Reynolds American Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Think twice before getting involved with this Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Fe, NM
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Fe, NM

    I have been working at Reynolds American full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are good, pay is good, office is beautiful, co-workers at my level are great.

    Cons

    Since 2007 this company has gone downhill since RJRT has come thru the doors. The transition of duties and jobs to RJRT in North Carolina have left many people that made this company what it is today without jobs. It is all about the all mighty dollar and trying to bring Marlboro down. There is a tremendous amount of favoritism, and if you are in the right crowd, you will do nothing wrong, get good raises, take long lunches, and basically come and go as you please on work hours.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example, take a look at yourselves before judging other people. Get to know your team and make discussions based on facts instead of hear say. ELT- step up to the plate and quit sugar coating everything. When is the next severance package going to be offered? I will be taking it.


  2. Working At RJ Reynolds

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager III in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Territory Manager III in Cincinnati, OH

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

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

    Pros

    Company Vehicle w/ fuel 3 weeks vacation from the start

    Cons

    Software tracking in real time High political games - promotions are rare and based on whether the management teams likes you, not on individual contribution/merit.

    Advice to Management

    Change the corporate structure for more entry level management.


  3. Helpful (1)

    RJ Reynolds like any other Fortune 500

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager III in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Territory Manager III in New York, NY

    I have been working at Reynolds American full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company car for personal use with free gas and maintainance. Home office and plenty of flexibility. Work/life balance. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Promotions are mostly based on personal opinion and relations, rather than performance and talent. Future of industry is uncertain. Having to deal with retail managers and owners with little to no education and business knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Need to change the current promotional system, or keep losing great talented people. Be willing to be open to constructive criticism and do not lable everyone who speaks their mind as being negative.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Easiest Job Ever!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager III in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Territory Manager III in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Reynolds American

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    fun and easy job, pays great along with excellent benefits, depending on where you are relocated, you might end up in Alaska or Miami (No rhyme or reason as to why your being moved there or choices with other open territories)

    Cons

    The industry is declining rapidly, job cuts with continue along with less and less opportunity for advancement. LOTS of Politics with in the company!!

    Advice to Management

    Have your Resumes ready because this company will have massive layoffs in trade marketing with in the near future which accounts for 75 percent of RJ Reynolds budget along with 35% of their employees


  6. Freedome to work alone but slow promotion opportunity.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Reynolds American

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company car and you basically make your own hours.

    Cons

    While promotions are available there is no rhyme or reason to how they are handed out.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees at the bottom of the company, show loyalty and place them in a position to succeed and win.


  7. Great on paper, Lack of Communication, Ultimately it is what you make of it.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager III in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Territory Manager III in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Reynolds American

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    401K GREAT Starting Salary Company Car including Personal Use with Gas and Insurance Paid Company Cell/Laptop PTO Tuition Reimbursement Targeted 15% Bonus Excellent Sales People

    Cons

    -Micromanagement OVERKILL -Lack in Communication -Lack in Transparency -Lack of Trust in Territory Managers/Secretive Senior/Executive Management -Pressure to hit Quantity of Calls over Quality of Calls -Little to no room to Advance -Make you relocate to Advance

    Advice to Management

    Let your Territory Managers do their jobs. Don't apply artificial pressure by "strongly recommending" a certain amount of calls per day. Implement tools that increase transparency and set standards for each individual territory, not blanket standards. Listen to your TM's, they are your best asset.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Loved, loved, loved this company until the merge with Brown and Williamson.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC

    I have been working at Reynolds American

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great money. Pride in company. Fair. Great benefits. Reward hard work.

    Cons

    Since the merge the company says that the joint workforce is one happy family. RJR employees are disappearing and former B&W employees are being kept even though some are not qualified to be in the positions that they are in. The company wants you to be a "china breaker" and proactive, yet if your ideas differ from the person you report to, you are berated and not heard. They want you to do your job and what your manager tells you to do. Don't different ideas and opinions end up brining the best results? If you keep trying to bring up your ideas in a positive manner for purely the right reasons,(most efficient, proven, respected, credible) they will make you disappear because you look more intelligent then your boss. Then once you leave they wil take your ideas and call them their own.

    Advice to Management

    Excellent company if you are applying for an entry level position. Great pay, benefits and ability to gain experience in a difficult business. Get all you can and then move on within 5 years. Goal oriented, not people oriented.


  9. my experience was pretty good.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager II in Coram, NY
    Current Employee - Territory Manager II in Coram, NY

    I have been working at Reynolds American

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work for this company is the company car

    Cons

    If you are not mobil you can not be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    To allow their reps to do their jobs and not work them so much and mirco manager


  10. Helpful (1)

    Some things must Change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager III in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Territory Manager III in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Reynolds American

    Pros

    R J Reynolds offers a great benefit program, also a company car for your assignment

    Cons

    The lack of experience for new employees being promoted within 6months.

    Advice to Management

    We must find a better way to measure employees performance


  11. Helpful (1)

    R.J. Reynolds

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at Reynolds American

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, pretty good people to work with. Lots of politics though, and many difficult individuals work there.

    Cons

    Continued uncertainty about ongoing employment in the tobacco industry. So many layoffs over the years have people continually watching their backs.

    Advice to Management

    Watch those who are always playing the politics game. They might be treating management one way, but they're treating their peers differently.



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