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British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated 22 June 2018
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  • "Everyone could focus a little more on the work-life balance that exists (or doesn't exist) in the company" (in 66 reviews)

  • "The only negative thing about BAT is that there's no work/life Balance at all" (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place To Work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    -a clear strategy and engaging strategy
    -very challenging work
    -truly global (180 markets)
    -strong commitment to developing people

    Cons

    -challenging trading environment like for all FMCGs


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Placement Student in R&D"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and very relaxed working environment

    Cons

    Very large firm, so you don't have contact with senior management

  3. "Great Place to Work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    Pros

    Great investment in talent, constantly moving around departments

    Cons

    Can't think of any, all good

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great company culture


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Finance Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    International employees bring a great diverse working environment

    Cons

    Networking for promotion becomes harder the higher up you go

    Advice to Management

    Take time to respond to questions / issues raised by employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great career opportunities for hard working and talented employees, also internationally. Great training courses !

    Cons

    Company culture has changed somewhat and has become more political.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Awful....Simply Awful"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in London, England
    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, knowledgable company, old set of managers always looked after the staff, good systems to work
     Team members that stuck out for you and stuck together

    Cons

    New management only in it for themselves
    Bad pay
    Work being done has no credibility to it
    Racism and bulling apparent in all departments especially the sales team
    People steal your ideas and pass it off as their own
    No career progression
    Always want more and more from for nothing
    No appreciation for the work that you have done
    No flexibility
    Huge turnover rate of around 60% in the company that alone says something about the company

    Advice to Management

    Leave and actually put someone in charge who's knows what they are doing


  7. "Good experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

  8. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Poor choice of judgement when promoting."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Still a very good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


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