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Imperial Tobacco Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Great company to work for lots of benefits and good salary (in 5 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. "personal development"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mechelen (Belgium)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mechelen (Belgium)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    people development, constant change, individual contribution

    Cons

    post integration issues, short term vs long term

    Advice to Management

    manage change, look at long term, focus on organisational growth


  2. "A superb employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have never woken up in the morning and not wanted to go to work! A bold statement however it is true. Imperial Tobacco UK is superb employer.
    I don't work in HR this is honest feedback.

    Cons

    Other people’s attitude towards the tobacco category. Anyone joining the company should expect some people in their lives to take a dim view of their new career. However as an employee you very quickly realise that you only sell and market tobacco products to adults who choose to smoke, so there is nothing to be ashamed of. Tobacco is a legal product and adults in the UK should have a right to buy it if they so choose.

    Advice to Management

    Understandable budget cuts will always be accepted in times of recession; however there is still considerable waste within the organisation that should be reduced. This would allow for the redirection of funds towards forward thinking sales and marketing opportunities.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Une manière parfaite d’améliorer vos connaissances en RH – C’est une bonne société dans laquelle travailler"

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    Current Employee - INTERNATIONAL Human Resources MANAGER in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - INTERNATIONAL Human Resources MANAGER in Paris (France)
    Recommends

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Un domaine professionnel très actif avec de bonnes opportunités de développer vos compétences.
    Exige un haut niveau de dévouement et de motivation.

    Cons

    Quelquefois, le dévouement demandé et la façon dont il faut travailler -très rapidement et de manière rigoureuse- ne permettent pas un équilibre parfait entre vie professionnelle et personnelle.

    Advice to Management

    L’équipe de Direction cherche constamment à optimiser le niveau de communication et le retour d’informations.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Money driven forget about the people (Avoid)."

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Friendly staff.
    -Good organisation of the company.
    -Good track record.
    -Salary is good.
    -HAD an attitude of put their staff First.
    -If u want to dedicate your life to Imperial Tobacco then progression is a option.

    Cons

    -All about the money, in the process they will eat there own staff to achieve this.
    -Feels like your owned by the company from the moment you join.
    -Greedy.
    -Set unrealistic goals.
    -Goals keep changing.
    -Boys club enviroment.
    -Due to the way the company works, senior staff have no CARE for staff,
    -The whole atmosphere is extremely NEGATIVE.
    -If IMPERIAL TOBACCO was a person I reckon they would sell their mothers but only if they made a profit.

    Advice to Management

    Think about your people that work for you. Dont treat us as battery hens.


  5. "Very friendly, best employer I had"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great no-nonsense managers
    extremely generous pension
    work-life balance
    very little employee turnover - no fear of failing though some are simply stuck in their ways. Overall it's more a pro than con as it contributes to a very nice atmosphere.

    Cons

    I wish they had a London office so I could still work there :)


  6. "general review"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager
    Current Employee - Finance Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    international group, multicultural, cash generating

    Cons

    too much share price targeted


  7. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomy, Engaged team. Pleanty of challenge but the ability to get things done and to have fun doing it despite being a controvercial industry. If you come to work here you will be pushed and challenged - but well rewarded. Having worked in other industries, if things get me down, I just think about how much better it is being here!

    Cons

    Can take a long time to get things done in terms of decisions. Very few cons in my view working in this business

    Advice to Management

    -

  8. "Neutral with pluses place to work"

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good atmosphere, friendly people, balanced

    Cons

    lack of innovations, kind of soviet


  9. "The Best Employer You Will Ever Find!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Service Delivery in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Service Delivery in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous salary and benefits, a sense of belonging extremely supportive and friendly, I had 15 very happy years there.

    Cons

    None I really cant think of any cons


  10. "A fantastic employer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An exciting role with lots of autonomy - outstanding pay and rewards - work hard - play hard - challenging but really engaging - lovely values - great new office. This is one of the best employers I have worked for and would absoloutley recommend to anyone

    Cons

    The tobacco market decline - work life balance can be a bit off at times. Noy everyone is on-board with the drive for sucess and are coasting

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose the family feel in a big organisation


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