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Losing experience fast....

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Key Account Manager
Current Employee - Senior Key Account Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Best beer company in the world. Great brands, great people, great wholesalers. Well respected by retailers and competitors. I wouldn't work for any other company in the beer world.

Cons

- Bonus system is highly flawed. Senior Management pulls levers that enhance their bonus, but make it difficult for frontline sales to hit theirs. - Pay is at 80% of the market rate. No real opportunity to ever get to 100%. It would take 8 years of 3% merit increase to get to market rate. And HR recommends merit increases only every other year, so 16 years, not taking inflation into the equation. - Spend too much time on planning, only to have things changed at the last minute. - Little communication between management and frontline sales - Great wholesaler partners no longer trust the company

Advice to Management

- Start living the "Ten Principles" instead of using them as a punch line. - Beer isn't sold from a cubicle. Get yourself and your people out of the office and in the trade. - You can't replicate the experience of your current employees with talented SMTs/GMTs. Pay to keep the experience you still have and put better processes in place to grow the young talent you have. They (SMT/GMT) need to learn/experience at a more normal pace. Remember, some regions had a policy of 2 years in a position to fully understand the cyclical nature of our business. More people will respect the program if these "trainees" are properly trained.

Other Employee Reviews for Anheuser-Busch

  1. Work harder, play harder

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Driven culture, very smart people, fast career progression, almost unlimited marketing resources and a great open and social atmosphere. The events and sponsorships you will be able to attend are second to none. AB is sponsor every major event in the country. This is a nice perk for all the hard work you will put in.

    Cons

    The work never stops, management is never satisfied with results and there is clear lack of leadership and direction at some of the most senior levels. They are adding a ton of internal processes which make the work even more difficult to get done.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees in a genuine way, not because you have to. It is fundamental to human nature, treat others how you want to be treated. Invest in better technology for your workforce.


  2. Making friends is our business

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pride in the product is great and rubs off on you. Professionl environment, first class equipment and facilities. Positive experience.

    Cons

    Perception that working there mean you drink a lot, the opposite is more likely. Not as many perks with InBev in charge. Miss the family style heritage. Peolple asking for free tickets and everything constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Stay sharp, there is alway a competitor waking up early in the hopes that someday they will be #1. Programs that waste disturb money make them vulnerable, one size doesn't fit all markets.


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