Alliance One

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Updated Jun 28, 2014

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2.5 11 reviews

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Mark W. Kehaya

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great way to learn about the tobacco industry

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou are able to gain insightful information about the tobacco industry and how to grow.

    ConsMany of the lower level positions are seasonal, and layoffs are unpredictable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore young, innovative employees should be considered for managerial positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It ain't what it used to be

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Farmville, NC

    ProsIt's a fairly casual work environment, jeans-Friday, quarterly luncheons, good benefits, very flexible with time off for doctor or other appointments. We have the latest in computer technology and equipment, good systems, and everyone works well together.

    ConsThe same people always seem to get the promotions. There is no succession planning. Some of the bosses are real jerks. There is very little opportunity for training in something new as they say it has to relate to your current position. They do support tuition reimbursement though. Bonuses that once paid in the 24% range now pay in the 5% range, if you are lucky and they never update you on where you stand versus target-stretch so they don't have to pay when the time comes. There have been several restructurings in the last few years as they do away with almost entire departments (SOX, Internal Audit). With FY14's $87MM loss attributable to farmer bad debt/loans (many wonder if these are real and if some people aren't just lining their pockets) many senior folks are being shown the door under the guise of retirement. It's not the same company I went to work for many years ago. The company is starting to look into new ventures (E-liquids) but I'm afraid it's a little too late to diversify.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's time for management that's been there longer than 15 years to move on.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    very hard physical labor and it is only seasonal.

    Forklift Operator (Current Employee) Wilson, NC

    Prospaid weekly and most weekends off.

    Consseason only lasts 6 months.

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Collector (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsNo experience, earning potential, and benefits

    ConsStress, Redundancy, and lack of career advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within. Higher base salary.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I'm a new employee, decent so far, good training program.

    Collections Agent (Current Employee) Eagan, MN

    Prospotential for good money if you don't mind plowing through phone calls you have to dial and shaking down people to pay their debts.

    ConsHounding deadbeats to pay their debts making high volume calls and contacts each day and noise from others in their cubes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI haven't been there long enough to make a fair assessment on what advice I could give to management so far.

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    very experienced

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAlliance One is a respected company in tobacco industry and has long history in China. It's a good company to work with.

    ConsA conservative company, dealing with monopoly in China. And the future of this industry is not so good as other industries.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep focusing in China and its management team, they have created good value for the company, we hope the company grows well.

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