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MillerCoors Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
199 Reviews
3.2
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great perks: cases of free beer/ month, discounts on baseball tickets (in 44 reviews)

  • work life balance a high priority among leadership in my team (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance at the brewery is not the best for people with families (in 20 reviews)

  • Corporate and field sales and marketing are scared to death of the upper management (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Change should be good but not here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    The salaries and benefits are great and if you want to get a known employer name on your resume consider a start here but don't stay too long.

    Cons

    Used to be a fun place to work. Wrong job for most management personnel-lack of people skills; too technical oriented. Taking perks away but expect more (hours; work loads) from employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more gratitude for long time employees and their knowledge base; practice what you preach; stop the check in the box behaviors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Poor leadership in an increasingly competitive industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Fun category, people are able to relax and have fun over a beer after work, HQ work hours are usually pretty manageable

    Cons

    Lack of strong leadership and direction, too many people considered decision makers along the way slow things down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership can't always be a democracy. There needs to be vision and strategy driving decisions rather than short term fixes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Conflicting cultures

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Category Manager National Accounts
    Former Employee - Category Manager National Accounts

    I worked at MillerCoors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great history and brand equities. Benefits are nice, salary is marginally competitive.

    Cons

    Competing cultures from the two companies was too much to manage. Amazing to see the "bull in a china shop" management styles often be rewarded with a promotion. So many talented and respected employees either left or forced out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Taking the "fun" out of the beer business

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

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time

    Pros

    Great industry to be part of, opportunity to work anywhere in the country. Average pay scale for position with many entry level and 3+ years experience roles.

    Cons

    Management is overly focused on finance and metrics. Very little opportunity to advance and a culture that lacks any true teamwork. Expectation that work is your life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A positive culture that values individuals and builds teams will ultimately drive positive results. Fix the culture to fix the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Used to be great...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Beer allowance
    Big marketing budgets
    Some great people
    Bar in HQ
    Travel a lot

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking - particularly at the top levels
    Category is contracting - lack of meaningful plans to change trajectory
    Company is terrified of distributor network, advertising and programming gets watered down as a result
    Old, white men making all decisions
    Too focused on ABI - meanwhile spirits and wine are kicking our butts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on consumer rather than distributor network and business may change
    Consider how ratings of employees impact morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Some Great People and Brands, Terrible Upper Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Lots of motivated, exciting, smart talent. Huge increase in talent since moving to Chicago office. Been with company 5+ years. Some amazing brands to work on with really interesting challenges to dig into and explore. Fun culture most of the time.

    Cons

    Very political. Sales run organization. Lot of good, strategic thinking can be ignored if a vocal sales person in the field has a different opinion. A decision is never actually made at this company. Changing and flip flopping decisions at every level is an every day commonplace and results in enormous churn and burn across the people actually doing the work. This has been a core part of the culture since I started and affects all departments - Finance, Supply Chain, Marketing, Marketing Services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SLT and MLT have got to realize what it's actually like to be a Director and down at MillerCoors. The amount of work and logical thinking thrown out the window based on the whim of a field person calling a VP or above has a devastating affect on moral and is the main reason we lose so much top talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    dysfunctional

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irwindale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irwindale, CA

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

    Pros

    You get free beer, wages are good.

    Cons

    The place is very dysfunctional , they send you to classes involving world class manufacturing and tell you they want the low level employees to be empowered, yet they hire low level supervisors who want to micro manage all the employees below them. They hire supervisors that have no clue on this type of production work, they lie about the real reason for downtime, and just want to produce product without concerns about quality or safety.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to succeed at world class manufacturing then stop hiring management in Irwindale that want to micro manage people that work below them, and want product to be run no matter what the quality of the product is, or what the safety condition are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Don't follow their own ethics and values

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

    I worked at MillerCoors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The good people are great. Environment can be fun at times.

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees. Claim to have ethics and values, but don't represent them. Bullying others from certain staff is acceptable. Diversity and inclusion are just buzz words and not adhered to or followed. No recognition for certain positions when you go above and beyond.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because you play the politic game well does not mean that you can bully other employes. Follow your own ethics code.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Brands

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at MillerCoors full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of dedicated employees, on site medical and exercise facilities. Beer store on premises, ok benefits, co. match to 401k

    Cons

    This is a classic case of how not to do a JV. Five years later and still operating on two legacy SAP systems. Workload is not reasonable, performance rating system is a joke. No longer a fun place to work. Most of the director level management lacks the basics of the beer business. MC upper management has not addressed retention issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great industry to work in but..........

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

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

    Pros

    great people, great benefits, great brands, awesome distributor partners

    Cons

    the senior managers really buy into "good ole boys" culture, culture driven by senior management is horrible. Corporate and field sales and marketing are scared to death of the upper management. If you aren't part of the "club" then they automatically think you aren't doing your job. Performance doesn't matter. They are cutting frontline sales and marketing people, but yet continue to invest in non-value added positions at corporate. SR managers all survived the most recent lay-offs. Last I read, it all starts at the top. Time to make changes to the guys at the top who aren't driving better business result and are only pulling the puppet strings.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good Luck!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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