InBev Reviews

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

    No focus on people - only profits

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    Current Employee - Office Worker  in  Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Office Worker in Luton, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Able to move to different countries if you want to and can make the grade. well recognised brands.

    Cons

    There is no focus on the employees, no pay review of any kind for the last 4 years, lots of redundancies in the UK as the business centralises to Belgium or off-shores to Hungary to save money. At the same time the remaining staff are expected to do more with less people for little recognition as the bonus scheme and pension is eroded every year as well.
    The HR department are virtually non existent and spend most of their time writing policies that don't get published.
    If you're stuck for work I'm sure that there are worse places to be but go in knowing that it certainly isn't all sunshine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either stop trying to pretend that you have a lovely people culture or actually do something about it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Inbev is not for great and smart people...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Prague (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prague (Czech Republic)

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

    Pros

    You can grow and move to another country if you work hard. Great brands and beers!

    Cons

    Fast paced environment, not reasonable expectations You will be promoted if you are pushy and challenging people all the time. They are very proud of their culture but it's nothing to be proud of. Overtime and overtime and overtime and no compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more salary to your people and change your culture. You have to be a good Employer to have great people onboard!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Good environment, poor management

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    • Career Opportunities
    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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  5. 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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cutting costs, at all costs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reporting Specialist  in  Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Reporting Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    - Good atmosphere in lower bands
    - Flexible working hours
    - Lenient with lunch break time, other chat or smoke breaks as long as the job is done

    Cons

    - Not a competitive salary, unfair bonus systems, salary increases upon promotion minimal.
    - Limited promotion opportunities if you're not a Management Trainee.
    - Getting a good performance review only possible with numerous unpaid overtime hours
    - Very, very limited training opportunities (0 live trainings in >1 year employment)
    - IT heavily unreliable: downtime and slowdown of systems frustrate near all employees and >1h per day is lost.
    - Not all the tools necessary to do the job well are at your disposal due to cost savings
    - Continuous outsourcing and downgrading to the cheapest "good enough to continue operations" option
    - Many employees feel exploited and leave quickly, replaced by a cheap newly grad with reduced salary
    - High pressure and work load

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Don't expect a Lufthansa service if you're only willing to pay a Ryanair price."

    If management would really live up to it's self-proclaimed principle that people are the center of the business, they really need to invest in keeping good employees happy and able to do their job without daily frustrations caused by cut costs where they shouldn't be cut.

    If the continuous scare of not receiving a bonus and the never-ending faltering of tools continue to frustrate people, people and knowledge retention may soon be low enough that core functions can no longer be executed adequately. The BSC a "center of excellence"? It's a center of barely good to continue functioning at the lowest cost possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Thanks for your excellent service, your entire department is eliminated.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

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

    Pros

    I was lucky enough to work for August the III before the company sold. It was a great place to work before the buy-out.

    Cons

    Horrible treatment after the buy-out. Kept getting excellent reviews but no advancement opportunity. Had to hold your breath every November to January to see if you were getting cut. More work, same pay. Watched the new company hire new grads so they could pay them significantly less to do the same jobs for those who they forced to retire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No point, they won't take it any way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Inbev BSC budapest

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    Current Employee - Account Payable Clerk  in  Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Account Payable Clerk in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    worked with some nice people

    Cons

    low benefit,not competitive salary,no beer benefit as brewery company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not for human...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at InBev full-time

    Pros

    Ownership, shared individual targets working on the same projects
    Result focused
    Critical projects are delivered on time
    Compensation: if considering together with bonus is quite competetive

    Cons

    Forget about personal life. Many cases when people lost their families due to long hours at work and stress
    You need to be a hawk / eagle to abuse others showing that you're great owner for being promoted
    Bonus now is only for top performers in WEZ and it's not transparent at all
    Brazilians are on prefferance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people as asset, not only those selected ones (band 4 and below)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Procurement Russia

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at InBev full-time

    Pros

    If you need to breakthrough in your career and you are ready to work long hours and if you are a fighter it is a right place to be, very result driven. Company does not look at your age you can be promoted if you bring results even if you are young. Hope things will improve with an arrival of Stuart(Zone President )

    Cons

    Lots of burrocracy, Standards working not for everyone. Industry is down which is translated into employers mood. People are not a value but resource, if you are not efficient then you are out. No bonus 3rd year. Very stressfull work ( procedures grow at the samee time less people each year due to optimisation)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Challenge should be but they should be not impossible to achieve, don't take Global's challenges, so we have unachieveble targets again. Dont overinvest in management trainees. Decrease burrorcacy in finance department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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