InBev

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A brewer that thinks like a banker

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Current Employee - Director Marketing in Saint Louis, MO (US)
Current Employee - Director Marketing in Saint Louis, MO (US)

I have been working at InBev

Pros

For non-family oriented young type A men, this is a great place. There is a high expectation of promotable employees to relocate, often. Compensation can be lucrative, but it is highly leveraged against acheiving "KPI's" which some feel are are intentionally set too high.

Cons

Anheuser-Busch was acquired by InBev in November of 2008. The legacy A-B people (like me) are generally not happy. The legacy InBev people are generally very happy. Outsiders who join the company now are brought in by the legacy InBev people, so they are generally happy too.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop giving speechs to the employees than include your opinion that of every 500 employees, only 5 or so are truly valuable. Its usually the only part of the speech they remember.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

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    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at InBev

    Pros

    In St. Louis, most of the people are still first-rate; carryovers from the "old A-B" when the rewards attracted the best & brightest. This is changing with layoffs and people leaving to find better jobs. People still try to work together (within departments and across departments) to get the job done right. One good thing about new management: They are accessible and down to earth. In this respect, an improvement and very refreshing.

    Cons

    If you take a job here, know that you will be doing the work of 2 - 3 people since all departments were cut into the bone. Transition to InBev is being horribly mismanaged. Employees are being told benefit cuts, salary freezes, etc. are due to "the economic environment" but everyone knows A-B is doing just fine! Total compensation is now being re-set to the 50th percentile of marketplace. Quality employees are leaving, and more will leave once the job market opens up. Much is made of the opportunities available in the "meritocratic" environment but this only seems to apply to Director level and above. Low-class things being done in the name of cost-cutting; pay bills in 120 DAYS!, micro-manage (or eliminate) necessary business tools like printer paper, continuing education, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    a) You bought the company so you have the right to run it as you see fit. However, realize that there are vital functions NOT BEING DONE because, you know, there are only 60 hours in the week and employees are only putting out fires. This will create some catastrophes in a few months. b) The company you bought is as good as it is because it made a point of attracting good people. If you want to keep good people, you will need to make some accommodations to what is important to workers in the U.S.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Bien. Good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Campus Ambassador in Lille (France)
    Former Employee - Campus Ambassador in Lille (France)

    I worked at InBev

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Très forte culture de propriété et excellente direction, facilement accessible au contraire des autres grandes organisations. De plus, ils produisent de la bière !

    Very strong culture of ownership and great top management, which is easily accessible unlike in the other vast organizations. Plus, they produce beer!

    Cons

    Les bureaux sont loin, ils sont coincés avec un seul produit, chambres partagées durant les voyages d'affaires, longues heures de travail et pas beaucoup plus.

    remote office locations, stuck with only one product, sharing of the rooms during the business trips, long working hours, and not many much more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continuez à faire ce que vous faites le mieux et travaillez plus sur l'image de marque car elle sera capitale dans le futur.

    just keep on doing what are doing the best and work more on Branding because it will be the key in future

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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