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British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated 20 Jun 2019

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Found 992 reviews

3.8
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77%
Recommend to a Friend
100%
Approve of CEO
Jack Bowles
19 Ratings
Pros
  • "They invest in their people and try to foster a friendly, open working environment(in 74 reviews)

  • "Good career opportunities and good facilities and good benefits(in 41 reviews)

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  1. "BAT Review"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

      Pros

      Excellent development opportunities and support. Innovative company with expanding product portfolio

      Cons

      Controversial industry and relatively understaffed.

      British American Tobacco2019-02-04
    • "Trade Marketing Representative"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time

      Pros

      High performance culture Challenging and dynamic work Good culture in field - one team all in approach Perks - higher super, company car for personal use Development & investment in people

      Cons

      Hierarchical structure at times Not the same financial benefits there once was IT/tools of trade could be better

      Advice to Management

      Continue to invest in people

      British American Tobacco2019-05-01
    • "Incredible Progression"

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

      I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time

      Pros

      Fast moving, dynamic, challenging, opportunity to pave your own way

      Cons

      So fast paced that little time for hand holding

      Advice to Management

      More people, more roles, less than stretching across people

      British American Tobacco2019-04-16
    • "company review"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at British American Tobacco full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      good remuneration, good socialising networking opportunities mostly intelligent colleagues good employee recognition framework gold standard policies procedures

      Cons

      too many nightly global conference calls little respect for family / personal life poor respect cross-functionally blame culture

      Advice to Management

      don't burn out your good talent. find a new sustainable way of global collaboration else your good talent will walk

      British American Tobacco2019-03-30
    • "Marketing"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time

      Pros

      Excellent training and career opportunities

      Cons

      Declining market and very regulated market

      British American Tobacco2019-03-03
    • Helpful (1)

      "Wasn't what I had in mind..."

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      Current Employee - Trade Marketing Representative in Melbourne
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Competitive base salary Company car Generous bonuses

      Cons

      Micro managing Out of touch management Expectations difficult to meet

      British American Tobacco2019-03-01
    • "Tobacco Industry is not for everyone!"

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

      I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

      Pros

      Large multinational business with opportunities for overseas assignment. Great for young, mobile and ambitious people.

      Cons

      Being involved with tobacco products is definitely a real challenge. Marketing strategies available to other FMCG are banned. So be prepared to work within legal and social restrictions.

      British American Tobacco2019-02-15
    • Helpful (1)

      "Fantastic Organization taking care of its employees"

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      Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      Great culture, international career opportunity, extensive investment behind L&D and market leading compensation and benefits.

      Cons

      It’s Very fast paced company

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the great work

      British American Tobacco2019-01-26
    • "The good and the bad"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney

      I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

      Pros

      Good facilities. Good salary.

      Cons

      Challenge to be heard if you have an alternative point of view to marketing

      Advice to Management

      Try listening

      British American Tobacco2018-11-15
    • "Field Merchandiser"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at British American Tobacco part-time

      Pros

      Solid on-going training. Transparency of the management on the market and sales strategies being implemented by the company. Great Remuneration and bonus incentives available.

      Cons

      It may become harder to change job to a different industry in the future especially since many companies from industries such as renewable energy and healthcare have prejudice against hiring employees from tobacco industry.

      Advice to Management

      The communication or engagement of the senior management with the field workers needs to enhance.

      British American Tobacco2018-07-08
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