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Imperial Tobacco Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company to work for lots of benefits and good salary (in 7 reviews)

  • They are all genuinely nice people and are broadly supportive for new people coming into the business (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great, whilst it lasted."

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    Current Employee - Middle Management in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Supportive company with great training.

    Cons

    Redundancy. It's a shrinking market.

    Advice to Management

    You've lost some knowledgeable, talented employees through redundancy.


  2. "Good place to work for good team spirit and work-life balance"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Madrid (Spain)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Madrid (Spain)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Imperial Tobacco as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very straight forward interview and onboarding process. Collaborative and welcoming team

    Cons

    No structure to deliverables and no training.

    Advice to Management

    More training prior to job

  3. "Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great experience gained working in a multicultural multinational

    Cons

    Many Organizational Culture Obstacles exist...

    Advice to Management

    Have more conversations and collaboration with your junior teams


  4. "HR Business Partner"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity and lovely workplace atmosphere
    Great E-Learning toolkit system
    People oriented and friendly
    open door policy
    Successful and profitable business
    Great company values

    Cons

    Cigarettes and Tobacco industry is controversial
    Financially Focused
    Lack of systems
    very slow in implementing new technologies and ERP system
    Group functions are not yet effective on global standardized level

    Advice to Management

    Depend on your own workforce more than depending on 3rd party consultants
    Empower the Group functions to build more effective global standards


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

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    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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "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. "supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cayey, PR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cayey, PR

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

    Pros

    good place to work good paid with benefits

    Cons

    to much managers, poor knowledge of quality products

    Advice to Management

    get rid of poor managers

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Graduate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    The people are a real positive working for Imperial. They are all genuinely nice people and are broadly supportive for new people coming into the business

    Cons

    There can be times when senior individuals within the organisation do not listen to their functional direct reports. This can lead to decisions being made which are more based on "gut feel" rather than based on the facts of a situation

    Advice to Management

    Manage graduates more effectively. There was a fairly poor management of expectations for the graduate cohort in terms of what support can be expected from the company for development. Further to this have a clear view of what roles graduates would be coming out of the scheme onto and communicate this rather than providing minimal support.


  9. "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


  10. "Quality"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Safety Health Environmental and Quality Manager in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Current Employee - Safety Health Environmental and Quality Manager in Wellington (New Zealand)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good opportunity for new employees

    Cons

    too much politician, lots of broken promise

    Advice to Management

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