Philip Morris International

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Philip Morris International Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
178 Reviews
3.4
178 Reviews
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Philip Morris International Chief Executive Officer André Calantzopoulos
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great career opportunities, if you work in the field (in 10 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not a question - everything is one short term profit and very individualistic (in 17 reviews)

  • Tobacco industry- I have personally lost a good friend because of my choice in employer (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philip Morris International

    Pros

    Great development, constant change, great benefits, good pay, fun, lots of opportunities, wonderful offices, constant search for excellence, looking for simplification

    Cons

    Constant change, senior management far away from employees, often too bureaucratic and need of multiple green lights before sharing, risk adverse.

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    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 (more than an 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
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    PMI pro's and cons

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    • 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 (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
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  5.  

    Continuous Learning Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Jakarta (Indonesia)

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

    Pros

    A great place to learn, strong people development, good compensation and benefit. Company with strong organization culture.

    Cons

    bureaucracy, work life balance. sometime you have to work during your weekend or even holiday, but we truly understand that it came with the package

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review organization structure, to much interference at regional level. find a new way to streamline the business process.

  6.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits
    Sharp and smart peole

    Cons

    they squeeze you for every penny they pay you
    high stress and demanding environment
    up or out mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change from 70's mentality

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging, demanding, but rewarding

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

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

    Pros

    People are very competitive and you always need to be at your best. Lots of opportunities for international assignments. Compensation is above market average.

    Cons

    Too much of a top-down feel. PMI remains a very conservative company. Many in the company are resistant (and unwilling) to change which means it's a battle improve things. There is a fear of being judged which inhibits innovation and encourages everyone to stay within what's "normal." There rarely recognition for having the courage to stand-out, be bold and take a chance on something new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more transparent about compensation. Consider allowing everyone to purchase company stock. Far too much duplication and waste partly because many are stuck in their silos and don't want to share, partly because not enough time and thought is dedicated to evaluating and assessing the resources that we have already.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Performed research and development in Microsoft Developer tools to provide support services in the company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IS Consult in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - IS Consult in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I have been working at Philip Morris International part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, satisfactory salary, career development opportunities, for new graduates in Istanbul one of the best campanies in Turkey.
    Reasonable work hours.

    Cons

    Lot of works to do. Work hours is not elastic to much. For software developers not a good company. But for marketing and sales one of the best companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Experience

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

    I have been working at Philip Morris International

    Pros

    Its a company filled with challenges therefore the experience you earn is very favorable for all FMCG

    Cons

    Career growth can be slow and you have to pass through several areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Exceptional experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    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
  11.  

    Great experience but difficult when you get to senior levels

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

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time (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

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