USSTC
4.1 of 5 28 reviews
www.ussmokeless.com Pittsburgh, PA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Feb 17, 2014

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57% Approve of the CEO

USSTC Chairman and CEO, Altria Group Michael E. Szymanczyk

Michael E. Szymanczyk

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87% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to work with top notch management. Friendly people and work life balance was very good.

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    Las Vegas, NV

    ProsGreat 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!

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementDrop communication barriers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company To Work For While It Lasted As An Original Stand-Alone Company

    Business Specialist (Current Employee)
    Stamford, CT

    ProsGood 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company and team atmosphere while it lasted.

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Stamford, CT

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to seek solutions from all levels of management, mostly middle management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    UST

    CGS (Former Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    UST gone forever

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Stamford, CT

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

    ConsThey 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 Senior ManagementDon'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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    They don't make 'em like this anymore

    Senior Direcctor (Former Employee)
    Stamford, CT

    ProsBig company, small company feel. Great people.

    ConsDidn't react to market changes soon enough.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThanks for everything....while it lasted.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Pontiac, MI

    ProsVery Good Pay and great communication

    ConsContract so not certain when the postion will end

    Advice to Senior ManagementThings are going well and the management listens

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    UST

    Department Manager (Former Employee)
    Yorba Linda, CA

    ProsTeam, People, Pride and again the People

    ConsCommuncation, integrity, honor and respect

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is no one left to give advice too!

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    Was a great company until.....

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementShouldn't have sold out to Phillip Morris

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's OK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosit's a pretty good job

    ConsDoesn't completely suck most of the time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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