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British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
216 Reviews
3.8
216 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits is great, Work-life Balance, international opportunities, flexibility (in 13 reviews)

  • Professional and flexible and understanding work environment when it comes to the company (in 17 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.  

    Great compensation....but that's about it (Territory Marketing Representative)

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at British American Tobacco

    Pros

    Excellent pay structure; $52850 starting salary + company car + free gas + company phone/laptop + paid home Internet + competitive benefits.

    Cons

    If you are looking for career advancement and progression this is not the place for you. Besides the enticing compensation package you won't get career fulfillment at this company. No form of development, so unless your content with remaining in the same role your entire career it's very difficult to climb up the corporate ladder at Imperial.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for more opportunity for growth. Not everyone wants to do the same job their entire life unlike the old timers already there.

  2.  

    Good benefits if you are there long term but only hire on fixed term contracts now and making a lot of cuts

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    Current Employee - Production Planner in Southampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Production Planner in Southampton, England (UK)

    I have been working at British American Tobacco as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice location in southampton with good facility's, gym, canteen, Costa, free secure oarking

    Cons

    Very cliquey group of employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It`s a great company but already has got management problem.Managers and teammate are helpful.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in İzmir (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in İzmir (Turkey)

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

    Pros

    Personal growth about sales , learn to work with discipline and time management , its great place to learn how to be team up

    Cons

    Company hired low education level except for head office. Promote opportunities so weak. Working so hard with mental and physical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company values , consider to improve work and life balance especially field team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Mixed feelings

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at British American Tobacco

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, proactive, system oriented and is one of the leaders in the industry on various supply chain processes

    Cons

    It's hard to get a promotion, really poor base salary and poor communication from top management on everything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication and learn more of what the people are thinking about

  6.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Learning & Development in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Learning & Development in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Culture, internationally diverse employees, opportunity to work on variety of projects with other functions.

    Cons

    sometimes slow in decision making. Internal promotion generally good, but could do better at non-management level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (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
  8.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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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 (more than an 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
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    Career opportunities, expatriate experience, good compensation

    Former Employee - Marketing Manager
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (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.

  11.  

    Liquidity Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging and rewarding environment to work in

    Cons

    A bit stresfull at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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