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Great Learning opportunity but eventually frustrating

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

* As a new joiner, you get great hands on exposure to the job through training and other on the job opportunities * Good processes and systems * Good job security; at least used to be when I was there. Lots of tolerance for poor performers and a reluctance to take adverse decisions on people * Good progression if you manage your perception and visibility * Good benefits

Cons

* Lots of politics and managing upwards. Careers, ratings and promotions are decided based on who is your "sponsor" and your "visibility" as opposed to your competence, capability or performance * No work / life balance. Not because there is any work (actually there isn't any) but because you are expected to stay long hours to create your visibility * Lots of incompetent and ego driven senior managers * Lack of ethical standards in quite a few businesses * Tobacco industry * Stagnant culture in the recent years with lots of good people leaving the organisation

Advice to Management

You really need to review your organizational future. It is a general consensus amongst the current employees that the culture is going downhill with a lot of incompetent people making it to the top.

Other Employee Reviews for British American Tobacco

  1. Comfortable, well-rewarded role in a cash-rich business

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee benefits; easy working hours; good performance of shares; employees encouraged to move around the business during their careers.

    Cons

    Size of the organization and/or nature of its market mean it can be relatively un-commercial and slow-moving. Many long term employees stay because they are comfortable, but lack of challenge causes complacency.

    Advice to Management

    Challenge anyone who says "that's how we've always done it" or who rejects a proposal because they "haven't seen that before".


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    Material Planner Intern in BAT Singapore

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Material Planning Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Intern - Material Planning Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team to work with under APSCSC. Friendly colleagues willing to teach you from scratch and full access to the company resource.

    Cons

    Really tough work in planning team which requires OT and constant working cycle driven you crazy. fortunately, a good remuneration compensates it all.


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