British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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British American Tobacco CEO and Director Nicandro Durante
Nicandro Durante
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Pros
  • They acknowledge the importance of work-life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • International work environment and supportive culture (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Locally - depending on the country commercial performance- there is less work-life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • No work-life balance, overload of work (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Great Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    high focus on talent development, friendly people, collaborative working environment, team-oriented, diverse, international, pay for performance culture, results-oriented

    Cons

    the social stigma of working in a tobacco company


  2. Marketing Strategy

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Asia, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Asia, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    An old school place to waiting for pay checks and retirement.

    Cons

    company is running on low budget mode. can not afford to pay like usual anymore.

    Advice to Management

    The office have not renovate for more than 20 years already. we hope management can give some budget to make over our working environment.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Financial planning coordinator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work. Good wages. Great perspectives of professional growth both internally and at an international level.

    Cons

    Top management is completely results oriented with low concern for people. Company growth will pass over people if it's necessary.


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  5. Insights Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    - Great Pay - Opportunity to grow within the organization - Opportunity to reallocate in other countries

    Cons

    - Long working hours - Very competitive - Very mature industry


  6. Helpful (1)

    Brand Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Great people, fantastic remuneration and bonuses, good leave policy, good internal development programmes for field force representatives

    Cons

    Weak leadership, not innovative and slow to react, red tape, the once great culture has spiralled downwards in recent years, politics, work allocation unbalanced with some employees working 60 hours per week, lack of top management communication

    Advice to Management

    Value your people


  7. Helpful (1)

    Territory Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture and perfect salary and benefits package

    Cons

    There is a lot of change within the organization and it will take so much time for the top management to make a decision


  8. Helpful (2)

    Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary Many benefits Lots of opportunities for learning

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance Stressful environment Few career opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Improve work-life balance


  9. Truly Global Business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation. High caliber personnel. Strong investment in training. Financial performance has been outstanding. BAT has been one of the top returning FTSE shares in terms of total return for a long, long time.

    Cons

    BAT has little to no presence in the United States so opportunities there are limited. Finance opportunities are diminishing as a result of automation and consolidation.


  10. Rewarding, good culture, access to best practices across the globe.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are okay in the context of Bangladesh. The work is challenging, interesting and gives one lot of freedom in terms of authority. The colleagues are mostly helpful. Access to learning materials are unlimited.

    Cons

    Tendency to go for short term achievements. Resistance to change is very high.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on developing local talent.


  11. Best Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Open minded environment, full of energy and intelligence with great challenges to grow.

    Cons

    Hard to balance with personal life.

    Advice to Management

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