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Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company-Disgustingly Unethical Treatment of Employees

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Current Employee - Territory Manager
Current Employee - Territory Manager

I have been working at Reynolds American full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Median salary, benefits, bonus structure based on declining companies combined efforts.

Cons

Completely manipulative executive "leadership". Disgustingly unethical treatment of employees. Favoritism, cover-ups, abuse of affirmative action standards. Middle management mainly consists of people a couple years out of college who make the right "friend" and are then allowed to make their first professional mistakes off of the backs of good people, therefore very negatively affecting peoples lives. For example, creating high stress, often hostile work environments, and creating extremely high employee turn over either by termination or resignation. People don't last long here. In the last year alone, I know of at least a dozen people in one region who have left the company or been fired. There is almost zero work/ life balance. They use a "carrot" to string you along promising promotions, which is only a very manipulative trick. This is intended to fool all employees into working as if they are always on the verge of being promoted, when reality is they have a select few that will be promoted based on filling quotas that have nothing to do with their quality of work. If you expected integrity and honesty from a tobacco company, think again before applying here. Manipulation is the key word when it comes to SFNTC.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If it wasn't too late, I'd say to try and regain some integrity in your management force.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Worse as time passes.

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Winston-Salem, NC

    I have been working at Reynolds American full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay is decent for Winston Salem.

    Cons

    1. Lack of clear vision,
    2. Too willing to promote people who are young and inexperienced, and often unqualified for their positions.
    3. Continuous degradation of benefits
    4. No path for promotion, for most people in the company.
    5. Performance review process is flawed.
    6. "Succession" planning process is flawed.
    7. No opportunity to "apply" for jobs internally.
    8. Company places too much emphasis on bringing in talent and almost no importance on retaining talent with often decades of experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Consider the opinion of employees, not just new employees.
    2. Consider looking at ALL employees for promotion opportunities, not just the new hires/less tenured employees.
    3. Stop being myopic in managing the company. Think at least a couple of years out.
    4. Offer new opportunities to ALL employees.
    5. Revise "succession" planning and employee reviews.
    6. Equally value all employees - not just new hires.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great job for people plus

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at Reynolds American full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are a lot of pros when considering this company for your future employment, great job, fantastic.

    Cons

    There are none at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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