Anheuser-Busch

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Anheuser-Busch Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 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.  

    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

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great rewards for those willing to work hard

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

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The modern Anheuser Busch (Inbev) preaches meritocracy and for the most part, its true. Those who work hard, get promoted and get rewarded.
    The company is not afraid to accelerate high performers and due to the size of the company and a decent amount of churn there are a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Micro management. The company is built on "Positive Friction" which ideally should challenge and only push forth the best ideas, but it really just results in everyone responding in knee jerk fashion to senior managements various and generally not cohesive opinions, which often change depending on how the wind is blowing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the A-B culture will prove successful in the marketplace, so i'm hesitant to suggest changing anything. That said allowing some level of "Bottom up" thinking, rather than constant top down pressure may be helpful in pockets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Fast-paced, challenging environment with passionate employees.

    • 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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for employees willing to go the extra mile. Fun environment with the expected perks of working in a brewery.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is seriously lacking. 12-13 hours days are not uncommon. Lots of opportunity to allow employees more job autonomy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Under Pat Stokes' Leadership this was the most amazing company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    When I was there we treated very well (great travel budgets for instance, tickets to major music and sporting events) in exchange for an average salary without much bonus or YTY COL raises and very long hours. Prestige of brand was an incredible door opener. Everyone took your calls and your business needs were the highest priority.

    Cons

    They expected you to be completely devoted to the company - your career must be the center of your universe. You should answer calls and emails in the middle of the night (officers of the company would want to rant immediately) even though nothing could be worked on until other businesses and vendors opened the next morning. You were expected to fall in the line of duty, so to speak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Under new ownership so I am not sure...other than to keep the company based in St Louis - it is an American icon. Much more than just a beer company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    production worker

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    very relaxed environment to work at. safety is very important and comes first. everyone tries to do best. its has a talented team of workers, company commitment to being world class in all its operations

    Cons

    to get hired full time and benefit is difficult. advancement can seem difficult because of long serving worker and vast experience. with inbev taking over its taking away some of the fun before

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great to work for the King of Beers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time (more than an 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
  8.  

    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 (more than an 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
  9.  

    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 (more than an 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  11.  

    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 (more than an 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

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