BAT Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 3 Aug 2020

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  1. "Amazing place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Richmond, London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BAT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A company that will support your growth and your everyday role, but more than this are there for you even in the bad times. Amazing level of training giving you more than what you need for any role. Great working environment with people that have drive and passion to deliver, but also have fun. Awesome package, giving you more than just a basic and bonus, with all the extras you gain. A company open to listening and not afraid to change direction when they can see they are doing things wrong.

    Cons

    Long hours, really need to put a lot in to achieve the required level. Can be a bit of a "boys club" at times. Great networkers do well. Hard to get on in the business in a field based role.

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  2. "London"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver in Sandhurst, Hampshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BAT full-time

    Pros

    Reliable good employer with rewards and benefits

    Cons

    Central London commute and long hours


  3. "Great opportunity"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Internship 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BAT for less than a year

    Pros

    Great managers Clear communication Overtime

    Cons

    Very long hours close to project launches

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good starting point, but then move on!"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southampton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BAT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Big company, many different roles available, nice people, international offices, opportunities to move abroad. Nice benefits: shares, gym on site, bonus, private health, parking... Good starting point for someone to start a career, but gain experience and then move on if you want to develop your career and get pay well.

    Cons

    The company is more focused on save money and cut costs than provide a good service. Savings from the company has been done at expenses of the people. Limited opportunities for promotion as this is done based on seniority instead of performance. Salary reviews are not in line with good performance and are below the market (for that area). Very long hours and no reward.

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  5. "Great place to work with stimulating projects, renewed emphasis on talent and drive, global career opportunities"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Insights Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAT full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Global organisation with strong governance practices, good Investment in business and innovation, strong brand and product portfolio and renewed focus on talent Anticipating and Embracing change in industry, ahead of competition Plenty of career development opportunities globally, committed to diversity

    Cons

    Influencing change slow and requires profile or established networks rather than merit alone Intensifying regulation limits full utilisation of skills Growing stigma in some recruiting circles Long working hours. ( rewarded with high bonuses on performance )

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  6. "BAT - A dynamic and rewarding workplace"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Brand Executive in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BAT full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - People, quality & diversity of talent - Fast paced, highly regulated industry calling for creativity and innovative thinking - Development and career opportunities (local and international) - Competitive salary & benefits

    Cons

    - Long working hours - Resilience is a must; must adapt to a challenging industry that is constantly evolving

  7. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Finance Manager 

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

    Pros

    BAT is a very structured company. Even though the industry is highly regulated they have a solid business and that gives you stability. They are very good at training new resources and supporting their top talent.

    Cons

    Long hours and a lot of responsibility that not necessarily was reflected on the monthly pay even though it did make me learn a lot and become a more round professional.

  8. "Great job if you love people"

    5.0
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    Former Contractor - Promotions Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BAT for less than a year

    Pros

    Promotion is easy with a product that is so marketable

    Cons

    Long hours working promotions at some events

  9. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    team environment with support from functions

    Cons

    sometimes long hours to meet deadlines

  10. "Very political environment"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Bucharest
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BAT full-time

    Pros

    nice office and international work environment

    Cons

    Highly political environment, broken down communication across teams, little transparency on career advancement opportunities, long working hours with leadership team sending e-mails late at night. Emphasis on short-term delivery as opposed to sustainable practices.

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