InBev
2.5 of 5 38 reviews
www.inbev.com Leuven, Belgium 150 to 499 Employees

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InBev – Leuven – “HQ”

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38% Approve of the CEO

InBev CEO Carlos Brito

Carlos Brito

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32% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Cutting costs, at all costs

Reporting Specialist (Current Employee)
Budapest (Hungary)

I have been working at InBev full-time for more than a year

Pros- Good atmosphere in lower bands
- Flexible working hours
- Lenient with lunch break time, other chat or smoke breaks as long as the job is done

Cons- Not a competitive salary, unfair bonus systems, salary increases upon promotion minimal.
- Limited promotion opportunities if you're not a Management Trainee.
- Getting a good performance review only possible with numerous unpaid overtime hours
- Very, very limited training opportunities (0 live trainings in >1 year employment)
- IT heavily unreliable: downtime and slowdown of systems frustrate near all employees and >1h per day is lost.
- Not all the tools necessary to do the job well are at your disposal due to cost savings
- Continuous outsourcing and downgrading to the cheapest "good enough to continue operations" option
- Many employees feel exploited and leave quickly, replaced by a cheap newly grad with reduced salary
- High pressure and work load

Advice to Senior Management"Don't expect a Lufthansa service if you're only willing to pay a Ryanair price."

If management would really live up to it's self-proclaimed principle that people are the center of the business, they really need to invest in keeping good employees happy and able to do their job without daily frustrations caused by cut costs where they shouldn't be cut.

If the continuous scare of not receiving a bonus and the never-ending faltering of tools continue to frustrate people, people and knowledge retention may soon be low enough that core functions can no longer be executed adequately. The BSC a "center of excellence"? It's a center of barely good to continue functioning at the lowest cost possible.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not for human...

IT Manager (Current Employee)
Moscow (Russia)

I have been working at InBev full-time

ProsOwnership, shared individual targets working on the same projects
Result focused
Critical projects are delivered on time
Compensation: if considering together with bonus is quite competetive

ConsForget about personal life. Many cases when people lost their families due to long hours at work and stress
You need to be a hawk / eagle to abuse others showing that you're great owner for being promoted
Bonus now is only for top performers in WEZ and it's not transparent at all
Brazilians are on prefferance

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people as asset, not only those selected ones (band 4 and below)

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Procurement Russia

Procurement Manager (Current Employee)
Moscow (Russia)

I have been working at InBev full-time

ProsIf you need to breakthrough in your career and you are ready to work long hours and if you are a fighter it is a right place to be, very result driven. Company does not look at your age you can be promoted if you bring results even if you are young. Hope things will improve with an arrival of Stuart(Zone President )

ConsLots of burrocracy, Standards working not for everyone. Industry is down which is translated into employers mood. People are not a value but resource, if you are not efficient then you are out. No bonus 3rd year. Very stressfull work ( procedures grow at the samee time less people each year due to optimisation)

Advice to Senior ManagementChallenge should be but they should be not impossible to achieve, don't take Global's challenges, so we have unachieveble targets again. Dont overinvest in management trainees. Decrease burrorcacy in finance department.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good people, bad pay

Group Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at InBev full-time for more than a year

Pros- Amazing people
- Free beer

Cons- High Turnover
- Long hours for little pay
- No interest on being competitive in the job market, rather their focus is on replacing people quickly

Advice to Senior ManagementFind ways to retain people in the company. You will safe money in training and the knowledge acquired will remain in the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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3,5 years in accounting leader role in shared service center

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at InBev full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe main product obviously creates an interesting accounting background, able to create good environment

ConsForced carrier paths, inconsistent decisions with culture that is emphasized daily
Cost reduction on a very high level with no efficiency

Advice to Senior ManagementConcentrate on real skills and accountable/professional leaders

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Tough culture - focus on compensation only

Director (Current Employee)

I have been working at InBev

ProsCompensation is second to none and long term incentives are extremely good. You'll get rich at this company if you stay for 10 years.

ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementBetter 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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People good

Group Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at InBev

ProsFree beer given to employees

ConsNo promotion opportunitites exist at company

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to front line managers

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Its expierence, Brito is ruthless

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

I have been working at InBev

ProsBargaining 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.

Conslearn 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 Senior Managementwhy advise, you already know everything.....right?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at InBev

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Run for cover

Marketing Coordniator (Former Employee)
Philadelphia, PA (US)

I worked at InBev

ProsThe comapny was great to work for when it was Anhuser-Busch

ConsThey bought out the company I previously worked for. Laid off tons of people. Including employees that worked for AB for over 15yrs and did their job afficently. I was one of the last to get laid off in my department. However, with each lay off came a younger and more incompitant replacement. They would take recent college grads and young proffs with 1-2yrs when clearly more experienced was needed. The only reasoning I could come up with was with talking to a few of the new employees their salaries were conciderably lower than the previous. Point being this: hard work will NOT be rewarded and once you start to aquire experience and will be deserving of a pay raise you will be replaced by someone younger to cut costs.

Advice to Senior ManagementReward your current employees with a job well done not a compasation package and boot out the door. Simply for the fact that you just bought and took over one of their companies

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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