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Manipulative, Lack of Common Sense...Only the Young Survive

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Casual work environment, little accountability, free beer once a month.

Cons

All while preaching "One team, one dream", they will deceive and manipulate. I know of several people who were pushed out of their job or gotten rid of in "creative" ways. They will do what they can so former employees cannot collect unemployment.

They care only about the budget, but not with a common sense frugality. They will take away the water coolers, but spend money on decorations for the office. They will deny sales reps, signage and POS for their accounts to have in-house posters printed for the meeting room.

They hire young, unqualified managers, passing over qualified people who have been with the company for years. They falsify timecards so they don't have to pay OT.

It's their way or the highway. When they take over a distributor they change everything, but not for the better. They make everything more complicated and expensive. Our water to the building has been shut off (think no flushing toilets, not water to wash hands), the phones were nearly shut off, the driver's had to get fuel from a much more expensive supplier because they refuse to pay their bills before 120 days.

They no longer credit accounts when beer is not delivered or there is breakage - they literally say "it's their word against ours". We have lost many accounts because of this one policy alone.

There is no concern for the customer any longer. It's almost as if they do not understand they must actually SEEL beer in order to make money, and in order to make money you need customers/accounts.

It has a very foreign feel to it...including important documents that are written with an obvious poor understanding of English.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you want to stay in business and not over taken by your competition, actually pay attention the local market...not everyone will buy Budweiser and Stella if you "just push hard enough".

Treat your low-level employees like the mean something, because they are doing the REAL work, w/o them there will be nothing FOR you to manage.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Who doesn't want to work for a beer company?

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Enterprise Architect in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, free beer, cool history, and did I mention free beer?

    Cons

    Resistant to change, and long time to make a decision

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    steady paycheck

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    Current Employee - Manager in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Riverside, CA

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

    Pros

    The company has moments that will wow you. The perks are decent. If you can be positive and push through the muck, you will advance.

    Cons

    Movement is on a tap the shoulder basis. Hard work is not appreciated. Enviroment is not productive to family life. Management will tell you there is a balance but do not think this balance is for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Education is manditory just not valued. Promotions are available, just need to figure out the path. there is a lot of learn as you go, fail as you go from other managers. The toughest pill is the ego and attitude of managers. Stay neutral and try to move through it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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