BAT Work Life Balance FAQ

Read what BAT employees think about work life balance at the company and make sure this fits your lifestyle. Employees have questions about everything from the work from home policy, overtime and flexibility.

BAT has a work life balance rating of 3.2.

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6 English questions out of 6

3 July 2019

What is working from home like at BAT?

Pros

Payment, benefits as 13th salary, being able to work directly with UK managers.

Cons

Outdated systems, no work from home scheme.

Advice to Management

Management is a bit old fashioned more controlling focused rather than empowering.

Outdated systems, no work from home scheme.

3 July 2019

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20 January 2021

How is the work/life balance at BAT?

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.

No work life balance, no real career advancement unless you want to live in MTL

20 January 2021

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16 July 2019

What is it like traveling for work at BAT?

Pros

Excellent career opportunities International training

Cons

Lots of travel Continuous changes due to environmental issues

Advice to Management

Focus on people and empowerment of employees

Lots of travel

16 July 2019

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29 February 2020

What is overtime like at BAT?

Pros

Leadership, Good salaries, great environment, modern and clean offices

Cons

Bad systems, old programs used for daily work, not clearly defined rules and processes, time-consuming processes, too much overtime needed to be SLA compliant and to meet the End Market expectations

Advice to Management

Invest more in programs and systems that can make daily work easier and more logical

consuming processes, too much overtime needed to be SLA compliant and to meet the End Market expectations

29 February 2020

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14 February 2020

How are flexible working hours at BAT?

Pros

Great management, Flexible work schedules, Remuneration

Cons

The tobacco industry in Canada is highly regulated and therefore it is a bit challenging to work

Great management, Flexible work schedules, Remuneration

14 February 2020

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