Japan Tobacco International Reviews

Updated June 21, 2015
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  1. Trade Marketeer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trade Marketeer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Trade Marketeer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)

    I have been working at Japan Tobacco International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits, great training programmes

    Cons

    Long working days, demanding targets, relentless

    Advice to Management

    Get out in the field see what's really happening at ground level


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    1970s Attitude

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Quality in Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland (UK)

    I have been working at Japan Tobacco International full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Some good people. Salary excellent. Pension contribution is excellent - one of the best in the UK. Plenty of resources.

    Cons

    Useless middle managers who have got there by favours, time served or underhand tactics like picking a person because their face fits.
    There is no real strategists here - they follow what others like Imperial or BAT do and then replicate it, and call it their own idea.
    1970's attitude to administration, no forward thinking. Because something has always been a certain way, its deemed the right way when in fact you could something A LOT better if you were allowed to voice your opinion.
    Anyone who stands up and challenges is knocked back down. It is a very demoralising environment.
    Training is a waste of space, as it is too widespread and not tailored to the individual at all.
    Career progression is non existent unless you are the golden boy/girl.

    Advice to Management

    Re-advertise middle managers jobs to external people with good people skills, coaching ability and open to change. Current ones are not challenging, open or enterprising.
    There is no mentor/mentee process - create one.
    Stop doing widespread training and tailor it to a persons ambitions or actual needs.
    Learn from mistakes, don't do the same thing over and over just because the procedure says so.


  3. anonymous

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Japan Tobacco International full-time

    Pros

    Staff development is promoted throughout the company. Salaries are competitive. Focus on customer service and being seen as a positive business in the community. Financial controls and reporting concerns controls.

    Cons

    managers are moving towards a tendency to mincromanage which undermines staff confidence and desire to perform well.

    Advice to Management

    trust the people who are doing the job more


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    JTI

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Japan Tobacco International full-time

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities to move to different markets
    Good benefits package
    Professional attitude to processes

    Cons

    Lack of support from management
    Unapproachable HR
    No clear defined career progression


  6. Helpful (2)

    Working in a nationally different management culture was initially interesting but ultimately disappointing.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager R&D in Ballymena, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager R&D in Ballymena, Northern Ireland (UK)

    I worked at Japan Tobacco International full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Large multinational company potentially offering a range of jobs, salary and working conditions are good.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic decision making and control systems. Management by standard management textbook. Lot of time spent on meaningless big company games. Succession planning unclear. The family is JTI not your family.

    Advice to Management

    Employee staff with ability and fully utilise that ability for the benefit of staff and company. Greater speed and clarity in decision making.


  7. Great Salary, very little promotion

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ballymena, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ballymena, Northern Ireland (UK)

    I have been working at Japan Tobacco International

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A really good salary in comparision to other manufacturing companies. They have an annual bonus structure also.
    Good communication on the direction of the company.

    Cons

    Nepotism is rife, Promotions are given to the chosen few (not necessarily the most deserving either), change is avoided like the plague and feedback on performances is sparse

    Advice to Management

    Better communication on career, where each person can aspire to go, better appraisal system with real benefits to the individual, recognition of good work that helped the company and please be open to change - project teams are all made up of the same people - so the same stupid ideas generally reappear.



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