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British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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British American Tobacco CEO and Director Nicandro Durante
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  • Can do better for work life balance (in 52 reviews)

  • Long working hours and hard to find work / life balance as it is a high pressure environment (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to learn"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can get rapid growth

    Cons

    There should be more recognition

    Advice to Management

    A motivational thing would be more training


  2. "Working environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at British American Tobacco as a contractor

    Pros

    They have a great working environment

    Cons

    Not paying too much

  3. "Brand Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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 environment and opportunities for growth if you land on a great manager.

    Cons

    Not very flexible for moving among countries, lack of training and development if you are in a smaller location.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Financial planning coordinator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work. Good wages. Great perspectives of professional growth both internally and at an international level.

    Cons

    Top management is completely results oriented with low concern for people. Company growth will pass over people if it's necessary.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary
    Many benefits
    Lots of opportunities for learning

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance
    Stressful environment
    Few career opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Improve work-life balance


  6. "Great Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great link performance - pay, attractive bonus, great work life balance

    Cons

    internal politics, dealing with ethical of tobacco


  7. "Warehouse Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Assistant
    Current Employee - Warehouse Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multinational Company, Workers Union, Good Working Environment, Competitive Salary Structure, Diverse Culture

    Cons

    Cabals and caucus, over use of workers compared to the salary

    Advice to Management

    Follow your training policy effectively and train recruit adequate hands without any prejudice

  8. "Welfare"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Workshop Supervisor in Ibadan, Oyo (Nigeria)
    Current Employee - Workshop Supervisor in Ibadan, Oyo (Nigeria)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There is work and life balance.

    Cons

    No career progression for the junior staff

    Advice to Management

    to make career progression for the junior staff and improve on their welfare especially in Nigeria.


  9. "Standard Big Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well paid, great benefits, flexible working arrangements, good people

    Cons

    Too many politics in the office, constantly restructuring


  10. "Not worth the moral degradation"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are great people that work in the company and the location and office is good.

    Pays generally better than average and the annual bonus is fair and usually significant.

    Flexible working works well.

    Cons

    There are little benefits working for BAT. Where there used to be good opportunities to work overseas this is no longer the case. There also is very little culture left. People work out of fear of the CEO rather than because it is a good place to work. Senior Management lack people management skills and this in turn means that a large number of employees would prefer to leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some time looking at the people you have in the company and value them. They are your greatest asset and you need to do something to keep them. BAT makes a huge profit even in a declining market so stop using a profit decline as the reason to cut out all the benefits and get rid of staff.


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