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"Run for cover"

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Former Employee - Marketing Coordniator in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Marketing Coordniator in Philadelphia, PA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The comapny was great to work for when it was Anhuser-Busch

Cons

They bought out the company I previously worked for. Laid off tons of people. Including employees that worked for AB for over 15yrs and did their job afficently. I was one of the last to get laid off in my department. However, with each lay off came a younger and more incompitant replacement. They would take recent college grads and young proffs with 1-2yrs when clearly more experienced was needed. The only reasoning I could come up with was with talking to a few of the new employees their salaries were conciderably lower than the previous. Point being this: hard work will NOT be rewarded and once you start to aquire experience and will be deserving of a pay raise you will be replaced by someone younger to cut costs.

Advice to Management

Reward your current employees with a job well done not a compasation package and boot out the door. Simply for the fact that you just bought and took over one of their companies

Other Employee Reviews for Anheuser-Busch InBev

  1. Helpful (2)

    "What's To Like?"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Cartersville, GA
    Current Employee - Group Manager in Cartersville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at InBev provides many valuable lessons in how NOT to run a business.

    Cons

    A shoddy, third-rate operation on every level. The U.S. plants have become disgusting and dangerous places to work under InBev, as safety and sanitation are not part of the cost-cutting culture.

    Senior management holds its employees in contempt, yet wonders why no one is "engaged." The reasons for the mass exodus taking place now as the economy improves seems to be truly lost on them, despite nickel and diming employees since the takeover (the ones who haven't been fired, that is), right down to passing along the $50 a year fee to manage your 401K account.

    Lights are kept turned off in all office areas, and in many parts of the plants as a rule.

    The culture of "Meritocracy" is a farce. Bonus payouts are not based on extraordinary performance, they are based on narrowly defined targets, set at the beginning of the year, and don't seem to be much more than a mirage to keep employees chasing after pay that the old A-B would have already distributed in merit increases over the past 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    As a stockholder in several competing companies, let me just say: please don't change a thing.


  2. "Cost cost cost....who cares about anything else"

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

    Pros

    A known company. Everyone knows your products.

    2 cases a month...while it lasts....

    Cons

    All they care about is cost. 120 payment terms to suppliers? No one wants to work with you due to that.

    Open office enviroment causes a lot of negativity. The only way to make more money is to become a manager. Makes people not want to talk to eachother, or work with eachother. A lot of backstabing involved.

    No one cares about technicals, only powerpoints. Everyone is managing upwards. Managers do not care about employees under them.

    Everything is about cost... and they sacerfice quality.

    Advice to Management

    Brito needs to understand the total cost is important. Not just procured costs.

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