Lorillard Reviews

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Lorillard President and CEO Murray S. Kessler
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    Good days & bad days

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at Lorillard full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good benefits but I understand that is changing

    Cons

    Totally entrenched culture & low pay !
    Very similar to being in the Army

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resist the urge to micro manage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    incompetent management, unhappy workers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at Lorillard

    Pros

    even for senior scientists it's pretty much a regular 8-5 work day, good pay; workers are nice to work with

    Cons

    a leadership vacuum in the research area; instead of having a small percentage of bad managers, the vast majority of managers/directors are bad, ranging from control freaks to bullies; managers don't greet or even acknowledge people in the hall ways; the morale is very low, everybody is unhappy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't think current management in research has a chance to turn it around; distrust and dislike to too deeply ingrained in workers

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work Hard - Lie for boss - what else could a company ask from its employee's

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Lorillard

    Pros

    Pros are vacation time, and benefits

    Cons

    Your Division Manager will take care of sales reps close to office.... because regional manager see's these areas. Outside reps are on their own. Do not get sick and ask your boss to come out and talk so your can work out time off. He is too busy. Probably on the phone with his wife again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat sales representatives with some respect. Quit expecting them to double the work of PM and RJ and pay less and have larger territory's. Realize Division Managers are the problem -- why do so many good sales reps go bad... maybe because they are tired of not getting supplies, help or respect. They are tired of covering for the Division Managers. Also -- Division Managers seek and search to fire sales representatives that will not lie for them. Maybe the Regional Managers should look at the division managers - Time Lorillard is hones and realizes the employees they had were good. Just fed up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Lorillard Management does not develope or implore respect for employees or families

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Lorillard

    Pros

    If you enjoy sales -- you can manage a territory with little leadership or help by management.

    Cons

    1. Management never provides P.O.S. undless their supervisor is coming to town
    2. District Manager is always on the phone to wife -- but does not care if your family sees you.
    3. I enjoyed my job -- but could not get the tools from management to do my job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize sales representatives are the link between company and businesses even in non urban areas. Care about your sales representatives and take miles into account. Unfair to treat rural reps the same as city reps. Very rude to families.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Looks good...they use you up and leave you dry!!

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Lorillard

    Pros

    Company car. Pension plan. Most of the time you work on your own.

    Cons

    lack of leadership. History of company using employees and then dumping. etc..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have not seen one Division Manager that is honest. You should put them under the microscope that you put sales representatives. You would be surprised. I am tired of them expecting sales reps to be quite as we cover for them to regional managers. Yes he worked with me... right. Sales reps only have one line of communication. So you better lie for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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