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British American Tobacco Senior Manager Reviews

Updated 27 November 2017
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British American Tobacco CEO and Director Nicandro Durante
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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. "Overall Review of BAT as an Employer"

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


  2. "It's all about the bonus"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge company, great office in London, good pay.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and favouritism, but mostly tobacco.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure it would make any difference.


  3. "Lots of challenges in tobacco industry which creates also opportunities."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Dynamic environment with smart people

    Cons

    Flexible working is not part of policy


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good for regular 9-5 work, but if you are developing a career look elasewhere...."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Southampton, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Southampton, England

    Pros

    Benefits are good. The work environment is relaxed.

    Cons

    It has a small sized R&D, so as a scientist looking for career advancement, I would'nt go there.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more in the clear.


  6. "Senior Brand Manager - BeNeLux"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Brand Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Big family , easy to grow and always learning's opportunity for those who want to climb up the ladders
    Dynamic and provides different chances for everyone in different department to be well rounded

    Cons

    Too many changes
    process is blacking some urgent actions


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a good company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. In general there are many good quality employees in BAT. Working with them is an enriching experience
    2. Good salary and benefits
    3. Opportunities available to employees to transfer to different countries

    Cons

    1. Can be too political
    2. Its a big company so decision making can be very hierarchical


  8. "Working at British American Tobacco"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Commercial Finance Manager in Colombo (Sri Lanka)
    Current Employee - Senior Commercial Finance Manager in Colombo (Sri Lanka)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Amazing culture
    2. Company helps you develop through different roles and responsibilities
    3. Various employment benefits

    Cons

    1. Very limited opportunities for international trainings and developments


  9. "Greate place to build a career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager In Supply Chain & Manufacturing
    Former Employee - Senior Manager In Supply Chain & Manufacturing
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large multinational company, excellent development opportunities, competitive salaries & benefits. Well developed processes, clear and transparent Business procedures.

    Cons

    Due to Global economic decline working environement is getting tougher


  10. "Challenging but fun"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to experience diversity and the company never lets u get bored & encourages cross functional opportunities

    Cons

    Very complex org structure with multiple layers. Sometimes you feel like process comes first not business.

    Advice to Management

    People is key!


  11. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for this great company for 18 years, starting as a junior staff and progressed to several senior leadership roles. I stayed this long because it was such a caring company with many nice people. It invested lots of resources in career development and provided very competitive benefits.

    Cons

    Because it is a big corporation, sometimes things are slow.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good management practices!