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British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated 30 November 2017
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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. "Good experience"

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

    I worked at British American Tobacco (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing team that was willing to help me in all new things.
    Very international and outgoing people, the work culture is really good.

    Cons

    A lot of quantitative and dry analysis involved and not a lot of liberty as intern.

    Advice to Management

    Improve intern trainings


  2. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to progress, great package, high calibre of colleagues, relaxed working environment

    Cons

    Ever increasing level of change in the business means jobs aren't as secure as they once were

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget it's the people that make the company great


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Poor choice of judgement when promoting."

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in South Newbald, England
    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in South Newbald, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people in the sales teams which makes this job really
    Some really good managers
    Some good benefits which include private healthcare.

    Cons

    Bullying by some managers on very experienced staff
    Pay is propped up by free shares that you lose if you don't stay for 3 years.
    Always want you to do more out of usual hours.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you pick the right person for the role as many people are out into roles because their face fits. Make the basic salary more appealing.


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  5. "Still a very good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Salary & benefits. Good progression opportunities if you push yourself. Open culture and truly diversified. Still know how to build teams and have fun.

    Cons

    Constant regulatory pressure driving changes. Pressure to reduce cost sometimes unrealistic.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening and acting on employee feedback to keep our company on track and attractive.


  6. "Overall Review of BAT as an Employer"

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

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employees are encouraged to take responsibilities, encouraged to develop their skills, open management style where views of employees on matters affecting company or improvements to processes are positively received. Opportunities to move across functions and geographies and above all an excellent paymaster!

    Cons

    Should enforce a policy of mandatory maximum period in any given management role, especially when excellent performance level has reached.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Standard Big Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well paid, great benefits, flexible working arrangements, good people

    Cons

    Too many politics in the office, constantly restructuring


  8. "Corporate Finance Controller"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Finance Controller in London, England
    Current Employee - Corporate Finance Controller in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and a lot of opportunities to grow / mobility

    Cons

    A por of pressure tu reduce costs ( constantly,)

    Advice to Management

    To pay more attention to career plans


  9. "Demand Planninng and forecasting manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    high profile, big responsibilities, visibility, exposure, good people

    Cons

    no clarity on strategy, cost orientated, no work life balance, lack of fun, stressful environment


  10. Helpful (3)

    "contractual breach and unfair dismissal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    global company with strong business performance

    Cons

    They seem to have forgotten the human side of human resources, mistreating committed and hard workers to the point to breach contractual conditions. Management seems to want people to do the job not caring about developing and supporting individuals to succeed, on the contrary, placing the blame seems preferable to constructively achieve goals as a team
    I am seriously concerned about the HR practices I have witnessed in Globe House, the HR management did not hesitate to unfairly dismiss a team member, not only by breaching all internal procedures and irresponsibly disregarding good practices, but with a completely unnecessary humiliating approach. If this continues to be the HR leadership this is not a recommendable place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Management in HR needs to review the way they want to treat employees
    Leaders and managers should be reminded about the accountability in developing high performance teams and individuals. Also about their role in making a company a good place to work,
    People managing and communication skills are only the basics, as an organization that wants to have the best talent of the class, they should start by having inspiring and capable leaders, this is certainly not the current case in HR/Reward teams (BAT globe house)


  11. "Global powerhouse constantly evolving and innovating"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    High performance culture, international career opportunities for high potentials. US acquisition will place it at top of tree. Truly diverse in culture. People from any country can grow and get to the top and this runs in the company's bloodstream.

    Cons

    High performance culture leads to stiff internal competition and very high stretch targets in some areas.You need to be resilient and totally focussed on delivering stretch targets to thrive and this is not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the resilience and think of the people. The new product world is exciting with new digital opportunities for marketers to complement the incredible trade marketing strengths in non traditional channels.


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