Anheuser-Busch

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good growth and opportunities

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbus, OH
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

Pros

pay is competitive
free beer!
good advancement opportunities
challenging

Cons

loss of several benefits/privileges since take over

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Anheuser-Busch

  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    It was enjoyable pre-takeover, but the rewards just dried up when the Brazilians took charge.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    High potential variable compensation (stress *potential*).
    Opportunity for international assignment.
    Young, energetic culture.
    Smart people.
    Big time resources available when they are needed.
    Market leadership position makes for a certain degree of prestige.
    You can drink beer on the job if you are so inclined.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance.
    Sr. management disdain for legacy AB employees.
    Much greater emphasis on growing profit than on maintaining or enhancing product/brand quality.
    Low morale.
    Rigid, one-size-fits-all business philosophy.
    High variable compensation is often not paid out.
    Benefits are weak, even though they try to make it seem like they are "50th percentile among similar sized companies."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop making your employees spend all their time doing paperwork and learning protocols - they need to be able to do some actual work some time. Show a little more respect for people with families-- people whose family situations do not allow them to spend 60 hours per week in the office still deserve a chance at promotion. Stop cheapening the product - your cost cutting measures will hurt the brand in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Global company with an emphasis on efficient business practices - fast moving and challenging!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    The people and products are great! Everyone takes great pride in the work they do. Senior leadership is open to being challenged and will push right back on the employees to try to drive success. AB InBev is not for employees who are complacent with "just getting by". The employees are pushed to "think big and take on big challenges". Senior management pushes employees to act as owners of the company and think of company money as they would their own. The company rewards employees who work hard and truly are contributors of success to the company - variable pay has increased for all employees to drive the "ownership" mentality. Succession planning and performance feedback is completely open and transparent so employees always know where they stand and what they need to do to be promoted within the company. Cross-functionality is valued in the company so varied experiences are available to employees who are performing well.

    Cons

    Not all employees have embraced the new culture of Anheuser-Busch InBev and there is some contention amongst the "new" and "old" way of doing things. The disgruntled employees end up bringing morale down for all employees. Employees are given large challenges but tend to be understaffed in some areas so they wind up being stretched too thin and work long hours - some departments are better about controlling this than others. Clear targets and individual KPIs are sometimes at odds with other's targets - with variable pay so closely tied to targets sometimes the "greater good" of the company loses out to an individual doing whatever they need to do to fulfill their individual target. Technology is not great - computers are old and slow, most employees don't get blackberries or technology stipends even though they end up using personal laptops for travel or personal phones to do conduct their business.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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