BAT Reviews

Updated 3 Aug 2020

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3.8
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "BAT"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BAT full-time

    Pros

    Ethical, dynamic, professional, forward looking

    Cons

    Controversial Unpopular Industry, much misunderstood,

  2. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAT full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good multi cultural working environment,

    Cons

    none really, it is a company I would always go back to work for


  3. "Global company and very people oriented."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Digital Transformation Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAT full-time

    Pros

    Takes good care of its employees

    Cons

    Tobacco manufacturer and highly regulated industry so may not appeal to everyone!

  4. "Product developer 2"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Developer II in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good remuneration and good progression opportunities Good progression opportunities

    Cons

    Expected to work beyond contracted hours

  5. "Great Place to Work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Central Quality Manager in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAT full-time

    Pros

    Interesting technology, opportunity to travel, ability to set and determine horizontal career path, friendly colleagues, supportive/strategic management and enshrined agility. Business continuously seek to improve itself with a continuous stream of innovation, agility and technology.

    Cons

    Promotion depends on internal politics and also on team and part of business (tobacco side vs next generation products side). There is an effort to address this.

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  6. "Fast paced in some areas, terribly slow in some"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BAT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1. People are generally very passionate about what they do 2. Going through exciting times, so plenty of opportunities to roll up your sleeves to do and learn as much as possible 3. Diversity in the work environment

    Cons

    1. Can be hierarchical 2. Extremely slow in decision-making

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  7. "Excellent opportunities at a progressive company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PMO Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAT full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good level of autonomy. Rewards for creativity

    Cons

    It is a bit "corporate"

  8. "Great Perks, Library Workplace"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Global Graduate Program Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BAT full-time

    Pros

    Good, training and perks throughout program

    Cons

    Silent and uninspiring culture. Culture of complaining

  9. "Global Graduate Programme"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Graduate - Manufacturing in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The compensation is good as long as you're moving upwards. Benefits are better if you're not in the head office.

    Cons

    Very political culture and way too much unnecessary reporting which takes up valuable time for doing actual work.

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  10. "Great Place to Work and Grow"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Leader in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAT full-time

    Pros

    Clear Strategy, Great People, Great Package, Expect to be given responsibility and given great opportunities to develop and grow

    Cons

    Still a controversial business so dont expect to be universally loved by those outside the industry.

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