BAT Employee Reviews about "no work life"
78% would recommend to a friend
(222 total reviews)
89% approve of CEO
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Updated Dec 4, 2023
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Hello. My name is Akhil. I'm in Canada. I am an MBA(Marketing) from India and i have a 2 years of Experience as an Area Sales Rep. At ITC Limited (Cigarette and FMCG Conglomerate in India). I am looking for a full time Sales job in Canada. Any leads or references will be appreciated. Thank you in Advance.Procter & Gamble Nestlé Reckitt Benckiser Amazon Google RB BMO CIBC British American Tobacco plc TD Bank Group Scotiabank CIBC Pepsico Coca-Cola European Partners
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- "Benefits good and reasonable for employee" (in 268 reviews)
- "The salary is good and used to be above average" (in 218 reviews)
- "Great culture and world class work environment" (in 160 reviews)
- "Great people and working envirnoment" (in 147 reviews)
- "The pay was good and the people were really helpful." (in 109 reviews)
- "The only negative thing about BAT is that there's no work/life Balance at all!" (in 173 reviews)
- "Poor management and buddy system." (in 74 reviews)
- "Late working hours 100% remote work (I love the hybrid model) Less marketing exposure due to regulation" (in 55 reviews)
- "No career progression and feeling stuck" (in 36 reviews)
- "Long hours it’s hard to take a break" (in 34 reviews)
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- 4.0Jul 12, 2022senior brand activation managerCurrent Employee, more than 10 years
Good salary and benefit, good bonus. Open minded culture. International career opportunities.
Fast and intense pace (work life balance). High pressure. Less organized
- 3.0Mar 5, 2011TMRCurrent Employee
You learn and experience alot. You are also exposed to alot of the top team members which allows you to gain more of a macro experience level.
You are a worka holic. Basically you have no work life balance especially when they are launching new products in new markets.
- 2.0Jul 3, 2023Global Graduate Program - MarketingFormer Employee, less than 1 yearKuala Lumpur
Great salary and benefits. Great company for you if you are sociable and an extrovert willing to mingle with higher ups.
Can't stress enough about politics, everything surround around the nature of connections with bosses and colleagues. If you are noticed by the bosses and gained attention you could easily climb the ladder. Basically your work life will be integrated in your personal life and minimal leadership support. Leaders will expect you to know A-Z as you are titled 'global graduate' and should be learning and picking up skills on your own.
- 5.0Jul 13, 2022Data Management AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearKuala Lumpur
A very diverse environment with state of the art projects. Startup environment with the security of being in a large multinational. Supportive leaders
Not all projects follow through, but its expected. Low work life balance sometimes but if you love your job its alright i guess. You are treated with respect.
- 5.0Jan 14, 2021Anonymous InternCurrent Intern, less than 1 yearDhaka
Enjoyed talking to people, be it work or not. People here are always friendly and willing to help you however necessary. Every has a mutual respect towards each other, no matter how high up or low you are on the career ladder. Ideas are always heard and appreciated.
The immense workload often hampers the social life people expect to have outside of work. Although the benefits and compensation are commendable, social life is still irreplaceable.
- 2.0Feb 7, 2019MarketingFormer Employee, more than 1 yearLondon, England
Great learning opportunity on the next product generation side to see an industry transformation and experience a more time “start-up” like industry.
Very hierarchical and political. Consumers matter less than internal politics. If you are not starting there, you have no support to get ahead. Generally rather under staffed on next gen product side that results unhealthy work life balance. No quality marketing or leadership trainings therefore would not recommend to start a marketing career there.2
- 5.0Feb 27, 2017Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
1) BAT provides the challenging- but rewarding- experiences to employee, which motivates employee and really helps to develop skills in a very short period of time. 2) Rotation is made often within the function, which helps for the total understanding of the business. 3) For GGP, fast track program itself is a huge benefit which challenges oneself and enables one to grow faster than anyone else in other companies. 4) As an international company, almost everyday exposure to international environment is given, working between multinational colleagues and branches.
1) Would not suit for person who does not like to change or challenge stretch target. 2) It may be difficult to find work and life balance depending on which function/role you are in.
- 5.0Apr 12, 2022Communications ContractorCurrent Contractor, less than 1 yearNairobi
learning Is encouraged on the job
Not applicable yet as I did not see what was wrong but work life balance was tricky
- 5.0Oct 10, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
British American tobacco is certainly one of the best companies all over the world when it comes to learning new skills and developing your current ones.
The only negative thing about BAT is that there's no work/life Balance at all!