Philip Morris International

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Philip Morris International Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
170 Reviews
3.4
170 Reviews
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Philip Morris International Chief Executive Officer André Calantzopoulos
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22 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good working environment, satisfying salary, and good overtime payment (in 10 reviews)

  • Great career opportunities, if you work in the field (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not a question - everything is one short term profit and very individualistic (in 15 reviews)

  • Telling people you work in the tobacco industry is always a buzz kill (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment, satisfying salary, and good overtime payment

    Cons

    Massive work load. everything else was satisfying

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    PMI pro's and cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work-life balance.

    Cons

    The industry is not very exciting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Senior Management – Provide more support for employee education (e.g., MBA tuition)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Exceptional 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 Philip Morris International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very competitive machine. Great school,highly talented people,

    Cons

    Politics, procedures, too many reviews,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less words more action

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience but difficult when you get to senior levels

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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 Philip Morris International full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    International, lots of resources, career opportunities

    Cons

    Politics, shifts in direction and budgets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good to start a career

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

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, financial independence, good company reputation in the market

    Cons

    Poor performance tracking and rewarding. Strong personal network is crucial for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should focus on your people's development and strengthen employee benefits instead of profits of stakeholders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Merchandiser

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser  in  Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Bogotá, Bogota (Colombia)

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, development opportunities, very good working environment

    Cons

    decrease market in the last decade

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best employers out there that stretches you but invests in you like no other company does

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

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is really good compensation and great benefits. You can travel in some roles but don't have to.
    You can also change your role in the organization every 1-2 years which makes work not boring at all.
    Very diverse in terms of population.

    Cons

    It's sometimes stressful but not more than any other Fortune 500.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with some of the changes you are implementing and this organization will become more attractive again for people than it currently may is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working at Philip Morris

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Analyst  in  Marikina (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Tax Analyst in Marikina (Philippines)

    I worked at Philip Morris International as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    great benefits, high salary, promotions and stuff

    Cons

    sometimes toxic and too many office works and calls and deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    absorb the contractual employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Bologna (Italy)
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Bologna (Italy)

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

    Pros

    Salaries above the average
    Meritocratic environment
    Efficient & effective organization in terms of roles & responsibilities definition, IT infrastructures and tools available
    Clear internal communication
    Supportive HR department
    High quality & expertise of colleagues & middle management
    Demanding & challenging work environment
    Global footprint
    Strong focus on learning & development

    Cons

    The strong standardization can lead sometimes to repetitive tasks
    Lack of strategic activities out of HQ functions
    Strong segregation between manufacturing affiliates and market & sale ones
    Not "so exciting" product & sector

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learning Curve!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philip Morris International

    Pros

    If you would like to learn and upgrade our skills. Here is the best place to be.

    Cons

    Sometimes you might feel underpaid with the amount of effort or impact you have contributed.

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