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British American Tobacco Trade Marketing Representative Reviews

Updated August 4, 2017
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  • Can do better for work life balance (in 54 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 (5)

    "Awful....Simply Awful"

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    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, knowledgable company, old set of managers always looked after the staff, good systems to work
     Team members that stuck out for you and stuck together

    Cons

    New management only in it for themselves
    Bad pay
    Work being done has no credibility to it
    Racism and bulling apparent in all departments especially the sales team
    People steal your ideas and pass it off as their own
    No career progression
    Always want more and more from for nothing
    No appreciation for the work that you have done
    No flexibility
    Huge turnover rate of around 60% in the company that alone says something about the company

    Advice to Management

    Leave and actually put someone in charge who's knows what they are doing


  2. "Excellent company"

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    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

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Poor choice of judgement when promoting."

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    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in South Newbald, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in South Newbald, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people in the sales teams which makes this job really
    Some really good managers
    Some good benefits which include private healthcare.

    Cons

    Bullying by some managers on very experienced staff
    Pay is propped up by free shares that you lose if you don't stay for 3 years.
    Always want you to do more out of usual hours.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you pick the right person for the role as many people are out into roles because their face fits. Make the basic salary more appealing.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "British American Tobacco"

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    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Loads of opportunity and well paid. The training at BAT is amazing and they really take time to spend time with you.

    Cons

    Expectations are sometimes to high and not attainable regardless of how much work you put in, in an industry that is forever changing.

    Advice to Management

    As there is lots of favoritism sometimes they need to not be so narrow minded and see that there are other people with bags of potential.


  5. "My work experience"

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    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Representative
    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a great place to work,we are given freedom through responsibility and our diversity is our strength.

    Cons

    Movement from the non managerial to managerial level is rigorous

    Advice to Management

    To keep up with the good work.


  6. "Trade Marketing and distribution representative"

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    Current Employee - Trade Marketing and Distribution Representative in Yaoundé (Cameroon)
    Current Employee - Trade Marketing and Distribution Representative in Yaoundé (Cameroon)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good work place, salary and work life balance

    Cons

    Opportinuties to grow in the company

    Advice to Management

    Medium


  7. "Trade Marketing Representative"

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    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in Cali, Valle del Cauca (Colombia)
    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in Cali, Valle del Cauca (Colombia)
    Recommends

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Can grow if you are the best!

    Cons

    You need to be the best!

  8. "Great experience for sales and trade marketing"

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    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advertising for Tobacco Industry in restricted in mostly every country in the world. This means that the whole marketing strategy is going be related with sales and trade marketing

    Cons

    I worked for trade marketing, this was so far the best experience I had to get closer to understand consumer behavior in order to execute sales strategies.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Field Review"

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    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Representative
    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Representative
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Positive work/life balance
    Great deal of autonomy
    Structured formal training
    Competitive commission structure
    Competitive base salary

    Cons

    No link between field and office
    Slow chain of command
    Limited progression for field team

    Advice to Management

    Look to manage the link between field staff and office staff more effectively; improve internal communications as there is very little and can be very slow; look at ways to develop staff in more ways than 6 week induction.


  10. "trade Marketer"

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    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    BAT is a good employer in terms of package and personal growth.There is a lot of trainings and skill transmission.Recreational activities and outings that open up employees.

    Cons

    The coverage areas are vast to make proper market execution leading to some customers not attended to,this leaves some opportunities not exploited.

    Advice to Management

    Increase manpower for improved market coverage.Upward growth is rare as it opts to get new people for higher positions other than promoting growth within.