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Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Co: No Leadership, Bad Culture

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Reynolds American full-time

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Decent starting salary, company car, benefits, 401k with match.

Cons

1.) Treated as property; salary means "you do". No motivators outside of "we pay you".

2.) Clocking in/ out: that's right, as a salaried outside sales professional you must clock in/ out and are held accountable to making a certain number of visits per day within an 8 hour time frame. Make any more than said number (which changes quarterly, or semi-annually) and you're not making "quality calls", make any less and you're given some other watered down excuse for management.

3.) First time manager every year: "promote from within" basically means a first time manager will be learning from their mistakes, consequently effecting your career, every 1-2 years.

4.) Blatant favoritism: people who come into power easily typically have a hard time maintaining that power (see above). Promotions are not a result of hard work and industry knowledge, it comes down to filling affirmative action quotas and a fairly pathetic version of "networking".

5.) No leadership: people in power are coasting on organic growth of a niche brand.

6.) Bad Culture: it doesn't take long to see through the "generosity" of this company. SFNTC operates as the rich father who's family is falling apart because he tries to buy love and is blind to what really needs to be done.

*Extension of 6.) There is no integrity of company values. People in power do not care about sustainability or the value set behind the "image" American Spirit tries to portray to the public. The people running this company are making money from a growing niche, and "greenwashing".

Advice to Management

Gut all Director level positions and start from scratch.

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  1. great place to work

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    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Tobaccoville, NC
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Tobaccoville, NC

    I have been working at Reynolds American full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    salary is the best in its class

    Cons

    smell like tobacco all day

    Advice to Management

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  2. Okay company...

    • 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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, company car. I've had one really great manager and one really bad. So much of the job depends on who your boss is since that is your main contact.

    Cons

    You will have no control over where you live. Employees that want to advance are given very little say in where they are relocated to.

    Advice to Management

    Post job openings and allow employees to apply for promotions in areas they are interested in.


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