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4.0

78% would recommend to a friend

(222 total reviews)

Chief Executive  Tadeu Marroco

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89% approve of CEO

Ratings by category

4.1

Compensation and Benefits

4.0

Diversity & Inclusion

3.8

Culture & Values

3.7

Career Opportunities

3.5

Senior Management

3.4

Work/Life Balance

Ratings distribution

5 stars

37%

4 stars

35%

3 stars

17%

2 stars

6%

1 star

5%

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Updated Dec 4, 2023

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Pros
  • "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)
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    1. 4.0
      Jul 12, 2022
      senior brand activation manager
      Current Employee, more than 10 years
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good salary and benefit, good bonus. Open minded culture. International career opportunities.

      Cons

      Fast and intense pace (work life balance). High pressure. Less organized

      1. 3.0
        Mar 5, 2011
        TMR
        Current Employee
        Recommend
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook

        Pros

        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.

        Cons

        You are a worka holic. Basically you have no work life balance especially when they are launching new products in new markets.

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        1. 2.0
          Jul 3, 2023
          Global Graduate Program - Marketing
          Former Employee, less than 1 year
          Kuala Lumpur
          Recommend
          CEO Approval
          Business Outlook

          Pros

          Great salary and benefits. Great company for you if you are sociable and an extrovert willing to mingle with higher ups.

          Cons

          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.

          1. 5.0
            Jul 13, 2022
            Data Management Analyst
            Current Employee, more than 1 year
            Kuala Lumpur
            Recommend
            CEO Approval
            Business Outlook

            Pros

            A very diverse environment with state of the art projects. Startup environment with the security of being in a large multinational. Supportive leaders

            Cons

            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.

            1. 5.0
              Jan 14, 2021
              Anonymous Intern
              Current Intern, less than 1 year
              Dhaka
              Recommend
              CEO Approval
              Business Outlook

              Pros

              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.

              Cons

              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.

              1. 2.0
                Feb 7, 2019
                Marketing
                Former Employee, more than 1 year
                London, England
                Recommend
                CEO Approval
                Business Outlook

                Pros

                Great learning opportunity on the next product generation side to see an industry transformation and experience a more time “start-up” like industry.

                Cons

                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
                1. 5.0
                  Feb 27, 2017
                  Anonymous Employee
                  Current Employee, more than 1 year
                  Recommend
                  CEO Approval
                  Business Outlook

                  Pros

                  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.

                  Cons

                  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.

                  1. 5.0
                    Apr 12, 2022
                    Communications Contractor
                    Current Contractor, less than 1 year
                    Nairobi
                    Recommend
                    CEO Approval
                    Business Outlook

                    Pros

                    learning Is encouraged on the job

                    Cons

                    Not applicable yet as I did not see what was wrong but work life balance was tricky

                    1. 4.0
                      Mar 19, 2017
                      Brand Role
                      Current Employee
                      Recommend
                      CEO Approval
                      Business Outlook

                      Pros

                      People and corporate culture are good

                      Cons

                      Lack in work and life balance

                      1. 5.0
                        Oct 10, 2016
                        Anonymous Employee
                        Former Employee
                        Recommend
                        CEO Approval
                        Business Outlook

                        Pros

                        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.

                        Cons

                        The only negative thing about BAT is that there's no work/life Balance at all!

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