InBev
2.5 of 5 37 reviews
www.inbev.com Leuven, Belgium 150 to 499 Employees

InBev Reviews

Updated Jan 08, 2014
InBev – Leuven – “HQ”

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2.5 37 reviews

                             

38% Approve of the CEO

InBev CEO Carlos Brito

Carlos Brito

(29 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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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Treasury Analyst (Current Employee)
Budapest (Hungary)

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

Prosworking environment 5+, free beer:)

ConsThe salary and benefits should be better..

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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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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Great problems to solve, not so great work experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at InBev

ProsTough problems that need solving based on engineering, lots of room to grow within company. Great benefits included of all, even non-union

ConsHaving to deal with union workers every day was pretty abysmal. Lots of hours and lots of expected Over time

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Campus Ambassador (Former Employee)
Lille (France)

I worked at InBev

ProsVery strong culture of ownership and great top management, which is easily accessible unlike in the other vast organizations. Plus, they produce beer!

Consremote office locations, stuck with only one product, sharing of the rooms during the business trips, long working hours, and not many much more.

Advice to Senior Managementjust keep on doing what are doing the best and work more on Branding because it will be the key in future

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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Not for everyone but I LOVED IT

Ex Finance Director (Former Employee)

I worked at InBev

ProsFast changing environment, new and more demanding challenges on a regular basis - you really need to keep up with the pace or you just wont cope and either leave or "be restructured"

Great financial rewards (I was at Director level when we were maxing out on results)

Great development opportunities - not in a formalised way but "on the job" / "sink or swim" stuff which I appreciate isn't for everyone.

ConsUnless you have the right boss, work / life balance can be a joke.

Development can be to other roles that are outside of your comfort zone which can obvioulsy be a good thing but sometimes the leap is too far;

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep driving the share price.
Provide more opportunities to non-Brazilians
Change the formula for Bud in Europe - it is cr;p

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Above Average

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Luton, East of England, England (UK)

I worked at InBev

ProsBrilliant people to work with, everyone pulls together when needed. Very flexible when comes to needing to adapt working hours

ConsJob stability, there have been many mergers and takeovers in the past 10 years and it leaves people feeling uneasy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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hard work, great brands, great learning opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at InBev

Prosgreat people
opportunities to develop
fantastic brands
fast-paced environment
good fun

Conspay below market rate, often no bonus and few benefits
high turnover
ruthless focus on costs
poor work/ life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in good people and try keeping them, instead of becoming a training ground for your competitors

Yes, I would 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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