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Anheuser-Busch Reviews

Updated October 19, 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 46 reviews)

  • long hours; double work; unattainable KPI's; many inexperienced young employees; lack of communication; (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "District Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    Young. Energetic. Flexible. Fun industry

    Cons

    Very corporate. Underpaid. Too many layers.


  2. "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 Many very outdated systems (from the 90's) and little room to move out of the department.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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Individual Contributor"

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

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

    Pros

    Quality products. Global competitor. Industry leader. Concerned for environment. Opportunities if you are willing to relocate. Fast-paced environment.

    Cons

    Employees and managers alike are stretched thin. Bonus targets typically don't get nailed down until mid-year, and are retroactive to the first of the year.


  4. "Fast Paced and Challenging"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    Upward mobility, the ability to do a new job often

    Cons

    Political, no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    find a happy medium


  5. "Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, not hard work

    Cons

    Hours too early, no consecutive days off


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

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    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

    Free case of beer monthly

    Cons

    Company culture has drastically changed for the worst.

    Advice to Management

    Too much of promoting those who are undeserving. People who have very little experience will be promoted. It seems as though the less you do and less you know, the higher you will be promoted. GMT program needs enhancements drastically. They only know how to delegate and not actually DO anything themselves. Very arrogant


  7. "Graphic Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch part-time

    Pros

    It's a great learning experience.

    Cons

    The hours are not very flexible.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "A good place to work if you're just out of college, not good for anyone else."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Anheuser-Busch full-time

    Pros

    Easy to climb the corporate ladder, You work in the beer industry- there are lots of free events and free beer. Part of your job is attending parties/concerts/sporting events.

    Cons

    If you don't join their program straight out of college, you're stuck watching all these young kids get promoted all around you, no matter if they're qualified or good at what they do. This means the positions are constantly being rehired as people are promoted every 6 months or so. There's a rule that you have to stay in a position for at least 2 years to get promoted, but they regularly overrule that.With people constantly changing, the direction of the company is constantly changing and that creates discord. Also these students coming straight out of college have no sales experience and are put in charge, so that just creates loads of issues.
    They also don't treat employees well. They incentivize sales people, and anyone else that works there doesn't get treated well. They're offered their hourly wage and bad beer once a month and in return are worked extremely hard. That hourly wage is also much lower than comparative jobs in the area. People regularly take jobs here to get certified in specific areas such as driving large trucks and then quit and take jobs at another company that will pay them more to do the same thing. Some degreed jobs are paid less than non degreed jobs simply because they are jobs normally done by women.

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip and treat your employees like people. Pay them a fair market wage enough to live in the city they work in.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay and friendly people to work with

    Cons

    Bad hours and not enough vacation time

    Advice to Management

    Less work and more paid time off


  10. "It's a lot of back breaking work with no recognition"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    3 days off and paid holidays a lot of time with family, great Benefits for a low cost . Great co workers

    Cons

    Poor management
    No respect for drivers
    Managers walk all over drivers doesn't matter how long you have been there seniority means nothing

    Advice to Management

    Listen to drivers


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