Philip Morris USA Reviews
Great Benefits, Company car with all expenses paid, (in 7 reviews)
Philip Morris USA offers high quality training programs as well as competitive pay and benefits (in 4 reviews)
Work / Life balance can get wacky if you let it (in 4 reviews)
Little room for advancement unless your were willing to relocate or were one of the "chosen ones" (in 3 reviews)
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 Senior Management – Keep up the good work.
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 Senior Management – Promote more fairly, give better and consistent feedback, don't play favorites.
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 Senior Management – 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
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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 Senior Management – 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.
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 Senior Management – i reallly do not have much adivce since i am just start here for a while and decided to change to another company
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
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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 Senior Management – 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.
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 Senior Management – Tell us where you see the company in 5 years and how many people will be left working there.
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 Senior Management – Re-evaluate how much time is truly spent on formulaic "employee development" and reduce the emphasis accordingly
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
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Pros – Philip Morris USA offers high quality training programs as well as competitive pay and benefits. The team environment is fun and often results in the formation of many personal relationships with peers in the organization.
Cons – Philip Morris USA promises the word to talented members of the organization, however sadly the company routinely does wrong by their people and delivers well below expectations. I would consider myself, at the time, one of the most promising members of the FSF at PM USA nationally. My ratings, awards, and recognitions were direct indicators of my value to the organization. I worked dilligently to grow the business within my assigned territory, assisted others in their business development, and took great pride in my work in contributing to the overall strength development of PM USA via recruiting, training, and other programs. Somehow, after all of these contributions, I was never given the advancement opportunities that I was promised. PM USA routinely takes advantage of their people, seeking to get as much out of them as they can by promsing grand futures that are never delivered. The road to the top at PM USA is paved with mindless positions where individuals can never reach high 6 figure earnings.
Philip Morris is great however, at promoting and developing the "politically correct" managers. If you are a female minority you have a great shot at being sent up the ladder, regardless how glaring your lack of talent or intelligence. The FSF and HQ staff is littered by under-qualified products of affirmative action. This is not bitterness speaking, it is simply the sad truth.
I have used my PM experience to my benefit, as I moved into a new professional selling position with a more aggressive organization in medical sales. Talents are universal, I'm quickly learning that they can be applied to other business units with greater results than previously experienced at PM.
Advice to Senior Management – PM USA is losing all of its good people, and will eventually be left with the bottom of the barrel members who are content with mediocrity. Simply said, your company needs an overhaul.
Pros – Good pay and great benefits
Cons – Good Ole Boy Network still abounds which prevents career advancement.
Advice to Senior Management – Look at the competence of your VP's and determine whether they are acting in the best interest of the company, or doing things for self preservation.