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British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated January 18, 2018
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great reward but true leadership is missing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great reward package
    Great colleagues
    Business is doing well

    Cons

    Policies and practices are good on paper, but not always followed through. A lot of time is spent on talent management without a visible benefit from it.
    Line management can be a hit and miss: some are good and some just manage upwards.

    Advice to Management

    Stop talking about diversity and start acting on it. Don't expect everyone to fit in the same mould!
    Pay more attention on leadership: how people manage their teams and not how they manage their managers!


  2. "Great company, great team, great reward package"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    professional, everyone knows their role, respect diversity and recognize success

    Cons

    huge workload, lot of pressure on results

  3. "Superb"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Feni (Bangladesh)
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Feni (Bangladesh)

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Excellent amenities and handsome salary

    Cons

    Not bad at all man


  4. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Southampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Southampton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall a great company to work for , lots of opportunities to move within the company and to travel , great culture and work inviorement ,amazing people to work with .

    Cons

    Tough industries to work in , lots of changes but manageable .

    Advice to Management

    Promote more and pay better when promoting from within the organisation.


  5. "Great place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture and supportive people. Good place to learn especially for graduates. Global company with global opportunity. Pays very well and attractive.

    Cons

    Crazy working hours and slow desicion making. At times political with senior management. May not practice what they preach I.e freedom through responsibility - depending on the manager.


  6. "Trade Marketing Accpunt Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Account Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Account Representative in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great defined contribution pension plan, amounts are matched and an additional 6% is provided,

    Cons

    Management team is under high amounts of pressure to deliver on targets, which is trickled down to the sales team. This creates a culture of doing what needs to be done to paint a pretty picture.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the sales force, we are out in the field and know what would help perception amongst clients.


  7. "Working long hours in a too fast environment"

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    Former Employee - Shared Services in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Shared Services in Bucharest (Romania)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Overtime paid usually
    Nice events

    Cons

    Very stressful environment
    No work-life balance
    There's something in the air that turns good colleagues against each other

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what people say in their exit interviews

  8. "Intern Operations"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Former Employee - Intern in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Amazing work place.
    Awesome emplyee services.
    Lots of activities to relax your mind apart from daily work load.

    Cons

    Puts a lot of work load on interns.
    Pay should compensate that, which doesnt.


  9. "Don't work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Money and colleagues are good

    Cons

    Everything else - management and culture are shocking

    Advice to Management

    It's 2018 and not 1950 anymore. Yes management have still been working here since then.


  10. "Senior Brand Manager - BeNeLux"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Big family , easy to grow and always learning's opportunity for those who want to climb up the ladders
    Dynamic and provides different chances for everyone in different department to be well rounded

    Cons

    Too many changes
    process is blacking some urgent actions


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