Anheuser-Busch Group Manager Interview Questions

Updated Apr 22, 2015
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Group Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baldwinsville, NY
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Anheuser-Busch (Baldwinsville, NY) in March 2015.

Interview

The process started with an on campus interview that was strictly behavioral. Then you take a series of online assessments. After that, there is a final on-site interview that consists of one 4 on 1 behavioral interview and then there are 3 case studies, that are all connected to one background story. The case studies will have you role playing on a phone after a certain amount of time to review a packet that has the background of the current study.

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  • Tell me about a time where you were challenged to meet a deadline and did not meet it   Answer Question

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    Group Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Van Nuys, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Anheuser-Busch (Van Nuys, CA) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Step 1: Apply Online Step 2: Received E-mail for online skills test. Very basic test covering basic mathematics, logic/reasoning, and least / most likely to do questions based on given scenario. Step 3: Phone Screen Interview Typical phone screen. Test your fit in the position and company. Asks a lot of questions based on your resume and you must back it up with clear and precise examples as well as experience in skills related directly to the job. Ask you to rate yourself on various skills: excel, six sigma, PLC programming. TIP: Give very specific example of your work from previous experiences and elaborate. Step 4: TAP Onsite telephone role play. They sit you in a room by yourself and give you packets of information to sort through and prepare for call in which you have to role play the imaginary scenario and character. CALL 1: Given a packet with various members of your team, skillset, and schedule. You boss calls you with an emergency and wants you to reassign your team members to take care of the issue, but also getting the daily schedule complete as well. CALL 2: Given emails and memos to sort through based on purchasing on new equipment or use funding on maintenance instead. Pick how you would like the money used and explain your reasoning to your coworker who is in accounting. You must present the facts from your given information to back up your reasoning. CALL 3: Three way call with two coworkers having issues working with each other and are starting to yell and bicker at each other; now the project is in danger of missing the deadline. They could not settle on how to move project forward, so as the boss you must choose. One of the callers would be offended, begin to insult the other caller and you must calm the tensions. Be specific with your decision, but also be assertive in having the confidence in them, so they would continue working together. TIP: No way to really prepare as it TAP was uncommon to me. Just play the role, don't stress, and have fun. Step 5: Final Interview Onsite interview with same questions from the phone screen with Brewery Manager, Brew Master, and HR Person. TIP: Tell them why you want to work for Anheuser. That reason is very important to them. Step 6: Loss for words I applied for one position and was sure I got it; however, HR called and would like to have me interview for Group Manager instead. I was floored, but understood and felt it was a great opportunity. They told me they had to get word back from corporate and should take 3 days. Step 7: Emotionally Drained Thought I got the position, but 1 month passed before I got an email say they actually wanted to interview me again. Step 8: Final Interview: Part 2 Same questions as previous interview, but had to convince them you want this job. TIP: Don't be afraid to tell them why you want this job. Step 9: Offer Got an offer in the email a few days later stating an offer was in the mail. Pending drug and background check, I should be in. Overall Feelings: Process took a little over 4 months. It is a long and emotionally draining process, but AB knows who they want and want to choose the right person, so that is not only understandable, but beneficial to their future hires.

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    Negotiation

    Not negotiated because it was fair.

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    Group Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Anheuser-Busch.

    Interview

    Quite challenging but a great process. Lots of tell me about yourself questions.

    Interview Questions

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    Group Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Anheuser-Busch.

    Interview

    First interview asked for team leadership experience and situational questions about how you handled the people around you. Second interview was similar, just more in depth about teamwork. Then two "tests" followed about time planning/management/scheduling.

    Interview Questions

    • The pseudo-tests they had were difficult. Dealt with different length processes and fitting them together to make the most efficient use of the time provided.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Disapproved of the location

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    Group Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Anheuser-Busch (Columbus, OH) in June 2012.

    Interview

    1) Phone Interview with HR 2) Phone interview with same HR + Engineer from the brewery (tell me about a time when questions) 3) Test. Math (easy) & role play resolving employee disputes (very strange) 4) Final interview (video conference call). This is usually 2 separate interviews on site, but they were combined into one video conference for me... I think it depends on how far away you live from their facility Nothing too technical. Very scripted. Nothing out of the ordinary. The role playing was strange, but it is contracted through another company and didn't seem to carry as much weight.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Location was too far from home, lack of vacation days, I was not able to see the work site before starting the job.

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    Group Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baldwinsville, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Anheuser-Busch (Baldwinsville, NY) in March 2011.

    Interview

    I applied for the position online and was contacted a few days later to have an group/panel interview and complete a management/skills test and a math test the next week. After two weeks i was contacted to have another Panel interview and complete a over the phone management test. The first panel interview was with lower level management and area managers. It was a very standard interview that included ~8-10 "tell me about a time" questions and the give me your history questions. Very basic, easy and strait forward. The mathematical test included basic math and was mainly related to pricing, and scheduling/orders. There were also a few questions that involved the use of tables/graphs and extracting relevant information from them. The personality test assessed work styles, values, etc. The Second interview was with plant upper management was a very "get to know you" type informal interview with a few "tell me about a time" questions. For the first part of the role play, I had to create a production schedule for the day. The second part simulated a meeting in which I needed to address a difficult employee that transferred to my factory and was not willing to help other employees because he felt the tasks (which were actually included in his job description) were below his position as a mechanic. The third part of the role play required me to read email memos and decide what information I did/did not want to share with 2 of my employees in a meeting and also involved mediation/conflict resolution involving issues between their two departments. Overall a great process for really knowing the applicant involving testing, interviewing and management conflict resolution. The phone interview was very awkward (especially trying to do conflict resolution over a phone meeting) at times and it was very obvious what the point was, and once complete it was obvious what you did right and did wrong.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time you took additional responsibilities without being asked.   Answer Question
    • Tell me a time that you had to complete a difficult task that you didn't know how to approach.   Answer Question
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    Group Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Merrimack, NH
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Anheuser-Busch (Merrimack, NH) in January 2011.

    Interview

    There were many steps in the interview process. First, I had to submit an application on their website. Next, there was a 30-minute phone interview with an HR representative. After that, they scheduled a more in-depth phone interview. Next, I spent a day on-site completing a series of 2-person behavioral interviews, a mathematical/problem-solving skills test, a multiple-choice personality test, and then a 3-part roleplay over the phone. From my understanding, the events that I completed in the all-day visit sometimes occur over a series of on-site visits. The first phone interview was pretty basic and the HR representative asked about my work/education experience. The second phone interview was behavioral and also involved questions about my past experience. The behavioral interviews were fairly typical and questions were mostly structured in the "Tell me a time..." format. Be sure to have questions to ask at the end of your interviews! The interviewers seemed friendly, proud of their work, and somewhat laidback. At the same time, it did seem like the people had issues finding a work/life balance. The mathematical test included basic math and was mainly related to pricing, and scheduling/orders. There were also a few questions that involved the use of tables/graphs and extracting relevant information from them. The personality test assessed work styles, values, etc. For the first part of the role play, I had to create a production schedule for the day. The second part simulated a meeting in which I needed to address a difficult employee that transferred to my factory and was not willing to help other employees because he felt the tasks (which were actually included in his job description) were below his position as a mechanic. The third part of the role play required me to read email memos and decide what information I did/did not want to share with 2 of my employees in a meeting and also involved mediation/conflict resolution involving issues between their two departments. The role play was my least favorite part of the interview process and I felt it was somewhat awkward and forced.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you had to defend a decision you made.   Answer Question
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    Group Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Merrimack, NH
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Anheuser-Busch (Merrimack, NH) in April 2008.

    Interview

    Long and cumbersum. They really put people through a lot, as they should. There were lots of behavioral based interviews, assessments, and skill tests.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you saw someone being treated disrespectfully. How did you respond?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when your work group fell short of its goals.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Very little room to negotiate.

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    Group Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Anheuser-Busch in October 2012.

    Interview

    The process was extremely grueling, but it is refreshing to see a company that is so concerned about hiring the right person. First came a notification by the HR rep about wanting a phone screen. This was mostly background questions (education, social affiliations etc). I was notified about a week later of another phone screen with their operations manager. This was very similar to the first with more discussion of job history and experiences. After that came a third phone screen with the plant and production managers which was more structured and included a handful of 'tell me a time' type of questions. A couple weeks later I was invited on site and had a 2 on 1 interview with the HR/plant manager. After that I took a math test and a personality test. The math was high school level arithmetic and dealt primarily with extracting important information from graphs/charts. The personality test was 100 situational questions. After passing those, the following day I took a test called the TAP (no clue what it stands for and the people there don't know either). It was 3.5 hours of pure torture. Reading 3 different packets and then having 3 separate 15 minute phone conversations with people pretending to be your boss (scenario 1 where you develope a daily production schedule) and employees on your crew (scenario's 2 and 3 where you have to encourage teamwork with a disgruntled mechanic and go over a series of memo's with 2 employees in a conference call skit). Very awkward but I was notified on my way home that I had passed. A couple of days later I had 2 last phone screens. The first was with corporate people and the second was actually with the CEO of the MCC. The last interview was the most intense. He was very, very proficient at interviewing in comparison to the others and really challenged me to state my best case for why I should have the job. An hour or so after that a contingent offer was made upon passing a background and drug screen. I accepted the job and am still in the contingency phase until passing these last tests. Overall a very good experience!

    Interview Questions

    • "Tell me about a time where you had a conflict with a co-worker and how you handled it?"   Answer Question
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    Group Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Anheuser-Busch in August 2011.

    Interview

    You first had a case study, where you had to make a schedule of a new operations factory and explain it to your fake boss. After you had to do two conflict resolutions with workers below you.

    Interview Questions

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