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Updated 16 January 2015
Updated 16 January 2015
46 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Field Sales

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    Current Employee - Field Sales
    Current Employee - Field Sales

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Independent workday. Great industry to work in. .Extremely competitive Industry. Which makes your job more interesting if you are into this. if your young, unattached and willing to relocate when new job opportunities open. Then this is a good job to be in, but don't get comfortable.

    Cons

    Company is going thru a youth movement. if your of middle age this could be the end of your career. Pay is average at best. In the past this was compensated with great perks ( free Beer, Trips, Parties, bonuses) , but all that has been taken away to increase the bottom line and guarantee top 40 executives share in that big bonus pool.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your experienced employees. The competition is plucking them from the roost and gaining some great experience at a reasonable rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Inbev is not for great and smart people...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prague (Czech Republic)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Prague (Czech Republic)

    I worked at InBev full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You can grow and move to another country if you work hard. Great brands and beers!

    Cons

    Fast paced environment, not reasonable expectations You will be promoted if you are pushy and challenging people all the time. They are very proud of their culture but it's nothing to be proud of. Overtime and overtime and overtime and no compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more salary to your people and change your culture. You have to be a good Employer to have great people onboard!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Inspiring company that fosters talent

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    Former Employee - PPM in Leuven (Belgium)
    Former Employee - PPM in Leuven (Belgium)

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

    Pros

    Challenging
    Meritocracy
    Can do Attitude
    Result driven
    Cost Conscious

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance
    Short Term Focused
    Survival of the fittest

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cutting costs, at all costs

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    Current Employee - Reporting Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)
    Current Employee - Reporting Specialist in Budapest (Hungary)

    I have been working at InBev full-time (more than a 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
  6.  

    For those who are passionate winners and like meritocracy

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    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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    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
  8.  

    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 a 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
  9.  

    Not for human...

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    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
  10.  

    Procurement Russia

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    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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