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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.  

    Interview for Leadership program (management trainee)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at British American Tobacco as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Higher level of HR, company way paying tickets to HQ and night in hotel, amazing organization of the final assessment ( according to the schedule)

    Cons

    8-round process, tough assessment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention on real future leaders not only according to current system of assessment estimation. Sometimes not the right people are chosen for the given role

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    politics !!!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Melbourne (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Out on the road alone

    Cons

    The way we are instructed to do things is ridiculous.I think british american think they are in the world domination game

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get real

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

    Great place to start and learn

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ability to learn cutting edge technology

    Cons

    work life balance could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train people more and listen to feedback.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    British American Shared Services-useful for young graduates with no work experience, offers stable workplace and payment

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

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

    Pros

    You can still be promoted untill a certain level. Afterwards personal preferences of top management take priority.
    Benefits (fruits, water, dinning area well equipped, annual parties, ticket meals etc).
    Fast IT service.

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance is very poor.
    Promotions based on personal sympathies.
    A lot of gossip (smoking lounge is the main source).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work/Life Balance needs to be substantially improved ASAP!
    Promotion based on subjective criteria (knowledge, experience) not personal preferences (relationships with upper management)!
    Pay less attention to gossip!
    "Act like owners" is a management mistake not a company value to be followed by the employee!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Unprofessional

    • 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

    Pros

    Good salary package, very high bonus.

    Cons

    Poor preparation of major product launches.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Its one of the best!

    • 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 as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent career progression, amazing salaries and benefits, work environment is also amazing.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Very process oriented with no room for initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should be well rooted in the organization, to avoid a disconnect from reality.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Enjoyable

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

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

    Pros

    Strong culture. Interesting work with challenging tasks. Good work environment

    Cons

    Work life imbalance. Work moved offshore. Limited career progression becAuse scope is moved offshore

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Civil service.

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

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

    Pros

    Graceful, moral, ethical, thorough, purposeful.

    Cons

    A few too many place for mediocrity to flourish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Champion good manners, smartness, perfectionism and courage.

    Stretch beyond middle aged family-dom.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Sales and Distributor Manager in Delta, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Area Sales and Distributor Manager in Delta, BC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Global opportunity, strong culture, very competitive compensation

    Cons

    Negative connotation of tobacco industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good pay at the time

    • 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

    Money, Money, Money, Money, Money

    Cons

    Most of it got moved off shore

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring it back!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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