Reynolds American

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Senior management

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Current Employee - Senior Brand Director in Winston-Salem, NC
Current Employee - Senior Brand Director in Winston-Salem, NC

I have been working at Reynolds American

Pros

Significantly above average pay. Great benefits. Located in a low cost of living city.

Cons

Industry decline. Uncertain strategic direction of the company. Very impatient senior management leading to constant change in strategic direction. Lots of older conservative people with less tolerance to change

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need to be patient and stick with strategic direction for sometime. Also need to be proactive with regards to upcoming legislative changes and possible competitive tactics/strategy.
Try not to throw away the baby with the bathwater while changing strategic direction

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great Pay and Benefits. Worst Management I've Seen!

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at Reynolds American

    Pros

    The pay is above average for similar jobs elsewhere and if you make it to a management position the bonuses are awesome.

    Cons

    Everybody knows that working for a tobacco company in a declining industry is not the best, but hey, they pay pretty well. Senior management is more involved in politics than anything else. Most often than not they reward the wrong behavior (politics vs. performance). They just got rid of 40% of the salaried employees in Winston Salem. Sure enough they kept some of the worst managers I've ever seen in my 15 years of professional experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get down to work. Make the tough desicions and look at your consumers and your brands.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's HOT, but will it all go up in SMOKE?

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    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at Reynolds American

    Pros

    Money is great. Benefits are great. They give you a lot of hope to a bright career. They are very innovative,but oddly everything flops. Bonuses can be great and the vacation time is adequate. They prepare you to take on the world and their information is top notch.

    Cons

    The hope ends quickly. Management is weak at best. They are constantly changing and most cases its to the betterment of those in the office. This is a market that has been declining for the last 10 years at a rate of 3%, due the math many will not retire here. Number two company with a large gap between number one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have the best sales group out there, quit telling them that and show them.

    No opinion of CEO
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