Japan Tobacco International Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Japan Tobacco International President and Chief Executive Officer Thomas A. McCoy
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    A company that is very concerned about their employees! Nice profesional enviroment!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teritorry Manager in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Teritorry Manager in Bucharest (Romania)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Japan Tobacco International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good basic salary, very good benefits and at all a good package! Very good training programs and, as employee you feel that you are important for the company. Very good career oportunities (promotions) if you desire and if you work a lot with dedication.

    Cons

    High stress level for some people that may not be used with, for me wasn't a problem!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Take care about people feeling confortable at work!


  2. Territory Manager

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Diverse work force. Opportunities to work globally.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons so far.


  3. Helpful (4)

    JTI USA office is Horrible.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy hours, free coffee, some really nice people, free parking That is about all I can say that was good. JTI is a good company, just not the USA office.

    Cons

    Management is a disaster, they all fight with each other and are extremely delusional! The GM is extremely socially awkward and makes everyone in the company feel uncomfortable. Mgt thinks they are so awesome and have no idea why the company moral is so low. It's seriously a depressing office to work in. No windows for staff.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new GM. Realize that you are the problem and that the people working for you aren't idiots, so stop treating us like we are.


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  5. Mostly good, some bad

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Mostly good people. Most departments are well run. Some very good leaders. Open floor space. Japanese-influenced process control.

    Cons

    Some departments have big problems. Old boys network pervades in some of these departments. Some poor leadership.


  6. Great place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are top notch with opportunties for advancement.. Salary is exceptional. JTI has a vision to grow into the world's 2nd largest Tobacco Company and continues to expand into add'l states in the USA.

    Cons

    Communications from the office to the field sales force is not always the best, however they have taken notice to this and are making a good initiative to rectify this.


  7. Helpful (6)

    Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Teaneck, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Teaneck, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Japan Tobacco International full-time

    Pros

    small business feel if that's the atmosphere you enjoy

    Cons

    I have had the fortunate experience of working at a few fortune 500 companies and this company has to be one of the worst companies I have ever worked for. Ironically, this company strives to be "Best Places to Work", however, they completely ignored that everyone in the company hates working there. Typical HR says they "made changes" but dusting the office, isn't a significant change to the unnecessary hierarchy and the treatment of managers to their employees. People are always threatened to get fired and rude comments are passed to team members from managers that are extremely inappropriate. I am really surprised that this behavior has not been controlled after many people have complained...but then again, HR isn't really big on pleasing the little guys. Nothing is more frustrating when you have to work with managers that are completely incompetent or full of themselves and have no idea how to do their job. Quite unfortunate for company already going down the gutter. The location of this office is terrible, you will be miserable. After i quit, everyone was happy for me that I got out of the so-called "prison." My advice, if you are young, STAY AWAY!

    Advice to Management

    If you decide to promote someone, especially as a manager, make sure they are trained on HOW to be a manager. Even better, have some sort of people skills and can actually hold a conversation with their team members. Honestly, the company management is embarrassing. Might want to work on getting rid of more than half of of your management team.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great for entry level professionals to gain some experience

    Cons

    there is not enough room to grow


  9. Helpful (4)

    Not everything that glitters is global.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Teaneck, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Teaneck, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work with a diverse cross-functional group of people from around the world.

    Cons

    JTI USA is small discount tobacco player with limited resources. They try to emulate the actions of their big international brands to little success. The company is rooted in a very hierarchical mindset which leads to very frustrating experiences.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the people who make the company run on a day to day basis instead of on directors from abroad.


  10. Country manager

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    Current Employee - Country Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Country Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great environment to grow as a professional and as a human.

    Cons

    It takes all of your time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep developing people.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Decent employer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Know the agenda and what to do, day ends at 5 or little thereafter

    Cons

    Small company, lacks training and development programs . Not everyone on same page. Creating issue for employee.

    Advice to Management

    Create actual policies so everyone knows the ground rules



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