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My RJ Reynolds Experience 5 years

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Territory Manager
Current Employee - Territory Manager

I have been working at Reynolds American full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Easy Job with decent salary after you put in the time. This job is cake. You pretty much get paid decent to drive around and bs with people.Put up with management once a month and that's it.
Pretty much have a guaranteed base bonus every year even if you half ass it.
Company Car, benefits.

Cons

Management is pretty awful. They are all brainwashed into thinking an old way of thinking and they push that on everyone else. Even younger management is brainwashed into it. You will only get promoted if you are in a Urban Market.
Management preaches 1 thing and expects another.
They try to make the marketing and sales of tobacco products rocket science.
No matter how much you grow you assignment and increase market share it does not matter. If you are not on the succession list you will not get a high achieves rating. Getting on succession list only happens if you are in larger market and completely suck some ass.
Division management really is useless. I am not sure what they're roll is. It is supposed to be to develop and move reps up and ge them promoted but they all act like a babysitter.

Advice to Management

Figure it out. I mean really figure it out. Let your reps do their thing. You have hired a ton of smart outgoing fresh out of college students. Don't stifle them or keep them from using their smarts and intelligence.
Get out of your old way of thinking. Your merchandising tactics are completely out of control. You get an inch and take a mile. You still haven't figured it out yet that merchandising does not sell your product or increase market share. It is probably the least important aspect of the tobacco industry and you treat it like it's the most important/

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  1. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reynolds American full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for and lots of perks.

    Cons

    A lot of change and expectations for every aspect of the job


  2. Very Good, too much red tape

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Reynolds American

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and possible bonus
    Freedom to schedule your day
    Company car that you can use whenever you want
    Good benefits

    Cons

    There is a lot of micro management
    Too much time making reports and not selling
    Need to be relocatable to have chance of promotion


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