British American Tobacco

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British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
207 Reviews
3.7
207 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.  

    A great opportunity for a young person to get experience and flex their creative muscle.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Trainee  in  Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Cape Town (South Africa)

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

    Pros

    Tons of great benefits and very competitive salary. Fair Human Resources policies like time-off, transportation and accommodation. A very interesting and diverse team of people to work closely with.

    Cons

    Competitive work and long hours. Company policies can be very confusing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Career opportunities, expatriate experience, good compensation

    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

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

    Pros

    The company offers fast career growth opportunities, good compensation, good work life balance, opportunities to travel and live as expatriates.

    Cons

    The company is heavily processes oriented, slow in decision making, office politics is key to success.

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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    Liquidity Analyst

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    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst  in  Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - Treasury Analyst in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Pros

    Challenging and rewarding environment to work in

    Cons

    A bit stresfull at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at British American Tobacco

    Pros

    It's a very young and dinamic environment

    Cons

    promotions and the way company treats young people

    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Graduate marketing finance assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Finance Assistant  in  Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Marketing Finance Assistant in Seoul (South Korea)

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn a wide range of work, ( budgeting, profitability and so on)

    Cons

    Not really have cons, everything is up to my ability and willingness to learn.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great for people who loves bureaucracy and office politics

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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 5 years

    Pros

    Diverse and stimulating working environment. Lots of responsibilities that you can take. Work /life balance. Fair payment scheme if you are hired from outside. International exposure and assignments. Good career opportunities in Marketing / HR / Finance / legal

    Cons

    Bureaucracy; office politics..only way to promote is office politics not merit , other departments rather than above are second class no opportunity to grow. low salary increase when promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of unnecessary bureaucracy; treat all departments the same; listen to people rather than just sending big strategy slides packs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Generally great place to 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

    Benefits is great, Work-life Balance, international opportunities, flexibility

    Cons

    Politics, Bureaucratic, long tedious stakeholder management, reduction in benefits, controversial industry

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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