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Good place for work; controversial industry

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  • Senior Management
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Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Moscow (Russia)
Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Moscow (Russia)

I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Good compensation
Excellent friendly corporate culture
Invest in people (education programs, rotation)

Cons

Politics sometimes get to the highest levels
Controversial industry

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep delivering! Good job!

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    Great Learning opportunity but eventually frustrating

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Islamabad, Islamabad (Pakistan)

    I worked at British American Tobacco full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    * As a new joiner, you get great hands on exposure to the job through training and other on the job opportunities
    * Good processes and systems
    * Good job security; at least used to be when I was there. Lots of tolerance for poor performers and a reluctance to take adverse decisions on people
    * Good progression if you manage your perception and visibility
    * Good benefits

    Cons

    * Lots of politics and managing upwards. Careers, ratings and promotions are decided based on who is your "sponsor" and your "visibility" as opposed to your competence, capability or performance
    * No work / life balance. Not because there is any work (actually there isn't any) but because you are expected to stay long hours to create your visibility
    * Lots of incompetent and ego driven senior managers
    * Lack of ethical standards in quite a few businesses
    * Tobacco industry
    * Stagnant culture in the recent years with lots of good people leaving the organisation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need to review your organizational future. It is a general consensus amongst the current employees that the culture is going downhill with a lot of incompetent people making it to the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    great culture, performance and development focused. a great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Copenhagen (Denmark)

    I have been working at British American Tobacco full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    strong focus on people development
    taking the private life into consideration as much as the job
    performance oriented and delivering growth
    rewarding at all levels for good performance

    Cons

    process needs optimization
    very restricted environment to operate in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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