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InBev Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
43 Reviews
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cutting costs, at all costs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reporting Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Reporting Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)

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

    Pros

    - Good atmosphere in lower bands
    - Flexible working hours
    - Lenient with lunch break time, other chat or smoke breaks as long as the job is done

    Cons

    - Not a competitive salary, unfair bonus systems, salary increases upon promotion minimal.
    - Limited promotion opportunities if you're not a Management Trainee.
    - Getting a good performance review only possible with numerous unpaid overtime hours
    - Very, very limited training opportunities (0 live trainings in >1 year employment)
    - IT heavily unreliable: downtime and slowdown of systems frustrate near all employees and >1h per day is lost.
    - Not all the tools necessary to do the job well are at your disposal due to cost savings
    - Continuous outsourcing and downgrading to the cheapest "good enough to continue operations" option
    - Many employees feel exploited and leave quickly, replaced by a cheap newly grad with reduced salary
    - High pressure and work load

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Don't expect a Lufthansa service if you're only willing to pay a Ryanair price."

    If management would really live up to it's self-proclaimed principle that people are the center of the business, they really need to invest in keeping good employees happy and able to do their job without daily frustrations caused by cut costs where they shouldn't be cut.

    If the continuous scare of not receiving a bonus and the never-ending faltering of tools continue to frustrate people, people and knowledge retention may soon be low enough that core functions can no longer be executed adequately. The BSC a "center of excellence"? It's a center of barely good to continue functioning at the lowest cost possible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    For those who are passionate winners and like meritocracy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Leuven (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Leuven (Belgium)

    I have been working at InBev full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very strong performance culture (not only the usual words - facts!).
    This is a company for people who like to set a challenge, achieve it and bring results. Very casual company, no blabla, just do it. Upper management is extremely accessible and no politics.
    You can make career in this company !

    Cons

    Performance culture is from the outside sometimes seen as aggressive. You do not always have all the resources that you need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue in the same direction. If more European companies would have this management style, there wouldn't be a crisis.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Thanks for your excellent service, your entire department is eliminated.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN (US)

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

    Pros

    I was lucky enough to work for August the III before the company sold. It was a great place to work before the buy-out.

    Cons

    Horrible treatment after the buy-out. Kept getting excellent reviews but no advancement opportunity. Had to hold your breath every November to January to see if you were getting cut. More work, same pay. Watched the new company hire new grads so they could pay them significantly less to do the same jobs for those who they forced to retire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No point, they won't take it any way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Inbev BSC budapest

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6.  

    Not for human...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    Procurement Russia

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Getting worse...especially since Brito tookover!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Good people, bad pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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