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Good Company, but a short term outlook.

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Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL

I worked at Reynolds American

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

good compensation, flexible hours. Decent benefits.

Cons

Senior management is quite arrogant. The long term outlook for the industry is not good. Unfortunately everything is looked at in a short term profit perspective. Most pricing is tied to taxes, so the ability to grow profitability is limited. The company has been slashing costs mostly personnel. this has limted their effectivenes at retail.

Advice to Management

Pay closer attention to the filed people. They understand what is key in the industry. Theory does not match reality. Get out more into the stores and talk with retialers and consumers. You may not really understand what the situation is.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Tobacco is a declining market and so is RJ Reynolds

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager III in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Territory Manager III in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Reynolds American

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

    Pros

    The pay that RJ Reynolds offers is good and so are the benefits.

    Cons

    Reynolds has a very unfair promotion process. People are not promoted on their performance, but instead they are promoted on personal favors and personal friendships with management.

    Advice to Management

    My suggestion would be to interview for promotions instead of letting management chose their friends over hard working employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    It all depends on your manager!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Reynolds American

    Pros

    You have a company car and the salary is relatively good. You also get to travel a great deal if that apeals to you. Although these are business trips, you fly to exciting places like Chicago and Las Vegas. The company has spent several dollars entertaining employess whiles on these business trips. Entertainment includes renting entire clubs, doing concerts with performers, including David Roth, The Roots and Miri Bin Ari. You have a lot of autonomy with this job, with manager work-withs about two to three times per month. You are totally responsible for your territory and creativity is encouraged.

    Cons

    It is a tobacco company. Your satisfaction with the job is based significantly on the manager to whom you report.

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on performance, dedication, and true leadership abilities, not simply one's mobility.


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