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Work hard - Play Hard
Work hard - play hard
Barista available / great coffee

ping-pong table available

open space

parking available

close to downtown

drive for results
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Highly stressful/Unrealistic objective setting
Not a good work atmosphere.

Since BAT took over operations they have micromanaged the business to the point its highly stressful and not focussed on the customers or retailers that brought them their earlier success.

There is zero corporate culture and they don’t care about individual employees or their families.
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demanding bosses
They do their best not to pay you the commission that they owe you. They aren't understanding and don't treat their employees well. More worried about their personal careers than helping you.
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good starting place
job was not crazy hectic and easy fix. although pay is below average. you have a big cafeteria but cannot really get cell network for privacy concerns
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The same way you picture the tobacco industry
If you picture the tobacco industry as slimy manipulative and crude...you ain't missing much from their corporate side. They basically act the same way. Theres no real development, territory account reps get the brunt of things. They are connected to convience stores and gas bars, but most vendors dislike you and will find ways to give you a hard time. They have money (or had) and they have invested it in a lot of stupid things like their annual conference in Montreal or hiring a psychologist to analyze management trainees. Love to see a 22 year old, fresh out of college get checked on what spectrum they fall in. Useful? Not sure, but for ITCO, it seems to be. oo yea and lots of firing to get in with the times. Least there are some creative HR peeps/consultants out there who would glamorize their work/life culture
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Discounted smokes, free car, gas
Cons
Everything else
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A great place to learn
Working with this company is a great place to work and also to learn. being promoted to different roles, it is quite challenging especially with the fact that we a dealing with a tobacco manufacturing company.
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Industry undergoing a big change
During my time at ITCAN, the tobacco industry was stil thriving. Management and people are excellent. The only downside is the competitive culture and fear of the global organization.

Most enjoyable part is working with really world class people.


Least enjoyable is legal framework around commercial and financial operations.
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Environnement plaisant et bonne culture d'entreprise
Mon horaire est flexible, donc je peux travailler en même temps d'aller à l'école. Je fini plus tard que la normale. Je travaille au téléphone en contact avec les consommateurs adultes. J'ai appris comment vendre au téléphone, comment bien gérer mon temps et planifier. J'ai compris que les rencontres hebdomadaires sont importants pour la communication entre les agents et les supérieurs. Les chefs d'équipes sont dévoués à notre réussite, pour la plupart. L'aspect qui est plus difficile c'est de toujours faire la même chose, c'est dure sur la motivation. Ce qui le plus agréable, c'est les gens de l'organisation et la liberté.
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Bonne paie, horaire flexible
Cons
Les tâches sont routinières et au téléphone
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Environnement de travail non professionnel
Environnement baser sur le réseautage pas les compétences
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Decent office place
Average benefits and job advancements, good people though.
Sometimes might get over-swarmed with unexpected workloads, need of overtime.

High turnover.
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n/a
compliance and activation , sales targets , distribution objectives ,
reduce out of stock , merchandise ensure product is on shelf and available for sale
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Not great but just okay
Was great years ago but it gets tougher and tougher every year and the industry is in a decline. Job is very routinary and challenging and could be easy but the company just makes it very complicated most of the time with complex offers and programs
Pros
benefits, company vehicle, per diem, cellphone & laptop
Cons
long hours, complicated programs and work/life bals not ideal
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Ok to start your career but nothing more.
Employees are being over worked and under paid. Management makes weird decisions when comes time to promote employees. Most non-management employee are contractors and have no benefits whatsoever.

Overall job is good to gain experience with various softwares used within the industry (SAP mostly, and some excel). After a year or two, you should move on to something better.


Great if you are a part-time student or recent graduate.
Pros
free food, gym, on-site doctor
Cons
low salary, shady management decisions
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Good benefits its a man culture
Not many women have management roles
Manage by perception

Need to stay long hours

need to be good on powerpoint result dont counts

If you put long hours and you have a good mentor your progression can be fast

need to have political skills
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Great opportunity
Fantastic company. good pay, amazing benefits, renown training program. Visible to management, opportunities for advancement. need to be willing to relocate.
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Riche
Riche, valorisant, stimulant, dynamique, beaucoup d'intiatives
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belle entreprise
le plus difficille variation des heures ,,le plus agreable climat familial bonne formation reputation solide,travail equipe
Pros
avantage sociaux
Cons
shift
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Productive and fun place
Good work ambiance which allow us to make great relationships between colleagues, learning new skills new tools. Assisting to training sessions, visit the field.
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Free lunches, christmas party, training
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Good for people looking for job after graduation
- Good working environment, people are friendly and willing to help
- Good experience for people that just graduate and looking for a job


- Low salary

- High turnover
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5.0
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Wonderful place to work
Good place to work, with good people to work with. There is opportunities for advancement. Salaries are good with good benefits. It was a good experience working there.
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Best job I ever had
Good place to work, with good people to work with. There is opportunities for advancement. Salaries are good with good benefits. It was a good experience working there.
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