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MillerCoors Reviews

Updated June 24, 2014
Updated June 24, 2014
177 Reviews

3.1
177 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get free beer and the place is fun to work for (in 40 reviews)

  • There are a lot of great people that work for this company (in 17 reviews)


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

  • MC upper management has not addressed retention issues (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

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

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL

    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
  2.  

    Outdated Technology

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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    The outdated use of various systems throughout procurement and financial reporting.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
  3.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people in field positions, questionable at corporate HQ

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    Current Employee - Senior Director Sales  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Director Sales in Cincinnati, OH

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    If they would only listen...

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    Former Employee - Chain Account Executive
    Former Employee - Chain Account Executive

    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rewarding

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    Pros

    They have the $ to spend on programming and new ideas. Free Beer. Not micro managed.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted and process moves slow. Not everyone gets a fair chance at a promotion bc a lot of times the manager already knows who they want to hire before the job is even posted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interview process needs to ask more questions to get to know the person not all situational questions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Benefits but career growth is limited

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Milwaukee, WI

    Pros

    Work life balance, salary and benefits

    Cons

    Job advancement is based on networking versus body of work. Diversity is limited

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people, refuse to accept change

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    Current Employee - Senior Employee Relations Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Employee Relations Manager

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits...perfect for anyone who does not like change

    Cons

    inconsistent, unable to make decisions at critical levels, afraid of change. Hourly are treated better than salary at all levels , so afraid of the union for no reason .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compliance and consistency is key, it will mitigate and correct the good old boy back door behaviors that happen daily.

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

    Overall, it was a very weak experience

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New Orleans, LA

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people that work for this company. Insurance and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Very Poor leadership throughout the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Coors was a great company to work for until the joint venture with Miller.

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    Former Employee - Department Director  in  Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Department Director in Golden, CO

    Pros

    MillerCoors is doing their best to be competitive in the fast changing world of beer. Craft and micro brews are taking their toll on premium light beers which are the bread and butter of a big brewer. MillerCoors is fighting hard and being strategic with their offerings and portfolio to be competitive into the future. The company is not resting on its laurels and is really focused on producing quality products that fit consumer choice.

    MillerCoors has a robust learning and development department called MillerCoors University which is a great tool and resource for employees.

    Cons

    Big companies often become myopic and short-sighted when faced with market down turn. They cut everywhere they can at the expense of doing business the right way. MillerCoors is falling in to this situation. Hard \working, talented employees are constantly being sacrificed in the name of cost cutting. People are killing themselves doing the jobs of 2 and 3 people. It is not a healthy work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The corporate culture at MillerCoors continues to erode at an alarming rate. Senior leadership talks about engagement regularly but disengages employees through constant layoffs and overwork.

    The right Vision and Values are in place and provide great directional structure however leaders need to walk the talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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