Altria Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
308 Reviews
3.7
308 Reviews
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Pros
  • The work life balance cannot be better than what you will have at this company (in 21 reviews)

  • Strong Corporate Social Responsibility, great pay, great benefits (in 33 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    My experience at Altria is nothing but positive. I worked with smart and talented people from day 1

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Altria full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This position has great work-life balance and allows flexability. This position also allows you to stand out for your work and be innovative

    Cons

    Training differs from one manager to the next and some people are hurt by this. Make sure to reach out to others in order to kickstart yourself and stay out of the shadows

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altria

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, people are great

    Cons

    Tobacco Industry, receive a lot of negative feedback

  3.  

    TSM

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Altria

    Pros

    Great company, benefits, company car

    Cons

    Repetitive, political, not very challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't tell new recruits that they will be promoted within a year

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Overall good but a lot of changes

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Rye Brook, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Rye Brook, NY

    I have been working at Altria full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart management, spun off business that are worth double what the original company was 10 years ago. Decent culture. Fairly big organization so you have the ability to move around and get promoted. They encourage education. Not a hyper stressful fortune 500. They have decent benefits.

    Cons

    Cigarettes are on their way out, which is good for the health of the nation but bad for business. There is little growth left in Altria as it is now, basically a domestic tobacco company. That is why when the spun off PM international the Altria CEO went there. You could get stuck in the same position for a while, but that depends where you work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Branch out from tobacco, use your cash to move into other businesses.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Long Hours- No work life balance!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altria

    Pros

    Great benefits, Company Car, Some Freedom

    Cons

    Long Hours. lots of emails.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Vineland, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales in Vineland, NJ

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

    Pros

    You can really build your career at Altria, pending you are relocatable.

    Cons

    If you are not able to relocate, you will be stuck in your position for years and years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your promotion process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent work-life balance.

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

    I have been working at Altria

    Pros

    Skill-specific sales training, excellent benefits package.

    Cons

    Location mobility largely dictates your ability to be promoted.

  9.  

    Great place to gain a well-rounded experience and exposure to a variety of roles.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Various Titles and Roles in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Various Titles and Roles in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Altria full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, opportunities to transition to other operating companies or rotational assignments. Resources for employee and community engagement.

    Cons

    Slow moving at times and hierarchal. In some areas, employees can be cornered into a particular job or scope of work. And, in some instances, there is not breaking out to do other work that is more interesting or aligned with one's skill set and passion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Authenticity is needed. You'e got top talent being road blocked by leaders trying to protect their territory.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Solid Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Does a good job retaining good talent

    Cons

    Almost all of the jobs are in Richmond

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to learn and grow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Unit Manager
    Current Employee - Unit Manager

    I have been working at Altria full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture
    Great Benefits
    Company Vehicle included
    Good professional development

    Cons

    Work Life Balance is tough

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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