Anheuser-Busch Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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  1. Operations

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay benefits are good enough

    Cons

    You have no work life balance


  2. Helpful (12)

    It's like you're getting Punked. Every. Single. Day.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    People with absolutely no experience can make a very high base salary and easily obtain an inflated job title. You will get experience, but it is trial by fire.

    Cons

    Workload is insane. Management is insane. Hours are insane. Employee turnover is insane. Cramming hundreds of people into a temporary office is insane. There is little to no training, you guessed it, insane. Bonus has not paid out for the past 5 years. Stock option plan is crazy- options don't vest for 5 years from when you get them, think about that. Average employee lifespan is approx 2 years. No one is going to get those options. 401K plan matching vests after 3 years. Anything and everything here is designed to screw everyone who is not a stock owner. The people at the top have so much to gain by lying and getting you to join this place. And then you're screwed because you have a 2 year commitment on your relocation and signing bonus. Beware!!

    Advice to Management

    Your stock price is soaring, you're rich! You're doing it at the expense of all the people who you are crushing in your machine. That won't work long term, and at some point you will have to pay the piper. Might be in a year, might be in 5, but karma is coming for you, and it's gonna be exciting watch the Death Star implode.


  3. 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


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  5. Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch

    Pros

    Pays server almost 3 times higher than other company

    Cons

    No cons so far


  6. Helpful (3)

    Permanent contractor feelings

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  7. Helpful (7)

    Marketing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

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

    Pros

    2 free cases of beer per month. Get to work on interesting projects. If you are Brazilian or part of the Global management trainee program, you will get promoted quickly.

    Cons

    The company does not invest in its employees and treats them as an asset to be squeezed to the last drop in the same way that they squeeze vendors and physical assets. You aren't given the tools you need to feel proud and motivated to work in a professional job. Real examples that it are hard to believe happen at a large, profitable company : - Five year old Lenovo laptop installed with very old programs (Internet Explorer 7, Office 2007, etc). Their response to that is to allow you to bring in your own home device to use for work (without providing you any reimbursement for providing it) - Inflexible and very low level budget travel policy for actual employees that doesn't have to be followed by senior executives (agencies paying for travel for more expensive hotels, using corporate jet). I have had to stay at smelly, dingy motels when traveling for work in order to abide by travel policies (Days Inn, Sleep Inn, Travelodge). - Not properly staffing the teams. Even before the layoffs, open positions were deliberately left open and not even posted to save cash flow, so employees had to do the work of two or three people. There has been an incredible amount of turnover in the marketing department over the last 12 months since new leadership was put in place, some involuntary but most voluntary. Despite the fact that most people are working the equivalent of two to three jobs, and work life balance is completely nonexistent, senior management is pushing on even more priorities. They are out of touch with employees as they barely interact with them, instead stuck in meetings with each other, the CEO and the board. This means the day to day work environment is constant fire drill management. What's more there is little upside to the pressure- in the last four years, they have only paid bonuses once.

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with reality by spending time with employees - not just meetings with senior executives and board members - to understand that employees are stretched incredibly thin and increasing pressure will not yield anything when there is no upside being offered.


  8. Proud to represent such a great company

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

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Amazing work environment , very accommodating for any life style

    Cons

    None that I can think of at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Amazing team we have here at ABSW


  9. Helpful (2)

    AB mcc

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

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch

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

    Pros

    The company name AB

    Cons

    Poor work life balance; no opportunity for growth; high turnover rate; low pay ; no training

    Advice to Management

    Upper management gives bad reviews and blames employees for everything with little to no training


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch

    Pros

    great work experience and beverage knowledge

    Cons

    very frequent management change. Difficult people


  11. Helpful (2)

    Had a decent 13 year career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Beer, stable company, good benefits

    Cons

    Company is too big after the InBev buyout. Cost cutting policies are embarrassing to those that interact with vendors. They basically don't pay their bills in order to make targets and bonuses. With beers sales declining yet profits keep increasing, how long can that stay sustainable?

    Advice to Management

    It's time to take care of the goose that's laying the golden eggs instead of squeezing her to try and get more!



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