Imperial Tobacco Canada Employee Reviews

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Great leadership experience
Trade Marketing Territory Manager - GTA (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONJuly 25, 2016
It's a company that challenges you everyday to be at your best and grow professionally. the work experience and the skills you learn and earn are the cornerstones to build your leadership skills.
Pros
challenging, rewarding
Cons
work life balance
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Poor Culture, Poor Management, Okay Pay, Rudderless sinking company
Territory Account Manager (Current Employee) –  BCJanuary 12, 2016
Poor management, no accountability, organization is drowning and its a sad sight, people are leaving in droves. Don't take a detour down this path you will regret it.
Pros
Free jacket
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Great Place To Work? Maybe, Maybe Not
Head Office Marketing (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QCOctober 20, 2015
Negotiation, Stakeholder Management, Agency Relationship Management, Cost Effectiveness, Business Acumen, Prioritisation and Efficiency are few of many learnings throughout my career at Imperial Tobacco.
Great school to learn from with much opportunity to grow, although company is shrinking with many budget cuts and increased centralisation.
Engagement is low, culture and legacy is disappearing, budgets being slashed, leadership is weak but salary and benefits are high compared to the market although the gap is rapidly decreasing.
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Young, fast-paced friendly work environment
ANALYST - MARKETING BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QCJuly 19, 2015
There is no typical day at work. Various projects and analyses arise and we're constantly challenged to understand and improve performance.
Pros
Half-day Friday, good pension
Cons
Layoffs each year, salary repositioning
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Be careful
National Key Account Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Calgary, ABJuly 2, 2015
dying industry, dying company, benefits and salaries going downhill. Would not recommend. Zero freedom and empowerment. Not good for your resume either.
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Standard company to work for, decent pay, nothing that sets it apart from any other.
Trade Marketing Account Representative (Current Employee) –  Alberta CanadaJuly 21, 2014
Tight timelines with monotonous activities, made more redundant by the constant re-doing of activities. We spend months getting pricing up to code with stores only to change prices in one category and start the whole project over again.
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Outsourcing of Departments
Credit Analyst (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QCMay 6, 2014
Some departments are outsourced to Adecco. The difference of salary and benefits between the consultants and Imperial Tobacco employees is evident on a day to day basis. AVOID!!
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Good company to work for.
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QCApril 16, 2013
Not far from where i use to live. Gym was available for employees.
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Best part about the job was developing relationships with retailers and business owners
TERRITORY MANAGER (Former Employee) –  EtobicokeMarch 7, 2013
Managed a territory of 100+ accounts within the Etobicoke area.
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Cigarette sales
Alternative Channel : Account Representative (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABNovember 27, 2012
Working autonomously in a 60-ish store territory with 8 other team members under the district manager. Management is non-communicative unless giving directives, and is VERY slow with data and information, which creates problems with quarterly targets, goals, etc.

Most enjoyable was the freedom afforded to employees to interpret their territory as they see fit. Most trying was management involvement in individual territory plans (ie. doesn't acknowledge territorial differences).
Pros
half day fridays during the summer, company vehicle and gas provided, regional meetings in good locations, full benefits
Cons
corporate culture, lack of/untimely data and information, poor training, poor team atmosphere, not intellectual, limited vertical mobility.
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Overall rating

3.0
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