Philip Morris USA

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Philip Morris USA Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
61 Reviews
3.6
61 Reviews
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Philip Morris USA President & CEO Cliff B. Fleet
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits, Company car with all expenses paid, (in 8 reviews)

  • Philip Morris USA offers high quality training programs as well as competitive pay and benefits (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Work / Life balance can get wacky if you let it (in 5 reviews)

  • Little room for advancement unless your were willing to relocate or were one of the "chosen ones" (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Benefits bad management.

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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 USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and no layoffs.

    Cons

    Lack of good communication is a hinderance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Lot of chance to improve your skillset, Good benefis

    Cons

    Lots of shift work, and reviews of work came too seldom.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company to work for if you could have an umbrella over you.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Philip Morris USA

    Pros

    Great benefit package, good people to work with if you could find your area.

    Cons

    Working with people who've been there for 30+ years is tough; working in the factory is even tougher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Don't let the big name fool you.......

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Wixom, MI
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Wixom, MI

    I worked at Philip Morris USA

    Pros

    Decent pay, company car, expense reimbursement, and annual bonus. Good sales experience and the title looks good on a resume. For the most part you are working on your own.

    Cons

    Unprofessional working environment, poor opportunities for advancement, manual labor involved. Too many cliques and management plays favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more fairly, give better and consistent feedback, don't play favorites.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    on the road again

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellingham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellingham, MA

    I have been working at Philip Morris USA

    Pros

    health dental benefits ,automobile discount cigarettes and tobacco products,no overnight travel.independent scheduling of work day hours,no heavy lifting in any sense of the word

    Cons

    increasing expectation for higher sales numbers in a declining business,endless redundant paperwork and documentation of snallest insignificant details of every aspect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find something safe and useful to sell instead of contributing to over 400,000 deaths yearly,and stop spending millions to fight legal rulings that go against you

    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Touch

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

    I have been working at Philip Morris USA

    Pros

    Benefits Package, vehicle, pay is competitive but beginning to become less competitive vs. the work and hours we put in.

    Cons

    Very political to advance within the company. Too many chiefs, not enough Indians. Same salary even though we bought 2 more companies and do their work too on top of our old existing jobs. No thanks from management or senior leadership. Upper management is afraid to challenge or disagree with senior managers and VPs+.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step in our shoes once in a while and see the hard work and dedication that gets done even with all the problems that come our way from our own leaders screw ups.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    research here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philip Morris USA

    Pros

    it has very good facility, it also has good equipment, you will feel not too much pressure, the center is in good location

    Cons

    you will feel very confused about research direction, the technical management is poor, I do not feel the career ladder there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    i reallly do not have much adivce since i am just start here for a while and decided to change to another company

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Migraines and Growing Pains

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Philip Morris USA

    Pros

    Stellar Benefits including 15% payment into DPS, Medical, Dental, & Vision benefits, education reimburesement without strings attached, 14 holidays and 15 vacations after first 6 months, and standard salary

    Cons

    Work-life balance is non-existent and at times makes it look like you are working for nothing. The advancement process is worse than reality television. The company used to care about people and know only cares about meeting Wall Street's expectations. HQ never has a plan finalized when it is presented to the sales force - it's changed 3 times before it actually starts and then again before it's over. And if you ever want to manage people and make 6-figures, be prepared to move at least 4 times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you truly want leaders, create an environment to build them, not overwork them out of the company. Also, make sure any plans you have, test them with a few smart people and get some feedback before you frustrate all 1800 sales people.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good job for the money, but you get bored easily.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Philip Morris USA

    Pros

    The benefits are outstanding. They really do want you to forget that you are selling a product that kills people. You get a van and 3 weeks vacation right off the bat. They used to have a pension plan but now they are back to having a matching 401 k like everyone else. Just wait until you see the annual review process.

    Cons

    You must be an intern from a college where they recruited you from to have a real chance of promotion. They prefer to have their chosen ones promoted. Now with the planned cutbacks in the sales force, promotions are fewer to give these days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell us where you see the company in 5 years and how many people will be left working there.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Better than you might think

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Technical Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Technical Analyst in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Philip Morris USA

    Pros

    If you are fortunate enough to work for one of the progressive areas in the company, the experience can be rewarding and challenging. The overall compensation and benefits package is very strong and Senior Management encourages employee development. Most managers respect work - life balance decisions but there are notable exceptions.

    Cons

    Some managers & directors push too much "overhead" on to employees. There are too many well meaning but inefficient processes that saddle employees with additional work on Leadership or Role Identification that ultimately does not help Management or the "Rank and File". I've heard many colleagues complain of being harassed over completing a "career development" task while the real work gets pushed aside and deadlines are missed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate how much time is truly spent on formulaic "employee development" and reduce the emphasis accordingly

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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