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Updated Jul 30, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Marketing Interview

Marketing

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Anheuser-Busch in January 2009.

Interview Details – 3 interviews total. Extensive backround check. Personality test with situational questions. Laid back company culture but uptight interviews. Advice would be to prepare for "Name a time when" questions. Drug tests are mandatory.

Interview Question – Name a time when you persuaded someone.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Marketing Interview

Marketing

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Anheuser-Busch in June 2010.

Interview Details – The whole process took a little over a month. I had a phone interview first. Then I went in and met with the managers of my department. then I came back to meet the 2 main bosses. Then I had to come back a third time with college transcripts, a drug test, a full background check. The interviews were very probing, a lot of "tell me a time when..."

Interview Question – Tell me a time when you persuaded someone   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was given my offer and told I couldn' negotiate...rather strange.


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Sales Representative Interview

Sales Representative
Oklahoma City, OK

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Anheuser-Busch in November 2010.

Interview Details – You will have 1 interview with the branch manger and a DSM. they will ask you a bunch of questions of what you would do in certain situations.

Interview Question – How in your past jobs have you helped the business   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was none


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Group Manager Interview

Group Manager

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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

Reason for Declining – Disapproved of the location


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior Controller Interview

Senior Controller
Budapest (Hungary)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Anheuser-Busch in February 2009.

Interview Details – Recruiting agency, AC

Interview Question – Being surprised of information I already detailed on my CV beforehand.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Group Manager Interview

Group Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Anheuser-Busch.

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

Interview Question – The role play/TAP assessment   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Group Manager Interview

Group Manager
Van Nuys, CA

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed 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 Question – TAP Interview because it was unexpected.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not negotiated because it was fair.


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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Group Manager Interview

Group Manager
Merrimack, NH

I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Anheuser-Busch in January 2011.

Interview Details – 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 Question – Tell me a time when you had to defend a decision you made.   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Group Manager Interview

Group Manager
Baldwinsville, NY

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Anheuser-Busch in March 2011.

Interview Details – 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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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Group Manager Interview

Group Manager

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Anheuser-Busch in March 2011.

Interview Details – Be warned that the interview process is very lengthy and somewhat repetitive.
You will meet or speak with multiple levels of management to ensure that the company and position is a good fit for both parties.
My personal interview process consisted of a phone screening, on site management skill/role play assessment, panel interview, additional phone interview.
The management assessment and math skills test are both quick and easy.
The role is slightly more challenging and will be difficult for someone with weak interpersonal skills. They do make it pretty obvious when you do something wrong during the role play.
All face to face interviews are pretty standard and consist of "tell me a time when..." style questions.
They will only progress you through these steps if you are a contender for the position so stay positive and make sure to FOLLOW UP all interviews with thank you emails.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me a time when you were faced with a difficult problem that you didnt know start solving.   Answer Question
  • Tell me a time when you saw someone being treated unfairly, how did you respond?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not much room for negotiation. Most people they are hiring are college grads and giving the high level of competition they really don't need to negotiate.

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