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British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated 31 Mar 2020

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3.8
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British American Tobacco Chief Executive  Jack Bowles (no image)
Jack Bowles
116 Ratings
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  1. "Was a great company"

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    Former Employee - IT Service Manager in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Spent more than 10 years, and progresses my carrier significantly. Great location, facilities, salary.

    Cons

    The biggest negative is that it is the tobacco industry. I believe for the past few years, the ship is sinking, hence not too much room to progress.

    British American Tobacco2019-11-07
  2. "Massive positive change underway under new leadership"

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    Current Employee - Marketing New Categories in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Exciting transformation. Been with BAT for over 10 years but leadership has massively improved in the last year. Progressive leader of New Categories is implementing more agile ways of working and far more ambition to truly lead. Good salary and benefits.

    Cons

    High work pressure and little work - life balance. Always new deadlines fo meet

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    British American Tobacco2020-03-21
  3. "Excellent professional Standards"

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    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Culture, maturity, strategic vision, scope of spend

    Cons

    lots of recent changes/ uncertainty. New board

    British American Tobacco2020-03-17
  4. "Great Benefit but management can ignore ongoing problems"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco 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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    British American Tobacco2020-03-05
  5. "Challenging and rewarding; however employees' assignment are poorly managed"

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    Former Employee - Supply Planning Manager in Southampton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great cash bonus, great pension scheme

    Cons

    Some incompetent people in senior management capacities, office politics

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    British American Tobacco2020-03-08
  6. "Good basic pay, in the midst of a major change"

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    Current Employee - Product Development in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Basic pay is amazing, starting as a young developer or designer will do you well - benefits are great and the facilities are amazing. Unlimited resources to help design and develop - although most is outsourced to 3rd parties Large companies mean big teams and lots of support - there’s always an expert on a subject somewhere. The company is really changing now - and becoming more of a technology and nicotine company ... they might not be doing it correctly but at least they have noticed the need to change and bring in a new perspective. It’s really no longer about making cheap additive products, of course they want to make money but it’s moved on so much into making pleasurable products that have thought and attention in them.

    Cons

    Anything said by senior managers goes - people bend over backwards to please them or prove a concept to them - it’s nonsense. Designs and developments should be driven by consumers and the designers themselves, not a senior manager who has no experience in design or engineering, only project management. The technology they seem to use they think is “modern” and “cutting edge” but actually it’s a few years behind, they act like they’ve invented the wheel but are miles behind start-ups. And as with big business they have to push a product out every year

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    British American Tobacco2020-02-15
  7. "Poor work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits like discounted rate in their restaurant, free parking etc

    Cons

    Managers openly ask you to work from home after contracted hours, meaning not leaving time much to spend time with your young kids.

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    British American Tobacco2020-02-20
  8. "Recommend but maybe not long term"

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    Current Employee - IDT Services Manager in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Salary/ Overall Package/ Work life balance

    Cons

    Volatile market. Outlook looks negative

    British American Tobacco2020-01-30
  9. "Glory of past days"

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    Current Employee - Global Business Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great compensation package including bonuses and pension

    Cons

    Terrible culture, overly political, massive agency conflict at all levels. Outdated top managers

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    British American Tobacco2020-02-01
  10. "Great people"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    prefer not to share my opinion

    British American Tobacco2020-01-06
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