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British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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  • Can do better for work life balance (in 50 reviews)

  • The only negative thing about BAT is that there's no work/life Balance at all (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Very diverse environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Country Manager in Levant, ME
    Current Employee - Country Manager in Levant, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This organisation will invest on your development and give you chances to stretch yourself in different roles and markets depending on your willingness to travel or move jobs

    Cons

    Assignments are sometimes short and doesn't not allow you to build full and in depth understanding so you need to own your own career and makes the right calls not to move too fast.


  2. "Hard working but learn a lot"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stillwater, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stillwater, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at British American Tobacco (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can learn a lot with this company

    Cons

    too much of overtime working


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Management Trainee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good program with well rounded view of the company

    Cons

    difficulty in navigating the general culture as the rest of the company thinks you are unfairly favoured


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Trade Marketing Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Pay very well, good benefits. Challenging industry that makes you learn more than the average consumer goods company.

    Cons

    Aggressive competitive environment that turns people a bit less humane. No work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on work-life balance.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work - young people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good multicultural environment
    A lot for learn from business processes perspective

    Cons

    Extended hours
    Mid year and end year review processes generate no confidence in people

    Advice to Management

    People is important, you get results through your employees, so take care of them


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    high focus on talent development, friendly people, collaborative working environment, team-oriented, diverse, international, pay for performance culture, results-oriented

    Cons

    the social stigma of working in a tobacco company


  8. "Insights Executive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    - Great Pay
    - Opportunity to grow within the organization
    - Opportunity to reallocate in other countries

    Cons

    - Long working hours
    - Very competitive
    - Very mature industry


  9. "Rewarding, good culture, access to best practices across the globe."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are okay in the context of Bangladesh. The work is challenging, interesting and gives one lot of freedom in terms of authority. The colleagues are mostly helpful. Access to learning materials are unlimited.

    Cons

    Tendency to go for short term achievements. Resistance to change is very high.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on developing local talent.


  10. "Great Place to work!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Trainee
    Former Employee - Marketing Trainee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    BAT is a great place to work! Great culture and world class work environment

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good payment and benefits
    People is friendly and happy to help you
    Development opportunities and career plan is very important

    Cons

    Very political
    Slow process to make a decision and then they want results in a very short period
    You can get drawn in work without realizing it. Must make an effort to have a life-work balance



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