British American Tobacco
3.7 of 5 192 reviews
www.bat.com London, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.7 192 reviews

                             

81% Approve of the CEO

British American Tobacco CEO and Director Nicandro Durante

Nicandro Durante

(96 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Great link performance - pay, attractive bonus, great work life balance"
    in 10 reviews
  • "supportive working environment, like minded professionals, always learning"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "No work-life balance or compensation for extra-hours work"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Not so many mid/senior management roles, compared to the number of skilled lower management employees"
    in 11 reviews
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    Great place to start and learn

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAbility to learn cutting edge technology

    Conswork life balance could be better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain people more and listen to feedback.

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    British American Shared Services-useful for young graduates with no work experience, offers stable workplace and payment

    Junior Analyst (Former Employee)
    Bucharest (Romania)

    ProsYou can still be promoted untill a certain level. Afterwards personal preferences of top management take priority.
    Benefits (fruits, water, dinning area well equipped, annual parties, ticket meals etc).
    Fast IT service.

    ConsWork/Life Balance is very poor.
    Promotions based on personal sympathies.
    A lot of gossip (smoking lounge is the main source).

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork/Life Balance needs to be substantially improved ASAP!
    Promotion based on subjective criteria (knowledge, experience) not personal preferences (relationships with upper management)!
    Pay less attention to gossip!
    "Act like owners" is a management mistake not a company value to be followed by the employee!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Unprofessional

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood salary package, very high bonus.

    ConsPoor preparation of major product launches.

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

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    Good company to work for, they are willing to invest a lot of money in you.

    Business Analyst (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsInternational opportunities; training; good people to work with; good benefits and pay.

    ConsControversial industry; leadership has hierarchical structure; declining market hence pressure on cost and people; company politics is taken to the extreme.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake decision based on what is right for the company, rather than what is right for your own career.

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

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    Enjoyable

    Finance (Current Employee)
    Taipei (Taiwan)

    ProsStrong culture. Interesting work with challenging tasks. Good work environment

    ConsWork life imbalance. Work moved offshore. Limited career progression becAuse scope is moved offshore

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove work life balance

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

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    Its one of the best!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent career progression, amazing salaries and benefits, work environment is also amazing.

    ConsNo work-life balance. Very process oriented with no room for initiatives.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should be well rooted in the organization, to avoid a disconnect from reality.

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

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    Civil service.

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsGraceful, moral, ethical, thorough, purposeful.

    ConsA few too many place for mediocrity to flourish.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChampion good manners, smartness, perfectionism and courage.

    Stretch beyond middle aged family-dom.

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

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    Great company

    Area Sales and Distributor Manager (Current Employee)
    Delta, BC (Canada)

    ProsGlobal opportunity, strong culture, very competitive compensation

    ConsNegative connotation of tobacco industry

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

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    Good pay at the time

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMoney, Money, Money, Money, Money

    ConsMost of it got moved off shore

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring it back!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Love everyday at work...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture... Some very good people... Joyful work environment... Loads of career opportunities.

    ConsWork-life balance can become a challenge.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStandardising the HR policies around the world would help a lot in a Global company.

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

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