Anheuser-Busch InBev

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Anheuser-Busch InBev Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
119 Reviews
3.2
119 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Not too many pro's aside from free beer that's close to being out of code (in 11 reviews)

  • Lots of opportunity for growth if willing to relocate (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • The push for results can have a negative effect on work life balance at times (in 16 reviews)

  • Senior management often heard saying to treat employees like slaves (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Operations Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free beer, nice swag, and fantastic perks. Sounds like there are a lot of growth opportunities if willing to move.

    Cons

    AB is a manufacturing company. If you do not like shift work, then don't work for them. The hours can be very tough. If you don't want to relocate every year or two, then you will get stuck in your position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on people, not on processes all the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Line Operator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Line Operator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch InBev

    Pros

    Schedule was great
    People were friendly and willing to train you
    Cafe for breakfast and lunch

    Cons

    Outside hiring of young foreman and supervisors created problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging culture

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

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours and work from home is a nice perk. Another nice perk is receiving two cases of beer per month.

    Cons

    Annual raises are very rare and not given to many employees. The targets for bonuses are set unrealistically high so naturally bonuses pay out very low. Vendors are not treated very well and the company makes them wait for payment for 120 days. The culture is tough and many people are unhappy. Many good, hard-working employees are leaving in droves. Young, highly educated employees are valued much more than an experienced employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your people and they will take care of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    AB

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch InBev

    Pros

    Employee Beer, great people, travel

    Cons

    there were really no cons

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    This was once an AWESOME company to work for before Inbev came into the picture.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Pomona, CA
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Pomona, CA

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A great place for people to promote without having a bachelors degree. As long as you get along with your superior, your career will go a long way.

    Cons

    Inbev fires their bottom 3 performers in every position at the end of the year. It not what you did for me yesterday, its what you can do for me today.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales Representative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch InBev

    Pros

    Great atmosphere
    Competitive Wage
    Nice career opportunities

    Cons

    Very structured system
    Large ever changing goals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Wonderful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Development Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Development Associate in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch InBev

    Pros

    The Culture is incredible, people are amazing, and the opportunities to grow at your own pace make it the best company I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    I have not experienced any cons with this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I do not have any advice for management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Contracted Employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch InBev

    Pros

    Good industry experience, training, resume builder, flexibility with visiting accounts as a sales rep, competitive. If you have a good manager that likes you, you are lucky.

    Cons

    Very structured for such a big company especially at the distribution offices. They can throw you under the bus. The new managers who get promoted after being a sales rep are not trained to manage people. They create hostile competition between peers. Most sales reps dont have a college education and once they are promoted they cant run a branch or be good leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Way too many managers who are clueless to what is really going on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Struggling for marketing solutions. Great with numbers, not so with people or managing established brands.

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

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time

    Pros

    People are great...in spite of all the pressure they face on a daily basis.
    Beer can be a great, fun business!
    Opportunities for upper management exposure are available.
    Great place to start, hit the ground running and then move on to a better workplace.
    External perception of ABI is high, so it is a great resume builder.

    Cons

    Long hours are pretty much the norm, 65-70 hours a week. It dilutes compensation pretty quick.
    Managers are known to send emails after 8PM expecting a report or presentation for first thing in the AM.
    Very high marketing turnover. Company manages to lose or dismiss great people with fantastic ease. Low morale.
    Bonuses are never given at face value.
    New, inexperienced MBAs are being hired to replace experienced managers. Pretty unfair to them and to the entire system. Company needs both.
    Upper management struggles to find a solution to declining sales for leading brands - Budweiser and Bud Light.
    Current marketing VP is bright, but has no previous experience in the US market...and it is showing; and everyone is paying for it.
    Constant shifting of direction around big decisions. During October high-end beer team was going to Chicago and during December is everyone going to NYC.
    Seems like the vast majority of those promoted at the very top must have a link to Brazil or to Belgium.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live the 10 Principles too - it is a great concept. Treat people with dignity and respect. Stop being so reactive. Share the wealth with those working hard to make you successful and rich.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Miss the old Anheuser-Busch

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great vacation time and days off; Great perks - access to sporting/concert events; decent benefits; compensation

    Cons

    Ever since the buyout things have gone downhill. Communication is poor, there is no loyalty or appreciation for those employees that have been with the company - InBev prefers young, green recent business graduates to people with actual experience. Work-life balance is poor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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