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British American Tobacco Reviews

Updated Mar 31, 2020

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3.8
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British American Tobacco Chief Executive  Jack Bowles (no image)
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  1. "Great place to work and learn"

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    Former Employee - Trade Marketing Intern in Kelowna, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great management, Flexible work schedules, Remuneration

    Cons

    The tobacco industry in Canada is highly regulated and therefore it is a bit challenging to work

    British American Tobacco2020-02-14
  2. "Amazing job"

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Rouyn-Noranda, QC

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

    Pros

    Everything in this job was good experience for my career.

    Cons

    Sorry but im this type of job, I cant even find one

    British American Tobacco2020-03-03
  3. "Descent Pay and Benefits: Terrible Work/Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Descent pay and benefits including a company vehicle Lots of responsibility from day one Good learning opportunity for recent graduates Most coworkers are friendly and willing to help each other out.

    Cons

    NO work life balance, Expected to be available all the time, including weekends, Long hours driving and working alone, Expected to do admin at home after working a long day, Very little training or mentoring, Leadership through fear, sarcasm and ridicule, It's a dying industry, Poor to no career advancement, Soul crushing culture for trade account marketing managers, Everything you do is tracked, compared and ranked. The ONLY thing that matters is meeting your targets.

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    British American Tobacco2020-02-07
  4. "Market Leader in Declining industry"

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Excellent pay Great benefits Smart people

    Cons

    Declining industry Highly regulated Long hours

    British American Tobacco2020-01-08
  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Financial Accountant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Benefits with lots of fun activities

    Cons

    Poor Management They should be more collaborative in decision making

    British American Tobacco2019-11-25
  6. "After jumping through einstein level stupid tests, and getting job, wasnt worth effort"

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    Former Employee - Area Marketing Representative in Edmonton, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    Job was't bad once one get it.

    Cons

    Recruitment process like pulling teeth. A battery of psychometric tests, IQ tests, weird general spatial, maths, logic tests, that would make Professor Jordan Peterson's brain break. Must have got through them by sheer fluke. All for a job in the end for MARKETING CIGGARETTS AND CIGARS AND VAPING HELLOOOOO? Company gummed up by political correctness, completely up their own back end in self importance, company is awash with big heads, doofuses, morons and diversity hires that wouldn't know their jobs if it came up and slapped them. Management are morons. Couldn't stand it, quit soon after. All those tests....for THAT?! 1* on career oppertunities because it will take you 10 applications on the same job to get it ONCE.

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    British American Tobacco2019-12-10
  7. "Unique Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in London, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Flexibility to complete tasks -Team oriented atmosphere -Pay and benefits are at the top of the industry -Grow your career

    Cons

    -Long hours. Not your typical 9-5. Be ready to work all day and night to complete tasks -High pressured sales goals -A lot of admin work that adds time to your already packed schedule -If you don’t deliver and have a plan to correct they will let you go

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    British American Tobacco2019-10-04
  8. "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Winnipeg, MB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The car and pension

    Cons

    Poorly managed. Toxic place to work. Stay away

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    British American Tobacco2019-10-31
  9. "An excellent school"

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    Former Employee - Junior Brand Manager 

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time

    Pros

    An excellent place to learn and develop your skills and test your abilities to perform

    Cons

    As multinationals go in Egypt, the culture is not very friendly and everyone is trying to go to the top without considering each other

    British American Tobacco2019-08-24
  10. "Great to work for"

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    Current Employee - Account Representative in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary, full benefits and company car. Steep learning curve. Ever changing retail sales strategy due to province based volatile legislation

    Cons

    Lone wolf environment, hiring overachievers with slim chances to promote, easy to become disengaged

    British American Tobacco2019-07-28
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