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British American Tobacco Employer Reviews

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Challenging and very productive place to work, great team spirit
Head of Procurement (Current Employee), West AfricaFebruary 12, 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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Great work place
Network Infrastructure Analyst (Former Employee), Islamabad , PakistanNovember 11, 2013
British American Tobacco is one of the finest work place which if full of challenges from IT operations side . its a large enterprise which consist of more an 80 countries and has very diverse culture .
I learned problem management , incident management , troubleshooting core WAN circuits , Business continuity and on top of that , leadership skills – more... .

during my 6 years stay , We managed to operate IT infrastructure such that we escaped two major DR situations to run business smoothly . operated with large scale vendors like BT , OBS , Cisco , HP , Fujitsu . – less
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Great place to work with excellent core value
engineer (Current Employee), Nigeria IbadanJune 29, 2013
Pros: lunch for all staff, recreation facility, free medical cover extended to all family memeber
Cons: high turnover
The organization operates a freedom through responsibility culture which gives employee room for growth and development and encourages continuous improvement.
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Annual retreat
Accounts Officer / Accounts supervisor (Former Employee), Islamabad PakistanMay 21, 2013
Pros: subsidized lunch
Cons: long working hours
Work environment was friendly but salary was far below the other multinationals of the same size.
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Multinational company
Team Leader (Former Employee), Ibadan, NIGERIAJanuary 22, 2013
Pros: free lunches and quarterly bonus
Cons: shift work
The production floor was in my care whenever i was on duty. I controlled 16 staffs and strove to meet my targets
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Great Life Experience
Security Analyst (Former Employee), Rio de Janeiro, RJJuly 17, 2014
Great Responsibility
Fun Staff
Interesting Job Role
Productive Culture
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Excellent working culture
Cell Manager at Secondary Manufacturing Department (Former Employee), Caracas, VenezuelaJuly 15, 2014
An excellent employer with extremely talented people which makes it a really successful company.
The team working culture make the work easier and expose the employees to a really enormous amount of knowledge to learn and which give us the opportunity to improve our skills.
The people who works there are like a big family always able to support each – more... other and bring help anytime. – less
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Area Managers are very helpful to you
Brand Marketing Intern (Former Employee), İstanbul, TurkeyJune 28, 2014
Conducted and analyzed market research
Developed business strategy with area manager based on research findings
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A place where I learnt diversities of Skills and culture
Facilities Services Manager (Former Employee), Ibadan, NigeriaJune 27, 2014
Pros: free lunches, medical care, quarterly bonuses.
Cons: salary structure
British American Tobacco Group (BATG) operates in 186 countries of the world. I started my career as a Mechanical Engineer with this company, where i was trained in Manufacturing Technology. Then My role is to ensure effective production of quality cigarettes in compliance to product specification. Operation and Maintenance of Computer Integrated machines – more... was initially my primary role until I bacame a production team lead. Managing teams across shifts became another challenge to prevent unhealthy competition.

My promotion to Production Supervisor and eventually Facilities Manager with trainings made me to learn people and strategic management whih involves motivation and communication skills.

Conflict management was crucial when I was experiencing unhealthy competition between 2 shifts, a reward scheme was introduced that motivates crew of each line production instead of shift rewards.

I enjoyed my promotions and organisation's annual party that involves over 1000 employees all over Nigeria, it improves team bonding. – less
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best working places with good people
SENIOR TECHNICIAN (Current Employee), MalaysiaJune 19, 2014
Pros: family day
Cons: long hours
built up my confident level skill and techical. The hardest part of this job when sample have completed but wrong spec given.
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enjoyable
sales representetive (Former Employee), Johannesburg, GPJune 4, 2014
Pros: morning starting times
Cons: safety
fun and very stressful
patient with customers
not so much interaction
friendly and supportive
waking up early at 4.30 in the morning
promoting my brand
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Sale Representative (Current Employee), Johannesburg, GPJune 1, 2014
Everyday I have a target list of 35 customers to visit and sell to. I have to achieve a 90% sales on a daily basis.
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Sales represantive (Former Employee), Durban, ZNMay 30, 2014
Pros: flexibe
Cons: good working conditions
They is always pressure but with determination and paying attention to details your day is over before you know it
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just an average level of fun
Sales Representative (Current Employee), Pretoria, GPMay 26, 2014
Pros: knowledge of business environment
Cons: very long hours
work starts at 05:55 but can work until 18:00.
the experience has been invaluable, doing a sales pitch, introducing new products, customer retention and relation.
there is a low level of interaction between reps and management
hardest part is being hijacked
most enjoyable is the ability to solve customer problems
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Working their is a good experience and have good working enviroment.
Hr Assistant (Former Employee), Nowshera, PNWMay 21, 2014
Pros: allowances
Cons: lake of motivation .
each every work done at its targeted time, whether for achieving this in time have to work long hours .
i learned how to work in a limited time to achieve company's goal and walk through work loads.
And can manage all thing in a record and other colleagues are helping during work.
full fill any project within its time.
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Dynamic working environment
Prompt Sales Representative (Current Employee), Johannesburg, GPMay 12, 2014
Pros: managing your own time and productivity
Cons: hijackings
Work starts at 6am, we get briefed on the objectives of the day then we start work on the field. I've learnt how to work smart and hard at the same time. The hardest part of my job are the constant hijackings because we carry stock and money in field. The most enjoyable part of my job is that we meet different and interesting people everyday.
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Still with the Company as a Mechandiser
Marketing Representative (Former Employee), Clayton, VICApril 26, 2014
Pros: great team/ challenging/ created a great discipline for organizational skills
Challenging in the enviroment. Great Team and Management. Time poor thinking on your feet not a negative but sometimes made a very difficult work life balance
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In general good working standards
Executive Assist (Current Employee), London, ENGApril 14, 2014
Pros: subsidised canteen
Cons: salary
I noticed Management standars were high
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Its alearning environment where you learn some thing new at work.
consultant (Former Employee), kampalaApril 9, 2014
Pros: provide lunch
Cons: health allowances
I have known how to work and find solutions to challenges that face you at work, it has taught me team work and how to deal with people from different cultures, you have to meet deadlines however had it may be and the enjoyable part is the benefits or allowances.
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High tempo high results workplace
Sales Prompt Rep (Current Employee), East London, ECMarch 17, 2014
Pros: get to go home early
Cons: hijackings
Arrive at work 5:30am
Check my stock for the day
Load the stock into my van
down load the outlets i need to visit for the day onto my hand held device
Ensure my stock for the day reflects on my hand held and that it corresponds with what i have in my van.
Morning briefing with territory sales manager
Depart depot by 6;30 to service my customers for – more... the day.
During my day i will service 30-35 outlets a day
Then return to the depot at about 13:30 earliest
Count stick to see if it balances
Ensure all invoices are correct
Take money from safe and do banking
Debrief with the financial officer and the territory sales manager
Ensure all data is uploaded from my hand held device. – less

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