Imperial Brands Reviews

Updated 16 Jun 2020

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3.4
62%
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Imperial Brands CEO Alison Cooper
Alison Cooper
104 Ratings
Pros
  • "Amazing facilities in Bristol and good benefits(in 14 reviews)

  • "Good salary, nice office, gym and running track(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "75% share price growth in 5 years looks great on the first glance, but on the second is a bit too much and should be considered as a warning(in 5 reviews)

  • "Career progression: Good for those who are playing the political game(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Development Executive in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible training, very professional Fast Moving Consumer Goods on a different scale.

    Cons

    Affected by Change on a scale unknown to a legal "Product".

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  2. "Great place to learn by doing with good conditions"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - HRBP in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Imperial Brands full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great teams, great opportunities available, multiple projects, culture promotes autonomy and responsiveness

    Cons

    Management (and their ideas) can be old school and quality is not always a priority

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  3. "Okay but not great"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay Good benefits and pension

    Cons

    Tends to follow market leaders Tobacco is a declining industry

  4. Helpful (1)

    "A place to learn..."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn, global environment, modern offices, projects and opportunities to try different things

    Cons

    Not progressive thinking, old men club leadership style, lack of value based leadership, hierarchical

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not Great"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Brands full-time

    Pros

    Gym and football pitch on site.

    Cons

    Expected culture of a a regressive industry. Poor leadership in most teams.

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Stuck in the 1970, this business is in major trouble."

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty relaxed place to work, but then again maybe that's a bad thing? Profit warning issued again this year and still nobody has really reacted fast enough apart from ditching the CEO.

    Cons

    IT infrastructure is archaic, slow, difficult to navigate and unfit for a so called digital business. Leadership styles of managers is deeply entrenched in the 1970s, command & control seems tobe the norm, micro management is rife. Pay is well below average, they really don't pay enough to make you forget what they actually do, keep people addicted to nicotine. Share price continues to dwindle, there really is no reason to stay here for the long term, this is a dying business, literally. Bristol head office is in a pretty dire part of town, nothing near it for a lunchtime apart from a Sainsbury's, on site canteen is overpriced and offers very little choice on a day to day basis. Turmoil will continue for the forseeable as a new CEO comes in and will no doubt want to turn the nosedive around, maybe they'll listen to the analysts and shut down the vape business and focus on tobacco, who knows.

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  7. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Material Specialist in Bristol, England

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

    Pros

    People, culture and benefits are great

    Cons

    None currently, it’s a good place to work

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Strategy"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial Brands full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Design and impact future or the business

    Cons

    Declining business and financial pressures

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  9. "Highly Supportive Well Paid"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Analyst in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong teams, supportive network and early exposure to senior projects

    Cons

    Less structured graduate scheme than others

  10. "Best place to learn"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, team, lots of change and opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Can be hard to progress,

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