Altria
3.4 of 5 262 reviews
www.altria.com Richmond, VA 5000+ Employees

Altria Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.4 262 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

Altria Chairman & CEO Martin J. Barrington

Martin J. Barrington

(78 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Company is too focused on young employees. Unrealistic monthly projects.

Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Bedminster, NJ

I have been working at Altria full-time for more than 10 years

Proscompetitve salary, company car, health insurance, profit sharing

ConsIn order to be promoted, a TSM must be willing to relocate. Many seasoned employees are not able to relocate. The company is now focused on very young, inexperienced college graduates and it is promoting them too quickly. Many of these new hires are making very good salaries and are great at computers but know nothing about life, sales or human nature. Most believe that they are amazing and that the world owes them everything because they are now managers and make a lot of money. However this has caused a lot of resentment in the organization. Many of these managers will do anything to get ahead. The company used to be a great place to work. However now it is just a job. It is difficult to reason with people who don't have a mortgage, don't have a family to maintain, don't have responsibilities besides work and who for the most part have never worked anywhere else. They expect this to be a lifestyle instead of a job.

Advice to Senior ManagementAs more and more of the seasoned employees retire, this company is moving in the wrong direction. For all of the "smarts" that the new hires bring, they lack life experience, sales skills, personality, compassion........ Management should think about our company values first and select leaders for managemnt positions. Please stop selecting people who will kill each other to get ahead and yes you to death.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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New York, NY

I worked at Altria as an intern for less than a year

ProsBenefits
Pay
Many opportunities to work on your skills set

ConsTobacco Company
Inconsistent experience among all interns
Inconsistent management and communication from unit manager and district manager

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Too many young managers, with no experience.

Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Boston, MA

I have been working at Altria full-time for more than 8 years

ProsDemanding, accountability, and expectation of integrity!

ConsVery young field managerial staff.

Advice to Senior ManagementMinimum of 5 years experience .

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Relocate and you will progress quickly

Unit Manager (Current Employee)
Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Altria full-time for more than 5 years

ProsStrong compensation package with bonus and 401 contributions
Paternalist culture
People like to help each other meet objectives
Work life balance is strong

ConsFavoritism by management
Relocation is required for career progression
Taboo industry
Too many initiatives are affecting employee moral
Declining industry

Advice to Senior ManagementSeek a more aggressive adjacency strategy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Territory Sales Manager (Former Employee)
Kansas City, MO

I worked at Altria full-time for more than 8 years

ProsExcellent Pay and Benefits
My managers were very understanding of issues as they arose
Autonomous, only see bosses 2-3 times per month

ConsLots of "Wheel Spinning". Upper management will have you concentrate very hard on an initiative only to have it be undone the next cycle. The amount of products that get forced on the customer makes it hard to maintain good customer relationships.

Advice to Senior ManagementSlow down the product pipeline.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A good entry level job with high pay

Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee)
New Brunswick, NJ

I have been working at Altria

ProsFreedom, Company Car, Salary, Mobility

ConsRelocation, Promotion Process, Work Life Balance

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter Work Life Balance, More Open Environment, Clearer promotion path

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God old boys network

Manager (Former Employee)
Richmond, VA

I worked at Altria

ProsGreat benefits, good salary, good infrastructure

ConsDying industry (no pun intended)

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent

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a great starter job, will pump up your resume. Get in and get out

Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Altria

Prosbenefits include free vehicle, internet access and cell phone are company paid. Great vacation time and health benefits

Consno room for promotion opportunities if you don't want to move. constant business changes, with unrealistic expectations from management.

Advice to Senior Managementlisten to your employees. more room for growth is greatly needed.

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Enjoyable work experience, great people.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Altria

ProsAltria is committed to developing talent. Training continues through every level of tenure and position. Employees are always willing and able to help and the environment is friendly. There is a competitive nature as with any sales position, however in the end, everyone is looking out for the greater good.

ConsIn order to further develop your career you have to be able to relocate, typically far. This is non-negotiable. As a result, the people being promoted are not always the most qualified, simply able to move. Direction is often confusing and overwhelming. There are so many initiatives as once, and can be difficult to manage.

Advice to Senior ManagementStreamline direction and responsibility. Develop a system in which people can continue to develop their careers without having to move.

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Excellent experience

Financial Analyst III (Former Employee)
Richmond, VA

I worked at Altria

ProsWork life balance and excellent experience

ConsInnovation and creativity are stifled.

Advice to Senior ManagementValue diversity amongst your employees.

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