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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Imperial Tobacco full-time (more than 5 years)Pros
Great people. Outstanding Medical benefits. Somewhat flexible with time.
Employees are always open to adapt and follow new strategies. There's will.
Stock could be higher if practices are more organized all across the globe.Cons
They have an Ivory Tower syndrome: Trying to decide from the UK what's best for every market in the world when THEY DON'T KNOW THE LOCAL MARKETS. If you reflect on this, you can see why they're limiting growth and success.
Career aspirations are not taken seriously. It is mandatory to include them in the performance appraisals but nothing happens after that. There are no serious budgets for training.
Disorganized/ Bureocratic/ politically charged company. Sales and Marketing strategies are weak at best. They keep changing every quarter or so (how are you going to measure success with so little time).
The process to get investments approved is ridiculously bureaucratic and inefficient (they confuse being 'cost conscious' with fiscally responsible). Example: You can get a budget approved for a project by all levels. However, they can take away those funds at any point during the project. This creates a lot of risk of work not being delivered as planned and affects many areas of the business. I don't think they believe in best practices.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Stop the 'DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO' modus operandi.
You have great people who are willing to follow leaders with charisma.
BE MORE FLEXIBLE WITH MANAGEMENT IN LOCAL MARKETS (especially the US = now your bigger market )
Embrace changeDoesn't RecommendNegative OutlookDisapproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Imperial Tobacco.Interview Details
I applied online on the 5th of January and was asked immediately to complete online tests, numerical reasoning, verbal and situational judgement test.
In three days' time I was informed that I passed to the next stage and got invited to book my telephone interview via the website.
The interview lasted for about 40 minutes and it was not particularly stressful. It was a competency-based interview.
Tell me about the boarder issues the economy is currently facing.
Why tobacco industry?
Why this programme?
Recent challenge + action: Tell me a time when you put effort to know something better in order to achieve an outstanding achievement.
Tell me a time when you delivered quality
Tell me about a time you worked in a team.
Tell me a time when you helped someone achieve an outstanding achievement.
Long term career goals
Tell me a time when you had to work under pressure?
How do you deal with stress?
What will you be doing in your first year?
Strength and weakness and how you will use it.Interview Questions
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Imperial Tobacco is a leading international tobacco company with a balanced market footprint and a unique portfolio of brands and products across all tobacco categories
Mission: We focus on delivering high quality sustainable sales growth, whilst effectively managing our costs and cash flows.
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