Altria

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Altria Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
315 Reviews
3.8
315 Reviews
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Altria Chairman & CEO Martin J. Barrington
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance cannot be better than what you will have at this company (in 24 reviews)

  • Strong Corporate Social Responsibility, great pay, great benefits (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is difficult to maintain (in 25 reviews)

  • As a general rule there is absolutely no work-life balance whatsoever, even as management constantly reminds you that there is (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company, strong leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Altria full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Commitment to values, that is woven into the everyday life and expectations
    - Fun culture, and strong focus on work life balance
    - Management truly committed to developing the next generation of leaders - lots to learn
    - Big organization - lots of room to move/learn different skills
    - Very competitive pay & benefits structure

    Cons

    - I struggled with our industry - wished we were more than just Big Tobacco
    - Not alot of turnover - which means you may have to wait for that promotion more than in a less stable company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    diversify from tobacco

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Working with great people and a lot of opportunity for career growth. Company cares about employees' career development.

    Cons

    Must get use to big corporate culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Employee Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altria full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for! Great benefits, people & culture and development. Employees manage challenging and rewarding work.

    Cons

    The company is fairly risk adverse which creates hurdles when trying to innovate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I was a summer intern at US Smokeless Tobacco and it was a great experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Logistics Summer Intern in Franklin Park, IL
    Former Employee - Logistics Summer Intern in Franklin Park, IL

    I worked at Altria as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    They really value their interns. I was given real projects and real responsibilities. The people are all very nice and helpful.

    Cons

    None that I can think of!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company with great financial and personal rewards

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Great pay for a reasonable workload

    Cons

    Politics that drive decisions and promotions

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Altria is a GREAT place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are really good. They focus on your development and ensure you have the tips to succeed. Mission and values driven

    Cons

    You usually need to relocate to get promoted. There can be red tape to getting things done and politics can be pervasive in some parts of the country

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add flexibility to the promotion track

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome,

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Leadership, salary, training, network, opportunities

    Cons

    Product, hours, and the lack of simplification

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    TSM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TSM in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - TSM in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Benefits are very good, pay, vacation and medical. Company car is nice. Training is good and available to those who want it.

    Cons

    Usually Have to move to get promoted. It can be a tough industry to work in at times as tobacco isn't accepted social. Communication isn't always good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more realistic on promotions, not everyone wants to move. We have lost good employees because of this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Really can't beat the experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altria

    Pros

    People are amazing, company treats employees like gold. Strong Corporate Social Responsibility, great pay, great benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of hard work, but worth it. Can be overwhelming at times. Hard to explain to others why I love the company since it is a tobacco manufacturer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    The last 20+ years have been fun. Many more good days than bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TSM
    Current Employee - TSM

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

    Pros

    The people make any company and Altria has great people. From a compensation perspective salary ,401K , pension and company vehicle are top notch.

    Cons

    Over the years management has taken care of who they want to take care of.
    Right now the chosen group is women. I would like to see it become about skill set and ability.
    Hopefully one day we'll get there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The youth movement is fine but don't forget about the old timers. They have lots of knowledge they'd like to share. All you have to do is ask.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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