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Imperial Tobacco Reviews

Updated February 8, 2017
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  1. "Massive change but heart in the right place"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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..


  2. "supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Graduate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Great Company - Lacks Heart"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Quality"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    sfsadaf


  7. "Decent place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. "ASM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for lots of benefits and good salary. I loved working here.

    Cons

    The industry is tough and highly regulated. It is difficult to get another job as you build a unique skillset


  9. "ITG"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A very flat hierarchy and easy-to-access Senior Leadership

    Cons

    Social pressure due to the industry.


  10. "Senior Brand Manager Benelux"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Brussels (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Brussels (Belgium)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Carreer development is a your disposal, when demonstrating the right capabilities.

    Cons

    No clear transprance on management grading rationales


  11. "My role"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Project Engineer in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Junior Project Engineer in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with great colleagues

    Cons

    Long hours but fun work

    Advice to Management

    Keep people informed



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