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Lagunitas Brewing Company Reviews

Updated 9 October 2018
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  1. "Changed Culture"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lagunitas Brewing Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, unfortunately they're not paying you!

    Cons

    Horrible management, employees have higher skillset than most managers, but cannot afford to pay the employee. Very underpaid in Chicago.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they're worth!


  2. "Loosing Sight of What Matters"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lagunitas Brewing Company full-time

    Pros

    Ability to be yourself, fun environment, small employee perks, good beer

    Cons

    No longer focused on employees and development, non-competitive pay, lack of advancement opportunities, major differences in brewery locations & culture is far from thriving

    Advice to Management

    Value employees for their dedication and focus on the reason the brand grew quickly - good beer and employees that believed in the company

  3. "My Lagunitas review title"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I loved working at Lagunitas.

    Cons

    None really. Maybe Free beer??


  4. "Dangerous and Dysfunctional"

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    Former Employee - Brewer in Petaluma, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Brewer in Petaluma, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lagunitas Brewing Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Free beer
    -Cool live music
    -Great health insurance
    -Some cool people
    -Dogs

    Cons

    On the surface, there are a lot of great pros. I'm also sure that working in the office is a much better experience. However, the production environment is nothing short of chaotic, disorganized, and dangerous. I was lied to about the hours I would work during my interview and ended up routinely working 14 hours days until 4:00 am. Other brewers experienced the same thing. Everyone is burnt out and overworked but management doesn't care. I came from an equally chaotic brewery but expected a billion dollar company like Lagunitas to be better organized and properly staffed to make such work hours a non issue.

    Other brewers drank a lot on the job and I'm not talking about just one or two beers. The brewery was dangerous, areas would fill with CO2 and the sensors were broken or nonexistent. A senior brewer exploded three tanks in the short time I was there and nobody seemed to care. The brewery is filthy and nobody cares about organization or cleanliness. I could keep going.

    Advice to Management

    The leadership in Azusa is bound to be just as bad. The head brewers have absolutely no people management skills and only know how to shoot from the hip instead of plan and execute. Pay your employees more, make sure that they are safe, crack down on drinking on the job, give your brewers more creative freedom with a pilot system, and just get like four more midlevel managers to help keep things organized and moving.

    The brewers should unionize like in Chicago.


  5. "Fast paced environment with lots of perks"

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lagunitas Brewing Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people. It’s like family. Other Pros: benefits, growth, beer, activities

    Cons

    The sales team doesn’t get to see eachother often. When we do we are treated to the very best, but I wish we were able to meet up more than once a year.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Hectic and busy work environment, people are good but office communication needs work"

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    Former Employee - Shift Brewer in Petaluma, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Shift Brewer in Petaluma, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lagunitas Brewing Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stable job, great benefits, decent people working on the ground level

    Cons

    Long days, conflict between production and office goals and directions, slowly being integrated into corporate systems.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to basics and take care of people back home before looking to further international goals.


  7. "Lagunator"

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    Current Employee - Lagunator
    Current Employee - Lagunator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lagunitas Brewing Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great beer, people, company, environment

    Cons

    None. Best job I have ever had.

  8. "Fun Company"

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    Current Employee - Events
    Current Employee - Events

    I have been working at Lagunitas Brewing Company part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working in a fun industry with cool people and the free beer perks are top notch.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Fun Company, not so good at advancement opportunities or vacation..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Petaluma, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Petaluma, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lagunitas Brewing Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great energetic vibe with youthful "beer people," which means we are always down for a beer, and a good time! They have a lot of activities that you can participate in to engage in the culture, and a lot of people feel like family.

    Cons

    The time off benefits need to be more competitive in terms of keeping up with the Bay Area's "Discretionary Time Off" policies that make these companies very appealing. Need more opportunities to work from home as well, or with flexible schedules. More advancement opportunities, with training programs or salary increases/title changes

    Advice to Management

    Focus on long term retention which focuses on training your employees to become leaders and more knowledgeable about their department, and give vacation/sick days which are more up to date with other Bay Area companies


  10. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lagunitas Brewing Company full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great atmosphere. Great beer.

    Cons

    I still have to work.

    Advice to Management

    N/A.


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