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Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
44 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its expierence, Brito is ruthless

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electrician/Process Control in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Electrician/Process Control in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at InBev

    Pros

    Bargaining unit gives you time to brace yourself for a up coming rough ride in contract negotiation; this i am thankful for. Good expeirence with technical skills. supervisors are good to work with for most part, upper managment is different story. Kind of like the government, they are so dissconnected from the people they are supposed to support.

    Cons

    learn how company hierarchy works. Learn how managment promotions are givin to those who lack expierence. Be prepaired to learn on your own; managment doesnt even know there own job because they are moved around so much; cant blame them, they are in the same boat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    why advise, you already know everything.....right?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former pay from AB is great; hard work is no longer rewarded; just those who dance!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at InBev

    Pros

    Exposure to Sr. Management
    Everyone in one location is great and able to get things done quickly

    Cons

    Unable to make decisions... only one decision maker in departement - the VP.
    Too many interruptions, IM, walk-ups due to one floor,
    Everythying is manual and more processes are being put in place to create more bottle necks.
    What used to be great at AB is now the opposite at ABInBev.
    Principles are preached... but not followed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The people are all leaving because no one wants to fix the problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Run for cover

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordniator in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordniator in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at InBev

    Pros

    The comapny was great to work for when it was Anhuser-Busch

    Cons

    They bought out the company I previously worked for. Laid off tons of people. Including employees that worked for AB for over 15yrs and did their job afficently. I was one of the last to get laid off in my department. However, with each lay off came a younger and more incompitant replacement. They would take recent college grads and young proffs with 1-2yrs when clearly more experienced was needed. The only reasoning I could come up with was with talking to a few of the new employees their salaries were conciderably lower than the previous. Point being this: hard work will NOT be rewarded and once you start to aquire experience and will be deserving of a pay raise you will be replaced by someone younger to cut costs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your current employees with a job well done not a compasation package and boot out the door. Simply for the fact that you just bought and took over one of their companies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A brewer that thinks like a banker

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Marketing in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Director Marketing in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at InBev

    Pros

    For non-family oriented young type A men, this is a great place. There is a high expectation of promotable employees to relocate, often. Compensation can be lucrative, but it is highly leveraged against acheiving "KPI's" which some feel are are intentionally set too high.

    Cons

    Anheuser-Busch was acquired by InBev in November of 2008. The legacy A-B people (like me) are generally not happy. The legacy InBev people are generally very happy. Outsiders who join the company now are brought in by the legacy InBev people, so they are generally happy too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop giving speechs to the employees than include your opinion that of every 500 employees, only 5 or so are truly valuable. Its usually the only part of the speech they remember.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Successfull company with great products lacks personal guidance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Nijmegen (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Nijmegen (Netherlands)

    I worked at InBev full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Salary, car, bonus, laptop, all great. Fun colleagues and nice products and support. Great (sales) meetings. Especially national and international. Inspirational business development and career opportunities.

    Cons

    Short in coaching and support for personal development. No smart phone and KPI's really wreck daily sales work. Focusing on indirectly applying rules and regulations. Morning (phone) calls were mainly a repeating of top-down info without being constructive in daily sales in any way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    No focus on people - only profits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Office Worker in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Office Worker in Luton, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Able to move to different countries if you want to and can make the grade. well recognised brands.

    Cons

    There is no focus on the employees, no pay review of any kind for the last 4 years, lots of redundancies in the UK as the business centralises to Belgium or off-shores to Hungary to save money. At the same time the remaining staff are expected to do more with less people for little recognition as the bonus scheme and pension is eroded every year as well.
    The HR department are virtually non existent and spend most of their time writing policies that don't get published.
    If you're stuck for work I'm sure that there are worse places to be but go in knowing that it certainly isn't all sunshine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either stop trying to pretend that you have a lovely people culture or actually do something about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cutting costs, at all costs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reporting Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Reporting Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    - Good atmosphere in lower bands
    - Flexible working hours
    - Lenient with lunch break time, other chat or smoke breaks as long as the job is done

    Cons

    - Not a competitive salary, unfair bonus systems, salary increases upon promotion minimal.
    - Limited promotion opportunities if you're not a Management Trainee.
    - Getting a good performance review only possible with numerous unpaid overtime hours
    - Very, very limited training opportunities (0 live trainings in >1 year employment)
    - IT heavily unreliable: downtime and slowdown of systems frustrate near all employees and >1h per day is lost.
    - Not all the tools necessary to do the job well are at your disposal due to cost savings
    - Continuous outsourcing and downgrading to the cheapest "good enough to continue operations" option
    - Many employees feel exploited and leave quickly, replaced by a cheap newly grad with reduced salary
    - High pressure and work load

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Don't expect a Lufthansa service if you're only willing to pay a Ryanair price."

    If management would really live up to it's self-proclaimed principle that people are the center of the business, they really need to invest in keeping good employees happy and able to do their job without daily frustrations caused by cut costs where they shouldn't be cut.

    If the continuous scare of not receiving a bonus and the never-ending faltering of tools continue to frustrate people, people and knowledge retention may soon be low enough that core functions can no longer be executed adequately. The BSC a "center of excellence"? It's a center of barely good to continue functioning at the lowest cost possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not for human...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at InBev full-time

    Pros

    Ownership, shared individual targets working on the same projects
    Result focused
    Critical projects are delivered on time
    Compensation: if considering together with bonus is quite competetive

    Cons

    Forget about personal life. Many cases when people lost their families due to long hours at work and stress
    You need to be a hawk / eagle to abuse others showing that you're great owner for being promoted
    Bonus now is only for top performers in WEZ and it's not transparent at all
    Brazilians are on prefferance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people as asset, not only those selected ones (band 4 and below)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Procurement Russia

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at InBev full-time

    Pros

    If you need to breakthrough in your career and you are ready to work long hours and if you are a fighter it is a right place to be, very result driven. Company does not look at your age you can be promoted if you bring results even if you are young. Hope things will improve with an arrival of Stuart(Zone President )

    Cons

    Lots of burrocracy, Standards working not for everyone. Industry is down which is translated into employers mood. People are not a value but resource, if you are not efficient then you are out. No bonus 3rd year. Very stressfull work ( procedures grow at the samee time less people each year due to optimisation)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Challenge should be but they should be not impossible to achieve, don't take Global's challenges, so we have unachieveble targets again. Dont overinvest in management trainees. Decrease burrorcacy in finance department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good people, bad pay

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Manager
    Current Employee - Group Manager

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

    Pros

    - Amazing people
    - Free beer

    Cons

    - High Turnover
    - Long hours for little pay
    - No interest on being competitive in the job market, rather their focus is on replacing people quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to retain people in the company. You will safe money in training and the knowledge acquired will remain in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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