Anheuser-Busch Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Not too many pros a side from getting free beer (in 35 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work-life balance non existent anymore (in 19 reviews)

  • Long hours are expected, but then again, where aren't they (in 16 reviews)

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  1. bottler

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good money good benefits there apprenticeship program is two years and you get alot of really good training and support from management

    Cons

    They want you to work alot of hours which can be good and bad


  2. Pre InBev

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Before the sale to InBev there was a great camaraderie and felt like family. Not to mention the two cases of beer a month.

    Cons

    Advancement took a long time because management did not leave their positions. So you could be waiting a while to move up.


  3. Good experience, Limited Growth

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's pretty remarkable that I have a job that encourages me expense beer at bars across the city. Working as a Brand Activation Manager is a fun line of work, but lacks promising growth potential.

    Cons

    While I enjoy my line of work, I feel like I am unknown to the folks at AB in St. Louis.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise AB Corporate to reconsider their marketing ploys and consider what will truly effect sales patterns in their different markets


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  5. Okay

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    They are okay not bad. They pay good

    Cons

    Not really lots of room for promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Needs better management


  6. Working at AB

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Free beer. Easy to change departments or locations if you are interested. Co-workers are great, all very interested in the industry and nightlife.

    Cons

    The size of the company sometimes makes it difficult for necessary changes to take place.

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. Helpful (3)

    Permanent contractor feelings

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    Current Employee - Contractor In BSC in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Contractor In BSC in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AB is a great company to work for and full of challenges. Laid back environment but hard work is a priority. Pay is excellent if you're an FTE

    Cons

    Contractors work harder than FTE and are paid with peanuts. You can contract forever and they won't offer permanent job. Even if they feel you're a great asset.

    Advice to Management

    Realize when you have a quality contractor and give them the stability they deserve. Or at least up the contractor pay to make us feel appreciated. We are paid crappy and we can't even get free cases of beer??? All take and no give


  8. Helpful (3)

    Come in the door at top pay.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technical in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technical in Williamsburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    On your first day, you are making the same wage as the person who has been there 30 years. Maintenance techs have "full utilization " which means they have the option to work everyday of the year, all the overtime you want, guaranteed. Most maintenance techs make over $100k a year.

    Cons

    All vacation and shift preference is decided by seniority.

    Advice to Management

    Hire group managers with real world experience. They only hire college graduates, fresh out of college. So, for example, you wind up have a 23 year old punk fresh out of college telling a machinist what to do.


  9. Great employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people and opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    Working in an open office space.


  10. Quality Assurance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great over time pay when it was available

    Cons

    Hours weren't available enough as a relief analyst


  11. Helpful (4)

    Great rewards for those willing to work hard

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Marketing in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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