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Imperial Tobacco Canada Reviews

Updated Jan 15, 2020

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3.3
61%
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70%
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Imperial Tobacco Canada President and CEO Jorge Araya
Jorge Araya
40 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "bad company- no training- set to fail"

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    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Imperial Tobacco Canada

    Pros

    nothing-perks are not actually perks

    Cons

    everything from training, to work hours, to driving

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    Imperial Tobacco Canada2018-11-02
  2. "Great Company for Progression and Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco Canada full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Imperial Tobacco Canada (BAT) has some of the most intensive development and career programs I have seen in any FMCG company and this is supported by great people management. Their desire to promote from within is second to none and the wide range of skills that is gained through all levels of the organisation is wide and varied. It is a super fast paced industry and one that is in an exciting phase as they launch potentially reduced harm products.

    Cons

    Less of a con but as a fact of honestly this company is very fast paced and lends its self to those whom want to stretch themselves in their professional career.

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    Imperial Tobacco Canada2018-09-22
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Trade Marketing Account Representative"

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    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Tobacco Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company maintained vehicle is the only pros which I can think of

    Cons

    1- No career progression. Same management team in Ontario for 20+ years 2- Management team is very bias towards certain individuals based on their race/background/language and those are the one being promoted/recognized 3- No work Life balance especially for individuals working in Toronto 4- Employer cutting perks/rumeneration almost every year 5- Limited/No development opportunities especially for Trade Markeing Account Representatives 6- High pressure Job, company doesn’t care about your career and just want targets to be delivered even if it’s at the cost of firing/letting go of high performing individuals 7- Restructuring takes place after every 2 years because of which many individuals who challenge status quo and are not “favourite” to district managers loose their job 8- Regional leadership team is only saving their jobs and are least interested in developing their team

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    Imperial Tobacco Canada2018-08-25
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Transforming tobacco..."

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    Current Employee - Head of Next Generation Product in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco Canada full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Imperial Tobacco is transforming itself and the tobacco industry. It is a massive challenge and we have the opportunity to impact our generation and futures.

    Cons

    Working in the tobacco industry is still often misjudge by people

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    Imperial Tobacco Canada2018-07-19
  5. "Transforming Industry full of challenge and offering a unique moment to truly make a positive impact"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco Canada full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Really dynamic young and forward looking company far from what my perceptions would have been before I worked here. Work hard play hard culture with amazing people and endless rewards and even more importantly offers right now an opportunity to work in a 100 year + old industry that is on the cliff face of monumental change offering a better deal for consumers and society - unique chance for me to drive impact and make a huge change

    Cons

    Standards and expectations are high ... this is not your average 9-5

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    Imperial Tobacco Canada2018-07-20
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Erling Eduardo Munguia Urbina"

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    Current Employee - Production Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Get knowledge of everthing in production, planning and administrate Human Resources

    Cons

    Difficult to work over capacity in production area

    Imperial Tobacco Canada2018-06-20
  7. "Great turnaround!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    So many opportunities to learn and grow. If you are interested in an international career and have the drive to make a difference, this is the place for you. Some of the best leaders I worked with to date and so many challenging and interested projects that keeps you interested and highly competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Although projects are interesting, sometimes the workload is very intense.

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    Imperial Tobacco Canada2018-04-27
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Tobacco Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There's nothing good to say about the company's mentality: most of the employees at head office are agency people.

    Cons

    They are erratic, disorganized, random in the way they come up and manage projects, they have a total disregard to the retailers

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    Imperial Tobacco Canada2018-03-06
  9. "All Good!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco Canada full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits and people

    Cons

    Not more hours in the day

    Imperial Tobacco Canada2018-01-20

    Imperial Tobacco Canada Response

    March 25, 2019HR Coordinator

    Thank you for the review!

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "Work Life Balance - Non Existent"

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    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Account Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Tobacco Canada full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Company Vehicle - Salary (comparable to other FMCG companies - despite cut backs) - Great colleagues (if you are put on a high performing team)

    Cons

    Work life balance is non existent at this organization even though they preach it to their employees. Senior management waste time with multiple meetings, and the sales force is asked to exceed expectations on daily basis while there is a strong disconnect between the sales force and senior management. When senior management does come out - managers put additional pressure on their sales team to make sure everything is perfect even though the competition is catching up and no longer acting like industry leaders. Competition is catching up and the senior managers can feel the pressure which in turn results in more expectations for bottom level employees.

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    Imperial Tobacco Canada2017-11-27
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