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Anheuser-Busch Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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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. "Where do I start..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and salary are great. Most jobs unless in a region office get company vehicles as well. It's a great company in the respect that you learn a lot very quickly about a massive industry from every aspect.

    Cons

    Leadership is terrible. There is little to no training, when they do provide training it is never really on topic for what you need in your position. They ask for feedback, we give it and nothing changes. 90% of my job feels like I'm given a task to get done ASAP only to find out that it didn't have to be that rushed. Someone higher up got an email 2 weeks ago that I needed to do something and I get the email the day before the deadline but it needs to get done now regardless. There are a lot of people higher up that continuously get promoted and you will never be able to wrap your head around why they are chosen. They don't get tasks done, they don't answer emails, and they make your life a living hell but somehow they manage to pass the yearly review with flying colors. New York office is completely out of touch with how sales work in the real world. They often send out products or plan events that we need to execute and the products don't work or the event is so out of touch with how bars and restaurants work, or even as basic as state laws, that the events are a total flop. Next day you'll get on a conference call about how successful the event was knowing it was unsuccessful. Unachievable targets blanketed on multiple markets that should have completely different sales strategies. Expect to be blamed for a lot of things you can't control and know you can't say anything because they will never actually hear your feedback.

    Advice to Management

    This company could be great again if upper management actually took the time to come down to the base level and figure out the business from the ground up. The best part is they all say they were in similar positions 20/30 years ago... you know what that tells me? They know nothing about how to sell bud today let alone craft. They worked in a time where you "paid to play" things have changed and if they took the time to figure that out they would be a lot better off. Listen to people and their suggestions instead of thinking you are always right, improve training. Currently you waist a lot of money on training that lets be real could have been done by video instead of flying everyone out to wherever and sharing info not even helpful to their position. And before you say you provide a Q & A, we all know that people get in trouble when they ask the real questions when higher ups are in the room.


  2. "Poor Senior Management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    - 401 k
    - You get a case of beer once a month

    Cons

    - Senior managers do not care about employees
    - Unless you work at the New York location, you are not treated fairly

  3. "ABI"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    Company culture and being very diverse is great. Very open to other cultures and backgrounds.

    Cons

    no comment for right now


  4. "Overall good"

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    • 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

    Lots of room to grow, entry level jobs supervisors willing to help if you put the effort into it great pay and benefits

    Cons

    For me, no issues or concerns


  5. "Amazing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Management Trainee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Global Management Trainee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible place to work, very meritocratic. Love it!

    Cons

    None, I love this place!


  6. "Relief Sales Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relief Sales Representative in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Relief Sales Representative in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good hours and benefits to employees

    Cons

    low pay and difficult to move up in company

    Advice to Management

    promote on merit not friendships


  7. "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary and benefits package

    Cons

    Confused Management and lack of innovation on the regional level

    Advice to Management

    Clear paths of communication needed

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Dream job. I'm blessed to be apart of this company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Apprentice in Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Apprentice in Cartersville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most money I have ever made doing something I love doing. People are great and the benefits are amazing. Most managers are down to earth people.

    Cons

    Most GM's have little to no experience with machines we run. After a couple years we end up with a new flock of managers.

    Advice to Management

    Some managers need to back off when operators are trouble shooting machines


  9. "Trade Activation Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice events to attend.

    Cons

    Almost no personal time. Zero personal and work balance

    Advice to Management

    let workers breath a little


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Director, Marketing"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stock (if you can last 5 years) and a 9% 401k Match( if you can last 3 years), mediocre health benefits and opportunity to work with large marketing agencies if in marketing

    Cons

    Leadership is poor and inexperienced. People are not valued but rather treated like "cattle". Lots of people in roles they are not ready for causing the massive decline of Core brands. No respect for diversity, it's simply a check the box for the company. Working 12 hour days and weekends is expected and the norm. The review process is flawed and completely subjective and not based on meritocracy or results. No American Sr. leadership therefore no sense of American Values for a 16 Billion dollar portfolio in America inclusive of iconic American Brands. ( head of marketing, head of sales and head of North America are Brazilian). 3 year 401k vest and 5 year stock vest.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people, listen when they voice concerns


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