British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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British American Tobacco CEO and Director 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)

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  • 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)

    Territory Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture and perfect salary and benefits package

    Cons

    There is a lot of change within the organization and it will take so much time for the top management to make a decision


  2. Truly Global Business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive compensation. High caliber personnel. Strong investment in training. Financial performance has been outstanding. BAT has been one of the top returning FTSE shares in terms of total return for a long, long time.

    Cons

    BAT has little to no presence in the United States so opportunities there are limited. Finance opportunities are diminishing as a result of automation and consolidation.


  3. Best Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open minded environment, full of energy and intelligence with great challenges to grow.

    Cons

    Hard to balance with personal life.

    Advice to Management

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  5. A company that values career development

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    Former Employee - Head of Human Resources
    Former Employee - Head of Human Resources
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good training and development - Potential for career advancement - Good benefits

    Cons

    As with any multinationals, the environment could get a little political on the office front

    Advice to Management

    More transparancy


  6. All round great company with even greater culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at British American Tobacco (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Passion for work bursting at the seams! Strong commitment to people development, coaches and mentors abound

    Cons

    Controversial industry brings about social stigma


  7. The best place to work

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    excellent career opportunities great bonuses, salary & benefits great team & people excellent place for high performers

    Cons

    Lot of restructuring Unsafe for average performers due to uncertainty Lack of focus on developing junior and non management staff constant change of leadership No women leaders at top positions

    Advice to Management

    Need to have a long term clear strategy, focus on people than always on cash. Need to build more inclusive culture at senior level, currently dominated by expats.


  8. Company of the best corporate culture and opportunities

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, flexible schedule opportunities, fair management, a giant amount of opportunities to develop various skills - you really feel yourself a stong and competitive professional after several years in BAT. You get budget to realize interesting projects. This is a place where everything is up to your skills and ambitions.

    Cons

    regulated area and not easy to share everything you do with society

    Advice to Management

    To adjust to new generation requirements, be more modern and progressive.


  9. EXCELLENT

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    Current Intern - Internship in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Current Intern - Internship in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    it's a great experience to work in one of the largest multinational company of Bangladesh

    Cons

    it would be better if the information about job vacancy is available properly


  10. Challenging but rewarding

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and people, you find more than "just" work colleagues but friends Good comp & ben package, that goes beyond the basis salary Challenging environment where you can stand out with excellent performance

    Cons

    work/life balance & ability to work virtually


  11. Great employer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Truly international environment with real opportunities for career growth if you are open for challenges and (important!) if you are mobile; Good compensation and benefits offering

    Cons

    Networking is important, but this is rather a standard ambiance of any large multinational

    Advice to Management

    Continuing drive for innovation



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