MillerCoors Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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MillerCoors CEO Tom Long
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Pros
  • You also get free beer every month (in 44 reviews)

  • Great work/life balance and culture (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance, family benefits (in 20 reviews)

  • MC upper management has not addressed retention issues (in 10 reviews)

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  1. CPG Industries

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    collaborative environment with independent thinkers

    Cons

    No distinct career path from one position to the next


  2. Best Beer Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lot's of perks and opportunities. A fun place to work. Miller does great things in the communities nationally..

    Cons

    Politics sometimes gets in the way of decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Support needs to flow down to middle management that comes down from the top.


  3. Chain Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance if you manage your role effectively

    Cons

    Big brewer who underpays compared to rest of alcohol beverage industry


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  5. Brand Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MillerCoors full-time

    Pros

    MillerCoors offers nice compensation including their benefits and vacation policy. The work was exciting and I had many career opportunities in different paths.

    Cons

    You will have to work a lot of hours if you wan to be a star on one of the top teams.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a good job of working with marketing. I would advise them to watch for burnout with key employees.


  6. Chicago HQ: Engaging culture, stimulating work, but limited career path

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MillerCoors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work is stimulating. Beer industry is very interesting. Chicago HQ has many engaging events for employees, including volunteer events and social events. Free employee rooftop bar might be the best corporate bar in the country. Compensation is above average and benefits are excellent, including strong medical insurance, 9% 401k match, $4,000/year tuition reimbursement and $500 fitness club voucher. Training is excellent. MillerCoors University was ranked #1 corporate training program.

    Cons

    Promotions are frequently based on employee/manager friendships than actual work results. A career path between departments is extremely difficult. Travel can be significant, including 1-2 trips to other cities per month. Systems are a bit behind the times, but not terrible. Hours can be long, but most corporate jobs are similar.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the red tape from ideas to action. Don't cut out the culture activities; they make work enjoyable. Institute a formal rotational program for new, less experienced associates.


  7. Great brands, antiquated thinking, and slow to make decisions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Free beer, -Great household name brands -Reasonable work/life balance depending on your team -Half Day Summer Fridays, Lots of Education/Trainings -Large Marketing Budgets -Fun work hard/play hard culture

    Cons

    -Impossible to make strategic, focused decisions -Uncomfortable with Risk -Nothing happens without full consensus -Not clear who can make decisions -Not enough clarity in roles/responsibilities (Lots of people doing the same stuff, working on top of each other) -Extremely difficult to get successful or high performance reviews due to "calibration" or consensus from dozens of stakeholders that you deserve it, many of whom you may not work with.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to value and appreciate employees and the unique expertise that they may bring to the table. Embrace risk-takers and change agents.


  8. Quality Assurance

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits - opportunity for growth and advancement

    Cons

    Can be political and bureaucratic at times

    Advice to Management

    Focus on long term growth and keep investing in people


  9. Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time

    Pros

    Awesome job for young millennial. Great perks to the job like free beer, tickets to basically any sporting event/concert, flexible work schedule, lots of travel. Great work/life balance. You get to work from home, so you make your own schedule. Promote highly from within the company, very easy to move up every 18-24 months.

    Cons

    Make you relocate ALOT. Basically every promotion you have to move to a new city. So if you're young and mobile, this is a perfect company for you. If you are married or in a relationship, it can be hard to get up and move every 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Consider allowing people to remain in one market/region for a while. It could help with employee happiness and distributor relationships.


  10. Soul Crusher

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    Current Employee - Plant Maintenance Mechanic in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Plant Maintenance Mechanic in Golden, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great hourly wage, and benefits. No middle management breathing down your neck. Plenty of overtime to go around.

    Cons

    The high wages are great, too bad it keeps unhappy people from leaving. If people do leave management could care less and won't even make an effort to keep valuable personnel from leaving. No management, that is no leadership that is willing to listen to people at the deck level. Too much overtime due to poor hiring practices and the tendency for management not to care about their hourly employees in their care. No work life balance, if you're hourly forget about having weekends off or seeing your family. Typically, but not all, production lines will run a 7-0 or 6-1 schedule. Combined with the problem of being understaffed, people will work 6-7 days of 12 hour shifts. If you are salaried, you might work 12-16 hour days, but at least you get most weekends off.

    Advice to Management

    Start over. Get a clue, reconnect with your people. Learn how to lead by example. Most people on the floor hold a negative opinion of management. Most would tell you that management is disconnected, and lack a pragmatic understanding of how production lines actually work.


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    Salary

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free beer...but that just doesn't cut it!

    Cons

    16 hr days aren't uncommon.

    Advice to Management

    Start over!



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