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British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated 18 January 2018
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  1. "Working Student"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good integration into teams
    interesting projects

    Cons

    smoking in building is allowed


  2. "excellent learning environment"

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    Former Employee - HR Manager Europe Operations in London, England
    Former Employee - HR Manager Europe Operations in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    open culture, excellent in getting the best out of people, wide range on development opportunities, truly international, career paths

    Cons

    job mobility can be an obstacle for the right work-life/family balance

    Advice to Management

    do not let the old-boys-network take over the excellent HR systems and processes


  3. "Great organisation and talented colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Internal Audit in London, England
    Former Employee - Internal Audit in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Great organisation to work for with lots of opportunities to learn, develop and travel. I enjoyed engaging with a lot of very talented people daily and saw a tremendous personal growth during my time in BAT

    Cons

    A lot of change programmes happening with a lack of transparency and clarity on future roles

    Advice to Management

    More pro active management of staff during periods of change


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great company but not what is used to be...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fast career development
    International exposure
    Investing in fast growing e-cigarette category

    Cons

    Mature industry
    More cost cutting focused than on delivering organic growth (ie innovation, creativity, etc)
    Highly bureaucratic decision making


  6. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Stable, well managed company. A great opportunity to learn about how MNCs work.

    Cons

    Big, slow and overly bureaucratic. Moreso than other companies due to the regulatory restrictions in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees advance faster, or they will go somewhere else.


  7. "Excellent"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hampshire in Southampton, England
    Former Employee - Hampshire in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.
    Numerous opportunities to extend ones career path either by promotion or moving sideways to other functions to gain wider knowledge.
     Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Can't think of anythingetting negative

    Advice to Management

    Not sure I am best placed to advise management of anything.
    I worked at BAT for 11 yrs and can't remember a time when I could fault management.


  8. "Bat .. Good employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good employer, cared for their staff which was refreshing.

    Cons

    Tabacco company
    So good at looking after staff that I was board


  9. "Contractor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    Growth potential for young professionals
    excellent work environment
    great and supportive team to work with.
    great organizational culture of respect for all.

    Cons

    Due to the short duration spent there no major cons noted, however very competitive to join as many people want to join the org

    Advice to Management

    Maintain,
    Growth potential for young professionals
    excellent work environment
    great and supportive team to work with.
    great organizational culture of respect for all.


  10. "Great pay and broad exposure"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multinational, diverse culture, fantastic opportunities, very good pay.

    Cons

    Heavily regulated industry, limited ability to leverage marketing tools

    Advice to Management

    embrace innovation


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Field Review"

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    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Representative
    Current Employee - Trade Marketing Representative
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Positive work/life balance
    Great deal of autonomy
    Structured formal training
    Competitive commission structure
    Competitive base salary

    Cons

    No link between field and office
    Slow chain of command
    Limited progression for field team

    Advice to Management

    Look to manage the link between field staff and office staff more effectively; improve internal communications as there is very little and can be very slow; look at ways to develop staff in more ways than 6 week induction.


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