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"Its all about relationship"

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  • Senior Management
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. "great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  2. "A great company to work for if you can get in."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - IT Coordinator in Stellenbosch (South Africa)
    Former Contractor - IT Coordinator in Stellenbosch (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything about BATSA is great from remuneration, benefits., work/life balance, management support, resources, reasonable stress levels, coaching and training opportunities. If you can get into management permanently employeed then they have a great leadership and mentoring programme and if you follow these and are capable at your job then you can expect regular promotions almost every 2 years.

    Cons

    As a contractor you have no job security and I at least came across one manager who treated contractors as just a purchased resource who should not have access to any benefits available to employees. This is odd as some contractors have been with the company for over 10 years. But on the whole this is not the perception of contractors. Another major issue which is actually applicable to South Africa is that due to BEE and AA getting into the company as a FTE employee if you are white is nearly impossible thus all the contractors.

    Advice to Management

    Management does a great job at BATSA however things seem to restructure around a lot which can create negative or positive change.

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