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British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated February 16, 2019
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Management trainee"

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    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Russia, OH
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Russia, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work, help your development

    Cons

    sometimes hard to understand corporate culture


  2. "Channel Development Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work
    Collaborative environment
    Team bonding
    Good pay

    Cons

    Some internal politics
    Work life balance is difficult

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Finance Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good pay, benefits, ability to move across different roles, functions, very dynamic young culture

    Cons

    The basis for promotion is sometimes not very clear and objective, depends on how much exposure you have


  4. "Company with full of opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salary & benefits, good training opportunities for development.
    Full opportunities for international assignments and promotions etc.

    Cons

    Too busy work load and frequent organization changes


  5. Helpful (16)

    "Not a very good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    pay and benifits are good

    Cons

    Work for RAI just brought out by BAT no good changes so far things are the same are worse, we still have same managers making same bad choices

    Advice to Management

    treat us like people not just a number that you toss around, stop firing people for little are no reason, make it a fun place to work again and not hate coming to work everyday


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunities!!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great opportunities
    Company helps employees to move roles every two years
    Lots of development / training

    Cons

    New CEO in Australia and senior management team resulting in misalignment and confusion
    Long hours, fast paced environment


  7. "Financial controller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Well respected expertise and great team

    Cons

    Product innovation needs further improvement

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Many opportunities are given even to high-caliber talents. With great skill sets, you can go up the corporate ladder really quick.

    Cons

    Often times, too much emphasis on engagement slows overall decision-making process and this hampers to make timely decisions in the fast-pacing tobacco market.

    Advice to Management

    Hope to move faster than other competitors, thereby being ahead of games.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Agronomy"

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    Current Employee - Agronomy Manager in Bat, LA
    Current Employee - Agronomy Manager in Bat, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Open minded, very strong team, always ready to help each other, very smart policy & procedures, at the end wonderfull company

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is still presents, sometimes country vision & company strategy is not feet to each other, need to work more on exchange/rotation within the group (countries), Diversity is not up to mark in some end markets.

    Advice to Management

    Give more direction on motivation of non management/specialists, Open more opportunities at other end markets for key positions like Agronomy


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Compensation and Benefits Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    International career opportunities. Multi cultural diversity. Strong financial performance and foundation.

    Cons

    Product controversy. Too many re-organizations over the last years. Increasing focus on cost cutting and reducing the focus on people.