British American Tobacco

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British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
233 Reviews
3.7
233 Reviews
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British American Tobacco CEO and Director Nicandro Durante
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They acknowledge the importance of work-life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Professional and flexible and understanding work environment when it comes to the company (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • Locally - depending on the country commercial performance- there is less work-life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Basically you have no work life balance especially when they are launching new products in new markets (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at British American Tobacco

    Pros

    Great link performance - pay, attractive bonus, great work life balance

    Cons

    internal politics, dealing with ethical of tobacco

  2.  

    Excellent place to learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at British American Tobacco

    Pros

    You can get rapid growth

    Cons

    There should be more recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A motivational thing would be more training

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging opportunities, good compensation, heavy politics.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good for junior to mid-level management to gain challenging growth opportunities. Many chances to work and communicate with counterparts within and across regions. Good compensation. Flat and open culture, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Very heavy politics. You need to know and be liked by the right people to succeed. Tobacco industry outlook is not good, and industry concern grows over time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good for salary and politics, but not good for your skill up in IT

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Seoul (South Korea)

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You can use power of money from company when you are doing project with 3rd party

    Cons

    Most of time, Company paid big money to 3rd party who doesn't have proper skill set and not helpful to your skill up

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great compensation....but that's about it (Territory Marketing Representative)

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at British American Tobacco

    Pros

    Excellent pay structure; $52850 starting salary + company car + free gas + company phone/laptop + paid home Internet + competitive benefits.

    Cons

    If you are looking for career advancement and progression this is not the place for you. Besides the enticing compensation package you won't get career fulfillment at this company. No form of development, so unless your content with remaining in the same role your entire career it's very difficult to climb up the corporate ladder at Imperial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for more opportunity for growth. Not everyone wants to do the same job their entire life unlike the old timers already there.

  7.  

    Good benefits if you are there long term but only hire on fixed term contracts now and making a lot of cuts

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Planner in Southampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Production Planner in Southampton, England (UK)

    I have been working at British American Tobacco as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice location in southampton with good facility's, gym, canteen, Costa, free secure oarking

    Cons

    Very cliquey group of employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It`s a great company but already has got management problem.Managers and teammate are helpful.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in İzmir (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in İzmir (Turkey)

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Personal growth about sales , learn to work with discipline and time management , its great place to learn how to be team up

    Cons

    Company hired low education level except for head office. Promote opportunities so weak. Working so hard with mental and physical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company values , consider to improve work and life balance especially field team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Mixed feelings

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at British American Tobacco

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, proactive, system oriented and is one of the leaders in the industry on various supply chain processes

    Cons

    It's hard to get a promotion, really poor base salary and poor communication from top management on everything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication and learn more of what the people are thinking about

  10.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at British American Tobacco

    Pros

    It's a very young and dinamic environment

    Cons

    promotions and the way company treats young people

    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Graduate marketing finance assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Finance Assistant in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Marketing Finance Assistant in Seoul (South Korea)

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn a wide range of work, ( budgeting, profitability and so on)

    Cons

    Not really have cons, everything is up to my ability and willingness to learn.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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