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"Good Company"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Shift Manager in Fort Collins, CO
Former Employee - Shift Manager in Fort Collins, CO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

If you show initiative, you will be encouraged to explore, though given limited budget
Good compensation
Great people work in the beer industry
If you are smart and want to get ahead, you can very much do it

Cons

With limited IT department, it is difficult to pursue enterprise tech innovation. Lots of room for improvement here.
All non-hourly employees are overworked, but the compensation is generally in-line with that.
Definite difference to how employees are treated based on what organization they are in - supply vs. sales (sales is better)
Continued budget cutting and conflicting initiatives between organizations produces higher-than-average stress

Advice to Management

From a business perspective, the direction the company is going should consistently deliver returns to investors. This is positive. However, with the growing trend in work simulating a home environment, you may find high-performing employees deciding to leave for lower paying jobs with better environments.

Other Employee Reviews for Anheuser-Busch

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Be careful what you wish for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Key Accounts Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Key Accounts Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anheuser-Busch full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits like medical, dental, 401K, insurance, sometimes a company car is provided. Two cases of beer per month. I would recommend working here with reservations. These reservations would be make sure your young (after college/MBA) 24-30. Dont expect to retire from ABI but after 10-15 years you either land some where else on your own or the company will show you out.

    Cons

    Long hours, meaning 12 hour days Monday through Friday with work on weekends in order to plan the next week and recap following week; personal life, if single, or family life will suffer because of this. When coming in from another company, what you learned or accomplished elsewhere isn't always taken into account at ABI and you may have to repeat positions or take steps back in order to move forward. Your end of year review does not take into account what you have accomplished in sales, distribution or cost savings.

    Advice to Management

    The mantra from the management team from Brazil, after taking over A-B, was to bring in youth and a younger work force. You have accomplished this and are still forcing people out at 45+ years in order to make this a reality. Unfortunately, you don't realize that the people with experience and those who performed (Go-Getters don't have to be young they only need to be driven) will continue to take share of throat and stomach away from you after landing at competitive adult beverage manufacturers. Be careful what you wish for!


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Misery on tap"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Marketing in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big bonus *potential* (but read the Cons for more on that). Good resume-builder.

    Cons

    Base pay is well below market rate, and they dangle the carrot of a potentially large bonus...but it doesn't pay out reliably. Combative, contentious environment. Work-life balance is horribly skewed. Best for people with no families, hobbies, or any other interests outside of the machine itself. Agencies and vendors are squeezed to extremes, from unreasonable payment terms to reverse auctions where they bid on the ability to execute their own ideas. Strained relationships are the norm. Employees are overworked and under-appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    The model of acquire, cut costs to the bone, and repeat has worked so far, but it's not sustainable. At some point, there won't be anything left to squeeze. But by the time that ride comes to a stop, the senior-most execs will have cashed out and what's left will be someone else's problem.

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