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"Great Learning opportunity but eventually frustrating"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

* As a new joiner, you get great hands on exposure to the job through training and other on the job opportunities
* Good processes and systems
* Good job security; at least used to be when I was there. Lots of tolerance for poor performers and a reluctance to take adverse decisions on people
* Good progression if you manage your perception and visibility
* Good benefits

Cons

* Lots of politics and managing upwards. Careers, ratings and promotions are decided based on who is your "sponsor" and your "visibility" as opposed to your competence, capability or performance
* No work / life balance. Not because there is any work (actually there isn't any) but because you are expected to stay long hours to create your visibility
* Lots of incompetent and ego driven senior managers
* Lack of ethical standards in quite a few businesses
* Tobacco industry
* Stagnant culture in the recent years with lots of good people leaving the organisation

Advice to Management

You really need to review your organizational future. It is a general consensus amongst the current employees that the culture is going downhill with a lot of incompetent people making it to the top.

Other Employee Reviews for British American Tobacco

  1. "A place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Group Service Delivery Associate Consultant in Bucharest (Romania)
    Former Employee - Group Service Delivery Associate Consultant in Bucharest (Romania)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very well organized company. Mature processes. Follows Strategy. Perfect opportunity for studying a successful business model.

    Cons

    Middle management personnel is not matching the quality of the upper echelons. This is a gap that most likely will be filled. The filling speed is not aligned with the needs.

    Advice to Management

    Value more individuality rather than process


  2. "BAT"

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    Current Employee - Planning & Reporting Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Planning & Reporting Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great at training the employees and lots of resources

    Cons

    Politics and forgetting about the areas outside the main markets

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