Altria Interview Questions

Updated Sep 4, 2014
Updated Sep 4, 2014
193 Interview Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Territory Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Altria.

    Interview Details

    The interview is a 3 step process. The first round of interviews is usually with 2 people who can be anywhere from a high performing TSM, a unit manager or even a district manger. During this interview we ask questions which make you provide examples from your previous work or classroom experience. Such examples include a time you displayed leadership, worked in a group setting, or received feedback and how you applied it. The second interview can be with anywhere from 2-3 people and this process has changed as of recently. It now entails you going over a case study. You are given 30 minutes prior to the interview to look over the case and answer a few questions around profitability and which product would you choose in an A vs B format. All of the necessary information and formulas are given to you and they want to see your train of though and rational and not necessarily a correct answer, although that certainly helps. The final interview is a day in the field shadowing the position you are applying for.'this is to make sure that we think you are good for this role as well as for you to see if this is a position you can see yourself in.

    Interview Questions
    • A question around coworkers using non authorized means to achieve good results and what you would do about it. That want to see if you would rat them out or try and work it out without management getting involved   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. I was right out of college and I started at $55,000 which was the starting salary and was given a few $K signing bonus.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked As A Territory Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Altria in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Star method, Glassdoor has spot on posts on what to expect as well as the company website at cantbeattheexperience.com Initial phone screening then a one on one then a panel interview with two managers. In addition you are required to work a half day or more in the field at your own expense. My manager was very frugal and did not even offer lunch or a coffee!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Simple and they do pay more for an experienced hire
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Territory Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    the interview process was basic behavioral questions. nothing to complex but it is worth reviewing behavioral type questions on the interview. Altria also provides a "getting the job" link on their website which is also very helpful. They are expecting detailed answers using the STAR method that are clear and to the point.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you faced a conflict with another person or group and talk about the steps you took to solve that conflict.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Territory Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Altria.

    Interview Details

    It was an interview set up on my school's campus. 3 interviewers and basically the equivalent to a phone interview

    Interview Questions
    • No tough questions. Just the first round of interviews   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Territory Sales Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chattanooga, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chattanooga, TN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Altria in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had 2 face to face interviews that were extremely intense utilizing the STAR method for behavioral type questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you advised an employer of a company policy but learned you made a mistake by misreading the details of the policy & how you solved the mistake to the client.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Altria.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted quite a while after my initial online application. I scheduled an interview and then was told it would be rescheduled. When rescheduling I was notified that the other applicants had "offers from other employers". Which led me to believe that they were leaning toward another applicant before I came in. There was a writing test 30 minutes before the panel interview. The panel was courteous and used the STAR or (competency) interview method. The total interview lasted about 2 1/2 hours. The head of the department was unavailable for the interview, which could weigh heavily in the process. I was contacted about a week later by hr notifying me that they would not be extending an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Please give an example of a problem you had to solve and how you solved it. (not difficult at all)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Richmond, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richmond, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Altria in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Found through university career fair, applied and was contacted almost immediately. Had a first round two-on-one interview on campus (mostly behavioral, then discussion about company) and two weeks later went out to Richmond HQ for final round. This was a round of interviews with Managers, mostly behavioral but some "Tell me about a time..." type questions. Also had a tour and a Q&A session. 3-4 weeks later got a call with the offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No salary negotiation, but there is some room for negotiation in terms of relocation package.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Sales Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The entire process took about 3 weeks for a position as a Sales Intern. Started with a phone interview, about a 30 minute interview with basic STAR format questions. Was asked back for a panel interview on campus with a few of their representatives. Was fairly intense and they provided a sales case to come up with on the spot.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you feel about working in the tobacco industry?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Other Offer

    Declined Offer
  10.  

    Sales Intern Interview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Madison, WI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Madison, WI
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Altria in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    First Round: over the phone, talked about resume and background, 3 basic STAR questions, two situational, then asked him a few questions at the end, be prepared to discuss feelings about tobacco industry

    Second Round: Panel interview, half an hour to yourself to look over sales data for an imaginary store, then had to pitch product to panel, role played for 10 minutes, then was asked more resume questions, a few STAR and situational based around sales activity, this was extremely nerve racking, come into this relaxed and do not put a lot of pressure on yourself or it will show

    Third Round: day in the field, you get to know the actual District manager and a possible TSM mentor for your area, it shows you EXACTLY what you will be doing over the summer, basically they want you to decide you want them on this day, because they have pretty much decided they like you

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about a time you made an unpopular decision, Describe a time you had to analyze data   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Basic STAR questions. Nice people.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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