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Updated 18 Dec 2019

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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 

    I worked at British American Tobacco

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Challenging industry overall, but still a great place to learn

    British American Tobacco2019-11-23
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Insights Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good corporate culture and work-life balance. Not something you would expect from this size of a company

    Cons

    Old ways of thinking due to lack of internal knowledge development

    British American Tobacco2019-08-23
  3. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Great culture - international environment - competitive pay & benefit

    Cons

    - work life balance is not the best

    British American Tobacco2019-08-13
  4. "Good Company to work for"

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

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Benefits and work life balance, good salary etc

    Cons

    Career progression and Development can be restrictive

    British American Tobacco2019-04-10
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    "Not recommended"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity on the next product generation side to see an industry transformation and experience a more time “start-up” like industry.

    Cons

    Very hierarchical and political. Consumers matter less than internal politics. If you are not starting there, you have no support to get ahead. Generally rather under staffed on next gen product side that results unhealthy work life balance. No quality marketing or leadership trainings therefore would not recommend to start a marketing career there.

    British American Tobacco2019-02-07
  6. "Great perks"

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    Current Employee - Finance in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bonus, shares and pension it’s amazing

    Cons

    Not good work life balance

    British American Tobacco2018-12-06
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Team in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    BAT offers Development Opportunities, The possibility to learn from a true multinational, it’s complexity can be challenging but for those willing to develo is a great Global exposure, Good Reward package and benefits

    Cons

    As any other big company there are too many Politics. Over the years has become too corporate, constant pressure and work/life balance is not ideal.

    Advice to Management

    Grateful for the opportunities and professional growth which brought me to where I am today. I was made redundant and even under these difficult circumstances BAT takes good care of its people. After leaving, the skills and experience acquired landed me a good and well paid job but not all is perfect and like in any other environment, continuous budget cuts is leading to 1 person doing the job of 2 if not 3. Pressure is mounting, unhappiness all around and over the years BAT is loosing that great sense of family and cool culture I once knew. The Top leadership behave as Gods and rightfully their position allows them to do that but wouldn’t it be inspiring and motivating to observe such Senior level engaging their people, specially their teams? Thus still remains a great company to work for.

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    British American Tobacco2017-11-01
  8. 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
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Field Review"

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    Trade Marketing Representative 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco

    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.

    British American Tobacco2016-07-07
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    "Brand Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Brand Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - structured processes; - solid product management experience; - good work/life balance

    Cons

    - relatively weak brand marketing experience due to the tight regulation of the industry; - conservative way of thinking among senior level managers.

    Advice to Management

    Be more willing and open to innovation.

    British American Tobacco2016-06-02
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