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Losing experience fast....

Senior Key Account Manager (Current Employee)

ProsBest 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 Senior 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Work harder, play harder

    Brand Manager (Current Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time for 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… Cons: The work never stops, management is never satisfied with results and there is clear lack of leadership and direction at some of… Advice to Senior Management: Appreciate your employees in a genuine way, not because you have to. It is fundamental to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Making friends is our business

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: The pride in the product is great and rubs off… Cons: Perception that working there mean you drink a lot, the opposite is more likely. Not as many… Advice to Senior Management: Stay sharp, there is alway a competitor waking up early in the hopes that someday they… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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