USSTC Reviews

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USSTC Chairman and CEO, Altria Group Michael E. Szymanczyk
Michael E. Szymanczyk
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    Great place to work with top notch management. Friendly people and work life balance was very good.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at USSTC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Company feel and positive work environment! Work life balance was great for the pay and home office was nice to have with no time clock to punch!

    Cons

    Company was acquired by Altria and work force severed and new Altria work force took over. Micro managers need not apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop communication barriers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Company To Work For While It Lasted As An Original Stand-Alone Company

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    Current Employee - Business Specialist  in  Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Business Specialist in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at USSTC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good balance of working as a team and as an individual contributor. Although there were different departments, each had a role to play and there was much integration and cross-functionality which made it easier to do job. People were intelligent, talented and down to earth.

    Cons

    There was little room for advancement as people tended to stay within their areas of expertise for long-term. It was one of the few last employers where you could have worked until you retired. The unfortunate circumstance was that it was sold off and the location closed affecting 80% of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of talent and capabilities at middle management level. Seek them out to resolve large scale company issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company and team atmosphere while it lasted.

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT

    I worked at USSTC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working with great people, building a business in a highly restrictive environment

    Cons

    Loss of team atmosphere, and knowledge loss of Stamford office once acquired by Altria.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to seek solutions from all levels of management, mostly middle management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    UST

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    Former Employee - CGS  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - CGS in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at USSTC

    Pros

    USt is great place to work, the management is great, and your coworkers are the best. The company has a great salary strucure.

    Cons

    You are working in the Tobacco industry, and people dont look at it as a good job. Everyone judges you becuase of the product you market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see management drop retail prices, so they can restore, brand superiorty, and customer loyalty for years to come.

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  6.  

    UST gone forever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at USSTC

    Pros

    The severance package I received after my job was eliminated has helped me weather a tough time in the current economy.

    Cons

    They got bought out by Altria and the HQ was closed. The good work we had done over the years seems to be all for nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't undo all the work that went into growing the core brands to what they are. A lot of good people devoted a lot of their lives to that.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    They don't make 'em like this anymore

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    Former Employee - Senior Direcctor  in  Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Direcctor in Stamford, CT

    I worked at USSTC

    Pros

    Big company, small company feel. Great people.

    Cons

    Didn't react to market changes soon enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for everything....while it lasted.

    Recommends
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    Happy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at USSTC

    Pros

    Very Good Pay and great communication

    Cons

    Contract so not certain when the postion will end

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Things are going well and the management listens

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    UST

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    Former Employee - Department Manager  in  Yorba Linda, CA
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Yorba Linda, CA

    I worked at USSTC

    Pros

    Team, People, Pride and again the People

    Cons

    Communcation, integrity, honor and respect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no one left to give advice too!

  10.  

    Was a great company until.....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at USSTC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Culture, pay, benefits, people, work/life balance

    Cons

    Murray Kessler, board of Directors who sold out to Phillip Morris

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shouldn't have sold out to Phillip Morris

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at USSTC

    Pros

    it's a pretty good job

    Cons

    Doesn't completely suck most of the time

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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