Reynolds American

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Good pay, solid benefits, work life balance is hit or miss!

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Former Employee - Account Manager Trade Marketing
Former Employee - Account Manager Trade Marketing

I worked at Reynolds American full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

The package is good (pay, car, phone etc) and work can be fun. Most co-workers are really good and promotion is possible (I was promoted after 16 months during a time when promotions were "rare").

Cons

Some managers are micromanagers to the extreme. Your work week will never be 40 hours unless you stay a Territory Manager for life. Best candidates not always promoted.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take away relocation as part of promotion and you will finally be able to promote the best talent instead of just the most flexible.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be prepared for a 60 hour week

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at Reynolds American full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, Good starting pay, and for the most part great team members

    Cons

    Lots of "equal opportunity" management, promotions take forever at least 18 months, micromanaged, Managers act as private investigators to and will ride your territory w/out you knowing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the right person for the mgmt positions, and treat your territory managers right they are what drives the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good benefits,, Small professional reward

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager II in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Territory Manager II in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Reynolds American full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a lot to like about working for RJ Reynolds as a TM. The benefits are solid, the pay is above average when compared to other TM positions and you have a lot of freedom to work from a home office. As a TM, you are also provided with a company car with no personal use restrictions, your internet is provided at home as well as wirelessly through a "Jet Pack," and you are provided a cell phone allowance.

    Cons

    This is not a very professionally rewarding position. Most of the work you do is "busy work" that really has no value to the company. You could literally work 7-8 days a month and be an overachiever in this position. The laid back company culture is very enjoyable, but the job unfortunately grows ever more redundant. There has been very little opportunity for career advancement over the last 3-4 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for management. I believe that most of the management team is doing what is necessary to get themselves noticed. If anything, since RJR is a company that promotes from within, don't take your position too seriously. You have held the same position as your subordinates, and you know the ups and downs of the position... manage with that information in mind.

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