British American Tobacco

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British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
208 Reviews
3.8
208 Reviews
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British American Tobacco CEO and Director Nicandro Durante
Nicandro Durante
103 Ratings

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.  

    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.

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Great for people who loves bureaucracy and office politics

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    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
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    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Generally great place to work

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    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
  9.  

    Like this company - quite rewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    International career opportunities, fair performance management, very friendly atmoshere, highly competent personnel, coaching culture, lots of team building activities, financially stable

    Cons

    Very changeable organization, slow desicion making, high bureaucracy, training system could be subject for further improvement, work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To slow down the pace of changes, consider Com&Ben package

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great opportunities in the past, scope of opportunities is fast dwindling in the future

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    In the past it has been the travel, the work opportunities, great development and training. Good pay and conditions but this does depend on what country you are based in. Dependent on role (and direct line manager) have often been given great responsibility and headroom to make decisions.

    Cons

    Heavy cost cutting pressure as there is less and less opportunity to grow the top through the traditional tobacco business...except via price. Massive reduction in International Assignees may result in flow of talent out of the business over next few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to stop the over-correction of the pendulum in terms of the travel freeze, training reduction, IA lockdown.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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