Philip Morris International

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Philip Morris International Reviews

Updated October 26, 2014
Updated October 26, 2014
195 Reviews
3.4
195 Reviews
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Philip Morris International Chief Executive Officer André Calantzopoulos
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Pros
  • Good salary and benefits are another pro (in 11 reviews)

  • good package, good salary and benefits (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not a question - everything is one short term profit and very individualistic (in 19 reviews)

  • Lack of consistency & transperency in decision making from top mgment atleast in India (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very structured company that allows for mobility.

    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong brands, intelligent management, don't get stuck in 1 role.

    Cons

    It's extremely competitive and there is a lot of pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make yourselves more accessible to lower level employees.

  2.  

    A great learning experience

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

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Pay, Young management team and International opportunities

    Cons

    Unusually strong hold of union on everyday matters, aloof top management, personal preference rather than skill leads to promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interaction with operations employees more often and discussion of future plans is necessary.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    disappointing management of people and company culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Manager in Lausanne (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    higher pay than average in Swiss market.

    Cons

    extreme work pressure. Management directive is changing all the time. Inefficiency due to heavy bureaucracy. very low empowerment of employee (2 VPs and 2 directors in the room for 2 hours changing order of a powerpoint slides; no one can take decision for 20k overspend on a project since no VP present); this creates amazing overheads for no value. Knowing the right people is the main way for career advancement. Little space for entrepreneurship and initiative. Everyone should better stay in a normal and complacency mode. no reward to people to taking risk. No place for learning from mistake. knowing politic is much more important than talent and skills to progress. very short term vision and priority focusing on immediate profits. little collaboration to achieve the big picture, instead VP fights to justify their jobs and mainly prioritize their own needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should really walk the talk. for many years, they talk about employee empowerment but it is not happening. Should dedicate time to listen to ideas of middle-management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Philip Morris Holland

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Bergen op Zoom (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Bergen op Zoom (Netherlands)

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company has a Good Salary house;
    There is alot of Freedom;
    There are many Development oppertunities when it is about education, training and skills improvement.

    Cons

    Culture is on the decline;
    Company future unstable;
    Everybody is a number.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Short term versus long term

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Director in Lausanne (Switzerland)

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Everything is done so you are materially happy to work for the company when you are in

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not a question - everything is one short term profit and very individualistic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think of which company you would like to be for next generation not next quarter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very good place to work but within an industry that has poor prospects

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Very good efforts behind the managerial skills development
    - Invest on employees
    - Lots of cross-functionnal moves
    - Some exceptional individuals within the company

    Cons

    - Very arrogant top management with few ability to move fast and shift out their historical paradigm
    - Strong inertia resulting in a poor speed to market
    - Lots of useless central teams (Ex : Sales Strategy)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the all executive team with new profiles coming from others industries to build a new future for the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lots of money - zero empowerment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Provides good exposure, dynamic and multinational environment. Opportunities to learn and work with a lot of professionals that try to do their best. Salary is incredible competitive.

    Cons

    No empowerment, enormous amount of pressure, leadership is more authoritarian than shared. Enormous challenges and high level of demotivation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership style and more innovation is required. Diversity is supposed to be a matter that cares, but it is not visible anywhere

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales and marketing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great career opportunities, if you work in the field. the company tries to be innovative, lots of new marketing inventions.

    Cons

    Lots of politics and bureaucracy, people get promises for career opportunities, but management decides about your career before talking with you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people as people not as tools of achievments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place for getting experience with a big transnational company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and compensation packages. Career development paths not fully developed for all involved population

    Cons

    Overtime working. Though projects are exciting, deadlines seem to be always upon everybody's shoulders, ..., maybe reflecting a poor planning in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor work-life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    No program in stored for internes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Intern in Makati City (Philippines)

    I have been working at Philip Morris International as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    High pay!!! Got to know lots of people.

    Cons

    Boring internship. Daily work is routinary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review Internship Program. Give real concrete projects to interns

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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