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Anheuser-Busch Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Hours fun great people helping with school free beer (in 63 reviews)

  • 2 free cases of beer/month--even for interns (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance isn't quite manageable (in 45 reviews)

  • Long hours, disconnect be tween logistics and merchandisers (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Production"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Control in West Point, GA
    Current Employee - Quality Control in West Point, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The beer that I drink. Be great to see how it is developed

    Cons

    Cannot think of any.

    Advice to Management

    You will be very. Pleased with my work ethnic.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Only if you need a foot in the door"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    I met some great people and learned some valuable skills by working with them and hearing their perspective. Ability to move up quickly if you are willing to work all hours and move anywhere in the country. Not always option as you mature through your life and career. Good distributor partners when they aren't being forced to comply with the WEA. Go back to working together...

    Cons

    Terrible culture, especially in the Region office. Management pushes down out of touch programs, do not trust their employees, and expect unrealistic results. I spent more time running around surveying accounts than building relationships with our distributors and retail. HR is a joke, good luck ever trying to get a question answered with them. The turnover is extremely high in Region 5, which is probably why you can never get a question answered. Contractors fill many of the sales roles that interact at retail. They are treated as disposable and not even referred to by name in the office. They could use more tools and proper training. Overall, felt like nothing but a number here. Such a shame that this isn't the AB of the good old days. I had high hopes.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time out of your office and not on a milk run. You need to see the market for what it really is. Go back to the basics and sell on quality and service rather than forcing programs into distributors and retail that they are not on board with.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Babysitter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Peon to Idiots in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Peon to Idiots in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay. There are opportunities for advancement...

    Cons

    ...if you are in your 20s, are willing to move when they want you to, and like to be at the top of the food chain but chasing competition because your star brands have declined. People are in positions they are not qualified to be in simply because they are able to move. Childishness plays a huge part in the success of such a large corporation that its pathetic. The turnover is such that 26/54 people have been replaced in the office...in 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    Management wont take a piece of humble pie to get out of their own way. It's time to decide if they want to spend more time being reactive and putting out fires or becoming proactive.


  4. "Dream-People-Culture Hoax"

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    Current Employee - Senior District Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior District Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    External reputation still good since not everyone knows how truly bad it is at AB. I have met great people in my years with AB.

    Cons

    So many, is hard to decide what not to include. I will share a few. Abundant incompetence. Desperate retail solutions that are not rooted on market knowledge. Constant firing of experienced people that are replaced by young, energetic and inexperienced types. Ineffective marketing due to terrible CMO leadership over past years. Key brands are dying with no solution in sight. Bud Light and Budweiser are struggling for consumer relevance. Worst performers are often rewarded with a promotion if they suck-up to the right people. Most of the sales team time is spent on "administrative" stuff versus selling. Wholesalers are not "aligned" with new, despised, AB culture. Employees are placed on "Recovery Plans" as a tactic to squeeze more work out of them since the job is at risk. Low employee morale. Long working hours are a way of life. My peers and I average over 60 hours a week or more as a normal. I have seen over 20+ persons leave or get fired in the past year alone and that is just at our Texas-Louisiana-Arkansas-New Mexico Regional office. Attrition at New York HQ office is bad as well.

    Advice to Management

    Stabilize people attrition. Listen to consumers and customers. Stop bringing people with little to no US marketing or sales experience to lead at the top of sales and marketing. Learn more about what made AB great in the past and recognize that you are going on the opposite direction.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Individual Contributor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quality products. Global competitor. Industry leader. Concerned for environment. Opportunities if you are willing to relocate. Fast-paced environment.

    Cons

    Employees and managers alike are stretched thin. Bonus targets typically don't get nailed down until mid-year, and are retroactive to the first of the year.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay and friendly people to work with

    Cons

    Bad hours and not enough vacation time

    Advice to Management

    Less work and more paid time off


  7. "Fun"

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    Current Employee - Tour Center in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Tour Center in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Funniest job I've ever had! Meet a lot of great people

    Cons

    Lack of communication between management and staff. It's gotten very Lean! No raises or incentives for over a year!

    Advice to Management

    Share more with your employees and try building team moral!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Signroom"

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    Current Employee - Signroom in Christopher, IL
    Current Employee - Signroom in Christopher, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Make your own hours, own office

    Cons

    no room for growth in the company


  9. "ipOperations Internsh"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Intern in Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Operations Intern in Canton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, open office environment, and great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Very lean company. Had to problem solve a lot on my own, but that wasn't always a bad thing.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Tour Guide"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tour Guide in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Tour Guide in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best Job I have ever had. Great: training, co-workers, managers, location, and perks (free beer).

    Cons

    none that come to mind.


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