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InBev Reviews

Updated 13 December, 2014
Updated 13 December, 2014
42 Reviews
2.4
42 Reviews
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  1.  

    Inbev BSC budapest

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    Current Employee - Account Payable Clerk in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Account Payable Clerk in Budapest (Hungary)

    I have been working at InBev full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    worked with some nice people

    Cons

    low benefit,not competitive salary,no beer benefit as brewery company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not for human...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at InBev full-time

    Pros

    Ownership, shared individual targets working on the same projects
    Result focused
    Critical projects are delivered on time
    Compensation: if considering together with bonus is quite competetive

    Cons

    Forget about personal life. Many cases when people lost their families due to long hours at work and stress
    You need to be a hawk / eagle to abuse others showing that you're great owner for being promoted
    Bonus now is only for top performers in WEZ and it's not transparent at all
    Brazilians are on prefferance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people as asset, not only those selected ones (band 4 and below)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Procurement Russia

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Procurement Manager in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at InBev full-time

    Pros

    If you need to breakthrough in your career and you are ready to work long hours and if you are a fighter it is a right place to be, very result driven. Company does not look at your age you can be promoted if you bring results even if you are young. Hope things will improve with an arrival of Stuart(Zone President )

    Cons

    Lots of burrocracy, Standards working not for everyone. Industry is down which is translated into employers mood. People are not a value but resource, if you are not efficient then you are out. No bonus 3rd year. Very stressfull work ( procedures grow at the samee time less people each year due to optimisation)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Challenge should be but they should be not impossible to achieve, don't take Global's challenges, so we have unachieveble targets again. Dont overinvest in management trainees. Decrease burrorcacy in finance department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Getting worse...especially since Brito tookover!

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    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Riverside, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Riverside, CA (US)

    I have been working at InBev full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is always work. If you are the type of person who enjoys working for the sake of working, come here. The only good thing I can say is that this company will give you work and more work. If you are the ruthless type, you will fit in here. This company is not for the faint hearted.

    Cons

    The pay. We are going to do more and get paid less. This company has lowered quality and I suspect this will cause it to lose more business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat us like humans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    People are the last thing on their mind.

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at InBev full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Passionate industry with a lot of history and very knowledgeable people. Hours can be tough at times but overall not completely impossible to maintain a balance.

    Cons

    This company talks a lot about its people and how they are the most important and valuable asset, but do not believe it. Brito cares about one thing and one thing only, which is the bottom line. This complete disconnect between what management said and what it actually did made this the unhappiest environment I have ever worked in. I worked at InBev during the AB acquisition, and while I wasn't made redundant myself I understand that redundancies will and must happen after any merger or acquistion. However, the way that it was handled was an insult to those employees who had given years of service to either InBev or AB; terrible communication, changes to deadlines and poor severance packages made it clear that management viewed employees as expendable. I resigned not long after to a much happier workplace, and would recommend any and all to stay away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop talking about culture, and act in such a way that will actually help to create the culture you are aiming for. Talking about people but only looking at cost will only last so long, and you will continue to see talent leave as you focus purely on cost-cutting to pay for the latest acquisition at inflated prices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good people, bad pay

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    Current Employee - Group Manager
    Current Employee - Group Manager

    I have been working at InBev full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Amazing people
    - Free beer

    Cons

    - High Turnover
    - Long hours for little pay
    - No interest on being competitive in the job market, rather their focus is on replacing people quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to retain people in the company. You will safe money in training and the knowledge acquired will remain in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    review

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    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in Budapest (Hungary)

    I have been working at InBev full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    working environment 5+, free beer:)

    Cons

    The salary and benefits should be better..

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    3,5 years in accounting leader role in shared service center

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InBev full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The main product obviously creates an interesting accounting background, able to create good environment

    Cons

    Forced carrier paths, inconsistent decisions with culture that is emphasized daily
    Cost reduction on a very high level with no efficiency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate on real skills and accountable/professional leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great problems to solve, not so great work experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at InBev

    Pros

    Tough problems that need solving based on engineering, lots of room to grow within company. Great benefits included of all, even non-union

    Cons

    Having to deal with union workers every day was pretty abysmal. Lots of hours and lots of expected Over time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Tough culture - focus on compensation only

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at InBev

    Pros

    Compensation is second to none and long term incentives are extremely good. You'll get rich at this company if you stay for 10 years.

    Cons

    Very tough culture. No work-life balance. Long hours. Sacrifice long term gains for short term benefits. Tough to manage with 6 P&L's and no global power.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better understand the US corporate culture in order to make it successful. Be more willing to focus on long-term benefits rather then short term wins.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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