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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. "The OLD company"

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

    Pros

    Free beer, great people, lots of opportunities to be involved in the community, opportunities to work in a lot of different areas.

    Cons

    The company no longer exists as is. They were bought out by InBev and now the place is completely different.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change everything otherwise you will be left with nothing. People don't have to live in St. Louis and work at AB-InBev.


  2. "AB was no better before ABInBev"

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    Former Employee - Group Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Group Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits
    good mentor program
    nice amount of sick days
    Im sorry i really cant think of anything else the place was really terrible to work at

    Cons

    long work hours (blled AB blood)
    no personal life (required to be available 24/7)
    disrespectful senior managment
    no true career advancement

    Advice to Management

    get true leadership skills


  3. Helpful (1)

    "If you like debt collection calls and back pain, work here."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Driver in Perry, OK
    Current Employee - Driver in Perry, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits packages, few great supervisors, two free cases of product per month, being the "Bud Guy" sounds cool.

    Cons

    Lowest paying driver job in area, back-breaking work, college degree not valued, false promises of advancement, no raises.

    Advice to Management

    Pats on the back do not pay bills. In-Bev: Anheuser-Busch was once a great company. Stop the insane cut-backs.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "A-B has lost it's loyalty to the customer and is just another place to work until you find somthing better....."

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    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Allen, SD
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Allen, SD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    2 cases a month
    Well known name for resume (for now)
    Learned how I should NOT treat my future employees

    Cons

    Does not care about family
    Long hours for little money
    Nepotism
    No advancement
    No Loyalty to employees
    Outsourcing jobs

    Advice to Management

    Your biggest competitors are working for you......


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Anheuser-Buscg Inbev review."

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good training ground for entry level graduates.

    Cons

    Unethical company. Not for long term employment.

    Advice to Management

    Please, take a business ethics class.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Run!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Group Manager in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working for the Anheuser Busch prior to the "merger" with Inbev was mentally rewarding and adequately fulfilling. We were truly a company of owners and we did not need banners to convince ourselves so.

    Cons

    Since the merger with Inbev, there has been a lack of leadership and clear company direction as far as strategic objectives are concerned.

    Advice to Management

    In the midst of change, make sure you are actively soliciting feedback from your "work-horses" to see if your plan is working as you had envisioned.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Look Elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    2 cases of beer/month
    good benefits package

    Cons

    no upward mobility anymore, no more raises, working 60 hours a week on a salary, no sales incentives or bonuses, not a positive place to be- everyone is looking elsewhere right now.

    Advice to Management

    New college grads are being trained to run a region vs the people who have invested years to learn the trade and company. Where is the motivation to stay with a company that does not look out for it's own employees' futures.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "In the beginning was great, but after management changed it went downhill quickly."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At the time I worked there (Pre-Brito)
    Excellent benefits.
    Pride in Company.
    Catered to employees very well at corporate offices.

    Cons

    Management did not have a clue; they had less education than the people they managed
    My department made up rules that HR weren't aware of

    Advice to Management

    Change the way you do busines before it is to late. Most of the people left the company and it won't be too long before all the talent is left


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Good Resume Builder, Great Place to Leave!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This once was a company that showed it cared about its employees. Benefits package and salary under the old AB was at the 90th percentile of the Fortune 100 Companies. Now, it’s been reduced to the 50th percentile of the Fortune 500 Companies. There once was money to send employees for training. And there used to be recognitions initiatives that were more significant than a 10 sec advertisement on AB-TV. There was once an incentive to stay with the company regarding growth and promotion opportunities. I used to say I’m going to retire from AB. The only positive now it that it is not widely known that this company is going the way of Schlitz Malt Liquor, and it still looks good on my resume.

    Cons

    They are still wasting a fortune doing things poorly, they have the worst ERP implementation in town and pay horribly, and therefore they can only get sub-par talent today. The ideology of reducing scheduled preventative maintenance and overhauls and running equipment until it fails is very short sited. This would be great if everything failed at once, but a production line doesn’t work that way. Things fail at different rates. This is why the production efficiencies have dropped so much. Not to mention the current massive exodus of tenured staff has left very little resource to those who stay. Since the buyout, I am TWICE forced to do my job, and my boss’s job without an increase in pay or title. They first offered an increase in 3 years of service and age to encourage retirements of employees that had elevated salaries. Now, they are at again, offering another increase in 5 years of service and age to reduce head count and salary cost regardless if the knowledge and experience is an asset. This last big move has left no experience in the Saint Louis corporate offices to assist the resident breweries. You are left to meet the frequencies that are in place without the manpower or the personal to help with solutions. Downsizing, consolidation, and cost cutting is the name of the game at the NEW AB. Who cares if the early liquidation of over 400 years of valued experience has falsely inflated profits for the shareholders. But you can only cut so much before the product is affected. Like I said Anheuser Busch is going the way of Schlitz Malt Liquor. Sadly, the American born and brewed company has died. It’s only a matter of time before it’s just another cheap "made in Taiwan" knockoff.


  10. "horrible"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    good job security due to constant turnover

    Cons

    unrealistic work hours 12-15hours per day. New management sees no value in existing workforce and has only promoted from outside. Rotation policy will have employees paying sometimes more than they make on expired product.

    Advice to Management

    its easy to save money when you cut employees and service that is not a long-term fix


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