Anheuser-Busch Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
221 Reviews

2.9
221 Reviews
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Anheuser-Busch President, North America Luiz Fernando Edmond
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59 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Casual work environment, little accountability, free beer once a month (in 33 reviews)

  • 2 cases of beer per month for all employees (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Probably a place that respects their work-life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Long hours are expected, but then again, where aren't they (in 18 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great to work for the King of Beers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist

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

    Pros

    AB was generous in their benefits, compensation and perks when I worked for them prior to the In-Bev buy-out. The company was always striving to be forward thinking and leading edge on all their marketing, technology, and industry efforts.

    Cons

    Since the company was always trying to improve shareholder confidence and company objectives, it felt like you were constantly on call or at work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Love it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you get the right manager, they will give you autonomy over your own market. With an education, you can move up pretty fast.

    Cons

    Corporate structure. Sometimes you have to put up with everyone above you reaping your benefits but that's with any job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Manager  in  Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    If you show initiative, you will be encouraged to explore, though given limited budget
    Good compensation
    Great people work in the beer industry
    If you are smart and want to get ahead, you can very much do it

    Cons

    With limited IT department, it is difficult to pursue enterprise tech innovation. Lots of room for improvement here.
    All non-hourly employees are overworked, but the compensation is generally in-line with that.
    Definite difference to how employees are treated based on what organization they are in - supply vs. sales (sales is better)
    Continued budget cutting and conflicting initiatives between organizations produces higher-than-average stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From a business perspective, the direction the company is going should consistently deliver returns to investors. This is positive. However, with the growing trend in work simulating a home environment, you may find high-performing employees deciding to leave for lower paying jobs with better environments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I was blessed to have worked for AB for 19 years, albeit 17 of those years were before In-Bev.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Technician  in  Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Gainesville, FL

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    AB was truly a pro-employee company during the years I spent there. The AB philosophy was to be the best, and they were forward thinking enough to invest in technology and employee training to achieve those goals. I felt like family, was well compensated, and well trained.

    Cons

    Everybody was expected to work hard to achieve the company's objectives, if you want to call that a "con". Cronyism is perhaps my strongest criticism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the glory that was once AB. Take some pages from August III's playbook and make AB more than just another beer company once again. The icon can only stay on top just so long without something other that profit margins behind it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful Summer Job at Grant's Farm (AB)

    Former Employee - Merchandise Associate At Grant's Farm  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Merchandise Associate At Grant's Farm in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    nice people
    flexible schedule
    good environment to work in
    productive yet relaxed atmosphere
    good training period, it really makes you feel prepared for your job responsibilities

    Cons

    lack of raises and bonuses

    Recommends
  7.  

    The end of an era - the last of the American dream companies.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Before the takeover, at A-B you knew you were a part of an iconic, historic company. I am still proud I worked there - proud of the work I did. Everything was first class. We did everything with detail and perfection. The ideal work opportunity though the hours were long and the work was never ending. Tons of travel expected but company paid for you to stay in luxury. Definite glass ceiling. Women were not treated completely fairly because a lot of the men did behave as if it were still the 60's. they were definitely concerned about sexual harassment. Very Mad Men sexist mentality. Amazing benefits and travel opportunities. Profitable and generous to employees. I will forever pity August IV as he has to exist as the man that let this American legacy, this symbol of American ideals fall into foreign hands. A shame.

    Cons

    As a woman I was devalued and paid much less.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Who doesn't want to work for a beer company?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Great people, free beer, cool history, and did I mention free beer?

    Cons

    Resistant to change, and long time to make a decision

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great to work for industry leader

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    Pride in company, well known, great benefits. Lots of opportunity for advancement, especially if you are willing to relocate. (I wasn't.) Flexible schedule was great.

    Cons

    Long hours are expected, but then again, where aren't they? Not sure the environment is the same now that they've been bought by Inbev. Have heard mixed reviews.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A good place to work until InBev bought the comapny

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Tester  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Software Tester in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Above average pay as well as free beer

    Cons

    Wasn't many cons until Inbev bought company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging and rewarding work

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

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people and teamwork. Plenty of employee development and decent opportunities.

    Cons

    Some managers do not have any people management skills and company does not seem to invest in giving them this training.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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