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British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
210 Reviews
3.8
210 Reviews
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British American Tobacco CEO and Director Nicandro Durante
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits is great, Work-life Balance, international opportunities, flexibility (in 13 reviews)

  • Professional and flexible and understanding work environment when it comes to the company (in 17 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.  

    Review

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    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
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    Graduate marketing finance assistant

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    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 for less than a 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
  6.  

    Great opportunities in the past, scope of opportunities is fast dwindling in the future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    In the past it has been the travel, the work opportunities, great development and training. Good pay and conditions but this does depend on what country you are based in. Dependent on role (and direct line manager) have often been given great responsibility and headroom to make decisions.

    Cons

    Heavy cost cutting pressure as there is less and less opportunity to grow the top through the traditional tobacco business...except via price. Massive reduction in International Assignees may result in flow of talent out of the business over next few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to stop the over-correction of the pendulum in terms of the travel freeze, training reduction, IA lockdown.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    politics !!!!!!

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    Current Employee - Merchandiser  in  Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at British American Tobacco part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Out on the road alone

    Cons

    The way we are instructed to do things is ridiculous.I think british american think they are in the world domination game

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get real

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

    Great place to start and learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at British American Tobacco for more than a year

    Pros

    Ability to learn cutting edge technology

    Cons

    work life balance could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train people more and listen to feedback.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    British American Shared Services-useful for young graduates with no work experience, offers stable workplace and payment

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    Former Employee - Junior Analyst  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Junior Analyst in Bucharest (Romania)

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can still be promoted untill a certain level. Afterwards personal preferences of top management take priority.
    Benefits (fruits, water, dinning area well equipped, annual parties, ticket meals etc).
    Fast IT service.

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance is very poor.
    Promotions based on personal sympathies.
    A lot of gossip (smoking lounge is the main source).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work/Life Balance needs to be substantially improved ASAP!
    Promotion based on subjective criteria (knowledge, experience) not personal preferences (relationships with upper management)!
    Pay less attention to gossip!
    "Act like owners" is a management mistake not a company value to be followed by the employee!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Unprofessional

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Good salary package, very high bonus.

    Cons

    Poor preparation of major product launches.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work for, they are willing to invest a lot of money in you.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    International opportunities; training; good people to work with; good benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Controversial industry; leadership has hierarchical structure; declining market hence pressure on cost and people; company politics is taken to the extreme.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decision based on what is right for the company, rather than what is right for your own career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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