Anheuser-Busch Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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  1. 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    On boarding process could be better

  2. Helpful (7)

    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  3. production worker

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

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

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

    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

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  5. 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.

  6. Helpful (2)

    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.

  7. Helpful (3)

    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)

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

    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 Management

    get a clue what motivates American employees

  8. Great to work for the King of Beers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a year)

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

    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.

  9. Helpful (1)

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

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

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time

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

    Pros

    Tons of opportunity for movement

    Cons

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

  10. Helpful (5)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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)

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

    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 Management

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

  11. Helpful (4)

    Looks Good From Outside But...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    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

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