British American Tobacco

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British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
208 Reviews
3.7
208 Reviews
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British American Tobacco CEO and Director Nicandro Durante
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company and fantastic opportunities if you can take the heat and have right attitute

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Career opportunites, regardless of your age
    - Fantastic learning and development in all functions. Company has access to the best in class thinking and tools
    - Coaching and mentoring by senior managers
    - Pay and benefits
    - Office locations are generally very nice

    Cons

    - Controversial industry
    - Lot's of organisational changes lately
    - It's difficult to leave this company :)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good atmoshpere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at British American Tobacco

    Pros

    Really good culture and atmoshpere, any good idea can be implemented if yoou find right way to sell it - not a usual thing for big companies

    Cons

    Quite political, you have to consider all stakeholders

  3.  

    a place where I belong

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Business Analyst  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Global Business Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A company that develops leaders at every level. All benefits have been designed to motivate employees and retaining them. People is one of the very important pillar. All BAT employee live with the values that drives the company to its best. The best is the ownership of the job that employees do.

    Cons

    Risk of being complacent. Competition is mighty and can attack at any corner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the drive for innovation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing Organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Technology  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    A 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.

    Cons

    Fast 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Welcoming atmosphere, a great place to work even temping

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

    I worked at British American Tobacco as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Intern in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I worked at British American Tobacco as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly and helpful people. Great management.
    Lots of challenges and opportunities to learn.
    Opportunity to stay in the company.

    Cons

    Too big and complex.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Love everyday at work...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great culture... Some very good people... Joyful work environment... Loads of career opportunities.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can become a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Standardising the HR policies around the world would help a lot in a Global company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at British American Tobacco

    Pros

    Great employee´s diversity, multicultural environment, results driven

    Cons

    Sometimes too hierarchical, sometimes too conservative

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Best Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Amstelveen (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Intern in Amstelveen (Netherlands)

    I worked at British American Tobacco as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - it's a real business where professionals work (you will be probably surprised). People there are [mostly] nice - personally and professionally.
    - seems like a good salary, however these days some other FMCG companies offer ± the same
    - BAT is another FMCG company (not the last one, btw). If you won't like BAT, you can move to f.e. P&G, because you have relevant experience
    - sometimes you have amazing international career in BAT

    Cons

    - big companies are slow - there is no dynamic spirit
    - there is a big room for innovations, since changes are slow, sometimes you will feel yourself outdated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be less conservative (not theoretically, in practice)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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