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British American Tobacco Senior Manager Reviews

Updated 5 June 2018
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British American Tobacco CEO and Director Nicandro Durante
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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 company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Procurement Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Procurement Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Big on development, leadership and retaining talent. World class organisation that works well locally and globally.

    Cons

    Continuous transformation requires adaptable people who are open to change.

    Advice to Management

    Great leadership


  2. "Overall Review of BAT as an Employer"

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    • Culture & Values
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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.

  3. "It's all about the bonus"

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    • 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.


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

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    • 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


  5. Helpful (1)

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

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    • 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. "Finance Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Professional, Career progress, Fast changing

    Cons

    a bit political and frequent change


  7. "Great organization"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good processes, international exposure, opportunities to work in different countries, professional colleagues, flat organisation, above average rémunération and good benefits

    Cons

    Can be a little bureaucratic at times as it is a large organisation. Organisational change is common; it’s not necessarily a bad thing depending on how you look at it. Can be a stressful environment due to lots of office politics.

  8. "Bat organization"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Key Accounts Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Senior Key Accounts Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well structured processes, good line of sight targets setting

    Cons

    People development is more a slogan rather a policy

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on all employees not only on HiPos


  9. "Senior Brand Manager - BeNeLux"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  10. "Working at British American Tobacco"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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