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InBev Reviews

Updated 20 December 2014
Updated 20 December 2014
43 Reviews
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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    Great problems to solve, not so great work experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Not for everyone but I LOVED IT

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    Former Employee - Ex Finance Director
    Former Employee - Ex Finance Director

    I worked at InBev

    Pros

    Fast changing environment, new and more demanding challenges on a regular basis - you really need to keep up with the pace or you just wont cope and either leave or "be restructured"

    Great financial rewards (I was at Director level when we were maxing out on results)

    Great development opportunities - not in a formalised way but "on the job" / "sink or swim" stuff which I appreciate isn't for everyone.

    Cons

    Unless you have the right boss, work / life balance can be a joke.

    Development can be to other roles that are outside of your comfort zone which can obvioulsy be a good thing but sometimes the leap is too far;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep driving the share price.
    Provide more opportunities to non-Brazilians
    Change the formula for Bud in Europe - it is cr;p

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    hard work, great brands, great learning opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at InBev

    Pros

    great people
    opportunities to develop
    fantastic brands
    fast-paced environment
    good fun

    Cons

    pay below market rate, often no bonus and few benefits
    high turnover
    ruthless focus on costs
    poor work/ life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in good people and try keeping them, instead of becoming a training ground for your competitors

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    People good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Manager
    Current Employee - Group Manager

    I have been working at InBev

    Pros

    Free beer given to employees

    Cons

    No promotion opportunitites exist at company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to front line managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging, fast paced exciting but you need to produce or you are out

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    Former Employee - Director Human Resources in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Director Human Resources in Moscow (Russia)

    I worked at InBev

    Pros

    Great industry, lots of fun at times. Very focused senior team that is willing to stick with the plan. Tons of learning opportunities to take advantage of. Results driven - can also be a "con".

    Cons

    Sometimes, those in charge would decide on the fly without all the facts. Very fast paced and that kind of environment is not for everyone. No recognition if you are not one of the chosen ones or if you are not Brazilian.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so ready to toss out solid performers. Not everyone will be a VP. Additionally, take care of the people.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Its expierence, Brito is ruthless

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    Current Employee - Electrician/Process Control in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Current Employee - Electrician/Process Control in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I have been working at InBev

    Pros

    Bargaining unit gives you time to brace yourself for a up coming rough ride in contract negotiation; this i am thankful for. Good expeirence with technical skills. supervisors are good to work with for most part, upper managment is different story. Kind of like the government, they are so dissconnected from the people they are supposed to support.

    Cons

    learn how company hierarchy works. Learn how managment promotions are givin to those who lack expierence. Be prepaired to learn on your own; managment doesnt even know there own job because they are moved around so much; cant blame them, they are in the same boat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    why advise, you already know everything.....right?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    bumpy ride but always challenging

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at InBev

    Pros

    good ahtomosphere, mostly good colleagues, challenges

    Cons

    line managers can be blocking you from having a perfect environment... need to work really a lot more compared to other companies. olny recommended for those who love challenging places

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good for young employees willing to re-locate often and work long hours

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at InBev

    Pros

    The company is good at promoting young talent quickly through the ranks. They make a great recession resilient product and has a young workforce

    Cons

    terrible at employee retention. High management turnover. Bonus based structure which is good it pays out, but often targets are overstretched.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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