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Imperial Tobacco Reviews

Updated Jun 7, 2014
Imperial Tobacco – “Imperial Tobacco Head Office”

Imperial Tobacco – “Imperial Tobacco Head Office”
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4.0 15 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

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79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great company

    Analyst (Current Employee) Bristol, England (UK)

    Prosgreat culture, expertise and vision

    Conscould improve in communication and procedures

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for if you like a challenge

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bristol, England (UK)

    ProsWorking environment is good, demanding roles but lots of support available if you choose to use it

    ConsBenefit package is better than some other companies, but could be better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Solid company to work for

    Price & Forecast Analyst (Current Employee) Oosterhout, North Brabant (Netherlands)

    ProsGood pay and career outlook (long and stable with a promotion after after a few years). Family type company, very forgiving and room to nourish and grow skills.

    ConsPay is normal within the tobacco industry. Key competitors are more red than this blue company, which is a disadvantage. Lack of cutthroat attitude makes the company always running one step behind. Colleagues are with the company for a long time and will still be there (blocking outlook to promote upwards).

    Advice to Senior ManagementA plan to achieve business targets is not enough. Create a vision that people can rally for.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Job for Life... I thought they were a thing of the past

    Telemarketing Senior (Current Employee) Bristol, England (UK)

    ProsI've only been with Imperial Tobacco for a few months, In that time i've seen the companies core values every day. It's one big Family, they are one of the very few companies left that want you to do well. I'm really happy here and I hope to grow within the company, The Tobacco Industry is one of the most honest industries to work in.. And I love it when a friend or family member challenges me about it.

    ConsOnly 1 but it is being worked on - Reporting System for Telemarketing needs some help askit needs a Jump start!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the Family feel the same, don't ever forget that people work so hard because how they are cared for by ITUK.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A fantastic employer

    Manager (Current Employee) Bristol, England (UK)

    ProsAn exciting role with lots of autonomy - outstanding pay and rewards - work hard - play hard - challenging but really engaging - lovely values - great new office. This is one of the best employers I have worked for and would absoloutley recommend to anyone

    ConsThe tobacco market decline - work life balance can be a bit off at times. Noy everyone is on-board with the drive for sucess and are coasting

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't lose the family feel in a big organisation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Sales (Current Employee) Bristol, England (UK)

    ProsAutonomy, Engaged team. Pleanty of challenge but the ability to get things done and to have fun doing it despite being a controvercial industry. If you come to work here you will be pushed and challenged - but well rewarded. Having worked in other industries, if things get me down, I just think about how much better it is being here!

    ConsCan take a long time to get things done in terms of decisions. Very few cons in my view working in this business

    Advice to Senior Management-

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Money driven forget about the people (Avoid).

    Sales (Current Employee)

    Pros-Friendly staff.
    -Good organisation of the company.
    -Good track record.
    -Salary is good.
    -HAD an attitude of put their staff First.
    -If u want to dedicate your life to Imperial Tobacco then progression is a option.

    Cons-All about the money, in the process they will eat there own staff to achieve this.
    -Feels like your owned by the company from the moment you join.
    -Greedy.
    -Set unrealistic goals.
    -Goals keep changing.
    -Boys club enviroment.
    -Due to the way the company works, senior staff have no CARE for staff,
    -The whole atmosphere is extremely NEGATIVE.
    -If IMPERIAL TOBACCO was a person I reckon they would sell their mothers but only if they made a profit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink about your people that work for you. Dont treat us as battery hens.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The perfect way to improve your Knowledge in HR - This is a good company to work with

    International Human Resources Manager (Current Employee) Paris (France)

    ProsA very active working area with a large opportunity to develop your competencies.

    Need a hight level of dedication and proactivity

    ConsSometime this dedication and the way you need to work very quickly at a hight standard doesn't give you a perfect balance between professionnal life et personnal life.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Top management team is always looking to optimize the level of communication, and feedback

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A superb employer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Bristol, England (UK)

    ProsI have never woken up in the morning and not wanted to go to work! A bold statement however it is true. Imperial Tobacco UK is superb employer.
    I don't work in HR this is honest feedback.

    ConsOther people’s attitude towards the tobacco category. Anyone joining the company should expect some people in their lives to take a dim view of their new career. However as an employee you very quickly realise that you only sell and market tobacco products to adults who choose to smoke, so there is nothing to be ashamed of. Tobacco is a legal product and adults in the UK should have a right to buy it if they so choose.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstandable budget cuts will always be accepted in times of recession; however there is still considerable waste within the organisation that should be reduced. This would allow for the redirection of funds towards forward thinking sales and marketing opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    personal development

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Mechelen (Belgium)

    Prospeople development, constant change, individual contribution

    Conspost integration issues, short term vs long term

    Advice to Senior Managementmanage change, look at long term, focus on organisational growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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