MillerCoors Reviews

Updated 15 October 2014
Updated 15 October 2014
188 Reviews
3.1
188 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get free beer and the place is fun to work for (in 43 reviews)

  • work life balance a high priority among leadership in my team (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance at the brewery is not the best for people with families (in 19 reviews)

  • Corporate and field sales and marketing are scared to death of the upper management (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    A great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MillerCoors full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Best Beer company in America. Great brands with great quality

    Cons

    Business is slowing down as craft and imports are growing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun environment; Amazing People

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Public Affairs & Communications Intern in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Public Affairs & Communications Intern in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at MillerCoors as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free beer. Great people. They truly care about our communities.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people and great beer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MillerCoors

    Pros

    Fun businss with growth opportunities. Fun brands to work with .

    Cons

    Mergers are always challenging and the company culture is yet to be defined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The most powerful resource in any organization is it's people.

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  5.  

    Good Internship

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    Current Employee - Intern in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Milwaukee, WI (US)

    I have been working at MillerCoors as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Free product (3/month, 30/month @ cost)
    - Employee Gym
    - Training Opportunities
    - Employee Bar
    - Sporting Event Tickets

    Cons

    - Better to be in Business/Marketing than Engineering
    - Not the best salary

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    High pay. Fast work pace. Heavy work load. No promise to be a permanent employee. No weekends for temps.

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    Former Employee - Intern in Irwindale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Irwindale, CA (US)

    I worked at MillerCoors as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learn overall process of brewing. Very nice people. High pay.

    Cons

    Very fast pace, large work load. Temp needs to work at least 6 months to 1 year to have a chance to be a permanent employee. but sometimes long time commitment isn't taken into account when hired. Someone new can be hired.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Change should be good but not here.

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Milwaukee, WI (US)

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

    Pros

    The salaries and benefits are great and if you want to get a known employer name on your resume consider a start here but don't stay too long.

    Cons

    Used to be a fun place to work. Wrong job for most management personnel-lack of people skills; too technical oriented. Taking perks away but expect more (hours; work loads) from employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more gratitude for long time employees and their knowledge base; practice what you preach; stop the check in the box behaviors.

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

    One of the best internships I have ever had!

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    Former Employee - BIS Technical in Golden, CO (US)
    Former Employee - BIS Technical in Golden, CO (US)

    I worked at MillerCoors as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, beer, and happy people. The culture is welcoming and helps develop you. There is an extensive training network available and a wonderful free fitness center.

    Cons

    It is still a big company so bureaucracy gets in the way. The age gaps are pretty large too, but they are trying to change that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep developing the intern program and bringing in millenials. It will be valuable in the future to have a new generation trained and ready to go.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Although the company has great products, rich history, and good pay it is way behind the times.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MillerCoors (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great products and a huge organization with a variety of jobs. Pay is at or above similar companies in Food and Beverage industry. Free beer.

    Cons

    Company is way behind the times. Huge disconnects between departments. Lacks strategic vision. Too many employees are still negative about the formation of MillerCoors rather than working together to move the business forward. Seems like this ship will keep moving forward since its the second largest beer company in U.S., although it seems no one knows where the ship is going. Overall sales continue to drop year after year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on getting all employees on-board with MillerCoors and stop hanging onto the past. Implement a better corporate strategy that translates to better management of product portfolio.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Deco Operatir in Golden, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Deco Operatir in Golden, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, upper management leaves a lot to be desired. Team leaders are awesome.

    Cons

    Container plants have really changed with the joint venture with Ball. Definitely not like the old Coors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If it isn't broke don't fix it! You are running all your talent out the door. Needs a change in production management, like someone who isn't out to crap on the production crew. Oh and someone with a lot more experience than Adam Bennett.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People, Poor, Incompetent Management with lack of Long term outlook (nor incentive to have one); Lack of culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Beer is a very fun industry, and very tangible; a lot of pride working in a business where you can see fruits of labors. Work life balance is good. Compensation is very competitive and comparable for some jobs. You can do a lot of jobs in a short span if you choose or stay with one. Beer events and pub benefits are great way to nurture company culture; training opportunities are great; coworkers are phenomenal people on the whole; vacation time paid off is well above norm or average; good diversity in the lower ranks.

    Cons

    the company promotes the old school/ good ol boys type culture; it's not truly results driven, as multiple have been promoted with nothing to show for it; old school culture has allowed people to get away with serious violations of ethics and morals. The company manages by exception; and also tries to consensus build all the time. There are clearly people who aren't fit to be people managers, yet don't get dinged in ratings, which continuous a vicious cycle of poor development and bench readiness. . Company is extremely resistant to change considering the numbers have been so poor recently.HR needs a complete rejiggering. Don't feel like they can be trusted at all to do the right thing. Lack of multicultural focus is alarming. Poor execution. Company throws ideas up on the wall and expects instant growth versus long term strong growth. And then they restructure the instant they don't see 10% growth. Company leaders focus on short term incentives just to generate cash for parent companeis. Either admit that we're biased completely against that, or at least stop trying to pretend we're poised for long term growth. Older beer veterans shun and stop innovative change and though. COmpany is way too siloed. groups generally aren't cross functional There is absolutely no culture in corporate. I've been there since day 1 of the JV and the HQ building, and wouldn't be able to tell you what it is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure people managers are actually responsible for development. doesn't matter how good results they deliver if they shirk on their people responsbilities.

    Stop consensus building all the time; We are too slow to market, and can't get anything executed at 100%. Please get rid of people that aren't pulling their weight

    Be proud and admit fault; let people that want to exact change do it!

    Stop killing culture. Limiting pub hours and other things limit the ability for people to actually bond outside of a work setting.

    The only senior management I trust right now is supply chain, who i think is doing a pretty phenomenal job in the wake of a schizophrenic commercial organization. So keep up the good work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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