British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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British American Tobacco CEO and Director 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. Insights Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

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

    Cons

    - Long working hours
    - Very competitive
    - Very mature industry

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    Territory Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at British American Tobacco

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    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

  3. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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

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  5. 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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  6. Best Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at British American Tobacco

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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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  7. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    More transparancy

  11. 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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can get rapid growth

    Cons

    There should be more recognition

    Advice to Management

    A motivational thing would be more training

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