British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Continuos growth culture able to sustain value creation amongst hostile regulatory parties

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Management in Guatemala City (Guatemala)
    Former Employee - General Management in Guatemala City (Guatemala)

    I worked at British American Tobacco

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

    Pros

    Self discipline to autorregulation, wining attitude, relevant innovation leadership, highly organized and strong line id sight worldwide

    Cons

    Short term business agenda in terms of investment, compared competitors

    Advice to Management

    Diversify business for long term sustainability. Improve efforts for talent retention, workforce turnover extremely high lossing industry knowledge


  2. Helpful (3)

    Bullying and office politics Rife

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

    I worked at British American Tobacco

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay initially, and perks. not a lot else!

    Cons

    Had vile Manager even though I was a manager. worked for over 5 years - no promotion; constantly changing KRAs - basically a set up to fail culture. He stayed I left with a years salary to keep my mouth shut. My manager would ignore me if I went in earlier than him. and basically set about to destroy my career. I had a breakdown because of him!

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the dead wood - follow though on what you say you will do and develop more of your employees


  3. Helpful (2)

    bad management

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good pay, flexible, diversity

    Cons

    bad management, highly politic oriented, grow based on network rather than performance, managed by bunch of high millage employees that have been in the company over 15-20 years, and are not interested in new education and trend

    Advice to Management

    no promotion based on network, make it based on performance. let some fresh blood come in and make some changes. Cutting budget is not saving, is loosing your talent


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  5. Good company culture

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

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

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

    Pros

    Very welcoming and relaxed company culture, competitive pay, great learning opportunities

    Cons

    they have become too obsessed with cost savings, It's not anymore about doing business it's about how we can save money.


  6. Great company to work for!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Madrid (Spain)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Global company, within top 100

    Top employer/great place to work in many countries

    Great school for many functions (marketing, finance, human resources, corporate affairs, legal, etc)

    Competitive salaries/benefits

    Cons

    Tobacco risks
    Global projects can slowdown the rythm of local businesses


  7. A good place to work

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

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

    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 Management

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


  8. Production technician from maintenance workshop technical artisan

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

    I have been working at British American Tobacco

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Defect materials and uncooperative colleagues

    Advice to Management

    Definitely on getting goals achieved


  9. Good company to work with

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

    I have been working at British American Tobacco

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Slow decision making processes on the global front


  10. Overall pleasant working environment and great colleagues. Management has deteriorated over the past years though.

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

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

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (1)

    started my career at BAT

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

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

    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 Management

    respect your employees



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