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good work experience

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Reynolds American

Pros

great benefits package are offered at Reynolds

Cons

communication about the business to all employees

Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Perfect first job. Can lead to a career for some, but not all.

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at Reynolds American

    Pros

    Company car with unlimited personal use (this is probably the biggest perk).

    Good pay and benefits (including health, 401k with 6% 1-for-1 match, full tuition reimbursement, and three weeks paid vacation at start).

    Even if you don't make a career out of it, you will get unique exposure to elements of sales, marketing, trade marketing, relationship building and account management that you can take elsewhere.

    Cons

    You are in sales and marketing at the point of sale (trade marketing), but you won't be doing much real selling and you only implement marketing plans using a cookie cutter approach. Don't expect commissioned sales experience or marketing experience. No college degree is particularly a direct fit for what you will be doing as a Territory Manager (Sales Rep). Street smarts and interpersonal skills are all you need, so don't expect the same sales environment as in other consumer goods companies that are not in the tobacco industry.

    Retailers can be tough and retail is tougher in areas where RJRT has a low market share.

    You will be doing a lot of box checking literally and figuratively.

    You might end up living somewhere you don't want to be for a long period of time.

    Moving up can take much longer than you initially think it will, or it might not happen at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop over-complicating everything. Stop the CYA (Cover Your Ass) and "Pass-the-Buck" tactics.

    Promote people based on passion and dedication to the company, and their track record of performance, not just by subjective criteria such as being personable (in your opinion), or to fill imaginary EOE quotas.

    When executives visit the field, they should see reality, at least sometimes, but all they see is dog and pony shows, as everything is sanitized at retail for visits and everything looks great and works perfectly, when, in fact, reality is far grayer than that.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Disappointing experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reynolds American

    Pros

    Pros: Good benefits, fair pay, great co-workers

    Cons

    Cons: This company only cares about the bottom line, execs & sr management likes to rate employees on 'leadership dimension qualities' but exhibit few of the qualities themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Survey? Listen and act on what you hear. Care about your employees. Get rid of those at executive level who are out of touch and care only about numbers. people count.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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