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Anheuser-Busch Reviews

Updated March 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Hours fun great people helping with school free beer (in 59 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work life balance is challenging at times (in 40 reviews)

  • Long hours, have to create your own work life balance (in 30 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Benefits specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch as a contractor

    Pros

    None. Under Inbev this is not a good place to work

    Cons

    Company is not really Anheuser Busch it is Inbev with a Brazilian CEO
    Horrible management/training and pay

    Advice to Management

    Treat you employees like human beings even if they are contract, and provide adequate training.


  2. "Draught Team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Draught Teach, in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Draught Teach, in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the people I worked immediately with

    Cons

    This company does not care about you at all. No raises in 6 years and you are asked to work a ridiculous amount of hours to make this company look good. HR and Management are ridiculous, they don't know what is going on half the time. Really disappointed in this job.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about the bottom line and care about your employees. Happy Employees are more likely to work harder for you and make your sales better. Take the approach of United Airlines, "Employees come first" because if they are happy they will promote your product with a positive attitude.


  3. "Sloppy Interview/Hiring process"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    Cant think of any for this location.

    Cons

    It is clear the Denver office and Region 6 are very disorganized and there is no cohesion. They are not on the same page as the corporate office. They treat there employees like numbers and flip flop on there decisions. Do not trust what HR tells you. They will mislead you through the entire process and to cover themselves they will point the finger. Very unprofessional throughout the interview/hire process. They put the wrong people in the wrong positions, and the lack of experience shows through in the way they conduct their jobs. Dont walk, run away from this sloppy excuse of an HR team, they will drop the ball and leave you scrambling in order to not look stupid in front of their VP.

    Advice to Management

    Take a close look at the HR and hiring process for region 6. You have terrible people in these positions that are costing you talent, time and money.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "HORRIBLE experience!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is very hard to think of any pros. There are some great people who work here but senior management ruins the entire work experience here.

    Cons

    Contractors are treated and referred to as "second class citizens".

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees more. Take the time to understand why people are not happy there. Employees who like their job and their manager will do a better job and care more about the company as a whole.


  6. "Too Lean"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    Very easy to advance quickly in leadership roles, good compensation/benefits

    Cons

    Not enough technical experience throughout the salaried staff, not enough employees to get work done efficiently, constantly changing routines to attempt to help make process sustainable but it only makes it more complicated and is avoiding the true issue at hand (operation is way too lean). This causes the severe work-life balance deficit.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more mechanical and electrical engineers, allow them to do strictly process engineering at first (rather than supervise operators and technicians), then move them to management/supervisory roles, so that people responsible for quick decision making have the knowledge and experience to do so efficiently. Also need more computer programmers on staff.


  7. Helpful (11)

    "You are just a number.. worst company you should possibly work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -career launcher
    -free beer
    -good people to commiserate with
    -ability to travel

    Cons

    I absolutely hated my time with Anheuser-Busch. They have no respect for their employees whatsoever. Have children? A spouse? A dog you need to let out around 7pm? They couldn't care less. No matter how much I enjoyed my life on the weekends, nothing could make up for the utter anxiety, stress, and sadness that the other five days caused.

    Advice to Management

    Stop saying People are your number 1 priority. After the first day, it's blatantly obvious that that is a complete lie.


  8. "Terrible management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Operations in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The union workers on the floor are an awesome group of people! Operations side of things is lacking some serious senior management

    Cons

    Management! All about production they don't care about quality or safety. Management runs holds knowing it's going to be a hold and then try's to blame the operator to cover themselves. They have no self pride.

    Advice to Management

    Take more pride in the quality of beer you run rather than the amount of beer you run since it all goes to block anyways!


  9. "Used to be great, not so much now"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Granada Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Granada Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    2 cases of free beer every month, with an additional case given to you on some holidays

    Cons

    Company has absolutely no loyalty to their employees. They have outsourced multiple departments in St. Louis to India. In SoCal, they outsourced line cleaning duties for all draft accounts to a 3rd party vendor, and laid off those departments.

    Incentive targets & how completed incentives are paid out, change during/after incentive period (meaning incentive starts as a cash payout for completed objectives, but after incentive period has been completed, payout becomes points on a shopping website)

    Pay is base salary + KPI targets + % of volume achieved (KPI targets are usually not known until late 2nd or 3rd week of the month, & sometimes change mid-month)

    Management in branch creates arbitrary deadlines in order to pat themselves on the back with their superiors.

    Tools given to complete work, often don't work as intended or make completing your work more difficult.

    Free beer is sometimes close to code/slow moving beer that warehouse dumps on employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to mask a lack of ability with enthusiasm

    Execute & over achieve for your employees as much as you expect them to execute & over achieve for you

    Say what you mean, and do what you say


  10. "Merchandiseing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Anaheim, CA

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

    Pros

    There are pros bad company

    Cons

    The pay is low the manager don't care and you can't move up and make no livening


  11. "Driver"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate/Delivery in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate/Delivery in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. Besides occasional beer give away

    Cons

    Poor union reps. Under paid work compensation with work contracts being four years plus. Not so good benefits.



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