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17 Reviews
17 Reviews
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Alison Cooper
10 Ratings

    Definite pros and definite cons, depends on what you value out of your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)

    I have been working at Imperial Tobacco full-time


    This review is for ITUK. They do look after their staff well - good salaries, with an above average pension package as well. The work is challenging, but really interesting and we work with some great big name brands and large customers, which obviously looks great on the c.v.! We have a lovely, new, modern office as well now (free gym, great cafe - delicious food!); the working environment I feel is a definite plus point. The vast majority of people I work with are great; I believe that people you work with can make or break a job. My particular manager is good: collaborative, open to debate and flexible.


    This review is for ITUK. The life balance can be more tipped to the work side, especially as when people leave the company, they tend to not fill the gaps so you find yourself doing 2 jobs. Whilst the company values are in theory good, they are very americanised and as an organisation they better value people who talk the talk rather than those who get their job done. They also offer quite a range of training and personal development (pro), but you may struggle to find any time to attend these (con). There are a lot of people who are 'lifers' and don't realise that the way Imperial works it is not necessarily the way other companies work, so it can be difficult to implement positive changes.

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    It is widely acknowledged amongst employees that there is a fundamental lack of decision-making that comes from ITUK senior management. It takes far too long to get stuff signed off!

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Imperial Tobacco Interviews

Updated Jul 6, 2014
Updated Jul 6, 2014

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Interview Difficulty




    Graduate Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Bristol, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Imperial Tobacco in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone Interview, Online Tests, Assesment Centre...All very focussed on company values rather than to do with the role. Be prepared to act on impulse and sell yourself. Very international environment and they want you to fit in with the company.

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    • Job was for marketing but there were no marketing questions   Answer Question
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    Difficult Interview

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Additional Info

Headquarters Bristol, United Kingdom
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1901
Type Company - Public (ITYBY)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (AUD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Imperial Tobacco is a leading international tobacco company with a balanced market footprint and a unique portfolio of brands and products across all tobacco categories

Mission: We focus on delivering high quality sustainable sales growth, whilst effectively managing our costs and cash flows.

Our success is built around our differentiated...

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