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The Boston Beer Company Reviews

Updated 28 Mar 2020

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4.2
86%
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The Boston Beer Company President and CEO Dave Burwick (no image)
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20 Ratings
Pros
  • "Company culture is awesome, everyone is very passionate about what they do(in 13 reviews)

  • "Comfortable work environment, supportive manager(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "communication between departments, keeping product in stock, work life balance can get tough- but it's what you make of it(in 26 reviews)

  • "Middle management was disorganized in my experience(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Summit Distributing, I was an account manager and a Regional sales Lead"

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    I worked at The Boston Beer Company

    Pros

    I sold beer that I believed in.

    Cons

    Lack of communication and mixed messages from four forms of management.

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    The Boston Beer Company2020-03-28
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager Supervisor in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Boston Beer Company full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great laid back culture Free beer and amazing products Great benefits and PTO program Good pay

    Cons

    Lack of upward mobility for salaried employees

    The Boston Beer Company2020-03-04
  3. Helpful (1)

    "The Boston Beer Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Boston Beer Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Promising growth, career development, great benefits package, and quality leadership.

    Cons

    Although the Design Center and Office are very nice, Seaport can be a long commute for many in the greater Boston area.

    The Boston Beer Company2020-02-23
  4. "Wonderful company culture, work hard play hard mentality."

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    Former Employee - Legal Department Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Boston Beer Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Comfortable work environment, supportive manager.

    Cons

    Very political at times, mediocre employee benefits.

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    The Boston Beer Company2019-12-27
  5. "Great job!"

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    Former Employee - Brewery Ambassador in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Boston Beer Company part-time

    Pros

    Everything from the people to the experience

    Cons

    Became too corporate too quickly with not that much pay off

    The Boston Beer Company2019-12-03
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Competent work environment - questionable recruitment criteria"

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    Former Employee - Brewer in Breinigsville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Boston Beer Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As a former brewer in FFC, I had the opportunity to challenge myself to be best among my peers. Teamwork was cohesive and competitive at the same time. Company has excellent comprehensive benefits that also cover domestic partners, along with many excellent fringe benefits, including organized extra curricular employee events. Work/life balance is fair with equal opportunity for overtime. Enjoyed opportunities to exchange ideas with Jim Koch who is approachable at annual meetings.

    Cons

    Attract, develop, retain? I don't believe upper management is serious about what the company preaches. Jim Koch has stated employees and new hires should raise the bar. Lower management is capable of recognizing talent through employee reviews and meaningful feedback. Upper management does not connect with its employees and therefore does not understand the accomplishments and goals of each team member, a serious disconnect. You can't "retain" talent if you don't recognize it. Recruitment team is struggling to recognize relevant work experience. Apply for a brewer position with 30 years food/beverage processing experience including 2 years as a brewer, and the response is that we are looking for a better match to the position. What???

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    The Boston Beer Company2019-11-05
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Low Pay"

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    Current Employee - Brewery Representative 

    I have been working at The Boston Beer Company full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of independence depending on manager

    Cons

    Very low Pay and low promotion rates

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    The Boston Beer Company2019-10-01
  8. "on premise sales"

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    Current Employee - Craft Beer Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Boston Beer Company full-time

    Pros

    supportive management; comprehensive ; great beer parties

    Cons

    money could be better and higher 401k match

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    The Boston Beer Company2019-10-01
  9. "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - Brewery Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Boston Beer Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic coworkers, great perks, awesome core values

    Cons

    Lots of driving in this specific role, however I was reimbursed for car expenses.

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    The Boston Beer Company2019-08-30

    The Boston Beer Company Response

    September 9, 2019VP of Human Resources

    Thank you so much for your kind words, we wish you the best of luck in your next endeavor!

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  10. "Fantastic Team"

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender 

    I worked at The Boston Beer Company full-time

    Pros

    great beer, flexible hours, great culture

    Cons

    nothing i can think of

    The Boston Beer Company2019-08-08
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