Anheuser-Busch has been around for more than 165 years now. At this point, it's safe to say it's a staple throughout the entire United States. For 165 years, the company has brewed high-quality beers that taste great to many beer drinkers out there. It's highly likely you've had one of the beers they produce, especially since the company includes the country's most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob Ultra and Stella Artois. The company operates 23 breweries, 20 distributorships and 22 agricultural and packaging facilities.
At Anheuser-Busch, the quality of beer they produce is pretty important. In order to produce the best beer, the company needs to employ the best people. That's where its 10 principles come into play. These principles act as a guideline for how employees should approach work:
The shared dream energizes everyone to work together
The people are the company's greatest strength
People who prove that they can improve the team's quality are recruited, developed and retained
The team is never satisfied and always push forward to do better
Focus and zero-complacency guarantee lasting competitive advantage
The team is focused on providing meaningful experiences for consumers
The team is empowered to take ownership in the company
Common sense and simplicity are valued over sophistication and complexity
They lead by example
The team never takes shortcuts
Dream, People, Culture
There are three important facets to working at Anheuser-Busch that really make it a great place to work: Dream, People and Culture. Starting with Dream, the company's goal is to create a better world by bringing people together. What better way to do that than with beer.
Since the drink has been bringing people together for centuries, minus those 13 dark years when it was prohibited, Anheuser-Busch is hoping to keep that going for centuries to come. To the company, that means protecting the environment to ensure everything from the seed to that first sip is flawless and nothing less than amazing. This is the company's dream.
Moving onto the People facet, the company has over 19,000 employees all over the United States. With their passion for brewing great beer, none of this would be possible. That's why Anheuser-Busch looks for people who are curious, bold and resilient. They're constantly trying to prove that the impossible is possible, tackle challenges without hesitation and embrace new technology.
And what people would there be with no culture? That's where the support comes in at Anheuser-Busch. Employees are constantly being empowered to lead real change for the future growth of the industry. They're celebrated for ambition, resilience, determination and achievement. They're supported in making high expectations and moving fast.
Aspire to Be a Beer Taster
A career at Anheuser-Busch can mean a lot of different things. For starters, there are so many departments that you can be apart of it's crazy. We're not exaggerating either. Just check out this list of career options:
Sales, including roles in forecasting, trade marketing, business and wholesaler development, pricing and promotion analysis and key account management
Marketing, including roles in brand management, consumer insights, innovation, experiential and event management and sponsorship
The Logistics team manages a network of breweries, warehouses, and distribution centers
Supply/Manufacturing is there to brew, package and ship Budweiser beer
The People team makes sure the right people are in the right jobs
Technology is responsible for predicting out-of-stock products, big-data analytics and supporting e-commerce platforms
The Legal and Corporate Affairs team manage M&A; to PR, media relations, internal and external communications and Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives
Finance includes budgeting, treasury, accounting and real estate
Procurement includes working with suppliers on a number of categories
Customer Resource is there to connect with customers
"Shortly after joining AB, I owned a major capital investment project for a macro brewery as the Procurement lead," said Joe, Procurement Manager. "In cross-functional collaboration with subject matter experts, it was exciting to see my input valued and immediately implemented."
Take Learning to a New Level
The company's motto for students is that they hire for the culture fit first. Then they'll teach you the rest. As a student, you'll have lots of opportunities to grow with Anheuser-Busch. Starting with the Global Management Trainee Program, students are given a cross-functional understanding of how the business works.
In the Global MBA Program, the company offers opportunities for MBAs to join the company and fulfill full-time management roles. For all you undergraduates out there with an inkling of an idea of what you want to be, the Functional Trainee Program is designed for you. Through this program, you'll have opportunities to experience a lot within specific functions. You'll have the opportunity to take on different roles and learn by doing. And then, of course, there are internship programs for students looking to spend their summer vacation at a brewery. Interns are assigned to strategic projects and are able to make a big impact throughout their internship.
From a student to a senior executive, every team member has plenty of career opportunities to reach their goals. No wonder people love working at Anheuser-Busch.