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
Luiz Fernando Edmond
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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you're a live-to-work company, it's the right place for you.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    Tons of opportunity for movement

    Cons

    Long hours
    Work holidays, beer sales spike on holidays
    Senior management just doesn't seem to care

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great to work for the King of Beers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    AB was generous in their benefits, compensation and perks when I worked for them prior to the In-Bev buy-out. The company was always striving to be forward thinking and leading edge on all their marketing, technology, and industry efforts.

    Cons

    Since the company was always trying to improve shareholder confidence and company objectives, it felt like you were constantly on call or at work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Looks Good From Outside But...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Relief Sales Representative in Renton, WA
    Current Employee - Relief Sales Representative in Renton, WA

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

    Pros

    Recognizable product brand names
    100 gallons fuel/month gascard
    2cs of beer/month

    Cons

    LOOOONG work hours:holidays/wknds
    Haphazard work scheduling
    Back BREAKING work
    Low Pay
    Low morale in sales/merch/delivery depts
    No/Low Bonuses/incentives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire more sales/merch to handle loads
    Too many complaints about AB orders, deliveries,merchandinsing from accounts
    GET OUT of the office and spend at least half day in field where the REAL business is done
    Consider rotating employees every year to work on weekends
    Promote according to effort...not who you know/schmooze with.
    FIGHT for employees compensation/bonuses from St.Louis

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    An opportunity to work on amazing brands, but for a company that doesn't care about its people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A unique chance to work for the leader in an exciting industry; A wealth of cutting-edge resources.

    Cons

    No work-life balance and a management culture that preaches the importance of its people, but does nothing to back that up. They expect the best, but don't want to pay the salaries to retain top talent. The burnout and turnover rate is high, especially now that people see there are other good job opportunities out there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has lost its values and no longer values its relationships -- with employees, wholesalers or retailers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  7.  

    Great college job!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tour Guide in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Tour Guide in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch part-time (more than an 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
  8.  

    Love it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Brand Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Big promises and no room for growth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    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

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