Ölgerðin as a workplace

Career development


Ölgerðin is a diverse workplace. It is, moreover, first and foremost an enjoyable place to work.  Our employees come from a wide range of backgrounds and professional education, including bakers, waiters, chefs, beauticians, commercial drivers, business administrators, engineers, psychologists, biomedical scientists, food scientists, political scientists, actors, deejays and brew masters.

Ölgerðin has been operating for more than 100 years and has a long and successful history.  We place a great deal of importance on allowing our employees to grow in their work, as the environment is ever-changing, and we need to have a certain degree of adaptability which makes the workplace exciting.


Áslaug Sigurðardóttir, Product Management employee


In my opinion, what characterises the workplace is the extent to which it has developed during the years that I have been employed here. The workplace that I entered almost 20 years ago is not the same as the one I work for now. The energy of the employees and their competitive spirit to always try to do better and find new and better methods is descriptive of the work we do here in Ölgerðin. The clear message sent by management as regards achieving success is stimulating and ensures that the work remains exciting.



Gunnlaugur Einar Briem, Director of Product Management


What I feel characterises Ölgerðin is our values and competitiveness.  I find this sector in which we work to be enjoyable and vibrant, and one does not always know what the next week will be like.  There are always new challenges that one is working on in collaboration with great employees.  It is we, the employees, who have made Ölgerðin what it is, and it is fantastic to be able to be a part of the team.  The company continues to be very modern despite its 100-year history, and one can say that this is a completely different company than I started to work for a few years ago. What has not changed, however, is the motivation and competitive spirit that has characterised the company throughout my employment here.


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