Reynolds American

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OK...But do not accept an offer for a location you do not want to be relocated to!!!

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Territory Manager II in Jackson, MS
Former Employee - Territory Manager II in Jackson, MS

I worked at Reynolds American

Pros

-great benefits package
-Pay is ok for your first career opportunity
-paid vacation and time off
-company car/gas card
-ompany CPU
-cell phone allowance
-home internet allowance
-fortune 500 company
-experienced co-workers are very educated about company (most of them smoke a great deal though)
-overnight travel occasionally (average 1-2 times a month)

Cons

-long after work hours (i.e.. administrative duties on top of a 8-10/hr day in the field
-some territory are too big and cover areas where there is absolutely nothing...(do not accept postions where you don't want to be...they will offer another position minutes later) location location location
-senior mgmt only promotes the good ole boys
-for your salary the work load may not be worth it...
-mgmt will fault you for there mistakes in communication
-make sure you are content with working for a controversial company!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

decrease work load
offer better compensation since ASC was purchased...come on the work load has doubled for same salary!
offer better training

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    R.J. Reynolds

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at Reynolds American

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, pretty good people to work with. Lots of politics though, and many difficult individuals work there.

    Cons

    Continued uncertainty about ongoing employment in the tobacco industry. So many layoffs over the years have people continually watching their backs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch those who are always playing the politics game. They might be treating management one way, but they're treating their peers differently.

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    Favoritism and Politics and poor, inexperienced management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Management in Santa Fe, NM
    Current Employee - Management in Santa Fe, NM

    I have been working at Reynolds American

    Pros

    Salary is good for most positions and they give you a company car.

    Cons

    Promotions are based on favoritism and politics, basically the good old boy system...no females have made it to Senior level management, only white males have been moved into the last 6 promotions. The company is full of very young, inexperienced entry and senior level managers. Upper management does not support their direct reports, instead they are more concerned with getting ahead themselves and will do anything to anyone who gets in their way. The company likes to promote what a great place it is to work but the majority of field sales and home office employees are extremely unhappy. Very high turnover in management and sales, in upwards of 30%. Management is unprofessional and leaks out personal information to anyone who will listen. This company is a wreck and no one cares because the American Spirit brand is growing and very profitable. The Executive Leadership Team is on loan from RJ Reynolds Tobacco and these ELT members are moving back to RJ Reynolds, so what do they care, well, they care about themselves and getting themselves ahead. This is a company where you watch your back, watch what you say because you never know who will be your boss tomorrow and you never know who will try to take you down, even for something you didn't do. It's such a sad state that a great brand is being managed by a not so great company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look around at the morale of the majority of employees, it's not a happy place, these people are faking it to keep their job. Employees are pissed that all promotions come out of California. You are overlooking very talented individuals who you are going to lose. It is a well known fact that women hit a glass ceiling at entry level management. How many more inexperienced white males are you going to promote Director? Employees are waiting and hoping for a merger with RJ Reynolds.

    Doesn't Recommend
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