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Dynamic work opportunities but work-life balance is negative

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Current Employee - Leaf Field Officer in Kushtia, Khulna (Bangladesh)
Current Employee - Leaf Field Officer in Kushtia, Khulna (Bangladesh)

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

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Dynamic opportunities but growth is very narrow in leaf

Cons

Nepotism shows in leaf operation

Advice to Management

Need to be more compose & nepotism free in terms of leaf operation

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Its all about relationship

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Its a people focus company
    - Listers and Management Trainees are very well taken care of with excellent progression planning
    - Managers are trained and rotated regularly to learn different/new areas of business

    Cons

    - Youth trumps experiences so if you are in your late thirties and average performer, start looking for another job
    - Relationship matters significantly. So if you can talk and present well and butter up higher management, than you can work, this company is for you.
    - Prioritises manufacturing over supply chain
    - Terrible SAP system and supply chain management
    - Because Managers are rotated so often (for the sake of rotating and not for benefit of business), operations cannot improve (or improve marginally) over time
    - Many top management leading business unit have little related experiencein that specific business

    Advice to Management

    Time to learn a few thing from other FMCG companies ie. P&G, Unilever or even Philip Morris


  2. I think a person should think twice about his/her personal ethics before contemplating joining this company.

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

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

    Pros

    1. The experience helps to become a good manager and the experience also helps one to understand how a business enterprise in the fast moving category works.

    2. For fresh graduates it is a good opportunity to groom up as a manager.

    Cons

    1. Involved 9-5 selling a product that is controversial. The aspect of being involved for long period of time can seriously bring about personal moral degradation that in turn can affect at personal levels in addition to the harm caused to the society in general.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to give other than the fact that they should act more responsibly and accept the fact that the product is harmful and in meetings there should be agendas to make less harmful tobacco products and discuss the health hazards and ethical issues in addition to profits & market share.


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