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Bata Reviews

Updated February 14, 2017
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  1. "A relaxing place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A truly global family. Very friendly people, very relaxing and informal working environment. Pressure at work is low. You will most likely dealing with some very stylish and interesting people. Quite enjoyable to work there.

    Cons

    Too big, so most people are not really have a clear idea what they are doing. And the company structure sometimes confuses people.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to what works, it may be hard to run a company this size with such a global presence, and the courage to innovate is amirable. But don't change too much.


  2. "Junior Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bata full-time

    Pros

    International travel and exposure to different markets

    Cons

    decentralised management style. Countries operate differently


  3. "abc"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Lausanne (Switzerland)

    I worked at Bata (More than a year)

    Pros

    Bata is good place to work

    Cons

    work pressure is too much


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    "Great Potential Wasted"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Truly international and multicultural company providing chance to travel and get the vision of what global economy and markets are.
    The heritage of an enlightened entrepreneur (The Founder) and his sound values is still perceivable but is slowly turning down.

    Cons

    Complete absence of standard procedures and clear policies across the whole organization.
    No consistency and completely discretional career path.
    Global HR is completely missing: no talent recruiting, no careers plans, no training, no talent retaining.
    All the best people of the organization leave as soon as possible because of the complete lack of certainties for their position and for the future of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Steer direction zeroing the GMD which have proven not able to tackle the changes and bringing the company towards the position it deserves.
    Implement consistent and fair HR policies and practices to retain the employees and have them trust into the company.
    Destroy the ivory tower where somebody has been sitting for too long without delivering any result.
    Restore the original values of the company.


  6. "Good for short term job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    friendly work environment
    good for part time

    Cons

    low pay
    not much to learn


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Human resources is not a priority at all levels"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bata full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are lucky enough to find a good boss your experience could be exiting and stimulating
    Global presence could give opportunities to travel and see different countries

    Cons

    Urgency mainly due to lack of resources is what drives your every day's job
    Top management is struggling to find the right way to get out from the hole


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    "A place with no progression"

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    Former Employee - Regional Product Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Regional Product Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bata full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues and team work

    Cons

    A reconstructing organization changing its direction towards branding. The brand directors are clueless of their directions. Constant change of country managers and department managers, every 2-3years.Country Managers and Managers are promoted based on favouritism. Managers don't support their own staffs and treat staffs with no respect. None of the country are following the branding direction and outsource products from outside factories instead of buying directly from their development department team. HR don't do their job well to chase the managers for their employee confirmation on time. The higher managers will not do a proper job to clear out things from their previous department during the transition, very unprofessional. Managers are not leaders to guide their employees, instead bossing them around. Future looks bleak and brand will be diminished in next years.

    Advice to Management

    Bata is a brand with rich heritage, its sad to see it is being run poorly by country managers.


  9. "great"

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Buyer in New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Sourcing Buyer in New Delhi (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bata full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    every thing is good about the company

    Cons

    compensation is not very good

    Advice to Management

    good


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bata full-time

    Pros

    International business, long history, good values

    Cons

    no leadership, constant changes, a lot of politics, very "old style" thinking, no development opportunities.


  11. "Not a good part time job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bishan (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bishan (Taiwan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Able to interact with customers

    Cons

    Low pay, not much career advancement

    Advice to Management

    increase the pay


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