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British American Tobacco Management Trainee Reviews

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  • Poor Work Life Balance and Stereotype Performance Management (in 59 reviews)

  • The only negative thing about BAT is that there's no work/life Balance at all (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Management Trainee"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging , fast-paced environment with many opportunities for career advancement. International opportunities always an option as well. Relatively flat organization, which creates a good working environment.

    Cons

    The work load is quite high, so sometimes you need to take work home.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the work hard - play hard attitude!


  2. "Management Trainee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Zagreb (Croatia)
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Zagreb (Croatia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    True focus on development
    assigned mentor and coach

    Cons

    Some markets expect alot more/less from Trainee than others

    Advice to Management

    Watch out for incomming Millenials, different approach might be required


  3. "Management Trainee experience"

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    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Moscow (Russia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very strong experience gathered.
    Various trainings, coaching provided from the employees.

    Cons

    People.
    The relationships sometimes are awful.

    Advice to Management

    More attention to relationships in the teams.


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  5. "Great place for students to start their career"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great management trainee program
    - Great culture inside
    - people around are professionals

    Cons

    Salary in some markets are not very competitive


  6. "Amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1) Focus on development, resulting in steep development curve
    2) Great opportunities for both vertical and horizontal movement in the organization
    3) Competitive Salary
    4) Great social environment
    5) International environment

    Cons

    Do not have any cons worth mentioning


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    "Real international company with supportive competition environment ."

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    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice company welfare and welcoming people.
    Competitive culture to provide coaching and mentoring. Good office and location in Taipei.
    Staff are relatively young. People think logically and very sensitive about the numbers which makes the planning very details and sophisticated.

    Cons

    Put too much emphasis on analysis. Management level has little bargaining power to leverage end market's strategy . And organization is getting slimmer under cost pressure. The cluster re-organization between Taiwan and Hong Kong end market does not really work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focus on the strategy and stick to it


  8. "A great opportunity for a young person to get experience and flex their creative muscle."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Tons of great benefits and very competitive salary. Fair Human Resources policies like time-off, transportation and accommodation. A very interesting and diverse team of people to work closely with.

    Cons

    Competitive work and long hours. Company policies can be very confusing.


  9. "Interview for Leadership program (management trainee)"

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    Current Intern - Management Trainee in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Intern - Management Trainee in Moscow (Russia)
    Recommends

    I have been working at British American Tobacco as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Higher level of HR, company way paying tickets to HQ and night in hotel, amazing organization of the final assessment ( according to the schedule)

    Cons

    8-round process, tough assessment

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention on real future leaders not only according to current system of assessment estimation. Sometimes not the right people are chosen for the given role


  10. "Management Trainee Programme (Russia)"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Moscow (Russia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning through the programme, have an opportunity to get wide picture on the whole organisation (working in different projects and cross0functional assignments), a lot of trainings for personal and professional development, a coach from senior management who support during the programme, truly global and open corp.culture

    Cons

    challenging tasks and projects - this job is not for those, who is willing to stay inside own comfort zone

    Advice to Management

    keep this open and collaborative working environment


  11. "A company that takes you to new places"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    BAT really values talent and invests a lot of money to attract high-potential employees. There are many opportunities for career growth, you can make an international career if you prove yourself. The company's culture is unique. Salaries are also quite attractive.

    Cons

    Everything can change a bit too quickly - one day your objectives are set in one direction, the other day your objectives can gain a completely different perspective. I guess it's the company's reaction to 'the real world'. However, better planning couldn't hurt. Also BAT's a bit political and bureaucratic- like any other big company. Too many leaders in one place is sometimes a problem seeing as everyone wants to be in the spotlight. Often this can seriously influence decision-making. And, of course, working for a tobacco company can be a huge ethical issue for many.