Imperial Tobacco Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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  1. Best company to work for!!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Coordinator in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Staff Coordinator in Bristol, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Looks after its employees, very good salaries, very good bonuses, very good share saving program, very good pension scheme, offers free gym facilities, lockers, showers, drying rooms, free running track and football field, free parking space, free coffee, tea, milk etc., restaurants within both buildings, organising events with free food and drinks, monthly free drinks at the restaurant, dress down day every Friday, collecting money for charity.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of at this point is that we have no ATM machine in order to withdrawal cash.

    Advice to Management

    Can we please have an ATM machine? :)


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    Hard work - but fair days pay for a fair days work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Trainer - Retired in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Trainer - Retired in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Imperial Tobacco (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenges you to think differently about options - one option is no option, two options a dilemma but with three or more options you have choice to make a better decision.

    Cons

    Not exactly a HR driven Company which can mean stated Values can be overlooked

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management ego and a culture of Managers know best can stifle people and decision making by people at the "coal face"


  3. Enriching, good working environment surrounded with knowledgeable colleagues

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Bristol, England (UK)

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good working environment
    very professional people
    Good communication among colleagues
    Colleagues very helpful
    sport facilities such as gym, football pitch, personal locker
    Tea/coffee making facilities

    Cons

    Not much to say here, I really enjoy working for the company.


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  5. Friendly people more like a family

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IS Support Analyst in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IS Support Analyst in Nottingham, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary and pension scheme plenty of camaraderie.

    Cons

    Last few years were always filled with uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the staff informed of all decisions pertaining to them and the company's future.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Telemarketing Senior in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Telemarketing Senior in Bristol, England (UK)

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I'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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


  7. A fantastic employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Bristol, England (UK)

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    An 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

    Cons

    The 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 Management

    Don't lose the family feel in a big organisation


  8. The Best Employer You Will Ever Find!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Service Delivery in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Service Delivery in Bristol, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generous salary and benefits, a sense of belonging extremely supportive and friendly, I had 15 very happy years there.

    Cons

    None I really cant think of any cons


  9. Very friendly, best employer I had

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Bristol, England (UK)

    I worked at Imperial Tobacco full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great no-nonsense managers
    extremely generous pension
    work-life balance
    very little employee turnover - no fear of failing though some are simply stuck in their ways. Overall it's more a pro than con as it contributes to a very nice atmosphere.

    Cons

    I wish they had a London office so I could still work there :)


  10. A superb employer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    Other 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 Management

    Understandable 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.



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