Anheuser-Busch

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Anheuser-Busch Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
237 Reviews
3.0
237 Reviews
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Anheuser-Busch President, North America Luiz Fernando Edmond
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Casual work environment, little accountability, free beer once a month (in 35 reviews)

  • 2 free cases of beer/month--even for interns (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is moving in the wrong direction (in 19 reviews)

  • Long hours are expected, but then again, where aren't they (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    Company takes care of you. Job is not for everybody

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch

    Pros

    New Management seems to want to take of the employers

    Cons

    Long hours, pay vs. amount of work for set job doesn't equal out.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Anheuser-Busch - Career Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - People in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - People in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    Anheuser-Busch is an amazing company to grow your career. From the endless opportunities for advancement, global opportunities, ability to work on once-in-a lifetime projects, ownership of your area, casual work environment, to happy hours and the people, we are a great company to call home. Who wouldn't want to be the beer (wo)man!

    Cons

    You are challenged daily in your roles and responsibilities. It's not always easy and employees are stretched, however, with our collaborative work environment and team effort we all strive to exceed expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue promoting our principals and listening to your employees!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Key account manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun industry - category leadership

    Cons

    Loss of focus on fundamentals, spend too much time justifying our results rather than working to improve them, management tends to not value employees and leads by fear

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to basics, key in on the true measurables that drive the business, develop plans to improve customer service, focus on actionable plans that win customers hearts and wallets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Quality Assurance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch

    Pros

    Great over time pay when it was available

    Cons

    Hours weren't available enough as a relief analyst

  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good place to learn, always look for an exit/better opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a great place to learn. You will work with some of the smartest people in the business, and will get access to some top level resources. Outside of the social opportunities, A-B still remains a very serious place to work - and it will drive you to be an efficient worker, especially since there are only so many hours in the day.

    Cons

    After two years, you should consider leaving. Management is always looking to trim fat, or hire somebody newer, younger, and with more impressive credentials. As a U.S. employee, the bonus payouts are either small or nil. You're better off pursuing a job with the global group.

    If you're interviewing with the company - consider asking if the interviewers or your manager has a target to recruit you to the organization. The odds are that they probably will not have work for you to do for a few months, which only makes you more expendable. The company is quick to hire new MBA's with zero work experience, and then push out senior employees with 15+ years of experience.

    The onboarding process is horrible. The HR function's only real value add is to let people go. Because of the constant fear of being let go, senior (pre-merger) employees will not share any information with you, or work to discredit you at any opportunity in order to keep themselves safe in management's eyes (hardly the case).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what our customers want versus trying to put a product down their throat. Learn how to get ahead of the curve (instead of being reactionary).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top down mentality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hourly in Fairfield, CA
    Current Employee - Hourly in Fairfield, CA

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good health and vacation benefits.

    Cons

    No respect for skilled workers. Horrible work life balance. There's a reason the company hires young managers with no family life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you really want to be #1, figure out how to treat people with respect. That will attract quality people and make existing employees want to work hard for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Career Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Career opportunities are endless
    You can move within US, North America, or Globally
    If you work hard, you are rewarded and promoted quickly (nevery in position longer than 2-3 years if you deliver
    Candid feedback weekly

    Cons

    You must be mobile to become a leader

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what it used be...Horrible Company, Horrible Management. Big Promises...No room for growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting/Finance in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Accounting/Finance in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not too many pros a side from getting free beer.

    Cons

    Treat you bad. High Turnover. I feel like just a number. They like to make ppl work part time so that they don't have to pay benefits to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something for employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    High turnover and managers that don't look out for their teams

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large global network, diverse opportunities for career changes and an emphasis on lateral movement, an exciting and fast paced industry.

    Cons

    The culture of ABI is all about the bottom line. There is extremely high turnover, and pressure is unadulterated from the CEO all the way down the commercial organization. Very few managers are willing to stick up for their employees, and the high turnover rate means few develop the skills they need to effectively manage a team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employee development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great starter career, but company culture quickly diminishing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing opportunity for advancement, known name, stable company, decent benefits and 401k options, competitive pay scale. Forward thinking and innovative company, well-respected in the marketplace for the most part. The older, more senior employees are some of the best people and mentors you can ask for - but are being quickly pushed out for younger, lower cost employees.

    Cons

    Work-life balance non existent anymore. Expectations have become unreasonable at best. There is a new product, program, or routine being introduced nearly every week and keeping up with it all is nearly impossible. You are tracked on everything and there are reports on everything...they actually run reports which track the number and frequency of reports being ran.

    You have a great opportunity for advancement and bumping your pay scale, however you must be mobile and willing to move every year to 18 months (until senior mgmt levels). If you aren't mobile, you will be lucky if you get an annual merit increase. If you are willing to move, you are discouraged from being selective, so if there is a job opening they have you in mind for you are expected to enthusiastically take it or you get black listed.

    Goals and objectives are constantly moving and based on (what the other guy is doing). If you are given an initial goal of 25% distribution, once you hit that target you are then told to get to 50%, and the objective will keep moving until 100% (whether it is reasonable or fitting for the market or not). If you are given a goal of 25% growth, but another guy on the team is at 50%, then 50% immediately becomes the new standard and you are now under-performing. You are never "done".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down, don't treat employees like capital that you can move around and work ragged. You are unnecessarily burning out your workforce. There are lots of good ideas, brands, and programs to be introduced but you have to support those brands and have a plan - "just get it done" isn't a plan.

    Stop moving the finish line on every objective and goal. Be reasonable with the number of objectives and the performance expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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