Warehouse/Logistics, Warehouse Group Manager (Current Employee), Merrimack, NH – December 14, 2014
Pros: hands-on experience and responsibility
Cons: work-life balance, no set lunch breaks, spending more time after your shift is over
A typical day at work is reviewing previous shifts' issues and work, manpower and production plan for the next shift and tasks that need to get completed during the shift. Maintenance issues and shipment issues stand out the most and require much more micro-management than a normal workday. I have learned time management, how to work and to plan efficiently, – more... and communication skills. The hardest part of the job is getting everything that needs to be done within 1 shift, which almost never has enough time or manpower. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting what needs to be done completed and running an efficient shift while having happy union employees. – less
Tour Guide/Sales and Reservations Representative (Former Employee), St. Louis, MO – July 30, 2014
Pros: fun environment
Cons: irresponsible employees
I love being a tour guide, it was a fun college job. We memorized the script and made it our own, and were unleashed to give tours to hundreds of people a day. That being said, the "Leads" were much too comfortable with the tour guides. They are supposed to be the management, and they would often party with younger employees and give them alcohol. NOT – more... a good thing to do at a world famous brewery. – less
Simply, the best place I have ever worked. When it was Anheuser-Busch there was a reason they were no.1. The culture was all about winning and looki
District Sales Manager (Former Employee), Sioux Falls, SD – July 29, 2014
Pros: just a great environment
Cons: ab sold to inbev
AB, a great company, got up everyday and looked forward to whatever job brought me that day. Work environment excellent. Couldn't ask for a better job or employer. Most of my work was done trying to maximize sales in my given territory. Produce marketing programs, target accounts, incentives, whatever it took to motivate the sales force and achieve – more... our goals. – less
Forward thinking company with a lot of opportunity for growth.
Operations Manager (Former Employee), Canton, OH – July 6, 2014
The work days went by fast because you were always busy. Anheuser is a company of owners, not just employees. Each manager had a sense of ownership and performed their responsibilities accordingly.
Hardest part of the job was troubleshooting situations if the technology went out. The most enjoyable part of the job was the satisfaction and sense of – more... accomplishment we would receive after solving a problem or making an improvement. – less
Driver (Former Employee), Pomona WOD – June 16, 2014
Pros: free beer
Cons: hard work no recognition for hard work.
Fellow co workers are great but the overall culture of the company demands to much out of the worker bees. Most managment is young and is nothing more than a yes man to upper managment. If some one calls in sick they just add those stops to someone else not really caring about the work load. Work is hard and pay is whatever, at times expect 15+ stops – more... for a thousand or more cases which on a side loader is handled one by one. – less
Promoted many times. Company cares about employee's
Assistant Tour Supervisor/VIP Tour Escort (Former Employee), St. Louis MO. – June 14, 2014
Pros: once again, i love dealing with people, free food and " beer" to every employee.!!
Cons: tours were mainly outside, therefore the weather was a problem at times.
1962 started as Key punch operator. 1964 -1979 promoted to Human Resources specialist .Hired and trained clerical personnel for managers of company and processed payroll for temp. employees.1979-1993 promoted to Asst. Tour Supervisor/ VIP tour escort. Accountable for all group and private tours through brewery. Hired temp. employees. Managed all permanent – more... and temp. tour staff including bartenders during daily tours Accountable for purchases and control of beer purchases for guest. Helped created " Tour Spiel" for tour guides to learn. This Spiel is still used today at the St. Louis Brewery. 1993 Took early retirement offered by the company. – less
DraftMark Field Representative (Former Employee), Atlanta, GA – May 26, 2014
Pros: make your own schedule
Cons: very little job security
My typical day from Monday to Thursday was basically planning for events on the weekends, driving to liquor stores in the area and checking the stock of beer, and talking with distributors about any concerns.
Management was great…the only downside was they weren't in complete control over the decisions made by the CEO's of AB.
The hardest part of – more... the job was making sure the distributors ordered more beer and the beer was in code at each liquor store. – less
Very Stable Company, Very good pay & benefits, not so great management
Electrical and Electronic Technician (Former Employee), Cartersville, GA – April 25, 2014
Pros: great pay & benefits, large well known stable company
Cons: not so great management, does not care about employees
This is a very hard position/job to aquire. The pay and benefits are above excellent. The management is OK overall, but you do not feel secure in your position and they did not treat me fairly in an incident. I had the 1st ever, in my 20 year career in this field or even longer working career, an unfortunate accident where I somehow fell into the floor – more... from a walking position & obtained a serious head injury and spent a few months in hospital & rehab therapy to recover from. I was 5 months into a 6 month probation, so I was terminated & they made up false claim of being unsafe to cover theirselves with their corporate. I think they should have worked with me better to return to my job instead of falsifing safety claim & terminating me. I regret ever having took this job. – less
Co-op (Current Employee), St. Louis, MO – April 9, 2014
Pros: 3 day weekends, reasonable hours, young small staff
Cons: 4 ten hour shifts throughout week, work holidays without holiday pay
This place has taught me many skills that cannot be taught in class. I've learned about true project management which includes time management, organization, and communcation. I've also learned a lot about troubleshooting, decision making and teamwork within a company. As a co-op, I have definitely benefitted from all of the experience that I have gained – more... working for AB. – less
weekend warrior (Former Employee), baldwinsville,ny – April 3, 2014
Cons: no cons
unloaded conveyors and loaded trucks.i learned how to drive twin fork forklifts and how to clean lines.management told you what they expected and made sure you knew how to do it.co-workers were great.the hardest part of the job was learning new jobs.i most enjoyed the possibility of getting hired full time.
Contemporary Marketing Team Representative (Former Employee), Bronx, NY – March 17, 2014
Maintain required call frequency on assigned key contemporary adult accounts to include developing and planning promotional activities, booking and installing point of sale, etc. Plan, coordinate and implement the local execution of national and geographic marketing in key contemporary adult accounts. Present ideas and information on A-B products to – more... retailers and customers through sampling and education. Execute evening and weekend promotions as necessary. Sell in new brands and packages including activities to support sell through. Perform all necessary administrative duties relevant to position (i.e.: tracking reports, promotional recaps, expense reports, etc.). Build rapport and interact with consumers. Comply with all legal guidelines, WEA agreement and A-B standards and policies. – less
Zone Manager (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZ – February 25, 2014
Cons: basically nothing
Simply the BEST company I ever worked for with an Incredible History. Everyday was a learning experience working with a diverse group of incredibly devoted people. I was taught the history of the beer business, selling, distribution, marketing skills as well as customer service. All of my co-workers were extraordinary. The hardest part of my job was – more... during my last position with A-B. I pretty much lived out of a suitcase but that was OK as I got to meet more extraordinary people. The most enjoyable part was the training! The company left NO stoned unturned to create an Excellence of the Reputation of the legacy of Anheuser-Busch. They were and had been #1 for a LONG time. They required you to be the best in every aspect of your life. – less
A more open environment than I was use to at the lab.
Data Analyst/Desktop Support (Former Employee), St. Louis, MO – February 22, 2014
Pros: the monthly give aways.
Cons: it was only a temporary assignment.
The best part was the research. I had to locate former distributors and sellers of their products. We used longitude and latitude to locate a site. I now realize it for a future sale of the company. They also rolled out a new inventory tracking program for their distributors. I enjoyed walking the users, over the phone, through the new program. My co-workers – more... were great. I found a women in a different department to walk with at lunch. It really is amazing to see the Clydesdale horses up front and personal. – less