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Ruthless to employees and suppliers

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Former Employee - IT Manager in Saint Louis, MO (US)
Former Employee - IT Manager in Saint Louis, MO (US)

I worked at InBev

Pros

AB InBev loves money, in fact, they worship it. Pay and bonus are higher than standard but it comes at a high price to your humanity.

Cons

Little respect for others in the workplace. If you care about people then this is not the culture for you. Their culture is simple, "the end justifies the means". Lying to employees is at the heart of the culture.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Your culture will clash with many Americans. As the public understands the culture and the company behind the product. Many Americans will not drink your beer.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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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