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Japan Tobacco International Reviews

Updated Dec 2, 2019

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3.6
72%
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69%
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Japan Tobacco International CEO Eddy Pirard
Eddy Pirard
135 Ratings
Pros
  • "JTI it’s a open and inclusive organization with a high commitment with his employees(in 46 reviews)

  • "Very good working environment and great people(in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "A common trend is that IT in JTI cannot get good performance evaluations(in 42 reviews)

  • "Sometimes too slow decision making but as usual in corporate world(in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Weybridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Japan Tobacco International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible working Good training Dress down Good benefits package Nice environment

    Cons

    Lots of process Very little progression Management is inexperienced at some levels

    Advice to Management

    Put in place better opportunities for progression to retain talented employees.

    Japan Tobacco International2019-09-04
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Restricted category to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weybridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Japan Tobacco International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working environment, great pay, holidays and pensions

    Cons

    Stereotypical work style, limited learning in Marketing since its a restricted category with no ATL or BTL

    Advice to Management

    Retention of talent

    Japan Tobacco International2019-11-18
  3. "Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Japan Tobacco International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good international company to work for

    Cons

    Very little promotion possibilities for people in the UK

    Japan Tobacco International2019-10-28
  4. Helpful (7)

    "Hard work, horrible industry, no focus on people"

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    Current Employee - Strategic Insights Analyst in Weybridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Japan Tobacco International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Invest a lot in training of staff Good pay/benefits

    Cons

    Terrible industry in a declining market Ask a lot Do not care about their people

    Advice to Management

    HR too focused on business and saving money on wages - need to be more help for the employee

    Japan Tobacco International2019-09-30
  5. Helpful (11)

    "If your face fits you’ll go a long way personally bullied and segregated by management"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Japan Tobacco International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great health care, holidays, pension (but min contribution has been upped so people struggling to stay in it), Christmas party (but every move is watched by management), bonus, nice location with free parking. Most people stay here because of the people they work with are good people but too many good people have left now.

    Cons

    No support from TL’s they just bow down to management. If you disagree or have an opinion your cards marked again the same if you’ve been off on long term sick. Management only have time for the staff that jump when they say, you might get a ‘hi’ from senior team or a smile but no conversation that’s only for the people they like. This place has a ‘black hole’ where many staff disappear when their face doesn’t fit.... Management lie to your face to cover up their wrong doings. So much is covered up by the management team that I expect if HQ really knew what went on here they would loose their jobs. I’ve worked here for many years but have found that people only progress if they ‘like’ you. I could go on and on but feel it would not change the way things are here it’s more of a warning to others thinking of joining this company. There is no looking after the staff or treating them as human beings more the ‘needs of the business’ so staff are cast aside and not treated respectfully more like children.

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    Advice to Management

    Dont bother replying to my review I’ve worked many years listening to your lies. Staff are too scared to report problems/issues to the management team or higher up as it then means your cards are marked and you’ll find yourself being pushed out. Many good honest functional leads / staff have been pushed out over the years and the reviews you put on here are false and inaccurate. Get rid of your management team... from my personal experience some are just bullies and uses their status to block any progression or opportunities if they dont like you. They like to silence the people with voices which makes a mockery of the ‘Your Voice’ system you have in place for people to speak up.

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    Japan Tobacco International2019-07-28
  6. "Cool and friendly team, supportive environment"

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    Former Employee - Market Analyst in Weybridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Japan Tobacco International full-time

    Pros

    Friendly team manager and colleagues Supportive culture Excellent pension scheme and benefits

    Cons

    Basic pay doesn’t rise fast enough with experience and market conditions Senior management changes and it’s a lottery sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Better pay and benefits for good workers if you want to retain them

    Japan Tobacco International2019-05-18
  7. "Excellent Company"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Weybridge, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Japan Tobacco International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits and good work life balance

    Cons

    Limited progression of your face doesn't fit

    Advice to Management

    Allow people to be developed

    Japan Tobacco International2019-05-09
  8. "Shame they went away"

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    Former Employee - Management in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Japan Tobacco International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits and decent conditions

    Cons

    Sloppy management, instances of blame culture

    Advice to Management

    Break out of the 1970s

    Japan Tobacco International2019-04-04
  9. "Not too bad a company"

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    Procurement in London, England

    I worked at Japan Tobacco International

    Pros

    High benefits , fly business class

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, many layers and levels

    Japan Tobacco International2019-04-08
  10. "Great employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ballymena, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Japan Tobacco International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent salary, bonus and pension. Fantastic working environment and people

    Cons

    Possibility of redundancy or site closures/relocation

    Japan Tobacco International2019-03-06
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