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. Reward

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

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great development opportunities and life experiences, in 5 yrs at BAT I've already worked in 3 countries.

    Cons

    general perception of the industry and lack of awareness of our CSR and sustainability activities

  2. 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. 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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Developmental opportunities for non-management staff very limited.

    Advice to Management

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

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  5. activation and events executive

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    Former Employee - Trade Activation Executive in Cairo (Egypt)
    Former Employee - Trade Activation Executive in Cairo (Egypt)

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    its a leading multinational company , a great team work

    Cons

    gaining so much experience and new skills

  6. Brand Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at British American Tobacco

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

    Pros

    Very dinamic and fun. Open culture, friendly, good work environment.

    Cons

    Very personalized decisions than are not always consistent in time.

  7. Career Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Regional Project in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Regional Project in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

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

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

    Pros

    At management level, there is a great system of job rotation every two to three years. This increases career opportunities, job satisfaction and widens exposure.

    Cons

    As the company undergoes productivity improvements, number of available jobs reduces and thus job rotation becomes a challenge.

  8. Best place of work so far

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Finance in Kiev (Ukraine)

    I worked at British American Tobacco

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

    Pros

    Very dynamic career is possible if you do the right things. Must be able to present oneself.
    Salary growth exceeds market if you really show results and display them properly to management.

    Cons

    The working conditions depend on top management. If the team is reasonable you will succeed. I have heard that lately the team has been very poor.

    Advice to Management

    Do not waste time on non-value adding work.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Need new bloods to achieve greater success

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    Current Employee - Planner in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Planner in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Previously was ppl oriented but not now. I hope the new ops director can make a change.

    Cons

    Ppl lack of motivation and not willing to adapt to new challenges.

    Only management trainees got most of the chances to move to senior role. Not advisable to mid career change of ppl to join executive.

  10. 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.

  11. 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 (More than 8 years)

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

    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 :)

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