Imperial Tobacco

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mechelen (Belgium)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mechelen (Belgium)

I have been working at Imperial Tobacco

Pros

people development, constant change, individual contribution

Cons

post integration issues, short term vs long term

Advice to ManagementAdvice

manage change, look at long term, focus on organisational growth

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Une manière parfaite d’améliorer vos connaissances en RH – C’est une bonne société dans laquelle travailler The perfect way to improve your Knowledge in HR - This is a good company to work with

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    Current Employee - INTERNATIONAL Human Resources MANAGER in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - INTERNATIONAL Human Resources MANAGER in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Un domaine professionnel très actif avec de bonnes opportunités de développer vos compétences.
    Exige un haut niveau de dévouement et de motivation.

    A very active working area with a large opportunity to develop your competencies.

    Need a hight level of dedication and proactivity

    Cons

    Quelquefois, le dévouement demandé et la façon dont il faut travailler -très rapidement et de manière rigoureuse- ne permettent pas un équilibre parfait entre vie professionnelle et personnelle.

    Sometime this dedication and the way you need to work very quickly at a hight standard doesn't give you a perfect balance between professionnal life et personnal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    L’équipe de Direction cherche constamment à optimiser le niveau de communication et le retour d’informations.

    The Top management team is always looking to optimize the level of communication, and feedback

    Recommends
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    Bureaucracy and Ivory Tower syndrome holds back the potential for growth and limits success.

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    Current Employee - Sales Development Executive in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Development Executive in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Great people. Outstanding Medical benefits. Somewhat flexible with time.
    Employees are always open to adapt and follow new strategies. There's will.
    Stock could be higher if practices are more organized all across the globe.

    Cons

    They have an Ivory Tower syndrome: Trying to decide from the UK what's best for every market in the world when THEY DON'T KNOW THE LOCAL MARKETS. If you reflect on this, you can see why they're limiting growth and success.
    Career aspirations are not taken seriously. It is mandatory to include them in the performance appraisals but nothing happens after that. There are no serious budgets for training.
    Disorganized/ Bureocratic/ politically charged company. Sales and Marketing strategies are weak at best. They keep changing every quarter or so (how are you going to measure success with so little time).
    The process to get investments approved is ridiculously bureaucratic and inefficient (they confuse being 'cost conscious' with fiscally responsible). Example: You can get a budget approved for a project by all levels. However, they can take away those funds at any point during the project. This creates a lot of risk of work not being delivered as planned and affects many areas of the business. I don't think they believe in best practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the 'DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO' modus operandi.
    You have great people who are willing to follow leaders with charisma.
    BE MORE FLEXIBLE WITH MANAGEMENT IN LOCAL MARKETS (especially the US = now your bigger market )
    Embrace change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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