Anheuser-Busch

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Anheuser-Busch Reviews

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
234 Reviews
2.9
234 Reviews
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Anheuser-Busch President, North America Luiz Fernando Edmond
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Casual work environment, little accountability, free beer once a month (in 34 reviews)

  • 2 free cases of beer/month--even for interns (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is moving in the wrong direction (in 17 reviews)

  • Long hours are expected, but then again, where aren't they (in 19 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fun company to work for, lingering politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch as an intern

    Pros

    Just the name Anheuser-Busch carries with it a lot of tradition and history. Good salary, friendly co-workers, great company culture. Lots of little perks like free beer, more relaxed dress code, lots of "happy hours" and holiday parties. Flexibility to change roles frequently.

    Cons

    They boast about "no politics" but they're just at a deeper level. Very very frugal on money basically 100% of the time, which is good, but also kind of exhausting sometimes. They're very willing to ignore loyalty and commitment to the company and let people go if it saves them money. Work life balance could be way better.

    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Quality Assurance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch

    Pros

    Great over time pay when it was available

    Cons

    Hours weren't available enough as a relief analyst

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Co-Op in Innovations

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    Former Employee - Co-Op in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun people to work with

    Cons

    Sketchy hiring process. I was strung along for months after interviewing for a full time position. At the end of my Co-Op I was told by my boss that she would love to write a recommendation for full time employment. And had a rave exit review. I find out later that it was a bold faced lie. When I was turned down for full time employment, the reason given was that they were not hiring for December or May graduates that year, even though a week later they interviewed several of my peers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest about the potential future of interns and Co-Op and why full time employment would not work out.

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

    Good place to learn, always look for an exit/better opportunity

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

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a great place to learn. You will work with some of the smartest people in the business, and will get access to some top level resources. Outside of the social opportunities, A-B still remains a very serious place to work - and it will drive you to be an efficient worker, especially since there are only so many hours in the day.

    Cons

    After two years, you should consider leaving. Management is always looking to trim fat, or hire somebody newer, younger, and with more impressive credentials. As a U.S. employee, the bonus payouts are either small or nil. You're better off pursuing a job with the global group.

    If you're interviewing with the company - consider asking if the interviewers or your manager has a target to recruit you to the organization. The odds are that they probably will not have work for you to do for a few months, which only makes you more expendable. The company is quick to hire new MBA's with zero work experience, and then push out senior employees with 15+ years of experience.

    The onboarding process is horrible. The HR function's only real value add is to let people go. Because of the constant fear of being let go, senior (pre-merger) employees will not share any information with you, or work to discredit you at any opportunity in order to keep themselves safe in management's eyes (hardly the case).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what our customers want versus trying to put a product down their throat. Learn how to get ahead of the curve (instead of being reactionary).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great rewards for those willing to work hard

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Marketing in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    The modern Anheuser Busch (Inbev) preaches meritocracy and for the most part, its true. Those who work hard, get promoted and get rewarded.
    The company is not afraid to accelerate high performers and due to the size of the company and a decent amount of churn there are a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Micro management. The company is built on "Positive Friction" which ideally should challenge and only push forth the best ideas, but it really just results in everyone responding in knee jerk fashion to senior managements various and generally not cohesive opinions, which often change depending on how the wind is blowing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the A-B culture will prove successful in the marketplace, so i'm hesitant to suggest changing anything. That said allowing some level of "Bottom up" thinking, rather than constant top down pressure may be helpful in pockets.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Fast-paced, challenging environment with passionate employees.

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

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for employees willing to go the extra mile. Fun environment with the expected perks of working in a brewery.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is seriously lacking. 12-13 hours days are not uncommon. Lots of opportunity to allow employees more job autonomy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Career Growth

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Career opportunities are endless
    You can move within US, North America, or Globally
    If you work hard, you are rewarded and promoted quickly (nevery in position longer than 2-3 years if you deliver
    Candid feedback weekly

    Cons

    You must be mobile to become a leader

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top down mentality

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    Current Employee - Hourly in Fairfield, CA
    Current Employee - Hourly in Fairfield, CA

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

    Pros

    Good health and vacation benefits.

    Cons

    No respect for skilled workers. Horrible work life balance. There's a reason the company hires young managers with no family life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you really want to be #1, figure out how to treat people with respect. That will attract quality people and make existing employees want to work hard for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Not what it used be...Horrible Company, Horrible Management. Big Promises...No room for growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting/Finance in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Accounting/Finance in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Not too many pros a side from getting free beer.

    Cons

    Treat you bad. High Turnover. I feel like just a number. They like to make ppl work part time so that they don't have to pay benefits to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something for employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    High turnover and managers that don't look out for their teams

    • 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 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Large global network, diverse opportunities for career changes and an emphasis on lateral movement, an exciting and fast paced industry.

    Cons

    The culture of ABI is all about the bottom line. There is extremely high turnover, and pressure is unadulterated from the CEO all the way down the commercial organization. Very few managers are willing to stick up for their employees, and the high turnover rate means few develop the skills they need to effectively manage a team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employee development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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