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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Demand Planninng and forecasting manager"

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    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

    British American Tobacco2017-04-24
  2. "Descent Pay and Benefits: Terrible Work/Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Descent pay and benefits including a company vehicle Lots of responsibility from day one Good learning opportunity for recent graduates Most coworkers are friendly and willing to help each other out.

    Cons

    NO work life balance, Expected to be available all the time, including weekends, Long hours driving and working alone, Expected to do admin at home after working a long day, Very little training or mentoring, Leadership through fear, sarcasm and ridicule, It's a dying industry, Poor to no career advancement, Soul crushing culture for trade account marketing managers, Everything you do is tracked, compared and ranked. The ONLY thing that matters is meeting your targets.

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    British American Tobacco2020-02-07
  3. "Good not great"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Finance Executive in Monterrey, Nuevo León
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good perks, young ambiance, fast growth

    Cons

    Work hours, no work life balance

    British American Tobacco2019-12-04
  4. "Marketing Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Tokyo
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco for less than a year

    Pros

    High professionalism, great place to learn and grow

    Cons

    No work life balance for full-time employees.

    British American Tobacco2019-10-29
  5. "Life @ BAT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Premium Pay & Premium Benefits

    Cons

    No work life balance & limited career progression

    British American Tobacco2019-10-08
  6. Helpful (1)

    "I Weep for Those Who Come to Work at Ceylon Tobacco Company After Reading This"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Colombo
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They give you free food...... if that counts. The food menu rotates and it’s not too long before you know it by heart. Rice, Dhal, Potatoes and some Salad that you'll probably get sick of eating after a while. But Tuesday is special Lunch. (Weeeeee).

    Cons

    1) Salaries are dirt poor for a place which is supposed to be a branch of a Fortune 500 listed company. For comparison, Lanka Transformers Limited (LTL) and Nikini Automation, two companies whose combined wealth can't exceed that of Ceylon Tobacco Company pay their Interns Rs. 40,000 (220 USD) per month whereas this prestigious, etc, etc, place pays only a mere Rs. 10,000 (55.41 USD). 2) Interns are more likely to get assignments that are NOT related to their education. Half of the Interns had to do work which were not near their field of education. 3) No "Work - Life Balance". Not only do they pay you bad, they have the AUDACITY to ask you to come to work even if it means missing university lectures or the precious weekends where you get two days to do YOUR personal things. If THIS doesn't speak volumes, I don't know what will. 4) ILLEGAL Long Hours of Work. The local Vocational Training Department has only given companies the right to get work from Interns for 6 - 8 Hours per day. Guess who spends 10 Hours at work, the Interns. (Insert "Hello, Police?" Meme). 5) Unintelligent restructurings that makes you wonder if those who think of these things are playing Darts with Employees names on the Darts and their possible Future Position on the Wall. Who knows, by this rate Karen from Accounting might be the next CEO. But I'm not a permanent staff member so that's none of my problems.

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    British American Tobacco2019-10-12
  7. "Good pay, too political and competitive."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Great payment and perks, nice offices

    Cons

    Stressfull, competitive and political, no work life balance

    British American Tobacco2019-08-09
  8. "BAT"

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    Current Employee - Route to Market Development Manager in Tehran, Tehran
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Learning - Agile - Hard working

    Cons

    - No work-life balance - No culture (Manager based culture) - Bureaucratic - Grad - position driven

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    British American Tobacco2019-08-05
  9. "Solid workplace but lacking a clear vision"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice colleagues and a solid market environment. If you look for a career BAT may be the right place for you. Make sure to perform every single year, build a solid network and be mobile - not much to keep you from climbing up the ladder.

    Cons

    - No work-life balance in marketing - be aware of a hierarchical mindset; you need to be senior enough to be heard - loads of work usually never materializes

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    British American Tobacco2019-06-18
  10. "work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dhaka
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good pay, good global exposure

    Cons

    Bad working environment, no work life balance, corporate politics

    British American Tobacco2019-04-26
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