Modern Times has only been open for two years, but our team has grown exponentially in that time. We recently pulled the curtain back on the long-term vision for Modern Times, and now we think its time to let you in on why we think Modern Times is a pretty rad place to work. Here are some of the perks and benefits of working at Modern Times:
First and foremost, we pride ourselves on paying at (and often above) an extremely competitive level, for our industry and our town. Our base pay rate on our production team is $14/hour, a cool $5 above minimum wage here in California. We realize income isn’t everything when it comes to being happy at a job, but it’s a great place to start.
For a company that is only two years old, Modern Times offers some pretty incredible medical benefits to employees. Modern Times covers 50% of medical coverage for employees AND their dependents. On top of that, we cover 100% of dental, vision, long-term disability, acupuncture and chiropractic.
UNLIMITED paid time-off
Our team works incredibly hard to make and serve kick ass beer, coffee, and merchandise. There is an inherent expectation of very hard work at Modern Times, but we also try to promote a work/life balance. Honestly, this is an area where we could stand to improve because the extremely rapid growth of the brewery has meant long hours for everyone. But we nonetheless offer unlimited paid time-off, which is an extension of our results-focused management philosophy. Basically, if you kickass at your job, we trust you to manage your time responsibly.
Long term staff benefits
Outstanding performers who stick with Modern Times for 5 years are eligible for a 2-month paid sabbatical and equity distribution. That’s a pretty amazing and uncommon benefit. Not many companies will pay you to take 2 months off, or make a share of ownership available to rock star employees. We’ll also be rolling out a 401(k) program in January.
The beer and the gear (obviously)
Lots of outstandingly delicious free beer is a humongous perk to working here. Employees are entitled to a free pint after every shift PLUS a growler a day to bring home. You read that correctly: one growler every day you work. Oh, and did we mention that employees also get one keg a year; a $250 gift card to spend on merch, event tickets, coffee, or whatever else; and 20% off merchandise and beer. We don’t mess around with beer and gear benefits. On top of those perks, employees are also frequently asked to taste the latest new & experimental beers, which is pretty rad.
The other fun and tasty perks
We recently implemented a free fruit program through Specialty Produce, which means there is ripe, seasonal organic fruit all over the place for people to eat whenever they feel like it. We also have a four-tap office kegerator, with kombucha, our delicious Modern Times cold brew coffee, sparkling mineral water, and cold filtered water on-tap that people can help themselves to throughout the day. We are all hydrated, carbonated, caffeinated and full of delicious fruit.
The people and culture
Arguably the best perk of working for Modern Times is, to put it simply, the really rad folks that work here. We’ve managed to attract some wildly talented people, who obviously know and love good beer, but who also happen to be awesome on a human level. From the production team to the tasting room staff to the ops cartel, we’re certain that some of the best people in the industry work here, and they make this place as rad as it is.
We’re looking forward to growing our team in the near future, so if you’re excited about working for us and experiencing some pretty sweet perks, we encourage you to keep up with our social media and blog for job openings.