BAT Compensation FAQ

Read what BAT employees think about their compensation at the company.

BAT has a compensation and benefits rating of 4.3. If you want to know how much BAT employees make, head to their Salaries page to see a list of salaries per occupation, along with bonuses.

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28 August 2019

What is the salary like at BAT?

Pros

Work colleague’s have a strong team ethic and family feel. Good bonus package, pay is reasonable compared to other companies

Cons

No work flexibility Muddled management No communication or decision making at higher management grades make it difficult for people to understand the company direction

Good bonus package, pay is reasonable compared to other companies

28 August 2019

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20 January 2021

Does BAT offer a weekly bonus?

Pros

-Great package (car, insurance, gas, cell phone, per diems etc.) -Salary and bonuses are solid -Very talented people in the salesforce that put their best foot forward -flexible hours, as long as you put in the work

Cons

-weak corporate culture from the top, felt like there was no awareness of what is going on in the field and it shows. No work life balance, no real career advancement unless you want to live in MTL -fluctuating targets, you'll achieve your number and then suddenly your target goes up due to another region/country/whatever coming short -constant stress to hit a number, constantly fixing issues that you didn't create which harms customer relationships -customers can take out their frustrations on you due to the above issues

Advice to Management

Invest in your support staff (IT, Customer service, replenishment etc.) Trade reps should not be expected to to wear every hat in the business, and to manage a multi-category product offering for the same salary as a rep with only one category in a different company.

Salary and bonuses are solid

20 January 2021

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1 February 2020

What are other benefits and incentives like at BAT?

Pros

Great compensation package including bonuses and pension

Cons

Terrible culture, overly political, massive agency conflict at all levels. Outdated top managers

Advice to Management

Get fresh eyes on the board rather than promoting people with nothing but tobacco sales experience for 30+ years

Great compensation package including bonuses and pension

1 February 2020

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15 April 2019

Does BAT offer a yearly bonus?

Pros

Great teams, a lot of challenges and great opportunities, good annual bonus, great benefits especially from 2nd grade of managers (G35+).

Cons

Low salaries for all non management grades(F1 to FB3) + first management grade (G34), working conditions not that good, not so much transparency at management and top team level (as there are many changes happening and no communications are done up-front), a lot of stress on delivery and not so much into people management (even if they are painting in a way that "they are working for you" - but in reality is all about delivering), poor management in terms of managing other managers as everyone is focusing at micromanagement instead of macromanagement (taskmasters instead of real leaders).

Advice to Management

Pay more attention to people instead of micromanagement and delivering at all costs without paying attention to the most important piece of the puzzle which are the people / colleagues you are working with - WORK FOR THE PEOPLE and THE PEOPLE WILL WORK FOR YOU!

Great teams, a lot of challenges and great opportunities, good annual bonus, great benefits especially from 2nd grade of managers (G35+).

15 April 2019

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19 July 2019

What are sales commissions like at BAT?

Pros

Competitive salary, sales target commission.

Cons

Need to work on PH to chase sales target

Competitive salary, sales target commission.

19 July 2019

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