British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated March 24, 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)

  • Professional and flexible and understanding work environment when it comes to the company (in 19 reviews)

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

  • Basically you have no work life balance especially when they are launching new products in new markets (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Truly Global Business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Recommends
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  2. Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Improve work-life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Best Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at British American Tobacco

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Hard to balance with personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Great Place to work!!

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    Former Employee - Marketing Trainee
    Former Employee - Marketing Trainee

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

    Pros

    BAT is a great place to work! Great culture and world class work environment

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great place to start

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at British American Tobacco

    Pros

    Good payment and benefits
    People is friendly and happy to help you
    Development opportunities and career plan is very important

    Cons

    Very political
    Slow process to make a decision and then they want results in a very short period
    You can get drawn in work without realizing it. Must make an effort to have a life-work balance

  7. Great Place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at British American Tobacco

    Pros

    Great link performance - pay, attractive bonus, great work life balance

    Cons

    internal politics, dealing with ethical of tobacco

  8. A company that values career development

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    Former Employee - Head of Human Resources
    Former Employee - Head of Human Resources

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Good training and development
    - Potential for career advancement
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    As with any multinationals, the environment could get a little political on the office front

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparancy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Excellent place to learn

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    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at British American Tobacco

    Pros

    You can get rapid growth

    Cons

    There should be more recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A motivational thing would be more training

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. Solid multinational business that offers equal opportunities to all

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    Current Employee - Finance Controller in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance Controller in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great development, international opportunities, good pay and high ethical standards. Premises are excellent not only in the UK but also world wide. Great collaborative culture.

    Cons

    The company struggles to find its way in the none-combustible segment. The traditional markets are down and profits under pressure. The company support structures including finance will rightsize, so over time opportunities for growth and promotion will be limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the strategy - its working.
    Don't implement change in series of small cuts - just do it once and be clear with people.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11. Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at British American Tobacco

    Pros

    Great hard-working people. Culturally diverse workforce. Approachable senior management.

    Cons

    Developmental opportunities for non-management staff very limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider / improve non-management population's development and career.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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