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"Its all about relationship"

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Former Employee - Supply Chain in Singapore (Singapore)
Former Employee - Supply Chain in Singapore (Singapore)
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

- Its a people focus company
- Listers and Management Trainees are very well taken care of with excellent progression planning
- Managers are trained and rotated regularly to learn different/new areas of business

Cons

- Youth trumps experiences so if you are in your late thirties and average performer, start looking for another job
- Relationship matters significantly. So if you can talk and present well and butter up higher management, than you can work, this company is for you.
- Prioritises manufacturing over supply chain
- Terrible SAP system and supply chain management
- Because Managers are rotated so often (for the sake of rotating and not for benefit of business), operations cannot improve (or improve marginally) over time
- Many top management leading business unit have little related experiencein that specific business

Advice to Management

Time to learn a few thing from other FMCG companies ie. P&G, Unilever or even Philip Morris

Other Employee Reviews for British American Tobacco

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A place where dreams come true."

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The BAT culture encourages friendships that last a lifetime. It is like an institute that teaches you corporate behavior and polishes you to become the best you can be. The external environment encourages innovation and out of the box thinking.

    Cons

    The regulatory environment is not tobacco friendly which does inhibit the exhibition of all marketing talents such as tv commercials or event sponsorships but that only makes its employees use all the available resources to the fullest.

    Advice to Management

    Take good care of your talent. Treat them better than anyone else as with passage of time, you will only het the leftovers.


  2. "great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Territory Officer in Rājshāhi (Bangladesh)
    Former Employee - Assistant Territory Officer in Rājshāhi (Bangladesh)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great working environment. learning opportunities

    Cons

    less work life balance, competitive environment

    Advice to Management

    need to be more reactive

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