British American Tobacco

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British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.7 195 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

British American Tobacco CEO and Director Nicandro Durante

Nicandro Durante

(97 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great link performance - pay, attractive bonus, great work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Professional and flexible and understanding work environment when it comes to the company (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • No work-life balance or compensation for extra-hours work (in 13 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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    Best Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsHard to balance with personal life.

    Advice to Senior Management.

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

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    Great Place to work!!

    Marketing Trainee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsCan't think of any cons

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

     

    Great place to start

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsVery 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

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    Great Place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    Consinternal politics, dealing with ethical of tobacco

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    A company that values career development

    Head of Human Resources (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore transparancy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent place to learn

    Senior Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsYou can get rapid growth

    ConsThere should be more recognition

    Advice to Senior ManagementA motivational thing would be more training

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing Organization

    Information Technology (Former Employee) Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    ProsA great multinational organization with dynamic and talented workforce. Possesses excellent cross functional team and values employers diversity and rewarding career opportunities. Open door policy to cultivate new and innovative way of doing business.

    ConsFast paced environment at times can be stressful. However, if you love and enjoy new challenges and constant ad-hoc changes then definitely BAT would be an ideal place to work for.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour work life balance policy is simply amazing and will look forward to have more perks despite the economy crisis.

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

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    Welcoming atmosphere, a great place to work even temping

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsThe general aura of the employee base is relaxed and friendly, with flexible work hours and a supportive network of peers BAT is an enjoyable employer. Work is varied and the continuously developmental nature of the industry means that work is hardly repetitive. The company is globally successful which is reflected in the diversity of the employees.

    ConsPotential risk of being type-casted for working in the tobacco industry, although from experience all peers that I had were brilliant.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    friendly environment, high workload

    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    Prosnice & friendly colleagues, good benefits, stable job

    Conshigh workload, sometimes hard to balance work & personal life

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    It's a good company in a completely wrong industry!

    Trade Marketing Manager (Former Employee) Sofia (Bulgaria)

    ProsVery well internally structured with clear responsibilities for each position. Highly professional managers from whom you can learn a lot. The total compensation system is well thought of and balanced. You are a part of a huge multi-national organization so you see your company's brands everywhere you travel ;)

    ConsWorking in tobacco: you are basically participating in a massive conspiracy against humanity. No bright future: both for the company and you. You see that the restrictions are getting tougher everywhere and the company is constantly going through another restructuring. Also, the more you stay in tobacco, the harder it is to get out of there, especially if you are from sales or marketing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLots of politics and bottom-kissing to keep the big bosses happy. The end-market preparation for market visits by some higher-managers is ridiculous.

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

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