Anheuser-Busch Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Anheuser-Busch President, North America Luiz Fernando Edmond
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  1. It's OK. Maybe it's just the sales branches that aren't so good.

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    The people I work closely with ate amazing people. Unless they've become sales reps then they are just angry bossy people. Works well with my school schedule and gives me 32 hours a week as part-time when I'm not injured.

    Cons

    Been there for over a year and there is no bonuses or raises even people who have been in my position(merchandiser) for a long time haven't seen a raise. The company as a whole sees you as just a number even if you're boss doesn't. Filing for workman's comp sucks and you don't get any hours if you're hurt and can't do your normal job but you also don't get supplemental pay even though you were injured on the job. It might just be the sales branches because my friends that work at the st. Louis main hub and brewery have the time of their lives but that could also be because they are engineers and make way more than I do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about the little people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 8 year ,Hourly maintenance, employee, with the company through transition to Inbev. Steady pay , still good benefits

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Williamsburg, VA

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch

    Pros

    Technical level schools still offered, pay is about average. School reimbursement is $1000 per year. Healthcare premium is paid for.

    Cons

    Maintenance makes the plants work, no respect for this.No new hires on the horizon to help short handedness. There are no engineers left .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to work on keeping technical knowledge and those people satisfied. Spend roughly 50% to 60% of production time justifying what we do. Financial challenges are impossible to close gaps on. Revisit who gets bonuses and why.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  3. System Engineer

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch

    Pros

    Varied work at many different places. Own boss.

    Cons

    Many jobs are small so you are always changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for bigger projects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Work a steady 40 hours a week. Pay and retirement 401k is good

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    Current Employee - Malt Operator in Moorhead, MN
    Current Employee - Malt Operator in Moorhead, MN

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    Always work a 40-48 hr weeks. The work is pretty easy with lots of downtime due to schedule and breakdowns.

    Cons

    Old plant that can't seem to stay running properly. Shift work with 12 hr shifts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch

    Pros

    Available resources vs. connection to the companies business strategies; great people to work with, strong financial mindset, global footprint, etc.

    Cons

    Too much focus on short term business results, need to learn how to drive profits by selling product vs. cost cutting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace "the consumer is boss" philosophy - don't just talk about it! Need to build foundational business fundamentals and keep experienced professional in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Amazing product, great employees, single-malt management

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Free beer helps! Everyone who works there is motivated, professional, and personable. Ownership and growth is encouraged. The benefits and compensation package is generous and exceeds necessity.

    Cons

    In a workplace where everyone is working to get ahead and meet individual KPIs, there is a lack of teamwork across departments and often a rush to production or cut-corners on quality in reference to technologies. In addition, be prepared to work long hours and be someone who checks your email nonstop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAUSE. Plan, build, test, and repeat early and often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch

    Pros

    great prmotion opportunities, very chnage driven which brings more learning and experience in short period

    Cons

    Low work-life balance due to heavy load of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more associate level interns or contractors to assits management in order for management to focus on strategic priorities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 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
  10. Fun company to work for, lingering politics

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch as an intern

    Pros

    Just the name Anheuser-Busch carries with it a lot of tradition and history. Good salary, friendly co-workers, great company culture. Lots of little perks like free beer, more relaxed dress code, lots of "happy hours" and holiday parties. Flexibility to change roles frequently.

    Cons

    They boast about "no politics" but they're just at a deeper level. Very very frugal on money basically 100% of the time, which is good, but also kind of exhausting sometimes. They're very willing to ignore loyalty and commitment to the company and let people go if it saves them money. Work life balance could be way better.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful

    Great starter career, but company culture quickly diminishing

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    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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