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MillerCoors Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  • Work dominates the work life balance (in 37 reviews)

  • Upper management is full of some people stuck in their old ways of doing things (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Microbiology Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Microbiology Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Microbiology Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at MillerCoors (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Free Beer

    Cons

    Shift Work and Weekend work


  2. "Plant Maintenance Mechanic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Maintenance Mechanic in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Plant Maintenance Mechanic in Golden, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Decent benefits for manufacturing. Free beer.

    Cons

    DISCLAIMER:
    Much of the individual opinion is based subjectively on particular business unit (department). The culture of other business units may be different for better or worse.

    Additionally, the opinions of hourly employees vs salaried will also vary greatly due to the fact that their schedules and work life balance are not comparable.

    No real development. People tend to get boxed into their current positions. If you are an hourly employee your work life balance will lean heavily to the work side 6-7 days per week for the entire year. Salaried employees are paid at or below the industry standard for similar positions at different companies. Man power is limited and continues to dwindle. Culture is poor, attitudes of most hourly employees are negative.

    Advice to Management

    None. They can't change a thing because the goal is to make beer, and sell it, not to create a positive, cultivating, progressive work environment.


  3. "Marketing Group Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Marketing Director in Golden, CO
    Former Employee - Group Marketing Director in Golden, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MillerCoors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Coors and Coors Light are quality beers; perhaps the merger with Miller improved their treatment of marketing employees.

    Cons

    In the early '80's when I worked for Coors, the Coors family knew how to brew beer, but treated its marketing management employees as if they are things and not human beings.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your employees are your most-valuable resource and treat them respectfully.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poorly equipped for changing bev alc landscape"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free beer, nearly impossible to get fired. MillerCoors can be a good place to start your career, as there's a lot of old folks in senior management who are impressed by any college grad who knows her way around a pivot table; you will rise fast if you have a basic understanding of the industry and basic analytic concepts. Despite one's ability to make title quickly, pay raises will lag behind.

    Cons

    Senior management is living in a bubble, continually attempting to drive relevance with brands that are anything but relevant to a growing group of consumers. Indeed, management feels Premium Light beers are going to be MillerCoors' savior despite mountains of evidence to the contrary. Even compared to "big beer" peers, MillerCoors is consistently five years behind the curve on emerging consumer trends and tastes: embracing the craft movement, leveraging big data to identify business trends, offering value through opening price point economy brands and using a centralized decision-making process to reign in field sales "cowboys.". One of the few things they've gotten right during my time here has been their embracing of FMBs; however, even this subsegment in beer is short-lived, cyclical, and all about the "new"--even their FMB brands are unlikely to drive long term growth or make up for the hoards of young people leaving their flagship brands.

    Advice to Management

    Lose good ol' boys club and "gut feel" mentality. Use data to get a true grip on what's happening with your consumers. Start hiring non-white non-males in key business driving roles.


  6. "Brewing the best"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Albany, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Albany, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, flexible work hours, encourage trying new work, friendly yet professional, challenging,

    Cons

    They don't always put the right person in a position, development of personnel to leader roles


  7. "Quality Assurance Deptartment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Quality Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Quality Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MillerCoors full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great job. Good pay, benefits, perks. A self driven attitude can lead to other positions in the company. Yearly bonus reflects closely to supervisor and is part straight bonus and part pay raise.

    Cons

    Need to be flexible on work hours. Weekend, Holidays especially. Easy for job to become dead-ended.

    Advice to Management

    Review each employees talents and ensure block of times free from routine work to allow value added assignments to be fulfilled.


  8. "Good pay but no life"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Brewery Worker in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Brewery Worker in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MillerCoors full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The payment for a brewery worker is actually pretty good when you get hired on full time (which could take any amount of time it is based on what they see fit)

    Cons

    You will work 40 hours in addition to every Saturday (even if you don't sign up you will be forced to work), you will work 2nd or 3rd shift since it takes 40+ years to get onto 1st shift

    Advice to Management

    Alternate schedules so people are there to covers each day example: someone works Monday through Friday and someone else is Tuesday through Saturday and so on.


  9. "Executive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A Great Company with Great People

    Cons

    There are no cons in a beer company

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on Volume Growth as your #1 Priority. Get to Growth in 2019.


  10. "MillerCoors Distributor Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Distributor Sales Manager in Manchester, MO
    Current Employee - Distributor Sales Manager in Manchester, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Beer and a big time challenge. Great job for someone that loves to manage a team, interact with customers and sell, sell, sell!

    Cons

    Lots of hours and night work plus some weekends too. A lot of fun stuff to do and tickets to everything.


  11. "Senior manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time

    Pros

    Good people and great beer

    Cons

    Relocation required to advance career in sales


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