BAT Employee Reviews about "working environment"

Updated 20 Jul 2020

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  1. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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

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

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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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  3. "Great Benefit but management can ignore ongoing problems"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Bonus, Pension, Subsidise Restaurant and discounted events, multi culture work environment

    Cons

    Old School Culture, Difficult to Challenge Process, Internal Politic can be a restriction which can also limit career development

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  4. "Company struggling during a rapid tobacco industry transformation"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Planning Manager in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    International working environment. Relative freedom in which independent self-driven employees can easily succeed.

    Cons

    Company is in the constant volume decline, this creates a need to slash workplaces every 2-3 years and creates a regular atmosphere of threat. On top in recent years there is high "extra" saving pressure as turnover from cigarette sales is dropping while new product categories do not bring as much turnover as planned. This starts to impact size of packages, which a couple of years ago were lavish and today they are often below market average. BAT is a very slow organization, relatively simple decisions take ages to be taken due to multiple forums involved. This also impacts new product launches, speed to market is quite tragic vs competition.

  5. "Amazing place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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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  6. "10+ service and plan to stay"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I have been working at BAT for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Comfortable site & working environment. Flexible with working from home or at other locations, and at required family circumstances.

    Cons

    Following through on committing to the next role. Political behaviours in middle management.

  7. "n/a"

    4.0
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England

    I worked at BAT for less than a year

    Pros

    The work environment is good.

    Cons

    There is lack of training.

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  8. "BAT"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Placement Student in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BAT for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment and the people are incredible

    Cons

    Sometimes lost in how big the company is and no direction

  9. "Good company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BAT full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment with good mid management

    Cons

    No real progression path prospects

  10. "Internship"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at BAT

    Pros

    Great work environment and good mentorship

    Cons

    Not enough work load at the company

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