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Updated Jan 15, 2014
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Rino Rizzo

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20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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run-down company with no willingness to invest into the future (neither financial assets nor in human resources)

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at Bata full-time for more than 3 years

Prosinteresting experience to see this 120 year old, still same family-owned company struggling in todays fast moving and changing business environment. there will be hardly any other opportunity among global companies of this size (60 countries; 2,5 billion USD) to eye-witness management lacking substantially structure and professionalism

Consit is a hard to to see such an (former) amazing company go out the window and saying good-bye to one qualified colleague after the other. either leaving themselves or being driven out by the network of long-term "managers" within. to bare witness to the (non-)action of the remaining executives is very difficult. you can only survive if you cover up any negative issues. it is a sacrilege to speak out mismanagement

Advice to Senior Managementthe management itself is the problem. including the very very top-management. a change of the whole structure and most of persons involved would be necessary. and this is the major challenge for the chairman (representing the third generation of owners): parasites are hard to come by. one would risk killing the host, too. but there is no alternative. hopefully the fourth generation has the guts. europe is already lost to the competition. the same fate seems very likely in asia. south america never gained strength. solely africa lacks competition

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Kampong Serusup (Brunei)

I have been working at Bata as a contractor

ProsI need work and no have choices..i need high salary to earn money for my children...and to help my family..want to buy house and lot..save money to bank..

ConsSmall salary and commision...if sales dont give bonus..if u sick company dont care they dont give rest..overtime they not pay..too bad

Advice to Senior ManagementGive some increase salary and commision..take care of the staff specilly foreigner..

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Production Department (Current Employee)
Limuru (Kenya)

I have been working at Bata full-time for more than a year

Prosworking shifts,helps those willing to study a chance to do so

Consmanagers working at night,is not ok since these people have good education

Advice to Senior Managementmanagers shouldnt work at night,night allowance should be given to all

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

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Working at Bata has taught me alot

Property Supervisor (Current Employee)
Durban (South Africa)

I have been working at Bata

ProsThe Vouchers given every season
Internationally recognised company
The chance to see the new footwear range before it hits the stores.

ConsNot enough motivation.
Management don't give a performance review.
Not alot of help given.
Decisions arent made in time.
Salary aint that good.

Advice to Senior ManagementBata is a good company to work at however Management de-motivate the staff and do not appreciate the effort the workers put into their work. Expectations are unreasonable.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Company with an amazing history but uncertain future ; continuous erosion of market position

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Bata

ProsTremendous people working in local entities
Passionate employees who have worked at the company all their lives (know business inside out).
Incredible history ; pioneer multinational in many emerging markets.
Many initiatives at local level

ConsSinking boat feeling.
Absence of vision and leadership from top management. Ruderless at the top.
Poor internal communication ; rumor takes over.
No financial discipline or leadership. Poor performance accepted.
Absence of advertising to promote brand. Brand living off its legacy and consequently gradually fading away.
Denial of core problems threatening sustainability of business.
Weakness against strong and centralized competitors not addressed.
Mediocre, non-standardized and unreliable information systems. Outdated technology and reluctance to invest in state of the art solutions.
Trust based organization. No processes.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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