British American Tobacco Nigeria

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British American Tobacco Nigeria Reviews

6 Reviews
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British American Tobacco Nigeria Managing Director Beverley Spencer-Obatoyinbo
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  1.  

    Good place to work, awesome culture and lots of pressure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at British American Tobacco Nigeria

    Pros

    Great culture. Everybody is on a first name basis making it easier to have conversations and relate. Awesome mentoriship program, lots of unofficial mentoring as well, Okay pay

    Cons

    Lots of pressure and deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear promotion criteria

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Exciting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Representative
    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Representative

    I have been working at British American Tobacco Nigeria full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunities for personal development

    Cons

    People often stay too long on one position or grade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's still a bit f god-father ism inherent in the promotion process.

  3.  

    Great Place To Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Lagos (Nigeria)

    I have been working at British American Tobacco Nigeria full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Great experience and lots of opportunities for multi-functional career development
    2. Competitive remuneration and benefits (lunch, travel etc)
    3. Great organisational culture
    4. Perks such as flexi-time and informal dressing

    Cons

    1. Industry restrictions
    2. Stigma surrounding smoking and tobacco
    3. Excessive red-tape
    4. Poorly selected partners (distributor and agency)
    5. Slow and sometimes poorly executed ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest and open about the issues. Don't kill the messenger. Encourage honest feedback from subordinates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Very good culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at British American Tobacco Nigeria

    Pros

    It is very competitive environment

    Cons

    The competition could have negative impact on employees as everyone strives for visibility

    Recommends
  6.  

    GOOD Place for starting a job.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Executive in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Marketing Executive in Lagos (Nigeria)

    I have been working at British American Tobacco Nigeria

    Pros

    Nice place and really enables work.
    The work given as day to day responsibilites or tasks and targets are challenging, rewarding and fulfilling.
    There are opportunities for growth depending on the unit you are in and the head room available.

    Cons

    poor staff culture and job scope high. The company believes too much in being on your own.
    This in my opinion is not the best as an enabling staff culture enable us to function better in the office environment.
    Work environment to an extent is a bit too casual but then again, that enables better interaction with all strata of employees in the office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase salary across board.

    Recommends
  7.  

    An unopenminded tobacco company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Area Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at British American Tobacco Nigeria

    Pros

    In terms of a great place to work, ability and freedom to take decisions about the business, being proactive in innovating new and better ways of doing things, then it is a great place to work. offers job flexibility as in you can determine what time to come in to work at the office.

    Cons

    promotion is determined by how sexy you look, what kind of designer dress or shoe do you have on, do you drive the right car. not explaining job roles to prospective employees. the unwillingness of the company to pay for relocation allowances for employees. Also, employees that are posted to other end markets outside Nigeria are paid a daily stipend of $50 which is criminal. openmindedness is not encouraged. Career paths, training and development are not stricitly adhered to with non management staffs not being allowed to leave the field to attend trainings for more than a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase employees base salary by 100% since the employee overhead vs profit generated by the company is not more than 8% annually. Employees should be paid leave allowance instead of including it in their monthly salary which is not more than $65. promotion should be based on merit and not on who is more sexy. Employees should be granted study leave to pursue further development if the company is not willing to train them. Roles meant for non graduates should not be given to graduates and human resources staff should not collude with senior management on this issue. Career paths of employees should be adhered to.

    Doesn't Recommend

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