Anheuser-Busch

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Anheuser-Busch Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
223 Reviews
2.9
223 Reviews
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Anheuser-Busch President, North America Luiz Fernando Edmond
Luiz Fernando Edmond
62 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Casual work environment, little accountability, free beer once a month (in 33 reviews)

  • 2 cases of beer per month for all employees (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Probably a place that respects their work-life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Long hours are expected, but then again, where aren't they (in 18 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great college job!

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    Former Employee - Tour Guide  in  Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Tour Guide in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome people and great customer service skills

    Cons

    Micro managed for simple tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dedicate specific all-stars to train and be leads

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Love it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    If you get the right manager, they will give you autonomy over your own market. With an education, you can move up pretty fast.

    Cons

    Corporate structure. Sometimes you have to put up with everyone above you reaping your benefits but that's with any job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    We want the top 50% but want to pay them below the top 50% average.

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    Former Employee - Business Process Manager  in  Van Nuys, CA
    Former Employee - Business Process Manager in Van Nuys, CA

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There is a lot that a person can learn from a Big company like Anheuser-Busch Inbev then take that info to a company that will appreciate it. Learn their lean manufacturing system, how to work with Union employees and how to work around tight budgets these are valuable at other companies.

    Cons

    Average work day 11-13 hrs plus weekends

    Average work week 70-84 hrs

    Old company used to work you like a dog too but would take care of you when you retired not Inbev.

    A bonus is offered annually but mark my works you will only get it every other year and no mater how good you do you'll get 50 % because the company did hit their targets (but year over year the continue to grow the business).

    The preach that pay is averaged among the top 50 companies but not for the hour put in

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brand Manager

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Great brands, competitive compensation, lots of opportunity. Dominant position in beer industry. 2 cases of beer per month for all employees.

    Cons

    Insane rate of turnover, company is constantly losing US share and unsure how to address, constant changes in strategic direction, combative corporate culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Luiz Edmond has been unsuccessful at growing top line sales and should be replaced as CEO.

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

    Big promises and no room for growth

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    Former Employee - Marketing/Sales
    Former Employee - Marketing/Sales

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    Great Perks, great benefits and 401K. Exciting company, many opportunities to network with other companies/vendors.

    Cons

    Very corporate environment. New management worked you to the bone. Many hours of work and not worth the pay. Always pushing for more even after working 12 hr days. Union scandals at its worst. Many injured drivers and merchandisers. Very little training provided. Have to be a go getter to do well in this company and take many falls.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better and longer field training as well as mobility training. Higher company values towards employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was a great opportunity

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch as an intern

    Pros

    Great experience to work for the company

    Cons

    have to network in order to work for the company again

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great people, great intern perks!

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    Former Employee - People Intern  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - People Intern in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    2 free cases of beer/month--even for interns! Reasonable hours, great pay, etc. This company is a meritocratic operation--if you want a place where you can slack, complain, and do little to no work, this isn't the place for you. Too many entitled folks interned here--this is not the way to win friends and admiration of your colleagues and supervisors. Work hard and get rewarded nicely.

    Cons

    Some residual negativity due to the takeover several years ago, but nothing too bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management could be clearer about hiring potential and the transition from intern to full-time. Otherwise, my experience with manager was great--open-door policy is operational at AB (in my experience it was)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Be careful what you wish for!

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    Former Employee - Senior Key Accounts Manager  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Key Accounts Manager in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Benefits like medical, dental, 401K, insurance, sometimes a company car is provided. Two cases of beer per month. I would recommend working here with reservations. These reservations would be make sure your young (after college/MBA) 24-30. Dont expect to retire from ABI but after 10-15 years you either land some where else on your own or the company will show you out.

    Cons

    Long hours, meaning 12 hour days Monday through Friday with work on weekends in order to plan the next week and recap following week; personal life, if single, or family life will suffer because of this. When coming in from another company, what you learned or accomplished elsewhere isn't always taken into account at ABI and you may have to repeat positions or take steps back in order to move forward. Your end of year review does not take into account what you have accomplished in sales, distribution or cost savings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The mantra from the management team from Brazil, after taking over A-B, was to bring in youth and a younger work force. You have accomplished this and are still forcing people out at 45+ years in order to make this a reality. Unfortunately, you don't realize that the people with experience and those who performed (Go-Getters don't have to be young they only need to be driven) will continue to take share of throat and stomach away from you after landing at competitive adult beverage manufacturers. Be careful what you wish for!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager  in  Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you show initiative, you will be encouraged to explore, though given limited budget
    Good compensation
    Great people work in the beer industry
    If you are smart and want to get ahead, you can very much do it

    Cons

    With limited IT department, it is difficult to pursue enterprise tech innovation. Lots of room for improvement here.
    All non-hourly employees are overworked, but the compensation is generally in-line with that.
    Definite difference to how employees are treated based on what organization they are in - supply vs. sales (sales is better)
    Continued budget cutting and conflicting initiatives between organizations produces higher-than-average stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    From a business perspective, the direction the company is going should consistently deliver returns to investors. This is positive. However, with the growing trend in work simulating a home environment, you may find high-performing employees deciding to leave for lower paying jobs with better environments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    poor manegment

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver  in  Perry, OK
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Perry, OK

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

    Pros

    decent pay,good benefits,4 day work week

    Cons

    long hours, shotty equipment, no advancement, lots of weekends,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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