Japan Tobacco International Reviews

Updated 26 May 2020

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3.7
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Japan Tobacco International President and Chief Executive Officer  Eddy Pirard
Eddy Pirard
146 Ratings
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  1. "Good place to learn and work with some smart people"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse company, international secondments possible, good pay

    Cons

    HQ used to be a pretty political place - not sure if that is still the case with new CEO

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    Japan Tobacco International2019-01-04
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Head the Asia pacific legal team"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head Legal in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Japan Tobacco International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The jobs very diverse and challenging

    Cons

    Poor communication with the management and forever retrenching

    Japan Tobacco International2020-05-25
  3. "Old-school organizational structure, Satisfying benefits"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salaries and benefits were really good.

    Cons

    Very much team manager dependant. I saw many people running away from their managers to different functions. Mostly because of favoritism and unfair work allocation.

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    Japan Tobacco International2020-05-26
  4. "Great company to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Japan Tobacco International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Amazing people, great culture, support of your personal growth, good work/life balance, various international assignments and job opportunities

    Cons

    Still a bit conservative in decision making, in some locations and/or functions very limited opportunities to climb up the ladder

    Japan Tobacco International2020-04-29
  5. Helpful (2)

    "JTI"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Secretary in Geneva
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Japan Tobacco International full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people but everyone is captive because of high salaries. Management by fear

    Cons

    Management by fear. Opportunities to progress entirely depending on your ability to be in management‘s good papers

    Japan Tobacco International2020-05-03
  6. Helpful (2)

    "They try hard"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation package and pension as well as health insurance

    Cons

    Clique-ish - you are either "in" and will advance or you sit in your position for years. Difficult to work in an industry whose products harm and even kill their customers. The organization can lack compassion.

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    Japan Tobacco International2020-03-20
  7. "Great company with many opportunities to progress"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Japan Tobacco International full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits added value perks pension, share scheme, well being programmes

    Cons

    Some systems and process outdated.

    Japan Tobacco International2020-03-19
  8. "Amazing company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced. Colleagues are easy to work with. Lots of learning opportunities. Cross-functional career paths are possible.

    Cons

    Highly controversial industry; government regulations change frequently.

    Japan Tobacco International2020-03-17
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not for those who is passioned about the business"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kiev
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Japan Tobacco International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Comfortable and easy, stable, monotonously

    Cons

    Low management level, absence of a strategy, focus on person aims and visibility

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    Japan Tobacco International2020-03-26
  10. "Fantastic company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Analyst in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Japan Tobacco International full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly and professional people, many opportunities for development.

    Cons

    Traditional business; Negative social perception about tobacco business.

    Japan Tobacco International2020-02-19
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