MillerCoors Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
188 Reviews
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188 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get free beer and the place is fun to work for (in 43 reviews)

  • work life balance a high priority among leadership in my team (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance at the brewery is not the best for people with families (in 19 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    High pay. Fast work pace. Heavy work load. No promise to be a permanent employee. No weekends for temps.

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Intern in Irwindale, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Irwindale, CA

    I worked at MillerCoors as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learn overall process of brewing. Very nice people. High pay.

    Cons

    Very fast pace, large work load. Temp needs to work at least 6 months to 1 year to have a chance to be a permanent employee. but sometimes long time commitment isn't taken into account when hired. Someone new can be hired.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deco Operatir in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Deco Operatir in Golden, CO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, upper management leaves a lot to be desired. Team leaders are awesome.

    Cons

    Container plants have really changed with the joint venture with Ball. Definitely not like the old Coors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If it isn't broke don't fix it! You are running all your talent out the door. Needs a change in production management, like someone who isn't out to crap on the production crew. Oh and someone with a lot more experience than Adam Bennett.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    "This used to be a fun place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Golden, CO

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

    Pros

    *Pay is phenomenal for those with no higher education and in management.
    *Paid vacation is really good.
    *Insurance benefits are decent.
    *Great people
    *A rich history demonstrated by stories of “the good 'ol days”.
    *MillerCoors University offers opportunities to develop in a variety of directions.
    *Get under the right manager/supervisor and they'll take care of your every-day needs while helping you develop for future aspirations.

    Cons

    *Can't speak for Miller, but the joint venture has been very poor for the Coors side as alignment between the two companies has been carried out in a very illogical and inefficient way.
    *Company is too big for management at all levels to cope with.
    *Craft is on the rise, but the beer industry is on the decline overall. MillerCoors can't get out of the mindset of supporting failing brands, like Miller Lite and Coors Light, and favoring the smaller brands that the market is supporting. Can't count the number of times a friend has told me how much they like the smaller brands, but can't stand the bigger staple brands.
    *Slash-and-burn mentality towards reducing head count. No plan to properly distribute duties of vacant positions prior to shutting those positions down. It's just expected that those left have to do more with less leaving no room to devote proper attention to your position-specific responsibilities.
    *With head count falling, many in production/operations have worked weeks without a day off. Talk about work/life inbalance.
    *Managers who receive low scores on the employee surveys are simply ignored and allowed to continue with business as usual, or worse are promoted out of the position.
    *If you have a Bachelor's in Science, you'll be paid less than those in the brewery who have a GED.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Within my relatively short time with the company I've seen the mood change dramatically across the entire brewery. One of the greatest perks is the amount of paid vacation time, but as one former employee mentioned, if the greatest perk is the time spent away from work, then there's something wrong with your job. I'll say as those who've worked here for decades before me commonly say, "This used to be a fun place to work."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People, Poor, Incompetent Management with lack of Long term outlook (nor incentive to have one); Lack of culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Beer is a very fun industry, and very tangible; a lot of pride working in a business where you can see fruits of labors. Work life balance is good. Compensation is very competitive and comparable for some jobs. You can do a lot of jobs in a short span if you choose or stay with one. Beer events and pub benefits are great way to nurture company culture; training opportunities are great; coworkers are phenomenal people on the whole; vacation time paid off is well above norm or average; good diversity in the lower ranks.

    Cons

    the company promotes the old school/ good ol boys type culture; it's not truly results driven, as multiple have been promoted with nothing to show for it; old school culture has allowed people to get away with serious violations of ethics and morals. The company manages by exception; and also tries to consensus build all the time. There are clearly people who aren't fit to be people managers, yet don't get dinged in ratings, which continuous a vicious cycle of poor development and bench readiness. . Company is extremely resistant to change considering the numbers have been so poor recently.HR needs a complete rejiggering. Don't feel like they can be trusted at all to do the right thing. Lack of multicultural focus is alarming. Poor execution. Company throws ideas up on the wall and expects instant growth versus long term strong growth. And then they restructure the instant they don't see 10% growth. Company leaders focus on short term incentives just to generate cash for parent companeis. Either admit that we're biased completely against that, or at least stop trying to pretend we're poised for long term growth. Older beer veterans shun and stop innovative change and though. COmpany is way too siloed. groups generally aren't cross functional There is absolutely no culture in corporate. I've been there since day 1 of the JV and the HQ building, and wouldn't be able to tell you what it is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure people managers are actually responsible for development. doesn't matter how good results they deliver if they shirk on their people responsbilities.

    Stop consensus building all the time; We are too slow to market, and can't get anything executed at 100%. Please get rid of people that aren't pulling their weight

    Be proud and admit fault; let people that want to exact change do it!

    Stop killing culture. Limiting pub hours and other things limit the ability for people to actually bond outside of a work setting.

    The only senior management I trust right now is supply chain, who i think is doing a pretty phenomenal job in the wake of a schizophrenic commercial organization. So keep up the good work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work with good benefits, but it depends on who you work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Corporate in Golden, CO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Decent work life balance
    Fair compensation
    Great co-workers
    Fun place to work
    Lots of FAC's and Happy Hours

    Cons

    Good Old Boy Network
    Really large company where departments exercise their own agenda, not what's best for the business overall.
    If you have a bad boss, it can make life miserable and they don't do much with bad bosses, except move them around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Brands. Need better senior leadership. Potential is great. Reality a disappointment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Excellent brands with huge growth potential.

    Cons

    Significant issues within executive management ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide real leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    MillerCoors is a good beer company to work with many benefits and you get to make beer for a living!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The culture is open with interaction to upper management is available through the local pubs for those that can converse over a beer. The relocation benefits can be very good if you are the right level. Performance management has gotten better over the years. You also get free beer every month!

    Cons

    The culture is mixed as there are still 2 cultures within the organization after the Joint Venture. Different factions have different values and there are definitely factions within the organization still fighting for power. There is still an "us" and "them" mentality that exists and it depends on which city you are based in. There are not enough people in operations and the breweries are struggling to make ends meet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your high performers what they are worth before they leave the company for a competitor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Outdated Technology

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    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for with a ton of potential. Potential lies in the fact that the company (the JV, that is) is still fairly young and there are plenty of "kinks" to work out with being a new company. This is a pro for people that are driven and focused on implementing efficiency and process improvements. There are plenty to be had!

    Cons

    The outdated use of various systems throughout procurement and financial reporting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people in field positions, questionable at corporate HQ

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director Sales in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Director Sales in Cincinnati, OH

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

    Pros

    Fun industry, great products, innovative, good working environment, benefits, training.

    Cons

    Balancing job requirements with family and changes in industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    If they would only listen...

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

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

    Pros

    Company has big brands, good brands.

    There are good people in many middle management roles.

    Plenty of money available

    Cons

    Company has lots of big brands that are crashing due to the economy

    Company continues to think they can manage from on-high without talking to people at the ground level to truly understand what is going.

    Company is one of the most silo'ed organizations one can find.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The senior leadership hasn't worked since the JV. Time for a reboot. Including the CEO and CMO.

    Don't use market conditions to decide whether or not an employee should be released from the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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