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Company with no future and leadership

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Current Employee - Senior Manager in Winston-Salem, NC (US)
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Winston-Salem, NC (US)

I have been working at Reynolds American

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good salary, benefits, and community to live in.

Cons

No future, no leadership. The current management is caretakers; the cigarette volume continues to decline the management is hoping the smokeless business will offset the decline in the cigarette volume. For the senior management to continue to receive their bonuses they will need to continue squeeze cost and that translates to continue to outsource and eliminate jobs. The only hope is for British American Tobacco to take the company private when the ownership restrictions from the merger expire.

Advice to Management

Keep squeezing the cost and eliminate as many people as you need to make the stock an attractive purchase.

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    Once a great place to work, now a shadow of what it was

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Fe, NM (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Fe, NM (US)

    I worked at Reynolds American

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary was great and advancement for hard-working individuals was available. Benefits were fantastic and PTO allowances were outstanding. Plus, the travel and expense accounts were fantastic.

    Cons

    After the RJR merger in 2002 most employees expected the worst, however a CEO was brought in who fully understood what made the company great. However, after 7 years at the post, he was run off because he (allegedly) did not want to move back to North Carolina and take on the role of Reynolds American's CEO puppet. Due to that, in 2009, the current CEO, NB, was brought on from his most recent failure with GFI (an international wing of RJR/RAI that took care of SFNTC's international groups along with other RJR/RAI brands).

    Within just three months, the new CEO made some drastic changes that completely demoralized the employees and destroyed the culture of the organization. It is not clear, but NB either orchestrated or was forced to carry out the will of the powers that be at RJR/RAI, and removed the employees who felt that they were tasked with preserving the culture and spirit that made SFNTC a great company to work for. After that, as they say, it all began to go downhill.

    As it stands right now, according to peers still involved in the organization, RJR/RAI took the most incompetent employees to Winston-Salem and left the good ones to rot.

    Advice to Management

    Look yourself in the mirror every morning and ask yourself if you are proud of what you have done to what was once one of the best places to work in New Mexico. Was it worth it?

  2. Helpful (1)

    good work experience

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Reynolds American

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits package are offered at Reynolds

    Cons

    communication about the business to all employees

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