Philip Morris International Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Philip Morris International Chief Executive Officer André Calantzopoulos
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
  • Political environment & bad work-life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • silos based ; conservative ; years in the company make you evolve ; not a lot of room for fast-track ; no decision making before senior positions (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Legal Intern at Philip Morris International

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Legal in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Legal in New York, NY

    I worked at Philip Morris International as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - strong learning curve
    - competitive environment
    - close contact with high level executives
    - challenging assignments

    Cons

    - interns report to different people, leading to problems with accountability.


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    PMI - Philippines

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philip Morris International

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Learned a lot being part of this organization. Great employees too. We were like family.

    Cons

    Acquisition of Fortune wasnt a good idea at all. Organization chart is a mess with so many managers. Getting managers that are expat, slim chance for locals to occupy the post.

    Advice to Management

    Value people especially those who spent their lives being a good employees, giving great contributions.


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    Great Company to Work For

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philip Morris International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong culture, aggressive (in a positive sense) and fast-paced, rewards hard work and contributions with opportunities
    Strong and well developed processes - internally we feel over-engineered, externally we are often seen as state of the art
    Great talent management process

    Cons

    Integration of new entrants is a challenge, but if you can hit the ground running the reward is worth it
    Culture still somewhat hierarchical but beginning to change
    Not very forgiving with mediocrity

    Advice to Management

    Keep going but don't lose sight of those who got you where we are today. Stick with our principles that are behind our success. Remember that we need to invest in our success, even at a cost...ease down on the cost cutting.


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  5. Amazing company to work and develop your career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A lot of talented people.
    Good opportunities to grow as a professional.
    Your voice is heard, there is a good relationship between higher management and employees of all levels.
    Interaction with employees of other affiliates is encouraged and often helps when learning to do new things.
    Many trainings are offered and trainings can be requested.
    Work environment is good, although there is a lot of work.
    360 evaluations for management.
    Employee satisfaction surveys are done globally and the results are taken into account.
    Truly international team.

    Cons

    Sometimes you can find a good deal of bureaucracy, not to communicate but in order to complete and submit paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  6. Retired

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Local President in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Local President in Richmond, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many resources to help the membership.

    Cons

    Spread too thin to be effective.


  7. Challenging yet rewarding experience in a high stakes FMCG

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    International assignments, great compensation, growth opportunities, plenty of trainings.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape, lack of empowerment to employees.


  8. Excellent place to grow!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DISTRIBUTION EXECUTIVE & TERRITORY EXECUTIVE in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - DISTRIBUTION EXECUTIVE & TERRITORY EXECUTIVE in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    *An excellent place to learn and grow individually and professionally.
    *Great and supportive peoples.

    Cons

    *None at the moment, very hopeful of the company direction.

    Advice to Management

    *Very hopeful of the company direction.


  9. Scientist (Contracted)

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Scientist (Contracted) in Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
    Former Contractor - Scientist (Contracted) in Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

    I worked at Philip Morris International as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Excellent premises
    - Smart colleagues
    - Professional and respectful direct manager
    - Decent salary
    - Good work/life balance
    - Incredible cultural diversity

    Cons

    - Rather conservative approach to business
    - Self-centered and isolated hierarchy
    - Opaque remuneration plan
    - No perks for contracted workers, as apposed to employees

    Advice to Management

    Empower and inspire your employees instead of seeking for your own success. Leadership is about setting the example we all want to follow!


  10. Greatest company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager, Global Function in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Manager, Global Function in Lausanne (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Philip Morris International (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee development, career opportunities, cross functional moves, compensation packages

    Cons

    bureaucracy, unhealthy competitiveness, quick changes in people in practice etc


  11. Well structured organisation

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Makati City (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Makati City (Philippines)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The organisation is huge, there's a lot of opportunities for you to grow not just within your current field but also expand your knowledge with other aspects of the business

    Cons

    As a marketing profesional there's a lot of things i cannot do due to restrictions on tobacco advertising, however it force employees to think differently and be more creative to connect with target consumers

    Advice to Management

    trust your team more, transparency goes a long way and it will boost the morale of your employees



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