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Once a great place to work, now a shadow of what it was

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Fe, NM
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Fe, NM

I worked at Reynolds American

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Salary was great and advancement for hard-working individuals was available. Benefits were fantastic and PTO allowances were outstanding. Plus, the travel and expense accounts were fantastic.

Cons

After the RJR merger in 2002 most employees expected the worst, however a CEO was brought in who fully understood what made the company great. However, after 7 years at the post, he was run off because he (allegedly) did not want to move back to North Carolina and take on the role of Reynolds American's CEO puppet. Due to that, in 2009, the current CEO, NB, was brought on from his most recent failure with GFI (an international wing of RJR/RAI that took care of SFNTC's international groups along with other RJR/RAI brands).

Within just three months, the new CEO made some drastic changes that completely demoralized the employees and destroyed the culture of the organization. It is not clear, but NB either orchestrated or was forced to carry out the will of the powers that be at RJR/RAI, and removed the employees who felt that they were tasked with preserving the culture and spirit that made SFNTC a great company to work for. After that, as they say, it all began to go downhill.

As it stands right now, according to peers still involved in the organization, RJR/RAI took the most incompetent employees to Winston-Salem and left the good ones to rot.

Advice to Management

Look yourself in the mirror every morning and ask yourself if you are proud of what you have done to what was once one of the best places to work in New Mexico. Was it worth it?

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    Easiest Job Ever!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager III in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Territory Manager III in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Reynolds American

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    fun and easy job, pays great along with excellent benefits, depending on where you are relocated, you might end up in Alaska or Miami (No rhyme or reason as to why your being moved there or choices with other open territories)

    Cons

    The industry is declining rapidly, job cuts with continue along with less and less opportunity for advancement. LOTS of Politics with in the company!!

    Advice to Management

    Have your Resumes ready because this company will have massive layoffs in trade marketing with in the near future which accounts for 75 percent of RJ Reynolds budget along with 35% of their employees


  2. Fantastic.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager III in Oxnard, CA
    Current Employee - Territory Manager III in Oxnard, CA

    I have been working at Reynolds American

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company car, room for advancement, perks.

    Cons

    Relocation is a guaranteed part of the initial hire.

    Advice to Management

    Be more understanding of relocation requests.


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