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Anheuser-Busch InBev Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Carlos Brito
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Pros
  • Also free beer if you are over 21 (in 62 reviews)

  • Fast-paced company, the opportunities are there, make them yours (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Adapt or die' philosophy which might scare off those not wanting a better work/life balance (in 87 reviews)

  • No work/life balance, pays are not as competitive as expected (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Server"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch InBev part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hands-off management approach, good communications skills

    Cons

    poor development of new hires


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Systems Engineer"

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

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow into different positions - especially if you are willing to relocate

    Cons

    Highly concentrated on KPIs and metrics to the point where they are forgetting what made them great.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to selling beer and work on the environment. You won't be able to continue to acquire and cut your way into profit


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great Name - Not So Great Workplace"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Senior District
    Current Employee - Senior District
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Industry reputation is solid when you are the clear leader in the world.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Workaholic by anxiety. Never-ending fire-drills. The word ASAP replaces periods. Reactionary management. Little room at the top if you are not part of the clique.

    Advice to Management

    Live your principles. Treat employees with a sense of appreciation.


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  5. "Anheuser-Busch InBev"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I learned a lot at the job, and the people were great to work with. Benefits were very good, and there was a good vacation policy.

    Cons

    Very little job security, and when people leave the company or if they are let go, responsibilities fall on the people left behind. It can be overwhelming and there is very little work/life balance.

    They really only care about the bottom line, and not at all about the people who work for the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Trade activation manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great people, company, and opportunities

    Cons

    I don't enjoy driving around all day, but the amazing company makes up for it


  7. "Fun Place to work but you work hard"

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

    Pros

    Casual environment with laid back approach to management. This is not a micro managed group at all as far as the transportation department is concerned.

    Cons

    You are expected to work long hours, whatever it takes to get things done and be willing to take on additional work. The mentality behind promotions is "next in queue" versus the person with the best skills for the role.

    Advice to Management

    Take more into consideration when making promotion choices and at least interview all qualified candidates before awarding a position based on tenure. They should also evaluate


  8. "Zero work/life balance depending on position & unrealistic expectations"

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    Former Employee - Category Space Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Category Space Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Name, great coworkers, daily challenge

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations, just a number, no loyalty, no work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach, get rid of the "boys club" atmosphere, concentrate a bit more on the employees and the work will follow. Stop cannibalizing the culture that made Anhesuer-Busch Inc. what it was in the first place. Oh, and if you hit your numbers, pay your employees their bonuses. If Brito earns his bonus, so should the employees. It's a team effort, act like it. That's what an owner would do.


  9. "Best leadership school"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    global with a owners culture

    Cons

    size creates a lot of complexities/burocracy

    Advice to Management

    always run the business as your own


  10. "No onboarding. No expectations. No job."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice break room - if you like vending machines.
    Free beer every month.
    Plenty of free parking.
    Not much else I can say.

    Cons

    No one was assigned to onboard me. As a result, I had no description of the job. When I asked no one knew what my predecessor had done in his position and because he was fired they didn't require him to document his job. Which is the reason for his dismissal - no one was aware he was doing bad things. The plant manager told me I was to learn subordinate's work, which I tried to do while figuring out my management job. Two weeks later I was fired without ever learning the expectations of the job. Plant manager has a huge chip on her shoulder about her sexuality.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what the job is, document it, and give someone a chance to learn. Stop using security as trucking logistics and let them work security.


  11. "Good Until....."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch InBev full-time

    Pros

    Competing salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Culture changed in a negative way after AB purchased by InBev.



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