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Imperial Brands Reviews

Updated 31 Aug 2019

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Imperial Brands CEO Alison Cooper
Alison Cooper
88 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great company to work for lots of benefits and good salary(in 13 reviews)

  • "Amazing facilities in Bristol and good benefits(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Opportunities for career progression in Bristol are limited, and Imperial tends to recruit externally rather than promote internally(in 5 reviews)

  • "Very poor management and employee engagement(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Perfect"

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    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Brands full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Best company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing nothing nothing at all

    Advice to Management

    Good work

    Imperial Brands2019-06-20
  2. "Great pay..... always at risk of redundancy.....only move up if links are good"

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    Former Employee - RDE in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Brands full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    company car pay package good bonus self managed

    Cons

    progressions impossible unless you have links in higher positions 5 redundancies in 5 years i think departments opening closing all the time management (some) think they are never wrong

    Advice to Management

    fix up and tell your colleagues when they are wrong and not just stick up for loyalty stop messing with futures constant changes are not good look on merit sometimes

    Imperial Brands2019-08-22
  3. "Doing what it can"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Brands part-time

    Pros

    Salary, Flexible working (with the right manager), Opportunity to take responsibility early, On-site canteen.

    Cons

    Departments working in silos, inconsistent management across organisation so experience depends on line manager instead of organisation culture. Future of company uncertain.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying to change and bring consistency of positive organisational culture. Be honest about company prospects and what it will take to succeed / set realistic, achievable targets instead of optimistic stretch targets.

    Imperial Brands2019-07-31
  4. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Key Account Executive 

    I have been working at Imperial Brands full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very independent and can make own decisions

    Cons

    Difficult to get new ideas agreed.

    Imperial Brands2019-06-22
  5. "Fair employer"

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    Current Employee - Personal Assistant in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Brands full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salary, nice office, gym and running track

    Cons

    Office politics can be challenging

    Imperial Brands2019-07-03
  6. "High commercial importance"

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    Current Employee - Pricing Analyst in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial Brands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Commercially influence with strong business exposure

    Cons

    High workload with short deadlines

    Advice to Management

    No advice required

    Imperial Brands2019-06-08
  7. "Good pay but increasingly demoralised"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Brands full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for the South West and a truly global company with the interest (and workload) that goes with that. Some great people to work with but most of the good ones have either been made redundant or are waiting to be made redundant.

    Cons

    The company has strategically been caught out by its competitors and extreme cost cutting has left people overworked and increasingly demoralised. People used to love working for Imperial, now they are just treated like a number on a spreadsheet regardless of the ironic company 'values'.

    Advice to Management

    Have some dignity and fall on your swords.

    Imperial Brands2019-06-03
  8. "Good place to live work but declining"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Brands full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay, nice people, nice office environment

    Cons

    Shrinking market, lots of restructuring.

    Imperial Brands2019-06-01
  9. "Good development over the years"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Brands full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and development. Long term opportunities

    Cons

    Traditional tobacco business is on the decline and not enough investment in e:cigarettes etc

    Imperial Brands2019-04-13
  10. "Perfect Business to Learn and Grow"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Brands full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Informal culture, recognize talents, Compensation, & Benefits

    Cons

    Short term vs. Long Term balance (as most public companies)

    Imperial Brands2019-03-28
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