BAT Benefits FAQ

Read what BAT employees think about benefits at the company.

The most popular benefits at BAT include Sick Pay, Work From Home and Life Insurance. If you want to see a full list of benefits and perks at BAT listed by categories, head to their Benefits page. From insurance, health and wellness to vacation and more, find out what you could benefit from when working at BAT.

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15 March 2019

What is health insurance like at BAT?

Pros

Great benefits including high coverage health insurance, saving schemes and free shares

Cons

Career opportunities and prospects could be better

Great benefits including high coverage health insurance, saving schemes and free shares

15 March 2019

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18 February 2021

Does BAT offer sponsored degrees?

Pros

There is a lot of company provided resources and benefits for your personal life and growth. Tuition reimbursement is now 100%. Great parental leave program for moms and dads that have new kids. I think you get 3 months. Benefits cover life partners (you don't have to be married). The company contributes to your HSA yearly (depending on plan picked) 401K matching. There are some truly amazing leaders at this company. I've been blessed to have had some of them as my direct supervisor and Region supervisor.

Cons

Since BAT has taken over you can feel the shift in the company. Our work load was already insane. Instead of making our assignments smaller so we could manage all of the products and segments joining our portfolio they increased them all. My assignment almost tripled in size. If you don't make a certain % of your coverage each month you could lose your bonus for the quarter. This company has always had the motto that it's people were it's number one asset. With RJ we could tell that was true. It doesn't feel as true with BAT. With Covid-19 they had everyone work from home starting in March. As states opened back up they sent TMs back into the field. We travel to multiple high traffic retail locations all day (depending on your assignment, you might travel to multiple cities and counties). Employees that were high risk to severe complications from Covid could email and request to continue to work from home. They forced all high risk employees back into the field January of this year. You could no longer work from home and get paid. Cases were exploding and vaccines were right around the corner. Meanwhile they still are allowing 50% of the employees that work at home office to work from home that aren't high risk. In an office setting, where people have to follow company protocols and guidelines you are a lot safer than your high risk employees that are stuck within 6ft of people refusing to wear mask. They have to visit high traffic locations with the general public all day long. That doesn't feel like a company that cares about their employees, just their bottom line.

Advice to Management

I get that we have to move as fast as the industry is but our assignments need to be manageable. Every product launch is a reset we are doing in a store. Product launches are happening at a rate I have never seen before. Our portfolio is huge and keeps getting largers. We manage more brands than any of our competitive TMs do. We do 90%+ of all of the merchandising to reset it, every time there is a change. You say you want to pay in the top but we are doing way more work than PM reps and they make more money than us. Don't have us reset items because you want them to look different and then the very next month we have to reset it all over again because of a product launch. Combine those resets together to save time. Give us the materials we need to reset our store earlier. We aren't getting tags, coming soon cards, etc. Until 2 weeks before launches. We all have way to many stores to be able reset them all in that time line. Slow down on the Vapor POS changes. It's non-stop and adds more on our to do plates.

Tuition reimbursement is now 100%.

18 February 2021

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27 December 2018

Does BAT offer vision insurance?

Pros

1. International job opportunity The company being so global with almost 52 countries involved world wide, you can acquire the opportunity to work almost everywhere you want 2. Eye-opening Even though you are stuck at one end market, you are always looking at the bigger picture, giving you indirect experience of how other countries function. 3. Flexible work environment The culture of BAT is open-minded and fluid, thus your idea will matter regardless of your position or grade. People value each other and listen well.

Cons

1. May seem slow compared to other FMCG company, mostly due to the characteristic of the industry 2. The flexible working culture sometimes hinders fast and quick action, since you are asked to be prudent and take consideration of every angle.

2. Eye

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15 February 2020

Does BAT offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

Basic pay is amazing, starting as a young developer or designer will do you well - benefits are great and the facilities are amazing. Unlimited resources to help design and develop - although most is outsourced to 3rd parties Large companies mean big teams and lots of support - there’s always an expert on a subject somewhere. The company is really changing now - and becoming more of a technology and nicotine company ... they might not be doing it correctly but at least they have noticed the need to change and bring in a new perspective. It’s really no longer about making cheap additive products, of course they want to make money but it’s moved on so much into making pleasurable products that have thought and attention in them.

Cons

Anything said by senior managers goes - people bend over backwards to please them or prove a concept to them - it’s nonsense. Designs and developments should be driven by consumers and the designers themselves, not a senior manager who has no experience in design or engineering, only project management. The technology they seem to use they think is “modern” and “cutting edge” but actually it’s a few years behind, they act like they’ve invented the wheel but are miles behind start-ups. And as with big business they have to push a product out every year

Advice to Management

Take some time to step back, really use the experts you have e to develop some genuinely new technology that is consumer relevant. Stop pushing out products that are incremental changes to existing and old hat tech. Listen to the young designers and engineers - you hires them because you need fresh eyes! Why hire someone smart and just tell them what to do, let them guide it a little.

Unlimited resources to help design and develop

15 February 2020

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8 March 2021

What is the retirement plan like at BAT?

Pros

Company car provided $175.00 deducted from your salary. Great health Benifits and 6% 401k company match.

Cons

To many products to manage and sell in to retail outlets, with out commissions. Company continues to add more responsibilities while growing its revenue but still the lowest paying company for the position as a Territory Manager.

Advice to Management

Very Difficult unless you want up up root your whole family and move across the US!

Great health Benifits and 6% 401k company match.

8 March 2021

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