they like to push in everyone’s faces, you are really treated like a replaceable statistic.

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  9. "Great"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Bar Staff/Hospitality 
    Recommends

    I worked at BrewDog full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture and get to enjoy some of the best beer in the country on draft from breweries all over the world

    Cons

    Management was a bit of a revolving door

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  10. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Duty Manager in Dundee, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BrewDog full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company all round with great discounts and free beer

    Cons

    A great company but the expectations from higher up are very hard to meet

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