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Updated Jan 29, 2015
Updated Jan 29, 2015
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  1.  

    Global Management Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Anheuser-Busch.

    Interview Details

    The first interview was an hour long case study. 30 min to review the material, 30 min to present and answer questions. Case study tested marketing, sales, and supply chain skills.

    Second interview was behavioral. Questions such as what is your favorite non-AB brand? Why is your favorite brand successful? What is your favorite marketing campaign and why? Name a time when you failed?

    Third interview was in St. Louis. First half of the day included a brewery tour and Q&A session with current GMTs. Second half was a 2.5 hour business simulation game. All candidates were split into teams of 5 and given a hypothetical company and targets for each month. Team has to work together to reach targets.

    Final round interview was in St. Louis. Panel interview with company executives. Mainly looking for how you interact with fellow candidates and presenting yourself to senior management.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Seasonal Quality Assurance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    A very long process for a rewarding position. Includes a personality test, phone skill test, math test, typing test, and 3-4 interviews depending on the position. Took about 2 months total, try scheduling interviews for the day after the phone call saying you advanced to the next step. Be prepared for interviews with two people at once, including with the Brewmaster and General Managers themselves.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Union-set pay, no negotiation but not a bad hourly rate.
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Anheuser-Busch.

    Interview Details

    HR took months to get back to me on interviews and scheduling. Interviews were disjointed and disorganized. At certain levels, you will have to meet with senior management (VP level) in order to qualify due to banding. Because of the additional level of interviews, it might take months to get a final offer - if at all.

    Interview Questions
    • Interview questions were standard "tell me of a difficult situation" or "tell me about this" type questions. Nothing fancy.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Always ask for a higher salary because you might not receive a raise for several years.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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  5.  

    Plant Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Anheuser-Busch.

    Interview Details

    Made initial contact with recruiters at college career fair in the morning and was asked to return for follow-up interview that afternoon. Afternoon interview consisted of a 3-person panel interview (2 from HR and 1 from engineering). Time was spent going-through my resume and experience, with much discussion on whether I was interested in a position as a plant engineer (doing actual engineering work) or as an engineering manager (managing personnel) - I was more interested in the former rather than the latter. Following the panel interview, I had to take a test that evaluated personality and management/leadership style.

    Interview Questions
    • Was asked to explain a time that I had to quickly solve an unexpected engineering problem involving a project I was working on. While I was able to answer the question well with a good example, being a college student at the time, I thought that some (if not many) college students might not have relevant experience to draw-upon for answering such a question.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milan, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milan, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Anheuser-Busch in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    My first interview was only about my personal background, my aims and my experience as a PR and communication employee. The HR manager checked my marketing and consumer behaviour knowledge, as well as my English and German.

    Later, I had a skype-interview with the European Marketing Manager, relating to a business case set during the Soccer World Championship. I had to promote and convice some clients that were reluctant about beer as the main sponsor of that event.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you deal with a company that is in doubt about use our brand as main sponsor for Soccer World Championship? What tips do you think are the most useful to promote Budweiser in an airport?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Because they asked me to start earlier and I had two exams to sit, before my graduation. Moreover, I lived in an other country different from mine and that of the job.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Group Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Van Nuys, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Van Nuys, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Anheuser-Busch in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not negotiated because it was fair.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seasonal Production Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Anheuser-Busch in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process is sort of a long process. Fill out app on-line then had to take online behavioral, then onsite skills test, then your structured interview, then TAP test and finally your final interview with management. The Skills test is reading, basic math with some percentages, tables and graphs, mechanical. The TAP interview is a phone exercise where you're given a pamphlet of information to go over before the phone rings(30 mins to review) and your role playing starts with a disgruntled employee you're to convince to become a team player and then the second one is you're supervisor calling about a problem that occurred on the line that you have to own up to.

    Interview Questions
    • It's all pretty straightforward questions like what would you do in this situation or name a time when type of questions. Nothing out of the ordinary.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Got phone call a couple weeks after final interview saying I got the offer if I was still interested and I accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Group Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Brewery Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Anheuser-Busch.

    Interview Details

    multiple intervies, including Plant Manager

    Interview Questions
    • All behavioral questions. eg "What would you do if.....?"   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Group Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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

    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview

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