MillerCoors Reviews

Updated 15 September 2014
Updated 15 September 2014
181 Reviews
3.1
181 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get free beer and the place is fun to work for (in 40 reviews)

  • There are a lot of great people that work for this company (in 17 reviews)


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

  • MC upper management has not addressed retention issues (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 for less than a 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
  2.  

    Good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Deco Operatir  in  Golden, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Deco Operatir in Golden, CO (US)

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time for 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
  3.  

    Good place to work with good benefits, but it depends on who you work for.

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    Former Employee - Corporate  in  Golden, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Corporate in Golden, CO (US)

    I worked at MillerCoors full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Decent work life balance
    Fair compensation
    Great co-workers
    Fun place to work
    Lots of FAC's and Happy Hours

    Cons

    Good Old Boy Network
    Really large company where departments exercise their own agenda, not what's best for the business overall.
    If you have a bad boss, it can make life miserable and they don't do much with bad bosses, except move them around.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time for 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    "This used to be a fun place to work."

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    Current Employee - Quality Assurance  in  Golden, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Golden, CO (US)

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    *Pay is phenomenal for those with no higher education and in management.
    *Paid vacation is really good.
    *Insurance benefits are decent.
    *Great people
    *A rich history demonstrated by stories of “the good 'ol days”.
    *MillerCoors University offers opportunities to develop in a variety of directions.
    *Get under the right manager/supervisor and they'll take care of your every-day needs while helping you develop for future aspirations.

    Cons

    *Can't speak for Miller, but the joint venture has been very poor for the Coors side as alignment between the two companies has been carried out in a very illogical and inefficient way.
    *Company is too big for management at all levels to cope with.
    *Craft is on the rise, but the beer industry is on the decline overall. MillerCoors can't get out of the mindset of supporting failing brands, like Miller Lite and Coors Light, and favoring the smaller brands that the market is supporting. Can't count the number of times a friend has told me how much they like the smaller brands, but can't stand the bigger staple brands.
    *Slash-and-burn mentality towards reducing head count. No plan to properly distribute duties of vacant positions prior to shutting those positions down. It's just expected that those left have to do more with less leaving no room to devote proper attention to your position-specific responsibilities.
    *With head count falling, many in production/operations have worked weeks without a day off. Talk about work/life inbalance.
    *Managers who receive low scores on the employee surveys are simply ignored and allowed to continue with business as usual, or worse are promoted out of the position.
    *If you have a Bachelor's in Science, you'll be paid less than those in the brewery who have a GED.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Within my relatively short time with the company I've seen the mood change dramatically across the entire brewery. One of the greatest perks is the amount of paid vacation time, but as one former employee mentioned, if the greatest perk is the time spent away from work, then there's something wrong with your job. I'll say as those who've worked here for decades before me commonly say, "This used to be a fun place to work."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company with great benefits

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MillerCoors

    Pros

    Great training program that involves travel to Milwaukee. Can make your own schedule and do any administrator work from home.

    Cons

    No home office or daily one on one time with boss. promotions take place at least two nights per week, which you are required to attend.

  8.  

    So much fun!

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    Current Employee - Promo Model  in  Denver, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Promo Model in Denver, CO (US)

    I have been working at MillerCoors as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Social and lively atmosphere, flexible schedule, great hourly pay

    Cons

    difficult to move up within company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advance from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Soulless, backstabbing employees

    Former Employee - Category Manager  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at MillerCoors full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun industry and great brands (but not market leaders).

    Cons

    A few years ago they hired over 20+ catmans and then fired half of them after a year or two because we we're matching management expectations. Employees will throw you down the well to save their skins.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and not all the noise from others. Have faith in them and their abilities. Don't let me go immediately. Need to cultivate talent and "slash and burn".

  10.  

    Poor leadership in an increasingly competitive industry

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL (US)

    I have been working at MillerCoors full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun category, people are able to relax and have fun over a beer after work, HQ work hours are usually pretty manageable

    Cons

    Lack of strong leadership and direction, too many people considered decision makers along the way slow things down

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership can't always be a democracy. There needs to be vision and strategy driving decisions rather than short term fixes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Conflicting cultures

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    Former Employee - Category Manager National Accounts
    Former Employee - Category Manager National Accounts

    I worked at MillerCoors full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great history and brand equities. Benefits are nice, salary is marginally competitive.

    Cons

    Competing cultures from the two companies was too much to manage. Amazing to see the "bull in a china shop" management styles often be rewarded with a promotion. So many talented and respected employees either left or forced out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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