Anheuser-Busch InBev Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
80 Reviews

3.1
80 Reviews
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Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito
Carlos Brito
46 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Not too many pro's aside from free beer that's close to being out of code (in 7 reviews)

  • When you get to a certain level the benefits are great and provide a great work-life balance (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance is way off and it is all about bottom line for Brazilian bonuses (in 10 reviews)

  • Senior management takes themselves way to seriously (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brewery Experiences Team Member (Tour Guide)  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Brewery Experiences Team Member (Tour Guide) in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch InBev part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Opportunity for growth/advancement
    Culture/atmosphere
    Relaxed dress code
    Low stress
    Supervisors treat us well
    Free gym and beer

    Cons

    Disorganization in the tour center. Changes made so frequently that it has caused confusion and disorder. Very little notice of these changes are given to employees, sometimes on the morning of their work shift, sometimes not even until halfway through their work shift after others have learned of the change and have already adapted.
    No health benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide employees the necessary tools to do their jobs efficiently. Give employees a little more notice of changes, maybe a week, and find a better way to make sure that everyone is always updated fully on what is expected of them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    If your values align with the 10 principles, then you'll love working here.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Intern  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Business Intern in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch InBev as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed work environment. Company culture and values are great. Employees are awesome. Happy hours were a plus. Was assigned a project on top of day to day tasks that really challenged me. They really treat interns like other employees and don't make them do anything that full time employees wouldn't do.

    Cons

    Day to day work was repetitive and boring. Working hours were 10-7pm (my department had to deal with west coast time zones)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Totally Disfuctional!!!!

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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 Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great perks. Amazing opportunity to work for a Global company.

    Cons

    Missed opportunities due to disfuctional and clueless Sr. management. Company doesn't value voices of its employees. They don't value building relationships with partners, which has been the cornerstone of the company. Cutting cost will not help the company longer term, as we are losing sales volume.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the voices of your employees. If you focus on employees, business will improve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good company to work for, focus is away from investing in the people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Personal/Career growth, perk, culture, structure, and you get to drink beer

    Cons

    Work-life balance, training, compensation/raises, stress, high turn over. Communication from upper management is slow and unclear. It has turned to be a very reactive not proactive company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your people the market value and they will stay and work harder for you

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast, hard-driving culture that will do anything for profit...not for people.

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

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy access to top management and big brands attract talent.
    Good cost cutters...but now pinching pennies and missing dollars.
    Casual dress code.
    2 cases of free beer a month and plenty of schwag.
    Brito (CEO) consistently named best of the best....by shareholders.
    Many talented people there striving hard to make a difference.

    Cons

    Great managers not valued, awful managers not held accountable.
    Sometimes a meritocracy, but often not...its a very political, very lean, organization where dissent is not tolerated.
    Commercial (Sales/Marketing) running around in circles - lots of work, little productivity and talent (Global MBAs and Global Management Trainees) fleeing fast...incredible turnover even among the most privileged employees. And if you aren't recruited from a top school into a training program...you're a second class citizen at best.
    Everyone paid at 80% of market rate, and bonus payout in US usually around 50%, if lucky.
    Work life balance? Nope. Senior management often heard saying to treat employees like slaves.
    Awful onboarding (many employees spend two weeks trying to get a computer working and gain access to basic systems) and while some HR is great, others create a culture of fear.
    Lack of investment in the basic tools needed to do our jobs well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency and communication.
    Hold people accountable and live by your 10 Principles.
    Value people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not worth it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free samples from time to time. I thought it would be nice to work for one of the oldest companies in this area, something I could be proud of.

    Cons

    Expectations are ridiculous and the salary was not commensurate with my education, nor my experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more competitive in wages.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging work environment

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

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

    Pros

    Leadership always works to be as transparent as possible and is interested in helping you succeed in a fast-paced environment with lots of challenging projects that you can take on.

    Cons

    The workforce is constantly being stretched to do more and more with less headcount. This allows for greater accountability on the individual's part but a little more stress as you are stretched to the limit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you are expected to deliver on challenging targets by putting in more time than the average work-week, management should work to improve on whatever they can to improve work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Company, Data Driven Results

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

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    When you get to a certain level the benefits are great and provide a great work-life balance.
    Lots of opportunity for growth if willing to relocate.

    Cons

    Limited on the job training, its a sink or swim environment. Only look at the numbers and can sometimes feel a disconnect in the relationship between employer and employee.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Do more, with less, all the time

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

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy products to get passionate over.

    Cons

    Systemic problems are not addressed, Wall Street has replaced consumer as king. US operations leveraged to fund failing units globally. Constantly cutting costs until system breakdown but all solutions are band aided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management does not follow company processes, makes decisions based on feelings and not data - then leaves employees to take blame and clean up messes. Strategy should follow core company values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, good pay, interesting work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Van Nuys, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Van Nuys, CA

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch InBev as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Very nice coworkers. Training could use a bit more organization.

    Cons

    Hours are difficult since they are running 24/7 but i Believe the pay and benefits are worth it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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