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RJ Reynolds Tobacco

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25,000+ employees  |  
Overview
RJ Reynolds Tobacco accounts for about 30 percent of U.S. cigarette sales, including many of the
nation’s 10 best-selling cigarettes brands: Camel, Pall Mall, Kool, Winston and Doral. But
that’s just the beginning of our story. We are also working hard to lead the industry in meeting adult tobacco
consumers’ emerging preferences with innovative, smoke-free products. RJ Reynolds Tobacco pioneered many of the
tobacco product and packaging standards over the past century, and we intend to be a revolutionary force
in this millennium, too. We’re already marketing innovative smoke-free products like Camel Snus and
developing others.
Both Reynolds American and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco have headquarters in Winston-Salem,
N.C.. There are contemporary office areas that feature all-glass walls and chic, high-tech collaborative spaces.
Company cafes have big-screens and billiard tables, and there are new fitness centers in all major facilities.
Employees at all of RAI’s companies are principled, creative, dynamic and passionate. They
are proud of our companies’ responsible approach to marketing age-restricted products. And, we are proud
of employees’ approaches to business challenges, and their determination to always seek better ways to serve
adult tobacco consumers and to do the right thing in the communities where we live and work.
Culture
Are you looking for a company that is principled, creative, dynamic and passionate? At RJ Reynolds Tobacco, we are: Principled "Do the right thing." We treat every person with respect, fairness and integrity, and we embrace diversity. Creative "Encourage new ideas to build our business." In our high-performance culture, we encourage and reward innovative thinking and new, savvy ways of doing things. Dynamic "Translate ideas into action, with boldness and speed." We leverage our knowledge and imagination to generate innovative business-building initiatives. Passionate "Believe in our values and strive to win." Our pride and our dedication to high performance drive us to deliver the best results.
Benefits
RJ Reynolds Tobacco offers very competitive compensation and benefit plans, including:
  • Generous annual bonus program for all employees.
  • Daily-valued 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax contribution up to six percent.
  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package, including: – Choice of medical and dental programs; – Option to purchase vision coverage; – Company-paid term-life insurance; – Option to purchase additional life insurance for employee and dependents; – Company paid short- and long-term disability benefits; – Option to purchase supplemental disability coverage; – Dependent day-care and health-care spending accounts; – Option to purchase long-term care insurance; and, – Child-care and elder-care resource and referral services available to employees in the Winston-Salem area.
  • Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service.
  • Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave.
  • Education initiative plans, including: – Tuition reimbursement; – Scholastic loan program; – Scholarships for dependent children; and, – Company-paid volunteer time at local schools.
  • Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union.
  • Extensive training and opportunities for professional and career development.
  • A mentoring program and company-sponsored diversity councils.
All benefits are subject to the terms and provisions of the various employee-benefit plans.
Products
R.J. Reynolds focuses its marketing support on Camel and Pall Mall to accelerate the brands' market-share growth and to drive the brands for long-term, accelerated growth and profit.

Camel
Camel has enjoyed nearly a century of outstanding success, and what was true of the original Camel is just as true today -- it's a "Pleasure to Burn." Introduced in 1913, Camel became R.J. Reynolds' first major cigarette brand and the country's first nationally marketed cigarette. Camel's unique blend of flue-cured, burley and exotic Turkish tobaccos made it the nation's No. 1 selling brand just four years after its introduction.

An authentic original, Camel is a brand with a rich heritage and one that also keeps up with the times. Camel's combination of a classic nature and contemporary flair reinforce the brand's position as a flavorful cigarette with a rich heritage, a colorful personality and an irreverent sense of humor.

Camel is a growth brand because it is R.J. Reynolds' largest and fastest-growing full-price brand and has a track record of consistent share growth and marketplace momentum. And the brand's relevant and unique positioning has made it one of the few full-price brands in the industry that has shown sustained growth.

Pall Mall
Pall Mall was introduced in 1899 as one of the world's first premium cigarettes. In 1939, Pall Mall launched the first "king-size" (85 millimeter) cigarette; in 1966 the brand launched the first 100-millimeter cigarette -- both giving adult smokers more value for the same amount of money.

In 2001, the brand was re-launched nationally as the "new filtered" Pall Mall -- a savings cigarette that tastes smooth, burns slower and lasts longer. The brand is successful because it offers premium quality combined with smooth smoking satisfaction and a noticeable product point of difference.

Pall Mall is a growth brand because more and more adult smokers are realizing it is a great product with premium qualities and an international heritage. Simply put, it's a less expensive alternative to other premium cigarette brands that gives as much satisfaction.

Support Brands
R.J. Reynolds puts limited marketing support behind these brands, focusing on balancing the brands' scale and long-term profit.

Winston
Winston was introduced in 1954 and became the first nationally popular filtered cigarette. By 1966, Winston became the best-selling cigarette in the nation, a position it held for 10 years. Today, Winston remains one of the country's top-10 cigarette brands.

Salem
Salem was introduced in 1956 as the first filtered menthol cigarette. Salem eventually dominated the menthol category -- becoming one of the world's best-selling brands. Today, Salem remains one of the best-selling menthol brands in the United States.

Doral
Doral was introduced in 1969 and repositioned in 1984 as a savings brand, becoming the first branded cigarette to compete in the growing value segment. Doral quickly became -- and continues to be -- one of the leading savings brand in the United States.

Kool
Launched in 1933, Kool was the first menthol brand to gain nationwide distribution -- and it quickly became one of the world's most famous menthol cigarettes. Kool is distinctive among menthol cigarettes because it delivers an intense menthol smoking experience that is bold, yet smooth. Kool achieves the perfect balance of rich tobacco taste by combining specially blended tobaccos with the fresh flavor of menthol. The fusion of tobacco and menthol is symbolized by the interlocking "O's" in the Kool logo, which are present today in much the same form as on the original packaging.
Misty
Misty was introduced in 1990 as a value-priced brand in the slims segment. Misty rapidly grew to become the country's leading value-priced slims brand, a position it holds today. Its combination of quality and affordability provides Misty a loyal base of consumers.

Capri
Launched in 1987 Capri created a new segment in the U.S. cigarette industry - the "super slim" cigarette. Capri cigarettes are 17mm in circumference versus 23mm for a traditional "slim" cigarette. Capri's "Luxury Length" 120mm styles soon followed, providing a unique product for adult smokers wishing to express their own personal style. With a premium tobacco blend and thin, stylish packaging Capri is the leading brand in the super slims segment.

Modern, Smoke-free Tobacco
With a rich history of innovation, Camel now offers adult tobacco consumers another option for tobacco enjoyment - Camel Snus. The modern, smoke-free tobacco product provides adult tobacco consumers a way to enjoy tobacco pleasure without bothering others as there is no second-hand smoke.


Camel Snus
Introduced nationally in 2009, Camel Snus is a modern, smoke-free tobacco product that does not require spitting. Camel Snus is different from traditional moist snuff — the tobacco is pasteurized, versus fermented. Camel Snus comes in a small pouch, 15 pouches per tin container, and is kept refrigerated at retail to provide adult tobacco consumers with the freshest possible product.
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Diversity
RJ Reynolds Tobacco strives to utilize the unique and different perspectives, experiences and talents of its employees to maximize the company's potential for successfully achieving its business objectives.

The company works to:

Create a climate and culture throughout the organization that encourages and expects maximum input, effort, and contribution from every employee and managers at all levels by:
  • Interacting regularly and personally in two-way dialogues with employees;
  • Maintaining a high sensitivity to employees' questions, feelings and concerns;
  • Demonstrating that all employees are accepted, respected, trusted and included; and,
  • Demonstrating that diversity in the organization is valued and is being leveraged to enhance business performance.

    Develop and effectively implement plans for increasing the representation of minorities and women in key positions in all parts of the organization by:
  • Assigning minorities and women more responsible, higher-level roles within the company, and providing them with coaching and support to help them succeed;
  • Searching cross-functionally for minority and women candidates for both open and developmental positions;
  • Ensuring that minorities and women are part of key project teams; and,
  • Recruiting minorities and women into key roles from outside the company