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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. "Good chance to work in a big company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Treating their employee really good.

    Cons

    Junior Management team wasn't so professional.

    Advice to Management

    Should attend the selection session of the junior employee.


  2. "Still a very good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Salary & benefits. Good progression opportunities if you push yourself. Open culture and truly diversified. Still know how to build teams and have fun.

    Cons

    Constant regulatory pressure driving changes. Pressure to reduce cost sometimes unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening and acting on employee feedback to keep our company on track and attractive.

  3. "Recommended"

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

    Pros

    Nice environment, friendly people, good career opportunities at international level

    Cons

    The company's market share is shrinking


  4. "Sales Rep"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing place to work.

    Cons

    I cant think of any

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  5. "Anonymous"

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

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

    Pros

    Salary and bonus are above market rates. Office location excellent. That's about it.

    Cons

    Culture is toxic driven by fear and one directional thinking. Dominant MD who actually is a smart and cunning operator but has deliberately surrounded himself with 'yes' men. No one ever questions him which is the way he wants it and has built his senior team to rubber stamp his actions. One member of the top leadership team has no professional qualifications and is simply a political networking professional. Far too many second tier managers are not trained in how to manage people. Promotion and opportunities is dependent on either cultivating information power or putting down others to seem superior. At multiple times I've been told that I must always remember I'm competing with my colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    Sadly they would never listen. They are not interested in perspectives from those who have different backgrounds, experiences or education qualifications. Feedback on performance is never sought at any level of management.


  6. "SUPPLY CHAIN EXECUTIVE"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Le Port (Reunion)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Le Port (Reunion)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Team spirit, good benefits, work-life balance

    Cons

    High personal objective, a lot of management level, shared services between countries


  7. "Management Trainee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Zagreb (Croatia)
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Zagreb (Croatia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    True focus on development
    assigned mentor and coach

    Cons

    Some markets expect alot more/less from Trainee than others

    Advice to Management

    Watch out for incomming Millenials, different approach might be required

  8. "Management Trainee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging , fast-paced environment with many opportunities for career advancement. International opportunities always an option as well. Relatively flat organization, which creates a good working environment.

    Cons

    The work load is quite high, so sometimes you need to take work home.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the work hard - play hard attitude!


  9. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Production Process Specialist in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Production Process Specialist in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

    good environment, co-operative team member

    Cons

    production plant already closed this year


  10. "Overall Review of BAT as an Employer"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are encouraged to take responsibilities, encouraged to develop their skills, open management style where views of employees on matters affecting company or improvements to processes are positively received. Opportunities to move across functions and geographies and above all an excellent paymaster!

    Cons

    Should enforce a policy of mandatory maximum period in any given management role, especially when excellent performance level has reached.


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