InBev Reviews

Updated June 29, 2014
Updated June 29, 2014
40 Reviews
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  1.  

    For those who are passionate winners and like meritocracy

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Leuven (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Leuven (Belgium)

    I have been working at InBev full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very strong performance culture (not only the usual words - facts!).
    This is a company for people who like to set a challenge, achieve it and bring results. Very casual company, no blabla, just do it. Upper management is extremely accessible and no politics.
    You can make career in this company !

    Cons

    Performance culture is from the outside sometimes seen as aggressive. You do not always have all the resources that you need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue in the same direction. If more European companies would have this management style, there wouldn't be a crisis.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not for everyone but I LOVED IT

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    Former Employee - Ex Finance Director
    Former Employee - Ex Finance Director

    I worked at InBev

    Pros

    Fast changing environment, new and more demanding challenges on a regular basis - you really need to keep up with the pace or you just wont cope and either leave or "be restructured"

    Great financial rewards (I was at Director level when we were maxing out on results)

    Great development opportunities - not in a formalised way but "on the job" / "sink or swim" stuff which I appreciate isn't for everyone.

    Cons

    Unless you have the right boss, work / life balance can be a joke.

    Development can be to other roles that are outside of your comfort zone which can obvioulsy be a good thing but sometimes the leap is too far;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep driving the share price.
    Provide more opportunities to non-Brazilians
    Change the formula for Bud in Europe - it is cr;p

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inspiring company that fosters talent

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    Former Employee - PPM  in  Leuven (Belgium)
    Former Employee - PPM in Leuven (Belgium)

    I worked at InBev full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging
    Meritocracy
    Can do Attitude
    Result driven
    Cost Conscious

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance
    Short Term Focused
    Survival of the fittest

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    review

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    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst  in  Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in Budapest (Hungary)

    I have been working at InBev full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    working environment 5+, free beer:)

    Cons

    The salary and benefits should be better..

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Above Average

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luton, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at InBev

    Pros

    Brilliant people to work with, everyone pulls together when needed. Very flexible when comes to needing to adapt working hours

    Cons

    Job stability, there have been many mergers and takeovers in the past 10 years and it leaves people feeling uneasy

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    hard work, great brands, great learning opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InBev

    Pros

    great people
    opportunities to develop
    fantastic brands
    fast-paced environment
    good fun

    Cons

    pay below market rate, often no bonus and few benefits
    high turnover
    ruthless focus on costs
    poor work/ life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in good people and try keeping them, instead of becoming a training ground for your competitors

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging, fast paced exciting but you need to produce or you are out

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    Former Employee - Director Human Resources  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Director Human Resources in Moscow (Russia)

    I worked at InBev

    Pros

    Great 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".

    Cons

    Sometimes, 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast Paced, result driven, focused and rewarding

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at InBev

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    the 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 ManagementAdvice

    trust your people and the decisions they make.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    not bad....

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    Current Employee - Group Manager
    Current Employee - Group Manager

    I have been working at InBev

    Pros

    encourages learning
    OT is there if you want it

    Cons

    too much low hanging fruit getting away with too much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of the low hanging fruit
    tell us the truth - dont tell us that abi wants the best and nothing but the best but instead continues to cut benefits, reward those who dont perform, and destroy morale

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good environment, poor management

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    Former Employee - Tehcnologist  in  Samlesbury, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Tehcnologist in Samlesbury, England (UK)

    I worked at InBev full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work environment was great and there was a good relationship between employees. The salary and benefits provided were good.

    Cons

    The managers were not supportive of each other and colleagues were scared of more redundancies to come, making overall morale low. There was rivalry between different sites which was not healthy and a lot of negativity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about your employees and value them and don't only think about profits.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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