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Anheuser-Busch InBev Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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  • Work-life balance can be an issue (in 131 reviews)

  • No work/life balance, pays are not as competitive as expected (in 38 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great company for those seeking long-term career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - great professional and leadership development
    - challenging and dynamic environment
    - meritocracy

    Cons

    - lots of rework that could be avoided by better planning
    - diversity is still an issue that needs to be addressed, but already getting better


  2. "Great Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture
    High level employees
    Lots of new initiatives

    Cons

    No work/life balance
    Limited mentorship
    limited engagement

  3. "Trade Activation Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time

    Pros

    Work your own schedule and able to drive to each location. Not in an office.

    Cons

    Laid off so that really speaks for itself

    Advice to Management

    More communication


  4. "Nice while it lasted"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time

    Pros

    Company wanted to do great things. Fun industry, company car, fast pace business and benefits.

    Cons

    Fragmented direction, partner distributors not partnering and difficult to work with.


  5. "Mid-Level Manager Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time

    Pros

    I was surrounded by really smart; creative people. Everyone in the company expected their co workers to think creatively and critically and to express their opinion. Differing of opinion on strategy was welcomed and I regularly found myself with the opportunity to consider how best to present my opinion to leadership. The salary and benefits are better then fair.

    Cons

    The company was so big that the details were often left unattended to. This causes frustration at various levels and often leads to disengagement. The company is also prone to major restructuring and layoffs.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Frustrating Company to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Senior District Manager
    Former Employee - Senior District Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You work at a beer company
    Your co-workers are usually easy to get along with
    Most positions pay pretty well if you are lacking in work experience
    Opportunity to advance within the company

    Cons

    Very poor leadership - many of the executives do not have enough experience and make poor decisions as a result. And those decisions end up impacting lower level employees.
    Nobody in middle or upper level management seems to know what they're doing, and it becomes very frustrating early in your career
    There is not a clear-cut long-term strategy, and if there is, it tends to change about every 6 to 12 months
    You can end up working 60+ hours per week just to keep up with your work
    Bud Light sales are down 3-5% every single year, so sales positions aren't very ideal

    Advice to Management

    Need to find a way to get better leadership across the board. Too many people in positions they shouldn't be in that make bad decisions for the company


  7. "A-B"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time

    Pros

    Great Products in its portfolio

    Cons

    No Cons for the company

  8. "Unappreciated and underpaid"

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Other than free beer once a month, not many substantial pros. Seriously, it’s really hard to think of any in a company committed to pinching every single cent.

    Cons

    Long hours, below market pay, never ending edicts sent from above, the lack of the ability to tailor the task to the individual location, they’re happy to burn you out because others are waiting to take your place, but it takes management literally months to replace key people.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying attention to what people on the ground are going through and start practicing what you preach regarding quality of life issues. Nobody buys your lip service. Recognize that you are bleeding good people at your WOD’s because of your actions. Try, if it’s not too late, to get the consumer to appreciate your company and your products again. You can start by showing a real commitment to quality, not the empty rhetoric spewed daily, by going back to decent packaging. Stop whining about it unless you want to put dollars behind it and fix it. That goes for every aspect of your operation.


  9. "Trade Activation Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great foot into the Door in the Food/Beverage Market.

    Cons

    Tight knit Brazilian Community. After the merge with SAB Miller huge layoffs and cost cutting.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay if you’re at the beginning of your career- around 20% above market rate. Promote young fresh grads very quickly.

    Cons

    If your LGBT or a minority, you can forget progressing your career here unless you’re part of their gmba or GMT program.

    I’ve witnessed so many minorities that were hired externally fired within a year and replaced with a GMBA or a GMT. It’s not a diversity friendly place and you can forget about family oriented culture (which does exist in other beer companies like Heineken)

    It’s a Brazilian /Caucasian good old boys club at the top. The only minorities you see that hold any sort of position came from their trainee programs. Work experience does not matter in terms of career progression especially if you care externally

    They also promoted their “holy” people very quickly - we are talking about a band level every 1.5 Years. People make the same mistakes over again and very little direction from so called “new management”.

    The company is large purely from acquisitions- shareholders really doubt if they can grow organically like other cpg companies.

    You can also forget work life balance- requests can come in Saturday at 11am the weekend of Labor Day and be expected to be done by 10am the day after Labor Day. Expect 60 hour work weeks to be the norm and don’t think you’ll be appreciated for it

    Moreover if you’re performing average and they don’t want you, they’ll find multitudes of reasons to push you out or move you to a role in a not so great location.

    Unless you’re in the Brazilian / good old boys club/ GMT/GMBA, I would stay clear. This place will suck you dry.

    Advice to Management

    No advice because they will not change


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