British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. A good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Services Procurement Analyst in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)
    Current Employee - Services Procurement Analyst in Caracas, Capital District (Venezuela)

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

    Pros

    Good work enviroment.
    Good benefit package
    A great lace to learn.
    A great to start a career.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy.
    To change positions within the company is really slow.
    Too much work.
    Difficult to move to another country with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should invest more in useful trainings to the employees.
    Should be a little more flexible in thr bureaucracy processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Production technician from maintenance workshop technical artisan

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I have been working at British American Tobacco

    Pros

    Getting a quality product out of a machine combination from raw materials.

    Cons

    Defect materials and uncooperative colleagues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Definitely on getting goals achieved

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Good company to work with

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

    I have been working at British American Tobacco

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Slow decision making processes on the global front

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Overall pleasant working environment and great colleagues. Management has deteriorated over the past years though.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, flexible working arrangements, generally professional and supportive colleagues.

    Cons

    Rife office politics, who you know trumps what you deliver or achieve, slow pace in decision making

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Brakes on the politics and accelerate to achieve the big picture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Lots of challenges in tobacco industry which creates also opportunities.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Dynamic environment with smart people

    Cons

    Flexible working is not part of policy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    started my career at BAT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Pros

    nice, spacious office; good computers; good working conditions
    no overtime

    Cons

    small salary
    too many young people -> chaos, bad attitude
    disrespect from colleagues from other BAT offices
    recommendation system means that only people that were recommended by someone on the inside will have an ok life in the company. the rest will have to prove more in order to have the same chances

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at British American Tobacco

    Pros

    Great place to work. Loads of stretch opportunities

    Cons

    None comes to mind

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Great place to work,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, especially for new joiners, salary good
    Great people and working environment anywhere you go in the world
    Staff generally has a "can do" attitude

    Cons

    Slow decision making due to sheer amount of stakeholders from, Global, Regional, local etc.
    Too many people playing politics at senior levels
    The passion for the business, which used to be shared by all staff is now less obvious

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time doing and less time talking about doing.
    Make decisions more quickly rather than taking 80% of time discussing and then expecting staff to execute in 20%

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Good company if seeking to climb the corporate ladder in a stable company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taipei (Taiwan)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, competitive pay, stable organization, established way of working

    Cons

    Less strive for change, people are aloof

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to break out of established tobacco company way of working to attract talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Low level Intership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst in Paris (France)

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

    Pros

    A lot of time, Flexibility in deadline, Office spirit

    Cons

    No Training, No Days off, No perspective to be hired and little remuneration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more perspective

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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