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Pound of Flesh
Trade Marketing Representative (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW13 February 2019
Remuneration would be classed as high to excellent, however the you are certainly made to work for it. In saying this, there is a reason they're at where they're at in terms of being market leaders, the training that is provided is second to none.
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Good company to work for
Project Manager (Contract) (Current Employee) –  Sydney NSW22 November 2018
Great company if you like large multi-nationals. Good culture and good working conditions. Excellent talent recognition policy - however it is a tobacco company and you need to accept that
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Fantastic Employer - Great Opportunities
Sydney (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW28 January 2018
Highly Recommend Working at BAT - Great People and an abundance of opportunities to grow your career. The demands are high but so are the rewards. Truly Global Organization and becoming more globalized. Great Programs of work in IT and awesome IT Management Team, very well respected and really engaging to work for.
Pros
Career Opportunities - Travel - People
Cons
Long Hours & Sometimes very unfriendly hours with UK Head Office.
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5.0
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Five star all the way
machine operator forlift driver (Former Employee) –  Sydney Eastern Suburbs NSW15 November 2017
best job i ever had all my life working in Australia can not say anything bad about B A T.wish they her still here Good people good money.all round it was a good place to work .no faults
Pros
free every thing
Cons
good hours
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Had a great gym
Executive Assistant to Director of IT (Former Employee) –  Pagewood NSW9 November 2017
Working for a tobacco company is always great; good perks including gym facilities. I don't smoke and didn't find many people in my team smoking. The workplace culture was fantastic and they hosted the best Christmas lunches.

The hardest part of the job was when Rothmans merged with British American Tobacco and they moved location.
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Fast paced Company
Trade marketing representative (Current Employee) –  Sydney NSW16 October 2017
Dynamic industry and a calculated approach towards business. Good work life balance. Progress from field to head office is highly challenging and aren't enough opportunities to manage expectations.
Pros
Bonus
Cons
No career progression
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Great people and great company to work for
Customer & Consumer service Officer (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW4 September 2017
I would work there again. Received loads of support and it was a fun place to work. Lots of incoming calls from customers and general public needing to know about the products. Having to deal with personal injury calls was quite challenging but a great learning experience. You were able to have a laugh with your colleagues each day so that made the day a good one.
Pros
good salary and christmas parties
Cons
sometimes received cranky calls from customers and consumers
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Challenging yet rewarding experience
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW19 July 2017
Great work culture with ample opportunities to learn and progress into different roles within the company. Most managers are supportive and provide constructive feedback to improve and learn further.
Pros
Flexible work arrangements
Cons
Political at times
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All round people company
Technician/Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW25 September 2016
This company didn't just talk the talk about looking after its staff it walked the walk in every area. Management were great always allowed resources to correct issues.
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Benefits
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None
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Best In. Better Out. BAT focuses on their people and drives them further with their careers
Brand Manager - Winfield (Current Employee) –  Sydney NSW25 April 2016
Great company that will challenge your thinking about brand management and pushing the boundaries to not rely on the standard brand marketing levers to get a product in a consumer's hand. Very supportive and they have a strong focus on the development of their people. It's an inclusive company and they are proud of their diversity. Opportunities for International Assignments are available for high performing candidates. The people are great to work with and some are truly inspiring leaders. The hardest part of the role will be managing your conscious around selling tobacco products. You will learn a lot, especially around commercial acumen and interpreting data into actionable plans that are good for the brand and met company objectives. Highly recommend finding more about BAT.
Pros
Free breakfast every month. Good health options. Tickets to events.
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4.0
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Good organisation to work for
Project Support/Systems Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Sydney NSW1 February 2016
The company really invests in employee development.
Does support work life balance (depends on your manager)
Most of the people are helpful
Good work culture
Coaching and Mentoring is a big this
Pros
Bonus
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Great place to work
Head of Supply Chain (Former Employee) –  Port Moresby13 December 2015
1. A great culture
2. Very rewarding remuneration & benefits
3. Offers numerous opportunities for Career Development - including secondments abroad

The organisation gave me an opportunity to develop into a multi-skilled manager and a leader of people. I left the organisation as an Executive manager, accountable for the second largest function in the organisation.

With BAT, if you are very clear with where you want to go in your career, the organisation has processes and pathways available to enable you to achieve your ambition.
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4.0
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Great pay - overtime always available
Storeperson/Forklift driver/Machine operator (Former Employee) –  Pagewood NSW21 October 2015
Great team environment
Great staff benefits and incentives
Great working conditions
9 day fortnight
Great social events
Pros
Depending on shift - meals included - taxi vouchers home
Cons
None
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A very good working atmosphere to work.
Warehouse Manager (Current Employee) –  Sydney NSW19 July 2015
A very fair company to work for, alway gave opportunities to every individual to show his talent, helped hard working people to up skill and move forward, very flexible at times and also very strict about WHS (Safety) Awarded for your achievements.
Pros
Very open and transparent communication
Cons
Some decision making used to be bit late but OK in such big organisation
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it is a very good company working for
Stock Controller (Current Employee) –  Pagewood12 July 2015
it is a pitty that the company decided to close the manufacturing business in Australia, all the products will be made from oversea.
I have been there for 15 years, starting with machines operator then moved to warehouse as Stock Controller, I enjoy working there. We use SAP ERP and RF scanning gun. I have LF and LO license, very good at number, pay attention to detail, expert in SAP, team player.
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Excellent place to work on many levels
Senior Technician and Operator (Former Employee) –  Pagewood, NSW14 May 2015
Lots of decisions to be made. Quality is paramount but must keep up with production targets. All in all a vibrant, quick paced environment with daily challenges to be met.
Management are good, always listening to our ideas as well as using their own to keep up the pace.
There is a great feeling of being in a family with all the staff and co-workers getting on really well both at work and away from it.
I have been there for almost 17 years and would work there until I retired if I could. Unfortunately market forces have been such that the decision to move the business off shore later this year.
A sad day for all the employees, both the workers and management alike
Pros
All Pros
Cons
No Cons
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A full canteen service at very compatable rates. Aircondition working environment with Gym, sport and educational areas available.
Shift Manager (Former Employee) –  Sydney, NSW19 April 2015
I Have made a long time career from my experiences in 3 different countries. I have enjoyed the experiences immensely with the many challenges and successes over a total of 32 years. Challenges were frequent as changes within Technology, smarter thinking, lean manufacturing etc within and outside the Global network evolved. As a Technician / Manager a Typical day would be that production requirements were met with minimum waste and efficiency. The harder part of the job is people management with the control of both work and personal related issues in a very diverse cultural environment. The most rewarding part of the job is to have recognized successes with a dynamic team in achieving outstanding results and to celebrate these successes.
Pros
There were many Pros in the Sydney Factory with rewards and recognition.
Cons
Time management, in achieving targets in full, on time without encroaching too much into your own work life balance.
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Safe and positive work environment
Materials Attendant (Former Employee) –  Eastgardens NSW24 November 2014
Training is very hands-on, supportive staff and tradies.
Responsibility lies on machine operators to achieve shift targets, maintain high standard of quality for the product.
Repetitive heavy lifting involved.
Made great friends.
Work atmosphere was very positive.
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Still with the Company as a Mechandiser
Marketing Representative (Former Employee) –  Clayton, VIC26 April 2014
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
Pros
Great Team/ Challenging/ Created a great discipline for Organizational skills
Cons
None
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one of the best place i ever worked
TECHNICIAN/MACHINE OPERATOR (Former Employee) –  Pagewood nsw11 November 2013
( hour shift in a team environment.great people to work and learn
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