Challenging and very productive place to work, great team spirit
Head of Procurement (Current Employee), West Africa – February 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
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
Trade Insight Executive (Former Employee), Costa Rica – February 12, 2014
Pros: career paths
Cons: work/life balance
This was my first job and I couldn't ask for more. I learned a lot, they invest in you, in your development, sending you to different workshops and teaching you on the job. They have a great career path definition and respect this most of the time. They invest in their managers so they can be properly train to manage people. The only inconvenient is – more... that you are so interested in do a great job and be in the spotlight so you can grow fast that you forget about your personal life. – less
SALES REP (Former Employee), Johannesburg, GP – January 10, 2014
British American Tobacco is a giant within the industry it operates in. Working the exposes you to professionals in different fields and such a diverse staff that have made sure the company remains in existence. Anyone can be proud of being part of this winning organization and i believe that if they keep employing the right people and making sure they – more... are happy, they will continue to rise from strength to strength despite regulations that negatively affect the tobacco industry. Lazy people could never survive in this company. A typical day starts at six and could easily end after six in the evening. A learnt to embrace the importance of hard work. as in any other organization, there will always be dissatisfied employees but its always important to associate oneself with the positive people. In my job, you are always at a risk of a hijack and the hours stretch depending on your territory and hence the importance of high levels of motivation. Knowing that i am making a difference within my territory in the manner in which my customers conduct business brought me much satisfaction. – less
Technician (Former Employee), Ibadan – January 6, 2014
Pros: free launch, healthcare for my entire family.
Cons: long hours during night shifts.
Work was 12 hours per day, alternating between morning shift and night shift. We had to be trained on the use and repair of cigarette production and packaging machines, before we could start work. We always worked in teams since the machines were large. The hardest part of the job was fighting off sleep during the night shift. The most enjoyable part – more... of the job in when we had to travel out of the country for further training on the machines. – less
Administration support in TMD (Former Employee), Belgrade – December 30, 2013
In BAT work begin in 9:00AM, last up to 17h. I worked like administrator for Trade and Marketing. I was employed by youth. I learned a lot about administration support in retail census and expand knowledg in programs that I worked. The hardest thing for me their was that I all-time sitting on job. Co-workers was collegial and helpful every time when – more... I need that. But this is not work in my profession. – less
Trilingual Translator (Former Employee), Almaty – October 30, 2013
Pros: freedom through responsibility
Cons: far from home
During a day at work I respond to translation requests from my colleagues I have learnt to respond fast to enquiries, to set priorities and gained time management skills My co-workers were very friendly and professional, they supported me during vaious projects The hardest part of the job was to make urgent translations The most enjoyeable part was – more... to finish translation. – less
It was always tasking and demanding working in a multinational company and i remember vividly a day i led my team to surpass the best record ever set in a day in my department. It's was indeed a proud achievement that was really appreciated by our ever rewarding management as a happy (refreshment) hour was immediately announced in that respect.
Every – more... job has got the good side and other side. It could be somehow difficult to often work extra hours at work but it is simply pleasing and encouraging in the other hands when this extra work is well valued by the employer. The compensation that comes as an appreciation following my total devotion to work is obviously the best part of the job. – less