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British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
233 Reviews
3.7
233 Reviews
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British American Tobacco CEO and Director Nicandro Durante
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They acknowledge the importance of work-life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Professional and flexible and understanding work environment when it comes to the company (in 19 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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

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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    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.

  7.  

    Liquidity Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Great for people who loves bureaucracy and office politics

    • 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 full-time (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
  9.  

    Review

    • 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

    Pros

    It's a very young and dinamic environment

    Cons

    promotions and the way company treats young people

    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Graduate marketing finance assistant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (less than an 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
  11.  

    Trade Marketing Representative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in Accra (Ghana)
    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in Accra (Ghana)

    I have been working at British American Tobacco as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great working culture among staff

    Cons

    Promotion is mostly subject to someone leaving the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Junior staff should be really considered in decision taking. Remuneration should be at par in all the various market if not the disparity should not be too much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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