Staff at Coors Brewers regularly face some difficult choices — whether to spend their £500 beer allowance on Carling, Grolsch, Worthington’s or Caffrey’s.
A beer belly could be one unwelcome side effect of the good times at the company, which has 3,121 staff at seven sites around the UK. Fortunately, there is an on-site gym at the main brewery in Burton-upon-Trent, where a fifth of staff work, and discounts at gyms around the country for everyone else.
Formerly Bass Brewers, the firm was taken over by the Coors Brewing Company of Colorado in 2001, and most staff feel the changes have been well managed, despite the closure of a brewery site in Birmingham.
There are some solid benefits beneath the froth of the universally-praised free beer. There are profit- and performance-related bonuses, ranging from £449 to £21,648 last year. Everyone has private healthcare and almost four in 10 have family cover, too, while holiday is a generous 31 days a year for all. There is a final salary pension for everyone, another relatively rare benefit, and life insurance for members of this scheme.
Staff can have a balanced diet as well as the odd drink, with 50% off food, and there is a 10% discount on childcare vouchers through a scheme with Accor.
Perks include holidays away, or the loan of an Audi TT convertible for the weekend, and there are prizes for full attendance at the brewery site.
People feel good about working for Coors, and four in five of them say they are proud to work there. Unsurprisingly, one of the best scores is for simple euphoria: 49% of employees say they have found their dream job, a top-35 score.
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