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Great salary / benefits / challenging culture

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Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Winston-Salem, NC
Former Employee - Senior Scientist in Winston-Salem, NC

I worked at Reynolds American full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Excellent salary and benefits. At times way to political which causes people to go along for the sake of survival. Work environment improved for employees over the years to make it attractive to stay.

Cons

Challenging high performance culture to an excess. Management never ever satisfied with employee performance even in years where you left it all on the field and gave till it hurt your personal life.

Advice to Management

Improve middle management communication skills

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  1. Helpful (6)

    Territory Manager means Glorified Merchandiser in this Company

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager III in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Territory Manager III in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Reynolds American full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    There are many great Pros to the job like a company car, paid personal gas and insurance, full benefits, cell phone and internet allowance. There are some pretty nice co-workers you will come across, and the freedom of not having to see a manager everyday is great. The CEO is also a very nice and down to earth guy if you ever get a chance to meet him.

    Cons

    Keep in mind that the tobacco industry is declining, but Division Managers will constantly put pressure on you to increase share for 2nd tier Camel products that are much less popular than the competition (Altria). Cons: 1. Don't even think about career advancement, because there are barely any positions to strive for. Even if you do become a division manager after 5-10 years, you will still be going into gas stations and liquor stores for a living. 2. Going into gas stations and liquors stores everyday will frustrate you and you will often deal with hostile situations. 3. If you accept any relocation and moving bonus you will have to repay it if you leave within a year, and the company will charge you interest if you can't pay in a lump sum 4. You will not be able to use your brain at all and have to do merchandising all day (aka hanging up signs and changing signs). 5. The longer you spend in the company the more stupid you will feel. You will be out of touch with highly important skills you learn at other companies and even in excel classes at school. 6. The company hires 1.5 people per day, because there are so many dissatisfied employees. Probably 4/5 people I have come across are actively looking for new employment. 9. No real sense of team. It really does feel lonely after a while especially if you had to relocate and your closest co-worker is far away. My advice to any college graduates or people with some sort of ambition who are on the job hunt: Skip this job and keep waiting for a better company!

    Advice to Management

    Understand that many people are highly talented and skilled in performing job functions other than merchandising and you will stop having such a high employee turnover.


  2. Great company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reynolds American full-time

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

    Pros

    Innovative and always something to do

    Cons

    Forced to move without getting a preference


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