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Anheuser Busch InBev work enviroment

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Current Employee - Employee
Current Employee - Employee

I have been working at InBev

Pros

With economy down, it is employment until the next round of lay-offs come around. There are still a few decent people left.

Cons

Morale low-top management passes along that downsizing finished, only to come along a few weeks later and lay-off more people. Work doesn't go away, just absorbed by those remaining. Most salaried people worked 50 to 60 hours a week with AB, now 60 to 70 hours a week. One comment--Its still light out,you don't need to leave yet.
Salary bands lowered, so if you are above the top of the band, you won't get a raise.
Previous posting mentioned ability to get promoted with willingness to move--look at company demograhics, very few people with company over 40 years old.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Brito and the board run the company . Yes, most people know that. Employees don't have to be happy with what is happening though. The employee survey asks the quesition if people would leave for another company offering a little higher salary, most people are looking for a position somewhere else--regardless of salary. Even the newly hired college people are getting full of the Kool-Aid, and realize it is a short term future with this company.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you can't find anything else in the current economic crisis . . . . .

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    Current Employee - Packaging FLM in Samlesbury, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Packaging FLM in Samlesbury, England (UK)

    I have been working at InBev

    Pros

    The chance to work for a worldwide company with household names as brands. A competitve salary and a final salary pension if have been there for a long time (not available to new starters).

    Cons

    Poorly managed since the transfere from Interbrew to Inbev. Staff cost cutting exercise released the wrong people, only a handfull of engineers left on site and they were the ones with the knowledge to run the place. The shop floor had proposed to take the senior managemen to court over an attempt to change their hours from 39 to 42 a week. The company backed down before it reached court.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop VPO. Although it contains some good stuff this project has not been managed well and will not get any backing from staff going forward. VPO means redundacies to the men actually running the plant

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Stay far away from this place.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at InBev

    Pros

    Free beer. People think it's amazing to work for a beer company. You get to go to parties, baseball games, there is a pub in the office, office is close to downtown.

    Cons

    The management could care less about the people that work there. They treat employees terribly, have no respect for personal boundaries, force you to work in an area that looks like a call centre and are generally awful people. If you are woman, you get sexually harassed and people think this is normal behaviour. Compared to Molson, this organization is a total joke. They refuse to learn from best practices and develop the 'inBev Way' for everything. But that way changes as the wind blows. Stay far away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that you need to lead with a carrot not a stick. Treat your employees well and they will help you meet your objectives. Screaming, yelling, generally jerkiness will not get you anywhere. Treat everyone with respect, you never know where they will end up one day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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