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Anheuser-Busch Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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Anheuser-Busch President, North America João Castro Neves
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Pros
  • Hours fun great people helping with school free beer (in 65 reviews)

  • Stability,overtime, 2 free cases of beer per month, you get to work for a well known and respected company (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance isn't quite manageable (in 47 reviews)

  • long hours; double work; unattainable KPI's; many inexperienced young employees; lack of communication; (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Fast pace and challenging environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Integration Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Integration Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The network of people are so enjoyable to work with and provide a great support system! This company also pushed you and challenges you each day allowing you to grow at the pace of your talent.

    Cons

    Large company comes with less control and influence in projects. There are many levels of approvals needed in order to move the needle.

    Advice to Management

    AB provides wonderful competitive benefits however could allow employees to be more flexible in their career location.


  2. "Stationary Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Stationary Power and Refrigeration Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Stationary Power and Refrigeration Engineer in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay, vacation, health benefits, security, development... although this has suffered greatly since the merger...

    Cons

    changes to management style since merger, naïve management too focused on cost cutting versus growing the business, short sighted, arrogant, high level managers lack experience by advancing faster than there accomplishments dictate, removed all experience from every facet of the business, not able to recognize the long term effects of such an wholesale drain on experience...

    Advice to Management

    retain talented and experienced people, too many people in positions/levels too high for having just graduated from college, too many mangers are arrogant and behave sophomorically... instead of finding the right answers... should focus more on the top line...

  3. "Trade Marketing Manager"

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    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Field Employees and Region Office employees work seamlessly together.

    Cons

    You need to go above and beyond to get a promotion, not just do your duty.


  4. "Sr District Manager"

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - District Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks. Colleagues were awesome support system

    Cons

    Company is not loyal to employees who have given years to them. Seniority and experience is not important. The bottom line is and what the next Ivy league student can bring to the table.Employees are not happy with the company and the turn over has been increasing year over year. Losing great people to other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the loyalty, experience and knowledge an employee with many years can bring to the table. Quit preaching employee engagement to check a box that diversity is important.. Actions speak louder than a survey. Quit promoting young people with little to know experience to run the company that come up with programs that are not respected by the wholesalers. And please don't create divisions like "high end" that are not fully thought through completely. The company hires full teams and then lay them off in the same year. Including employees that have made AB their life. Please consider seniority and loyalty to be placed when making such rash decisions to wipe out a whole division.


  5. "Category Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    Great people - good benefits

    Cons

    Poor bonus achievement. Target setting process is badly designed and implemented

    Advice to Management

    Stop training the street by allowing top people to leave


  6. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The leadership given. I can call other managers about issues I may face. Enjoy working with the employees in the company.

    Cons

    No pay raises. The training we do is sometimes repetitive. I don’t like lengthy time frame to hire new employees.

    Advice to Management

    Give more raises and bonuses


  7. "great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    loved the people I worked with. very helpful

    Cons

    upper management seemed to fall off when communication was needed

  8. "Brand ambassador"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch part-time

    Pros

    Anheuser Busch is a great company to work for and I've had a very positive experience with my job and management. They treat their employees with respect and appreciate hard work

    Cons

    There haven't been any red flags working for Anheuser Busch I honestly can't think of anything

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Individualistic culture, needs to reprioritize"

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    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Salary, title, fun/great perks, industry connections, change, fast paced

    Cons

    lack of concern for employees, short-sighted management and HR tactics, low care for personal growth, wants to do a lot but ends up spinning, big lack of diversity and inclusion, fail to change aspects that it knows are wrong


  10. "Sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    It's all about having a good time and selling some beer.
    They make coming to work fun.

    Cons

    Breweries get too big and can't keep inventory.

    Advice to Management

    Be approachable. Listen to the employees about what's going on in the market.


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