British American Tobacco

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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

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.  

    Truly global company, offering a great stage to perform.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England

    Pros

    Global reach, ability to run meaningful initiatives if you make a solid case for change.
    Predominantly experienced and passionate professionals with product affinity, corporate social responsibility is a genuine part of its culture.

    Cons

    Potential risk of a schism between HQ and Regions/End Markets due to increasing numbers of local recruits into Globe House with insufficient 'coal face' exposure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Safeguard adequate employee rotation across the globe, which is why most people join a multinational.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fair experience. Marketing capabilities. Trade Marketing Excellence.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - International Responsibility Manager  in  London, England
    Former Employee - International Responsibility Manager in London, England

    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
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