I found this to be an interesting read: https://www.pastemagazine.com/artic...employees-are-complaining-about-their-wo.html On beer sales Your focus as of now is selling the only brand that is selling well – Twisted Tea Brewing – think Mike’s Hard Lemonade meets Ice Tea. That’s right, you’ll be selling alcoholic Tea before beer. Doesn’t have the same cache as you thought. But the craft beer is next, right? Wrong you are – your next focus is Angry Orchard Hard Cider! Boston Beer owns roughly 60% of the US cider market, they even purchased a cidery in NY, dubbed it “The Angry Orchard” to make consumers think this is where the apples come from for their mass distributed ciders (it’s not). But now, lucky you, you get to sell the Sam Adams portfolio as the third company priority! Woohoo! Beer, Beer, Beer! But wait! Don’t forget after that you have to sell a few other things in addition to those first three – like Truly, an alcoholic sparkling water (yes H20), The Traveler Beer Company, Coney Island Hard Sodas (because who would drink Sam Adams alcoholic Root Beer), and if you live in Florida, California, or the Mid Atlantic three additional breweries owned by Boston Beer (but not openly advertised as such). On her non-compete clause Are you one of those people that truly loves craft beer, the industry and the people? Sign on with The Boston Beer Company and you are screwed once again. In your employment packet you sign to accept the job, you’ll find a 10 page non-compete agreement. One they conveniently do not mention until you are vested in the opportunity at the end of the hiring process. So if you decide to leave to go work for a genuine Brewer, you’ll get slapped with a lawsuit, so no beer for you. Additionally, you can’t work for ANYONE that sells ANYTHING that competes with them – that includes: FMBs, ciders, beer and alcoholic water – you have just sealed yourself out of the industry for a good long while. Not even ABI or MillerCoors makes you sign a non-compete. Think about that. On moving, relocation and her coworkers You are going to be relocated. A lot. Based on what they need – not what is best for you. You are basically a pawn piece. If you want to move up, be prepared to kiss ass and move – every two years. The career website notes that 40% of new hires are entry level sales – there is a reason why. Are you far more qualified for that role in your home town but you never worked for that region manager? You won’t get it. Did you have ten years experience in the beverage business before you were hired? Doesn’t matter. 90% of sales employees start at the bottom and as you move up, you realize there is a bottle neck at each level of promotion. Hence the high turnover. And now is the worst time to be in the system – the lower positions are being phased out, the upper positions are being pushed down so everyone becomes middle management with no advancement. People then get too scared to leave because of the non-compete, they get disenchanted with promotion and these beautiful people are your new coworkers and managers!