MillerCoors Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
178 Reviews

3.1
178 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get free beer and the place is fun to work for (in 40 reviews)

  • There are a lot of great people that work for this company (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance at the brewery is not the best for people with families (in 19 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Soulless, backstabbing employees

    Former Employee - Category Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Fun industry and great brands (but not market leaders).

    Cons

    A few years ago they hired over 20+ catmans and then fired half of them after a year or two because we we're matching management expectations. Employees will throw you down the well to save their skins.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and not all the noise from others. Have faith in them and their abilities. Don't let me go immediately. Need to cultivate talent and "slash and burn".

  2.  

    Poor leadership in an increasingly competitive industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun category, people are able to relax and have fun over a beer after work, HQ work hours are usually pretty manageable

    Cons

    Lack of strong leadership and direction, too many people considered decision makers along the way slow things down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership can't always be a democracy. There needs to be vision and strategy driving decisions rather than short term fixes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    All Credit Finance Review

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Loan Financer  in  Melville, RI
    Current Employee - Loan Financer in Melville, RI

    I have been working at MillerCoors as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    All credit provides fast and easy car loan.Hassle-free, lowest EMI car finance deal. Quick car loan approval and disbursal.

    Cons

    Great Finance Company Flexible documentation and quick processing. End-to-end doorstep service; Loans for personal and commercial-use cars

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Conflicting cultures

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    Former Employee - Category Manager National Accounts
    Former Employee - Category Manager National Accounts

    I worked at MillerCoors full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great history and brand equities. Benefits are nice, salary is marginally competitive.

    Cons

    Competing cultures from the two companies was too much to manage. Amazing to see the "bull in a china shop" management styles often be rewarded with a promotion. So many talented and respected employees either left or forced out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company with great benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MillerCoors

    Pros

    Great training program that involves travel to Milwaukee. Can make your own schedule and do any administrator work from home.

    Cons

    No home office or daily one on one time with boss. promotions take place at least two nights per week, which you are required to attend.

  7.  

    Taking the "fun" out of the beer business

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time

    Pros

    Great industry to be part of, opportunity to work anywhere in the country. Average pay scale for position with many entry level and 3+ years experience roles.

    Cons

    Management is overly focused on finance and metrics. Very little opportunity to advance and a culture that lacks any true teamwork. Expectation that work is your life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A positive culture that values individuals and builds teams will ultimately drive positive results. Fix the culture to fix the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Used to be great...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Beer allowance
    Big marketing budgets
    Some great people
    Bar in HQ
    Travel a lot

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking - particularly at the top levels
    Category is contracting - lack of meaningful plans to change trajectory
    Company is terrified of distributor network, advertising and programming gets watered down as a result
    Old, white men making all decisions
    Too focused on ABI - meanwhile spirits and wine are kicking our butts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on consumer rather than distributor network and business may change
    Consider how ratings of employees impact morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Some Great People and Brands, Terrible Upper Management

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of motivated, exciting, smart talent. Huge increase in talent since moving to Chicago office. Been with company 5+ years. Some amazing brands to work on with really interesting challenges to dig into and explore. Fun culture most of the time.

    Cons

    Very political. Sales run organization. Lot of good, strategic thinking can be ignored if a vocal sales person in the field has a different opinion. A decision is never actually made at this company. Changing and flip flopping decisions at every level is an every day commonplace and results in enormous churn and burn across the people actually doing the work. This has been a core part of the culture since I started and affects all departments - Finance, Supply Chain, Marketing, Marketing Services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    SLT and MLT have got to realize what it's actually like to be a Director and down at MillerCoors. The amount of work and logical thinking thrown out the window based on the whim of a field person calling a VP or above has a devastating affect on moral and is the main reason we lose so much top talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    So much fun!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Promo Model  in  Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Promo Model in Denver, CO

    I have been working at MillerCoors as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Social and lively atmosphere, flexible schedule, great hourly pay

    Cons

    difficult to move up within company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advance from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    dysfunctional

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irwindale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irwindale, CA

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You get free beer, wages are good.

    Cons

    The place is very dysfunctional , they send you to classes involving world class manufacturing and tell you they want the low level employees to be empowered, yet they hire low level supervisors who want to micro manage all the employees below them. They hire supervisors that have no clue on this type of production work, they lie about the real reason for downtime, and just want to produce product without concerns about quality or safety.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to succeed at world class manufacturing then stop hiring management in Irwindale that want to micro manage people that work below them, and want product to be run no matter what the quality of the product is, or what the safety condition are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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