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Imperial Tobacco Bristol Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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Bristol, England (UK)

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  • Great atmosphere, good work/life balance, learning opportunities (in 5 reviews)

  • Great company to work for lots of benefits and good salary (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Good Tobacco Company with stronger values than its competitors"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Tobacco as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary/remuneration - although lower than competitors

    Cons

    constant changes in structure. reduction in workforce. not growing.

    Advice to Management

    better explanation of the company structural changes


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Equity Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, international experience, some scope for promotions

    Cons

    Political decision making, favourtism shown for job applications, dishonest HR policies

    Advice to Management

    greater transparency and honesty from management

  3. "Good package"

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    Current Employee - Brand Innovation Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Brand Innovation Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good package. Challenging environment which provides good learning opportunity

    Cons

    Poor management. Little focus on talent development


  4. "Company without a future"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay as long as you have a job. Challenging environment and (some) nice people.

    Cons

    The business model is based on cost savings. Most brands have the highest possible share of expanded tobacco making the reduced tobacco weight more voluminous to save the costs. As a result, they burn very fast (and cheating the consumer). Every October/November the staff has been reduced by 10% to 20%. The appraisals and redundancies are mainly based on personal preferences and connections. No investment in new generation products such as heated tobacco. The declared company values are certainly not the values applied.

    Advice to Management

    The top management has already realised what is the only solution. To cash in and have a good day after the (near) collapse.


  5. "great salary but not a people company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic salary level for the West Country of UK
    Great offices, onsite gym, canteen and free parking
    Yearly bonus

    Cons

    Though there is an ambition to offer at great EVP they don't deliver, development is sketchy, performance evaluation subjective or non existant , though your performance score does impact your bonus.

    As with most companies your employee experience will directly relate to the team you are part of the manager you have.

    Very few will be given opportunity for career move to into different business areas or international careers as this is simply not cost effective.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk.. or simply don't preach what there is no intention of practicing


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Massive change but heart in the right place"

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    Former Employee - HRBP in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - HRBP in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loyal employees, sense of camaraderie, fantastic benefits, nice working environment. Is committed to its workforce

    Cons

    Senior managers don't model the organizational values

    Trying to drive a shift in culture and as part of this have removed the really good HR operational team that used to be in place whilst moving to a shared service model, this hasn't been smooth and saw some really strong people leave the business..


  7. "Great Company - Lacks Heart"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Bristol, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Above average pay
    Challenging operating environment puts emphasis on you to think differently
    Sometimes low morale

    Cons

    Good remuneration can be an impediment to moving on
    Lot's of secrecy
    Rumours dominate outlook
    Uncertainty about future careers
    Appraisal system seriously flawed

  8. "Amazing! So many opportunities"

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    Current Employee - HRBP in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - HRBP in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Culture is sensational, so many internal opportunities, great travel, fantastic colleagues

    Cons

    Nothing really that I can think of as a serious negative point - opportunities are there if you want them.


  9. "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - IS Department in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IS Department in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy working atmosphere,

    Nice people to work with.

    Full time staff have decent benefits.

    Cons

    Management don't really plan very well.
    No-one ever knows what's going on
    Communication is lacking

    Advice to Management

    Don't spend so much time changing small things,

    spend more time planning and less time reacting to the unexpected.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Imperial Tobacco PLC"

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    Former Employee - Senior Corporate Affairs and Engagement Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Corporate Affairs and Engagement Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent salaries, challening work and issues

    Cons

    Very poor management and employee engagement. Continual restructuring leads to lack of security.

    Advice to Management

    Respect employees more when dealing with restructuring. Better people management training for leaders. Nail down a long term strategy rather than constant change and firefighting.


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