InBev
2.5 of 5 39 reviews
www.inbev.com Leuven, Belgium 150 to 499 Employees

InBev Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2014
InBev – Leuven – “HQ”

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2.5 39 reviews

                             

37% Approve of the CEO

InBev CEO Carlos Brito

Carlos Brito

(30 ratings)

31% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Challenging, fast paced exciting but you need to produce or you are out

    Director Human Resources (Former Employee)
    Moscow (Russia)

    ProsGreat industry, lots of fun at times. Very focused senior team that is willing to stick with the plan. Tons of learning opportunities to take advantage of. Results driven - can also be a "con".

    ConsSometimes, those in charge would decide on the fly without all the facts. Very fast paced and that kind of environment is not for everyone. No recognition if you are not one of the chosen ones or if you are not Brazilian.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be so ready to toss out solid performers. Not everyone will be a VP. Additionally, take care of the people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    bumpy ride but always challenging

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood ahtomosphere, mostly good colleagues, challenges

    Consline managers can be blocking you from having a perfect environment... need to work really a lot more compared to other companies. olny recommended for those who love challenging places

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for young employees willing to re-locate often and work long hours

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company is good at promoting young talent quickly through the ranks. They make a great recession resilient product and has a young workforce

    Consterrible at employee retention. High management turnover. Bonus based structure which is good it pays out, but often targets are overstretched.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast Paced, result driven, focused and rewarding

    Director (Former Employee)

    ProsThe speed of change was great (if that is what you are looking for). Very focused agenda, stick to the plan and see it through. There were great opportunities if you were young and mobile. Engagement was a priority.

    Consthe pace could get crazy - and as the company grew, too many processes and "alignment" needed. Slowed things down. Additional job opportunities would be scarce if you were middle aged. The company was very open about caring about young high potentials, and if you were someone who may not be identified for future roles, there was not much investment and you were considered a "blocker".

    Advice to Senior Managementtrust your people and the decisions they make.

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    Inbev, the ruthless business model.

    Maintenance Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay rates, Medical health cover.

    ConsIntimidation is the main tool used by management at inbev. Managers life within the company is between 12 and 24 months before dismisal.
    No training for employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIntimidation and bullying will get you nowhere. Lack of investment in your employees will cost you dearly in the long run.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Mabager (Current Employee)

    ProsInbev has a Strong Culture that together with its Great Products make a Friendly environment to work.

    ConsThere is a huge Lack of information towards the employees. Inbev is too Cash focused (products are secondary) and it makes us lose interest in the job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe senior management should Strive for better communication with employees and promote a positive message.

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    Anheuser Busch InBev work enviroment

    Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsMorale 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 Senior ManagementBrito 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

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

    ProsThe 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).

    ConsPoorly 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 Senior ManagementDrop 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stay far away from this place.

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Toronto, ON (Canada)

    ProsFree 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementUnderstand 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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