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Imperial Tobacco Reviews

Updated 2 August, 2014
Updated 2 August, 2014
16 Reviews

4.0
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Credit analyst

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    Former Employee - Credit Analyst  in  Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Credit Analyst in Montreal, QC

    Pros

    Great workplace, fun people. The job is fun, especially if you like arguing and being in contact with costumers ( commercial ).

    Cons

    It's certainly not good for your karma. Some tasks are very repetitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talking about business growth without addressing public health issues is a bit ostrich-like. Maybe showing a bit more consideration, overall, for the big picture would help with the business culture.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Bureaucracy and Ivory Tower syndrome holds back the potential for growth and limits success.

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    Current Employee - Sales Development Executive  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Development Executive in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

    Pros

    Great people. Outstanding Medical benefits. Somewhat flexible with time.
    Employees are always open to adapt and follow new strategies. There's will.
    Stock could be higher if practices are more organized all across the globe.

    Cons

    They have an Ivory Tower syndrome: Trying to decide from the UK what's best for every market in the world when THEY DON'T KNOW THE LOCAL MARKETS. If you reflect on this, you can see why they're limiting growth and success.
    Career aspirations are not taken seriously. It is mandatory to include them in the performance appraisals but nothing happens after that. There are no serious budgets for training.
    Disorganized/ Bureocratic/ politically charged company. Sales and Marketing strategies are weak at best. They keep changing every quarter or so (how are you going to measure success with so little time).
    The process to get investments approved is ridiculously bureaucratic and inefficient (they confuse being 'cost conscious' with fiscally responsible). Example: You can get a budget approved for a project by all levels. However, they can take away those funds at any point during the project. This creates a lot of risk of work not being delivered as planned and affects many areas of the business. I don't think they believe in best practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the 'DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO' modus operandi.
    You have great people who are willing to follow leaders with charisma.
    BE MORE FLEXIBLE WITH MANAGEMENT IN LOCAL MARKETS (especially the US = now your bigger market )
    Embrace change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great company

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Bristol, England (UK)

    Pros

    great culture, expertise and vision

    Cons

    could improve in communication and procedures

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for if you like a challenge

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)

    Pros

    Working environment is good, demanding roles but lots of support available if you choose to use it

    Cons

    Benefit package is better than some other companies, but could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great money terrible and repetitive work

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    Former Employee - Retail Development Executive  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Retail Development Executive in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Great salary and other benefits and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Poor management, face fits right job, bullying by managers, nepotism is rife

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote best performers and invest in your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Solid company to work for

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    Current Employee - Price & Forecast Analyst  in  Oosterhout, North Brabant (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Price & Forecast Analyst in Oosterhout, North Brabant (Netherlands)

    Pros

    Good pay and career outlook (long and stable with a promotion after after a few years). Family type company, very forgiving and room to nourish and grow skills.

    Cons

    Pay is normal within the tobacco industry. Key competitors are more red than this blue company, which is a disadvantage. Lack of cutthroat attitude makes the company always running one step behind. Colleagues are with the company for a long time and will still be there (blocking outlook to promote upwards).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A plan to achieve business targets is not enough. Create a vision that people can rally for.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Job for Life... I thought they were a thing of the past

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    Current Employee - Telemarketing Senior  in  Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Telemarketing Senior in Bristol, England (UK)

    Pros

    I've only been with Imperial Tobacco for a few months, In that time i've seen the companies core values every day. It's one big Family, they are one of the very few companies left that want you to do well. I'm really happy here and I hope to grow within the company, The Tobacco Industry is one of the most honest industries to work in.. And I love it when a friend or family member challenges me about it.

    Cons

    Only 1 but it is being worked on - Reporting System for Telemarketing needs some help askit needs a Jump start!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the Family feel the same, don't ever forget that people work so hard because how they are cared for by ITUK.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A fantastic employer

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in Bristol, England (UK)

    Pros

    An exciting role with lots of autonomy - outstanding pay and rewards - work hard - play hard - challenging but really engaging - lovely values - great new office. This is one of the best employers I have worked for and would absoloutley recommend to anyone

    Cons

    The tobacco market decline - work life balance can be a bit off at times. Noy everyone is on-board with the drive for sucess and are coasting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't lose the family feel in a big organisation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The Best Employer You Will Ever Find!

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    Former Employee - IT Service Delivery  in  Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Service Delivery in Bristol, England (UK)

    Pros

    Generous salary and benefits, a sense of belonging extremely supportive and friendly, I had 15 very happy years there.

    Cons

    None I really cant think of any cons

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Neutral with pluses place to work

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    Former Employee - Brand Manager  in  Kiev (Ukraine)
    Former Employee - Brand Manager in Kiev (Ukraine)

    Pros

    good atmosphere, friendly people, balanced

    Cons

    lack of innovations, kind of soviet

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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