Anheuser-Busch Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Anheuser-Busch Companies, LLC is an American brewing company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Since 2008, it has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) which also has its North American regional management headquarters in St. Louis.The original Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) was formed through successive mergers of three international brewing groups: Interbrew from Belgium, AmBev from Brazil and Anheuser-Busch. Hence, since 2008, Anheuser-Busch has been a division of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, now the world's largest brewing company.
A former sales manager shared this bittersweet review: "The are only three good things that came out of my experience at Anheuser-Bush: Paycheck, Benefits and Resume Enhancer. The workplace culture was hostile and toxic. The Senior Managers fueled and encouraged back-stabbing and lying. My particular division had an attrition rate of approximately 20%"
Current Employee - Fulltime Employee says"No work-life balance. Bad company culture. Short-term focused goals."
Former Employee - Operations Supervisor says"I will try to keep this as factual as possible to help anyone considering this position at this location because I did not see any reviews for this location when I applied. If you are looking for a flexible work environment this is not for you. From what I remember the hours are not great the shifts are 5am-2pm, 12pm-8pm, 8:30-9pm-5am. You will start off on night shift because no one wants that shift. The night shift starts on Sunday. The shift is very repetitive work with a tough crew to please. It may be difficult to find someone to cover your shift. There is some training and then you are left to fend for yourself. There is a ton of young people trying to climb the corporate ladder as fast as possible, so people are not afraid to throw each other under the bus. You do not need to stick this out if you have a relevant degree with relevant experience. Please consider other options out there with day time working hours and a better environment. Also if you have a STEM degree the salary max is not comparable to market value."
Former Employee - Group Manager says"I worked for Anheuser Busch for one year as a Group Manager in Packaging. It was a miserable experience. I came in through the Brewery Trainee Program. The program was advertised as a 3 month rotational program where you are able to enter any of AB's numerous departments at its completion, this was not true. At the end of the program everyone was placed in packaging. To summarize my experience in the Packaging Department: - Cursed at daily by upper management for equipment breaking I had no control over - Managers expected 15min updates by phone call or text making it impossible to get anything done besides sending updates - Expected to arrive 2 hours before and stay at least an hour after each shift making at least 11 hour shifts - Culture of blaming others when things go wrong created hostility between co-workers - Constantly switching between shifts without warning makes impossible to have healthy work/life balance - Often told to come in early/ stay over with no prior warning - Have to burn vacation days to guarantee weekends or holidays off, otherwise expected to work 2 weekends a month, leading to 12 days on then 2 off - No lunch break, harassed by upper management if take a break to eat - High turnover, people constantly quitting - Bring in young managers with no intention of keeping them. Burn them out after a year or two and then bring in the next batch"
Former Employee - Key Account Manager says"Big ship, small rudder"
Former Employee - Category says"ABSOLUTELY WORST SUPPLIER IN NWA. Favoritism runs rampant. You will be worked like a dog. You will receive no training, career path, or job security. It is an ever revolving door of hirings and firings. The leadership is a complete joke. They do not care about their employees. They choose two or three favorites and let them boss everyone else around. You will receive just the bare amount to then be told what to do. There is no learning, no hope to be promoted. It is a 100% dead end job and they are completely okay with this. They lie and make it seem the opposite. So watch out. You are much better finding a place that fosters a healthy work environment and training for a career. Worst of all. They will fire you by giving you a all on a SUNDAY EVENING. They don't even have the courage to let you know in person. This happened to 15-20 of us. You can work your tail off and it doesn't matter"
Operador bts (Former Employee) says"En primer lugar postulas por la compañia y despues te externalizan no te contratan como planta en segunda muchas evaluaciones y pruebas que solo benefician a segregar a la gente sin ver su real talento mucha endofobia y discriminación al chileno y lo mas grave es te hacen trabajar sin firmar contrato cero transpariencia en termino legal Cons: Todo"
Warehouse Order Selector (Former Employee) says"Would not recommend working for Anheuser Busch. Terrible management. Terrible treatment of warehouse employees. Worked on a near 100 degree day while the air conditioning for the whole warehouse was out and they still expected us to perform at the incredibly demanding work pace they forced out of us. Unrealistic expectations as far as work ethic goes for as little pay as you receive. Not to mention the inexperienced supervisors they hire who come into the job with no experience with warehouse management whatsoever. I had to run down how the warehouse worked for two recent college graduates-turned warehouse supervisors. Cons: Horrendous management, incompetent and inexperienced bosses, Low employee morale, upper management treats you and works you like a dog more than a human being."
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) says"Please! don’t apply here for job . Cuz I have worked here for 4 months I will never ever forgive myself because of this! Lots of crazy things going on here"
Stationary Engineer (Current Employee) says"I have been here 15+ years and have started searching for employment elsewhere again. It's a good paying job with a duct tape and bandaid mentality when it comes to fixing things. Cons: Poor leadership, lousy benefits and only one weekend off per month."
Draft Technician / Driver (Former Employee) says"management at beach cities sucks, does not have people skill to run departments. all that is ever stated is pushing the products without supporting the workers"
Sales Manager (Former Employee) says"Unrealistic goals set up for workers who have higher salaries. No respect for hard workers only want to hire cheaper labor so everyone feels like an outsider and feel very replaceable."
Territory manager (Former Employee) says"It is the worst place to workIt is the worst place to work now and security jobNot teamwork and no security every day is a different thingEdy is not a secure job every day you thinking that you’re going to be fire"
Picker/Packer (Former Employee) says"your not gonna get paid what you think. People in there are greedy they take all the commission. I advise you to stay away more then 30 plus people left this job. If this job was run correctly then it would've been great"
Customer Service (Former Employee) says"The management in the gift shop was very abrasive and on organized. They had no respect for the workers and treated everyone as inferior to them and did not take into account anyone’s feelings Cons: Management"
Merchandiser (Former Employee) says"After working there for 3 years, I did not receive a raise of any sort. There were truck drivers making 5 times as much money as a merchandiser for doing the same job as a merchandiser. As a merchandiser you are the bottom of the totem pole. You are expected to stay until your job is complete, but the company did not approve overtime pay. Cons: Terrible management, terrible hours, terrible pay"
Kitchen Staff (Former Employee) says"by far the worst kitchen you can work for at the Biergarten in St. louis. Poor management from kitchen staff, especially executive chef. You constantly have to watch your back. There is no job security and the kitchen conspires to fire people they don’t like. Poor communication skills and low pay for the amount of work you do on a daily basis. Not a good place to work and would not ever recommend to a friend. Management is the worst management I have ever seen, very very unprofessional. Any other kitchen is better than this one. Cons: Poor management from executive chef, drama, low pay, high demands that can’t be met, unprofessional kitchen staff, unprofessional management, poor communication skills, must be able to read minds"
Branch Manager / Sales Manager (Former Employee) says"The are only three good things that came out of my experience at Anheuser-Bush: Paycheck, Benefits and Resume Enhancer. The workplace culture was hostile and toxic. The Senior Managers fueled and encouraged back-stabbing and lying. My particular division had an attrition rate of approximately 20%."
Call Center Agent (Former Employee) says"Empresa no ve por sus empleados, te hacen firmar un contrato el cual cambian de acuerdo a intereses de la empresa."
Key Account Manager (Current Employee) says"These guys force feed their ideals and culture from the top down, but there is absolutely no follow through from management. Gone are the days of AB as a premier employer. They are now just another foreign owned company only focused on the bottom line. Cons: everything"
Merchandiser (Former Employee) says"I worked there as a merchandiser re stocking shelves and building displays. They did not outfit me with a work phone or a work van. I was stuck driving my own car and really green being put out to work in the field I needed more training. Cons: horrible place to work for and getting hurt on the job"
Group Manager (Former Employee) says"Poor management that treats salaried employees like dogs. I was treated better in the military. If your hourly you have it made. No advancement opportunities unless you're a minority or your daddy works for the company."
Brand Activation Manager (Former Employee) says"Laid off and had to fight for unemployment benefits. Needed a lawyer, I eventually won. After going back and forth with corporate (who tried to say I quit even though I had a legal document saying I was being let go and getting severance). I did not get severance, and it took weeks to "win" unemployment, all because they LIED. Terrible experience. The job itself is fine, but you are working for a greedy corporation and are disposable."
Sales Representative (Current Employee) says"Typical work day starts with being micromanaged on a conference call. Manager's are completely disconnected with the actual market. Upper management stares at a computer screen and wants things to be completed at a snap of a finger regardless of time or day."
Accounting and Inventory Analyst (Former Employee) says"Fear everyday when your job will be cut. Wondering if they will outsource your job to India.. Which they have many of times. Most employees are great. management is horrible. CEO is known as the Axe. Made sure to bring my own pen and paper to the first day since they wont supply anything."
CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) says"they overwork you and do not compensate you. the supervisors are very demanding and push you to work thru lunch and breaks. management ethics are really poor and they do not solve situations between employees and management, they usually just brush it under the rug. they need to do more random drug test and psychological evaluations on people before hiring them. its a nut house!"
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