Anheuser-Busch Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Ever-changing, used to be a great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits (health insurance, Be Well program payouts/incentives), 2 cases beer/month, onsite fitness, flexible work program

    Cons

    Tons of politics, they are now laying off tenured (higher paid employees) employees and instead refilling with snotty Ivy League college grads and all the experience and loyalty to the company is walking out the door. Not much control over your bonus as it's contingent on others' performance as well as yours, no salary increases (lucky if you get one at all), not much opportunity to shift between departments or move up.
    They pride themselves on flexible work programs and work/life balance, but that is subject to manager opinion (which most are old-school and if your seat isn't warm and they cannot see you, you're assumed to not be working, lack of trust). Be prepared to work extra-long hours (50-60 hours/week) and little recognition or reward for hitting KPIs and targets, especially if the company and/or your boss doesn't hit theirs.

  2. Worked as a Brand Activation Manager.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, free beer, great contacts and fun! Some travel opportunity and option to move up.

    Cons

    The management changes frequently and they shove everyone out of their way in order to move ahead. If you are working as a contracted employee they pretty much treat you with no respect even if you have an MBA. There are alot of loopholes in their tracking systems and managers at the wholesalers are extremely unprofessional. There is very inconsistent communication between corporate, wholesalers and vendors. You have to report your work through several different applications that gets reported to corporate then you are told to do it all over again for the wholesaler since those channels apparently don't communicate with eachother. Keep in mind you are working only 30 set amount of hours yet you end up working like 50.

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management needs real people skills and professionalism. Perhaps a few courses in management??

  3. Prepare for next job while working there if you are a route driver.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Route Driver in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Route Driver in Long Island City, NY

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay if you are willing to work hard.

    Cons

    Middle management that shows no loyalty to devoted workers! When you get hurt, and you WILL, they will find a way to get rid of you and kick you to the curb!

    Advice to Management

    Hire middle management for fleet operations from rank-and-file. Not college educated no life experience upper management drones!

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  5. Manager

    • 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great prmotion opportunities, very chnage driven which brings more learning and experience in short period

    Cons

    Low work-life balance due to heavy load of work

    Advice to Management

    Need more associate level interns or contractors to assits management in order for management to focus on strategic priorities

  6. Company takes care of you. Job is not for everybody

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New Management seems to want to take of the employers

    Cons

    Long hours, pay vs. amount of work for set job doesn't equal out.

  7. Helpful (3)

    Key account manager

    • 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 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Fun industry - category leadership

    Cons

    Loss of focus on fundamentals, spend too much time justifying our results rather than working to improve them, management tends to not value employees and leads by fear

    Advice to Management

    Go back to basics, key in on the true measurables that drive the business, develop plans to improve customer service, focus on actionable plans that win customers hearts and wallets

  8. Anheuser-Busch - Career Company

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

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Anheuser-Busch is an amazing company to grow your career. From the endless opportunities for advancement, global opportunities, ability to work on once-in-a lifetime projects, ownership of your area, casual work environment, to happy hours and the people, we are a great company to call home. Who wouldn't want to be the beer (wo)man!

    Cons

    You are challenged daily in your roles and responsibilities. It's not always easy and employees are stretched, however, with our collaborative work environment and team effort we all strive to exceed expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Continue promoting our principals and listening to your employees!

  9. Fun company to work for, lingering politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch as an intern

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  10. 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

  11. Helpful (1)

    Top down mentality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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