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Anheuser-Busch InBev CEO Michel Doukeris
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great people and collegues(in 205 reviews)
  • "great culture and focus on people(in 201 reviews)
  • "And beer card obviously and soon the free beer services will be closed due to election.(in 178 reviews)
  • "Good benefits but sliding(in 144 reviews)
  • "Free Beer and good pay(in 139 reviews)
Cons
  • "There is no work life balance in this company and you will not get any support.(in 267 reviews)
  • "Routes spread out through different cities and poor management.(in 124 reviews)
  • "Higher up managers have unrealistic expectations and will ostracize you if you do not conform to everything they want and question anything at all.(in 67 reviews)
  • "No bonus payout for the almost 4 years I was here despite huge increases in the stock price(in 66 reviews)
  • "long hours and had work(in 65 reviews)
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  1. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Manager

    Oct 14, 2017 - Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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.

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  2. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Are you a GMT or from Brazil / Belgium? This is the perfect place for you!

    Dec 14, 2017 - Global Marketing Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    - If you are coming into the company as a GMT, you work on a 'premium' level when compared to everyone else at the Company who are not GMTs. You have a separate HR system and classification structure that trumps the rest of the common folk when it comes to advancement. As a result, if you are reading this thinking about signing on as a GMT, congratulations! Because of your degree from <insert top school here> you instantly qualify to take over the job of folks who may have been with the Company for 1 or 2 decades. - If you are from Brazil or Belgium, congratulations! You have what it takes to be in upper management. Pat yourself on the back. Job well done. - Working in the beer industry has some perks - you get to drink beer at work from time to time. - Relocation packages are nice (if "available"). If given a chance move to New York or abroad with a sweet package, leave after the vesting period ends (typically 1-2 years), profit. - Big Company, lots of opportunities to move and relocate at the expense of all contacts with family and friends. - The people not in management. World class and love what they do, despite the toll it takes on everything else in their lives.

    Cons

    - There is no work/life balance. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying. This is not a 9-5 job. You are expected to work late. An inability to do so will see you having a very short time with the company. - They likely are talking to you about the AMAZING bonus structure that EVERYONE gets! 30% 40% 50%+ of your salary! Wow! Yeah, this doesn't happen. Even if you hit and exceed all of your targets, you are at the will and behest of global and local metrics that you have nothing to do with. Bud Light not selling well? Looks like your bonus may be cut by 70%. Not hitting our sales targets for the region? Good luck getting 20% of your expected bonus, if anything at all. - Senior management are not promoted based on leadership skills, instead, they are placed in positions of power on such factors as 'fits the role culturally' (this is code for Brazilian or from Beglium or used to work in the Global office) or 'works late'. (Funny, because my title is in senior management, I suppose this is self depreciating?) I find myself daily asking myself how people I work with can be promoted to where they are without having any inkling as to how to lead teams. Then I quickly remember they are (with one exception) either GMTs or are not from the U.S. - If you are in a role for more than 2 years, you should probably start looking for another job outside the company before they come for your job and take it away from you entirely. - There is a consistent, cannot be missed, and unequivocal pattern of age discrimination going on currently within the culture that people consistently only whisper about. Out with the old whenever and however possible, and in with the new - if you are someone in your 20s looking to take on roles that someone has been doing for 20+ years and like the challenge of stepping in without any guidance and enjoy being expected to make positive strides in the role within 2-3 months (or else face questions from senior management) this place is PERFECT for you! - I cannot make this more clear - you are NEVER off the clock. Ever. You are expected, and it is the norm, to respond to e-mail or issues when they pop up. Example: You are expected to handle a 2 AM issue with China and attend a meeting at 7 AM the same day where needed and whenever and however necessary. This is not optional. This is expected. If you can't handle this, go elsewhere. - Huge, huge amounts of turnover, especially lately, throughout 2017. We are almost at death spiral type levels - one person leaves, not backfilled, everyone else has to pick up the slack. Another person leaves, same thing happens, and so forth and so on. Loss of expertise follows, work not getting done as well as before, everyone else suffers - you get the picture.

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  4. 2.0
    Former Contractor, more than 1 year

    The program required more structure and lacked transparency

    Jun 14, 2022 - TAP Trainee in Johannesburg
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The trainees are really great to work with. The community and support we gave each other were instrumental as support from management was lacking.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency, pay, communication, job security and satsifaction

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    One of the Best Companies to have a Long Term Association

    Jan 27, 2022 - AREA SALES MANAGER in New Delhi
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Ample opportunities are given to learn and grow if you take interest and initiatives in your role - Common Platforms are available to raise your concerns with the senior management and they do get addressed - New Ideas are always encouraged and if they are economically viable to execute, you get the full ownership for conceptualising and executing it - Has a fabulous culture owing to the fact everyone lives and breathes the 10 principles of ABI daily

    Cons

    - Sometimes there is high pressure to perform

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    Thank you for leaving a detailed review. We are glad to hear you're enjoying the learning and growth opportunities at AB InBev India and that you feel your voice is heard. Cheers to you!

  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Racist Company

    Mar 14, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommend