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Great global organization. Canadian operation is high pressure
Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON29 May 2017
A great business globally. However, Canadian business is under pressure and seems that the overall strategy is not robust. Hence there is a great pressure on junior/ mid level management. There is focus on doing a lot, however attention to what is right and doing few but right things will improve the business and lives of many employees.
Pros
Good packages
Cons
unnecessary pressure
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Competitive and fun workplace
Senior Corporate Finance Manager (Former Employee) –  Cairo, ON22 April 2017
Winning Environment
Freedom through Responsibility
Great development opportunities
Learned how to work with different cultures
A lot of cross-functional interaction on any given day at work
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Great Place to work in a demonized industry!
Account Representative-Territory Manager (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC28 July 2016
My review is for Imperial Tobacco... It was taken over by British American Tobacco but I only worked there for a few months.

Imperial Tobacco was a Great place to work! They take care of their employees there!
Pros
Free Lunch.
Cons
Limited advancement opportunities.
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an environment that helped me to achieve my goals in life.
Operations manager (Former Employee) –  London, UK16 May 2016
BAT was a company that pushed me to realize i can succeed in whatever i task myself to do whether in or outside the job which also installed value to my day to day livelihood.
Pros
incentives and bonuses
Cons
none
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fun place to work
employee (Current Employee) –  toronto6 October 2015
good atmosphere, good people, challenging work, sometimes they lack focus but they are always trying to make the numbers
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Don't plan to stay long! Seeking square pegs for square holes only!
Marketing (Current Employee) –  Canada26 July 2014
BAT has a global distribution system for the delivery of cigarette brands to individual retailers. Their business model is based on creating efficiencies in that distribution system at any cost. That includes the cost of having you as an employee. The top down management approach is effectively a creativity killer.
Work life balace is talked about within this company but is not a concern. While working with them I attended a meeting where they showed work assigned (task management) to be twice capacity. In essence knowing exactly what they were doing, not caring about it, burning out their people, and having the balls to show us exaclly that they knew what they were doing all along.
Iniital salary and bonuses can be good and hard to pass up given an offer, but if you are young and have options don't choose this company. There are other company's that offer similar salary and benefits to start, having a tobacco company on your resume is a buzz kill for future opportunities with other companies.
Pros
None currently
Cons
Workload, stress, lack of creativity, top down management approach, conformity
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Challenging and very productive place to work, great team spirit
Head of Procurement (Current Employee) –  West Africa12 February 2014
I have had great opportunities and experiences at this company.
Being strategic and proactive has been very rewarding.
Most enjoyable part of my job is managing and develoing people to take on higher roles and responsibilities
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