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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. "Business Process Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    Mobility, Salary, Dynamic work environment

    Cons

    long hours, work life balance, hard to move from one department to the next.


  2. "Sr. Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, you are never bored.

    Cons

    Work life balance isn't quite manageable. Even when you're home, you're probably stressing out about the amount of work you're behind on.

  3. "Great company overall, if you can handle the lifestyle"

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    Current Employee - Business Process Manager
    Current Employee - Business Process Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great Experience
    - Plenty of growth opportunities
    - Constant performance feedback and development
    - Challenging environment that fosters new ideas

    Cons

    - Work life balance does not exist for managers (12 hour days are expected, 16 plus are not uncommon)
    - Without the overtime opportunities the pay is below average for the industry
    - Conflicting agendas across departments and levels


  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. "None"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay, insurance, time off of work.

    Cons

    The culture is not ok.


  6. "Sales rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    Free beer, loyal teamwork from sales team, great suuport

    Cons

    Long hours, disconnect be tween logistics and merchandisers.


  7. "Sales Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    Great job for single people

    Cons

    no communication or team work

  8. "New York Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AB is truly a company built from it's people: passionate, independent, and entrepreneurial employees. It isn't a surprise that these kinds of people flock to a company that allows you to own every aspect of your success and growth. It doesn't matter what/where you studied, if you have the drive and skills to learn quickly, you'll progress through this company. For a brand this large, it's incredible how lean they are and how much time they dedicate to hand selecting new employees and trainee program classes.

    Cons

    If you are not mobile, this company can seem fast paced for the wrong reasons. AB wants you to experience many different sides/departments/locations, and that often comes with moving. Additionally, the Type A persona that drives this company can sometimes come off as insensitive/high-strung for individuals who don't have thick skin. Be ready to roll with the punches, and meet some big personalities along the way.

    Advice to Management

    Show compassion and kindness to new hires and tenured employees alike. This type of kind respect is crucial during formative years for new employees. To reduce turnover, realize that tough love and "results results results" isn't always the best way to illustrate appreciation for your teams.


  9. "Lacking work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Many opportunities to grow and learn, many company events and company updates via meetings or emails, which is nice. It feels good to be a part of such a big beer company.

    Cons

    New groups lack direction and answers. Questions asked go forgotten or receive no reply, and supervisors don't do anything to help this. Work-life balance is not good, as the work days are long, and oftentimes working without being paid the overtime that is supposed to be paid. Vacation days exist however they make you feel bad for actually using them. High stress for little pay. Many very outdated systems (from the 90's) and little room to move out of the department.

    Advice to Management

    Every group, no matter how small, needs to have a true manager who will fight for the department and be around to answer questions instead of being absent. Lack of engagement and feelings of being lost will lead to high turnover if it's not addressed soon.


  10. "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.


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