Reynolds American

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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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. 2 people found this helpful  

    It all depends on your manager!

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior management

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

    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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