I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at British American Tobacco in July 2009.
Interview Details – Post job advertisment in the local dailies, contact for interview, provide refreshments, iice breakers and aptitude tests. Friendly, receptive interviewers.
Interview Question – Why BAT Kenya? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Benefits and salsries are comprtitive and attractive: there isn't much to negotiate.
Interviewed at British American Tobacco
Interview Details – Had 2 interviews: 1 with HR and the other one with the deparment's manager
Interview Question – What would you do if your budget is $50 and the supplier is aking for $60, and the client only wants to work with that particular supplier? Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 3 months - interviewed at British American Tobacco in February 2010.
Interview Details – Interview in local city by a third party, interview in head office.
Interview Question – no Answer Question
Negotiation Details – business skills and decision making ability
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at British American Tobacco in December 2013.
Interview Details – Online application, followed by a phone interview and assessement(SHL), then came three interviews. Very long process. Each process took weeks. The phone interview was the assess English speaking ability, while the written assessment tested reasoning and mathematical skills. As for the three interviews, first is a normal interview with one person from HR and one from the job function you applied for. I was not able to participate in the next interview, which I heard is a day long.
Interview Question – At the first interview, I was asked about recent strikes (big issue in the media at the time) Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at British American Tobacco.
Interview Details – Professional, structured but friendly and informal. Detailed role requirements available at request in addition to job listing details.
Several highly capable applicants from some of the best-known FMCG companies -so quite competitive.
BAT required several rounds of interviews and skills assessment - good referrals are helpful, especially if within the company or supplier base.
Equally keen to evaluate cultural fit as it is competences - mature and rigorous psychological assessments.
Interview Question – Evidence of good commercial understanding even for Strategy and Insights roles
Why Tobacco? Why BAT? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Unstructured, will try to offer highly-standardised packages but you can negotiate base salary and sign-on bonus, not much else.
I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at British American Tobacco.
Interview Details – Most of people coming in nowadays are from other big name employers, under 30 years of age desirable and with good dominion of languages, marketing skills and willing to move to different countries in the area.
Interview Question – Do yo smoke? Do you have any regrets in being part of a company that sells cigarettes that are considered harmful to your health? Has anyone close to you reported any illness such as lung cancer from cigarette habits? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at British American Tobacco in November 2013.
Interview Details – I applied online and got an interview invitation within 3 weeks. I was interviewed by 1 Marketing Manager, 1 Marketing Executive and 1 HR Manager. The whole process takes about 20 mins and they ask general questions like "describe yourself" and other questions based on my previous internship experience.
Interview Question – Are you able to work in tobacco industry? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at British American Tobacco in September 2009.
Interview Details – The interview it self it is not so different from any other interview I went. Interviewer search to see if you have what it takes to help the company
Interview Question – Name the IP range and class of an given IP Answer Question
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at British American Tobacco in April 2009.
Interview Details – The interviews were two, incorporating the Line Manager as well as the Head of Function. They used competence based questioning, no hypothetical situations, and this was good. They created an atmosphere that was relaxed and allowed room for thought. They were friendly enough to create a rapport but also exuded professionalism.
Interview Question – The questions on managing or being in a team were a little challenging and at some point it was difficult to relate the questions to past experiences Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at British American Tobacco in November 2012.
Interview Details – An Assesment
Managers interview (one or two)
Interview Question – Business questions about the comany, how would you do something, or how would you do it differently Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negatiation, offer: accept or decline. (Good offer)
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