British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated July 16, 2015
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British American Tobacco CEO and Director Nicandro Durante
Nicandro Durante
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Pros
  • They acknowledge the importance of work-life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • International work environment and supportive culture (in 19 reviews)

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

  • No work-life balance, overload of work (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Financial planning coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work. Good wages. Great perspectives of professional growth both internally and at an international level.

    Cons

    Top management is completely results oriented with low concern for people. Company growth will pass over people if it's necessary.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary Many benefits Lots of opportunities for learning

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance Stressful environment Few career opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Improve work-life balance


  3. Great Place to work

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    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


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  5. Excellent place to learn

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at British American Tobacco

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can get rapid growth

    Cons

    There should be more recognition

    Advice to Management

    A motivational thing would be more training


  6. Various

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    Former Employee - Various in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Various in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at British American Tobacco (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A very interesting company which has a range of positive and negative aspects, as per any organisation. An easy company (and industry), to criticise, but does many outstanding things which are know by very few.

    Cons

    The negative social status and comments about the tobacco industry is a challenge to cope with. Can also be an impediment to future employment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to to the right thing and it will eventually be recognised. As in any group of people, a few are having a negative impact on many, remove them and you'll do better.


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    Current Employee - Helpdesk Team Lead in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Team Lead in Kiev (Ukraine)

    I have been working at British American Tobacco (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to develop skills

    Cons

    bad business processes. people are not envolved in other duties


  8. Valuing people is no longer at the core

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Early career development within the functions and across the business that builds accumen The people are what makes BAT a great company to work for

    Cons

    Operating under macro and micro pressures of the world and industry has resulted in a culture shift away from valuing people at the core of business Developing people properly is no longer a focus - sink or swim is the new approach

    Advice to Management

    Demonstrate great leadership that people want to look up to and follow Treat people how you would like to be treated


  9. Good company for developing your skills in fast pace environment

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at British American Tobacco

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn & training

    Cons

    Sometimes bogged down into office politicking


  10. Helpful (2)

    Senior Counsel

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at British American Tobacco (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team of professionals. Great package. Wonderful opportunities for professional development and international work.

    Cons

    Industry under significant cost pressure. Downsizing is underway. Feeling the crisis years after most other sectors are well on the way to recovery.

    Advice to Management

    Focus efforts on better execution and more agile decision making. Would be wise to reconsider wisdom of slashing mid layer management.


  11. Good place to work....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at British American Tobacco

    Pros

    The company provides enough facility to its employeers.It provides enough salary......

    Cons

    Do not maintai equal mentality...they are reguonal based..they could have tries outside of a region...



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