Reynolds American

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Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Columbus, OH (US)
Current Employee - Account Manager in Columbus, OH (US)

Pros

car, laptop, cell phone allowance

Cons

Horrible manager--treats people like with no respect. Never has anything positive to say and does not mentor or coach at all. This manager has a bad reputation of destroying careers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

poll managers and trade marketing reps on how division manager treats people

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Come here for the money, but get a full time job somewhere else.

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    Former Employee - Summer Internship  in  Winston-Salem, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Internship in Winston-Salem, NC (US)

    Pros

    Great salary plus relocation, low cost of living. Other interns are good and your managers really want you to succeed. They take the law and their corporate social responsibility very seriously.

    Cons

    Salary not high enough to compensate the bad reputation you get when you look for a full time job. The decision to hire for full time is arbitrary and based on superficial perceptions and not your work, upper management sees you as extra work and don´t really care for your future.
    The industry is highly regulated and there are a lot of things you won´t do or learn because they are illegal for this industry plus on the first weeks everyone treats you like you are stupid just because you don´t know every minuscule detail of their laws and regulations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Face it, not many people want to work for Big Tobacco you need to give more of your time and make an extra effort $$$$ to attract candidates, at least be respectful of the time an effort that an intern puts on the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great pay , Benefits and Lies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay and benefits

    If you survive long enough it looks good on resume, great company to get a foot hold in and use as a stepping stone to a professional company

    Cons

    Advancement: Can be fast if you look good (male or female) along with finding your way in upper managements pocket (place instrument, sing, suck up, have friendships, etc). No real exp. or knowledge needed.

    Middle management: The favored children who baby sit the lower force. There purpose is to do nothing but find fault/praise with whom the upper management wants moved up or removed. This creates a useless, non-trained middle management with little credentials/credibility, who give no respect and receive less. Great job if you can stomach the role, great pay with ultimate power (as long as it doesn’t interfere with upper managements feelings/motives), who always has someone to take the fall for them.

    The company’s favorite words are transparency, that’s why they have meetings to do nothing for a week but talk about their sales force in closed private settings. No real evidence is presented at these meetings and employees are never informed or given any chance to defend themselves. Thou it is said that numbers drive these meetings, numbers don’t take a week to look at (They are looked at monthly) and everything leaks from these meetings anyway (they cant even trust each other) causing massive damage afterwards as word comes down who was abused, favored and not liked. Based the majority of the time on hurt feeling and opinions with nothing to back them up except more of the same. This behavior does not represent a major company’s management principles, but Santa Fe Naturals management is young and has little true management training. It’s all about how to climb that ladder and placing your allies, no matter whom or what is in the way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Finish the RJR merger, at least they are transparent.

    Doesn't Recommend
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