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British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated May 6, 2017
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  • Can do better for work life balance (in 52 reviews)

  • The only negative thing about BAT is that there's no work/life Balance at all (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Brand Executive"

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

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Great people, fantastic remuneration and bonuses, good leave policy, good internal development programmes for field force representatives

    Cons

    Weak leadership, not innovative and slow to react, red tape, the once great culture has spiralled downwards in recent years, politics, work allocation unbalanced with some employees working 60 hours per week, lack of top management communication

    Advice to Management

    Value your people


  2. "Bad Corp. Bad Management"

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

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Global corporation with a lot of expat opportunity

    Cons

    People are fake and fraud. You have to be someone's man to get promotions. No work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Perception is not reality. Stop faking everything.


  3. "Electrical technician"

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    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Ruiru, Nairobi (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Electrical Engineer in Ruiru, Nairobi (Kenya)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I gain the experience during the period of time I was in the company,,,l Lean the team work

    Cons

    In the process hall , workshop,generator room and power supply rooms


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  5. "ZERO employee appreciation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Big company with global presence. Good place to learn processes and structures

    Cons

    Absolutely no appreciation for employees. Extremely high employee turnover

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees


  6. "OPERATOR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Operator in Ibadan, Oyo (Nigeria)
    Current Contractor - Operator in Ibadan, Oyo (Nigeria)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco as a contractor

    Pros

    It is a grate place to work in terms of salary and some medical conditions given to staff

    Cons

    For a contractor staff is very unfortunate for them because there is no proper arrangement for them

    Advice to Management

    they should rate employee equally weather staff or contrator


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people work there, very nice environment amoung employees. Very international place, can work every day with different cultures, coming from all over the world.

    Cons

    MAnagement team is very focus on its self, little attention to employees, which are treated like a number. Communication is not clear.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the employees, without them the resutls can't be achieved. Learn to communicate clearly, not all the information have to be treated as confidential.


  8. "Work and Progression"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic business environment, learns on the job with lots of hands on situations. These are most the pros.

    Cons

    The senior management changes at a fast rate (1.5 to 2 years) for job rotation. This create changes for the rest of the staff and lack of continuity in the work that was carried out before.

    Advice to Management

    Do not just focus on the selected group of people, the mid career staff have more to offer.


  9. "Good company to start career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good learning ground , friendly culture

    Cons

    Too slow to implement , need a lot of approvals to get things going

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people as work processes and best practice are in place


  10. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good salary, good management, good working env

    Cons

    poor technology, no air condition, bad food


  11. "Several months in the middle of the twist"

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    Former Contractor - Merchandising and Trade Representer in Chisinau (Moldova)
    Former Contractor - Merchandising and Trade Representer in Chisinau (Moldova)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at British American Tobacco as a contractor

    Pros

    All pros, were before I came to this company. I heard that people got benefits. Company could pay your events and other things.
    I worked not so much to see benefits.

    Cons

    Actually I worked in a simple filial of something big. That big had nothing in common with our filial.
    Rutine work, with no future for field staff. People are working for decades on a position.
    People are tacking too seriously this company and can "eat" others, defending its position.

    Advice to Management

    I am writing twenty words minimum, so the review could be published. Actully any advice from my side is a noncence. Nothing will change their.


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