Anheuser-Busch Interview Questions

Updated Jul 17, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Anheuser-Busch in December 2009.

    Interview

    There are six stages to the selection process: 1. CV-screening Good academics results and proof of initiative wrt extracurricular activities are essential here. 2. Online test on abstract reasoning skills & cultural fit As the description indicates this stage involves a lot of reasoning and personality tests. You first have to fill in some motivational boxes, e.g. why you want to join AB Inbev. Then there is a timed part (90 minutes) in which your personality is mapped and IQ/intelligence is tested by means of multiple choice questions. 3. Video interview If all this goes well you are invited for a video interview (skype was used) and you're asked typical interview questions (e.g. what are your strengths, weaknesses, disappointments, motivation for life changing decisions etc.). From feedback I derived that it is important to be quick on your feet, and be prepared. These types of questions are pretty standard so look them up. It is also quite essential that you know the company itself, so browse the website thoroughly. 4. First assessment day All over Europe assessment days (10 in total) are held where you are expected to prepare a business case in 20 minutes and then discuss it in group, coming to a consensus and a final decision. The key to being successful here is being fast, you don't get time to read everything so be selective. I was presented with a business case in which you had to pick a project to use a budget for. There wasn't a lot of creativity involved, the main distinguishing features were taking charge ("leading the meeting, keeping time") and being analytical, keep figures in your head. Sadly this is where the application process ended for me. After this stage only 40 applicants remained. 5. AB Inbev day Another assessment day where approximately half/ a third is eliminated. 6. Panel interview A panel interview at AB Inbev HQ with high ranking managers among which the CEO, Carlos Brito. Overall perception: The selection is hard for "normal" master's degree (soon to be) graduates as myself. Most of the people present had internship/post master experience. However AB Inbev comes across as very professional and interesting to work for. The program is extremely selective, only 10-20 people are selected from a pool of a couple of thousand applicants, coming from all over Europe.

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    Global Management Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Anheuser-Busch (Saint Louis, MO) in September 2011.

    Interview

    First round interview was a group business simulation. Room was cut in half and presented a case. Had 30 minutes to plan, 10 minutes to speak. The goal here is to be the obvious leader. Not just the person who talks the loundest but someone who takes charge and offers solid advice and reasons. I was not this person and did not move on. 1:1 interview would have occurred the very next day.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you implement two new beers into the current portfolio.   1 Answer
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    Global Management Training Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Anheuser-Busch (Saint Louis, MO) in October 2012.

    Interview

    I applied for this position through our campus recruiting service. I was sent an email soon after with links to a personality fit test and IQ test. Three days later I was sent an email inviting me to an on campus case interview. For the case interview, they sat me in a room and gave me a packet of information and told me that I had 30 min to come up with a solution and formulate an eight minute presentation to pitch to the interviewers in the next room. After the presentation the interviewers asked a couple questions and said that they would let me know the results of the interview by phone that night. They called me that night and invited me to another on campus interview at 10:00 the next morning. This was a typical behavioral interview that lasted about 35 minutes. They notified me about 4 days later that I was invited to fly out to St. Louis for a group interview. This group interview consisted of a business simulation where we were split into teams to make business decisions to try and win the competition. After the simulation, they took us to see (and take photos with) the famous Clydesdale horses. We then got to tour the facilities and browse the gift shop. I was contacted by email later that week to say that I would be flown out to the final interview stage, the panel interview. This day they gave us a brewing tutorial and then took 6 candidates into a room to have a group interview with 6 of the top employees in the organization, including the North American Zone President. They asked individual questions and asked us to ask each other questions. I was called 3 days later and informed that I was not being offered the job because they felt that I was not committed to the company in the long term.

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    Category Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Anheuser-Busch.

    Interview

    Go through Envision staffing services for initial phone interview, after that interview prepare to be barraged by behavioral/situational interview questions by a 3-4 person panel, and pretty much only those type of questions. Master the STAR technique: Situation Task Action & Response.

    Interview Questions

    • paraphrased - Tell me about a time where you were faced with a hard situation in the work place. What actions did you take to resolve the situation and what was the result of those actions?   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Anheuser-Busch in August 2014.

    Interview

    I was very surprised by how unprofessional the HR process was at AB. I was notified by email that I'd been selected to interview and asked to select my availability from a list of dates. Despite repeatedly following up by email and phone, I didn't hear anything back about scheduling well past the last date listed as an option. For a while, I truly suspected the interview request wasn't real. After giving up, I finally got a reply, giving me a single scheduling option two days later. Once I finally made it to the actual interview, it was more like what I would expect from a company of this size and caliber. The questions were very tough and it did seem like their efforts to convey just how much and how hard I'd be working were a little over the top, but nothing too extreme.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation in which your short term goals were incompatible with your long term goals and how you resolved it.   Answer Question
  7.  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Anheuser-Busch in February 2013.

    Interview

    I was given this interview opportunity by the means of a website setup by my university/affiliates. The website is well structured and can be very resourceful (offers resume overview, tips, great detailed searches, interviews you qualify for). Companies can access student's uploaded resumes and request more information through the specific educational department. I applied for the paid internship as a Junior with plenty of experience (3 years before I re-enrolled, and 2 years before then) as well as it being a passion of mine. Interview scheduled on campus, and was interviewed by 3 managers per-say. One was the Network Administrator, a PR Hiring guy, and my specific project manager if hired. Switched roles between good cop/bad cop by critiquing my claimed knowledge/experience by means of asking specific detailed questions. Efficient interviewing on their part, but I could see how it could rattle others. I loved it however I was noticeably sick and apologized for that while keeping a professional demeanor.

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    • Asked very specific programming questions regarding libraries I would use in situation X on Y hardware, etc etc.   1 Answer
  8.  

    Global Traineeship Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Brussels (Belgium)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Anheuser-Busch (Brussels (Belgium)) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Took over 2 months. Had 3 online tests. First a cultural fit, than behavioural test and finally a logical test. After the online tests a phone interview with case study.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the challenges AbInbev will face in the future?   Answer Question
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    Business/Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Anheuser-Busch (Saint Louis, MO) in September 2014.

    Interview

    The application process was smooth and easy. I applied through my University career link and was offered an interview within weeks. I did little research of the company and brushed up on my resume the night before - nothing too drastic. The interview itself was 45 minutes long with (2) staff from their Finance Department. The questions were mainly behavioral. The interview is the hardest I've experienced and it was not a good one either. The questions themselves were very wordy and lengthy although in the end what they're asking you is basically the generic behavioral questions. I often had to ask them to repeat the question or rephrase it. The interviewer themselves seemed disengaged and wanted to hurry up with my interview. Throughout my answers, they kept asking follow-up questions that seemed more like instigating rather than clarifying. It made me feel uncomfortable, as if what I told them was not genuine enough. 10 minutes into the interview, I knew that the vibe from the interview was not going well - from both sides. I left knowing I did not impress them but I was alright with that because the feeling was mutual. I still sent a long thank you email promptly telling them I appreciated their time. I did not hear from them at all. Two months later, I contacted via e-mail and still no reply to that. It's disappointing to know how I took the time to apply, prepare, and wait throughout this application process and in return, they couldn't even spend 5 minutes letting me know of their decisions.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe to me how your leadership role at school has helped you in preparation for your career?   Answer Question
  10.  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Anheuser-Busch in September 2012.

    Interview

    Applied online, a week later was asked to take a logic test which wasn't very demanding, was invited to a on campus information session, and was invited to a on campus case interview. The case was a hard one, I had 30 mins with the case information which consisted of about 13 pages. Then afterwards I had a 10 mins presentation to AB recruiting people.

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    Engineering Co-Op Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    It was a very long process. A couple of online tests, a in person interview, an onsite interview--where you take a very odd/long TAP-role play assessment, then finally a final interview via phone.

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