Anheuser-Busch

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Anheuser-Busch Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
237 Reviews
3.0
237 Reviews
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Anheuser-Busch President, North America Luiz Fernando Edmond
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70 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Casual work environment, little accountability, free beer once a month (in 35 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Work life balance is moving in the wrong direction (in 19 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top down mentality

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  3. 2 people 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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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great starter career, but company culture quickly diminishing

    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing opportunity for advancement, known name, stable company, decent benefits and 401k options, competitive pay scale. Forward thinking and innovative company, well-respected in the marketplace for the most part. The older, more senior employees are some of the best people and mentors you can ask for - but are being quickly pushed out for younger, lower cost employees.

    Cons

    Work-life balance non existent anymore. Expectations have become unreasonable at best. There is a new product, program, or routine being introduced nearly every week and keeping up with it all is nearly impossible. You are tracked on everything and there are reports on everything...they actually run reports which track the number and frequency of reports being ran.

    You have a great opportunity for advancement and bumping your pay scale, however you must be mobile and willing to move every year to 18 months (until senior mgmt levels). If you aren't mobile, you will be lucky if you get an annual merit increase. If you are willing to move, you are discouraged from being selective, so if there is a job opening they have you in mind for you are expected to enthusiastically take it or you get black listed.

    Goals and objectives are constantly moving and based on (what the other guy is doing). If you are given an initial goal of 25% distribution, once you hit that target you are then told to get to 50%, and the objective will keep moving until 100% (whether it is reasonable or fitting for the market or not). If you are given a goal of 25% growth, but another guy on the team is at 50%, then 50% immediately becomes the new standard and you are now under-performing. You are never "done".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down, don't treat employees like capital that you can move around and work ragged. You are unnecessarily burning out your workforce. There are lots of good ideas, brands, and programs to be introduced but you have to support those brands and have a plan - "just get it done" isn't a plan.

    Stop moving the finish line on every objective and goal. Be reasonable with the number of objectives and the performance expectations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Under Pat Stokes' Leadership this was the most amazing company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    When I was there we treated very well (great travel budgets for instance, tickets to major music and sporting events) in exchange for an average salary without much bonus or YTY COL raises and very long hours. Prestige of brand was an incredible door opener. Everyone took your calls and your business needs were the highest priority.

    Cons

    They expected you to be completely devoted to the company - your career must be the center of your universe. You should answer calls and emails in the middle of the night (officers of the company would want to rant immediately) even though nothing could be worked on until other businesses and vendors opened the next morning. You were expected to fall in the line of duty, so to speak.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Under new ownership so I am not sure...other than to keep the company based in St Louis - it is an American icon. Much more than just a beer company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I had a good experience, learned a lot.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch

    Pros

    I enjoyed my coworkers and the fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    I felt like just a number.

  8.  

    Great company to work for

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

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch

    Pros

    The culture absolutely makes this company amazing to work for

    Cons

    A very fast work environment. If you cannot keep up it will show in your work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    On boarding process could be better

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    production worker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    very relaxed environment to work at. safety is very important and comes first. everyone tries to do best. its has a talented team of workers, company commitment to being world class in all its operations

    Cons

    to get hired full time and benefit is difficult. advancement can seem difficult because of long serving worker and vast experience. with inbev taking over its taking away some of the fun before

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

    Watch your back

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch

    Pros

    Can drink beer over lunch.

    Cons

    Usually drink too much beer over lunch.

  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not what it used to be

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

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is good
    Lots of vacation and holidays (if you can actually manage to take your days off)

    Cons

    Work life balance is moving in the wrong direction
    Corporate culture is terrible
    nearly impossible to achieve your bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a clue what motivates American employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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