British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Various

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Various in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Various in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at British American Tobacco (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A very interesting company which has a range of positive and negative aspects, as per any organisation. An easy company (and industry), to criticise, but does many outstanding things which are know by very few.

    Cons

    The negative social status and comments about the tobacco industry is a challenge to cope with. Can also be an impediment to future employment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to to the right thing and it will eventually be recognised. As in any group of people, a few are having a negative impact on many, remove them and you'll do better.


  2. Trade Market Developer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at British American Tobacco

    Pros

    Encourage personal career growth development

    Cons

    none that I can think of


  3. Great learning ground

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Cape Town (South Africa)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing focus and resource placed on learning and development. High levels of accountability in the roles and access to global teams Lots of opportunity to move roles and great career progression if you prove yourself

    Cons

    Long working hours and hard to find work / life balance as it is a high pressure environment.


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  5. Good company

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

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good company, lots of opportunity

    Cons

    declining industry, lots of job cuts


  6. .

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Team Lead in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Helpdesk Team Lead in Kiev (Ukraine)

    I have been working at British American Tobacco (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to develop skills

    Cons

    bad business processes. people are not envolved in other duties


  7. Great start to the career...

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Best graduate programme compared to other companies. - Diverse and friendly culture. - Great career progression.

    Cons

    - Bureaucratic processes. - Intense cost-cutting measures taking place. - Negative stigma attached to the tobacco industry. - Declining industry. - Salary is not competitive anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Return focus on career development and opportunities. The current cost cutting environment is creating a negative environment around BAT.


  8. BAT International Ltd

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistics & Anti Illicit Trade Manager in Zug (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Logistics & Anti Illicit Trade Manager in Zug (Switzerland)

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Superb salary and reward package. Excellent training opportunities. Good management and focussed team working environment. Fantastic international market trading model.

    Cons

    Small fish in overall Group, limited opportunities to grow career in Switzerland. Group would not accept Swiss based persons for international assignment as deemed too expensive. This prompted Company to establish and outsource Swiss jobs to cheaper countries - UK, Romania etc. THis caused a lot of low moral amongst remaining employees.

    Advice to Management

    Stop selling BAT International to new employees as a place of opportunity as there is no chance for them to grow their careers without ovine away from Switzerland and accepting local terms elsewhere.


  9. Work hard, play hard

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Executive in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Executive in Monterrey, Nuevo León (Mexico)

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

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

    Pros

    Young and fast work environment, clear goals and alignment at all levels.

    Cons

    Lacks work life balance

    Advice to Management

    continue alignment sessions, it keeps the staff motivated.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work and amazing people

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HRBP in Bucharest (Romania)
    Current Employee - HRBP in Bucharest (Romania)

    I have been working at British American Tobacco

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

    Pros

    Flexible program, great culture and working environment, enthusiastic people and opportunities for development. I would not change it for any other company in Romania!

    Cons

    There is nothing to complain about...


  11. Fantastic global company where you can really make a difference and build your career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at British American Tobacco

    Pros

    Truly international and diverse. High standards of excellence and execution. People are truly valued and encouraged to develop their potential.

    Cons

    None - but like most large corporates, strong networking skills are easential to progress to senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus and great innovation on non-combustible alternatives.



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