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British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated June 27, 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. "Truely best employer"

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

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

    Pros

    The best people, the best development, the best managers, very open culture, cross-functional projects.
    work hard - play hard way of working

    Cons

    if you really work hard the only thing that disturbs you is working long hours.

    Advice to Management

    just to keep on being the best employer


  2. "The best experience!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Maracaibo (Venezuela)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Maracaibo (Venezuela)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is one of the best companies to make a career, it allows you to grow and learn from the best

    Cons

    You will not have much time for yourself


  3. "Great Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Good corporate culture
    Good managers
    Great learning environment

    Cons

    No stability
    No geographical stability
    A lot of transfer


  4. "Great company to join if you are young and don't mind long hours"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great office with amazing view from the balcony. Culture is friendly and supportive, people are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Most people work long hours, even when there is no business need. Not very supportive in terms of flexible working hours, but getting better at it.


  5. "Excellent company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in Managua (Nicaragua)
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in Managua (Nicaragua)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Empowerment, leadership development, culture, flexibility as long as you deliver results

    Cons

    I have no strong cons for BAT

    Advice to Management

    Keep developing talent for leadership and analytical skills


  6. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Plenty of opportunity to progress, great package, high calibre of colleagues, relaxed working environment

    Cons

    Ever increasing level of change in the business means jobs aren't as secure as they once were

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget it's the people that make the company great


  7. "Commercial & Export Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Global Supply Chain Logistics Manager in Basel (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Global Supply Chain Logistics Manager in Basel (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fabulous package, good people, challenging market, truly international

    Cons

    Product is becoming difficult to market, Company cutting costs to maintain margin, stressful atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Keep focus on your people


  8. "Very political company with weak talent management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very young and dynamic culture
    Paying fairly well
    Good number of international opportunities
    Opportunity to grow with a lot of responsibility

    Cons

    Very political culture - being "politically correct" is more important than anything - people are not open to feedback and employees are afraid to say what is right
    Promotions are not objective, they are based on personal relationships
    High performers are not appreciated
    There is almost no talent management - high turnover of the people
    Weak hiring process - new recruits are not capable or not fitting to the professional business
    There is no inspiring leader - Senior management lack many leadership capabilities and understanding of reality
    Unbalanced work-load - some people are overloaded some have almost nothing to do

    Advice to Management

    Get inspiring leaders and value your people, not politics


  9. "Management trainee program"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - great community sense among trainees
    - many trainings (also abroad)

    Cons

    - not really integrated with other employees


  10. "Warehouse Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


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