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Has moved from work hard. Play hard. To Work hard...work harder

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Former Employee - Brand Marketing  in  London, England
Former Employee - Brand Marketing in London, England

I worked at British American Tobacco full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Great renumeration, people, career opportunities, autonomy and challenges of working within a highly regulated environment.

Cons

Highly political environment where numerous people were 'over-promoted' and could not back these promotions up with either the skills or experience.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It's been a busy year of change at all levels at BAT, and it is slowly getting rid of all those that do not have the skills/experience to perform at their level. The challenge for management will be change the culture into one that moves the business forward at the same time as retaining the good talent it has. If there is one piece of advice it would be to tell the employees what the new vision of the company is and if this has not changed....how they are going to achieve this faster than what was previously being done.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Fair experience. Marketing capabilities. Trade Marketing Excellence.

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    Former Employee - International Responsibility Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - International Responsibility Manager in London, England

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Training. Growth Opportunities. Financial Performance.

    Cons

    Politics. Low delegation level. Lack of empowerment. Extremely centralized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate. Empower.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Comfortable, well-rewarded role in a cash-rich business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at British American Tobacco for more than a year

    Pros

    Employee benefits; easy working hours; good performance of shares; employees encouraged to move around the business during their careers.

    Cons

    Size of the organization and/or nature of its market mean it can be relatively un-commercial and slow-moving. Many long term employees stay because they are comfortable, but lack of challenge causes complacency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Challenge anyone who says "that's how we've always done it" or who rejects a proposal because they "haven't seen that before".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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