British American Tobacco
3.7 of 5 190 reviews
www.bat.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated May 25, 2014
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3.7 190 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

British American Tobacco CEO and Director Nicandro Durante

Nicandro Durante

(96 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Rat race and nothing more

    Marketing Planning and Information Manager (Former Employee)
    Warsaw (Poland)

    ProsJob experience that can prepare you for the cruel life reality.

    ConsOnly one quality has been considered for a right one, political correctness, keep your mouth shut and if asked always say what is expected to hear.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of doing everything to keep your chair consider to really change something or implement solutions to ensure company growth in a shrinking market.

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

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    Hoped for more from a transnational company

    Sales and Trade Representative (Former Employee)
    Chisinau (Moldova)

    ProsSales training, company vehicle

    ConsStain in your CV (smoking is a choice of the client, but selling tobacco is earning on people's dependence) Very competitive atmosphere, it seems to be created on purposey to separate the employees and manipulate them. Very non-friendly. With the same money I can work at another company. But BAT like would make me a favor if I work there and receive money money from them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCheck the office managers of the Chisinau.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Politics all the way

    IT Professional (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsLarge Company, pretending to be implementing large global projects.

    ConsQuite low level of skills in IT and its management, most plucked from shop-floor just to avoid redundancies. Intolerant of knowledgeable IT professionals. Few departments full of gangs of fake IT consultants with fake experience, working as freelancers and milking money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs long as you can bribe the government and sell overpriced poison, you know you have to just pretend that your IT systems matter. In reality you will just do fine without an IT system.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I would never ever work again there or recommend working there to any of my friends.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompensation is ok for the type of work I was doing and the workload was very low. Management is very laid back and doesn't control much of your work unless there is trouble.

    ConsThe department I was working in was a chaos. No structure, outdated policies, the management doesn't know the answer to any of your question and just suggests you to do whatever you think is right. And we are talking about procurement, the department where every single case should be treated with special diligence and attention as there is a high risk of corruption and all other types of breach as you're exposed to making decisions related to bids, contract awards and money, in general. Other than that, I've been 'lucky' to have a manager who knew nothing about the procurement and what he was dealing with, who didn't set correct goals and responsibilities from the beginning and then took a 'blame' position which wasn't based on facts, but rather on the rumors and other people's opinions. Head of HR department wasn't any better. Highly unprofessional and inadequate. I was very lucky to get out of there.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for

    Project Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat atmosphere, career opportunities offered to ambitious people, reasonable to great compensation, great people around wherever you go in terms of location or department

    ConsPolitics seem to be more important than anything, stakeholder management takes lots of time and slows decisions, the good part of it is the democratic aspect everybody knows and agrees, the downside is that sometimes is exageratted and overrated in disfavour of results

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpeed up decisional process by trusting and empoweringnpeople in a genuine way

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    The most horrible working experience of my life

    Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee)
    Lagos (Nigeria)

    ProsGood Friends and colleagues which i can never forget

    Consbad management and lack of respect for individual values and culture
    also political manipulation in terms of job placements

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange is a key word when it comes to BAT, most of the management of certain departments should be changed before you lose all your raw and young talents

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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