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British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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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 (2)

    "Area Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Work Culture and Leadership Development

    Cons

    Poor Work Life Balance and Stereotype Performance Management


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Management Trainee"

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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

    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

  3. "BAT is a class "A" international company where you can expand your knowledge and expertise."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    British American tobacco is certainly one of the best companies all over the world when it comes to learning new skills and developing your current ones.

    Cons

    The only negative thing about BAT is that there's no work/life Balance at all!


  4. "HR SENIOR MANAGER"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best Company I ever Worked

    Cons

    Their not cons just opportunities in this company!!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the great job!!!


  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"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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. "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.

  8. 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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Financial planning coordinator"

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    • 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.


  10. "Insights Executive"

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    • 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


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