Interviewed at Altria
Interview Details – Applied through college website and got an interview. They have two files to record your answers. Two interviewers at the first round.
Interview Question – You sold about 500 million products to someone with the promise of free-return. However, your company has new policy "no return". Now your client wants to return products, what will you do? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Altria.
Interview Details –
There are basically 3 rounds of interviews
You first have to make a good impression at a career fair or meet and greet to get your name out there so they will select you to interview with them
1st round: All behavioral questions using the STAR/SCAR method. All were pretty difficult and most were unexpected and hard to prepare for.
2nd round: You get 30min to look over a hypathetical case about a certain sales situation. You will be provided with a lot of sales data, pricing data, and demographic data. You have to be able to analyze all of the information and create a sales pitch in the 30 min they give you. You then are taken into a room with a panel of interviews and roll play the scenario for the first 20 min or so. Then they ask you about 3-4 more in depth behavioral questions not related to the case.
3rd round: This is a "Day in the Field" where they make sure you would be a good fit for the company. You also get the opportunity to see true insight into what you would be doing as an intern
Interview Question – Tell us time you developed a creative solution for something and then applied that same approach to a different situation? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Altria.
Interview Details – The interview consisted of three parts. The first part is a general behavioral interview. The want you to walk them through problems and solutions in the situations you are asked to talk about. The second interview was with 2 managers. This involved more behavioral questions, but also role-play questions. Be prepared to be on your feet. The last interview is a "Day in the Field", you can see if you are good fit and they can see whether you are qualified or not.
Interview Question – How do you feel about working for a Tobacco Company? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Altria in March 2013.
Interview Details – I knew quite a few people with the company, attended all their events on campus, and made it to the second round of interviews. I was very prepared and answered all the questions efficiently. During the first round it was a phone interview with two distract managers. They asked basic questions about your resume and one behavioral question and one situational question. Basically, making sure you are what your resume says. Round two is in person with 2-4 district maangers. It is about an hour and 15 min wrong. I would say your basic interview except at the end you are asked to role play how you would make an effective sale.
Interview Question –
Name a time when you analyzed date ..
Know about sales pitch .. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Altria.
Interview Details – Lots of behavioral based questions, use the STAR technique! Make sure to look into the core values before entering an interview.
Interview Question – A situational question asking "what would you do if..." View Answer
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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Altria.
Interview Details – I went in for the initial screening interview on campus and met with a couple gentlemen. Right away, I felt that egos were a little big in the room. I was first asked about certain resumes areas, and then I received behavioral questions.
Interview Question – Nobody is perfect and we all have improvements to make, tell me about a time when you became aware of a personal need for improvement, what steps you took to get better, and the resulting change. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Altria.
Interview Details –
I've been networking with the company for many years so getting to know the people who recruit on campus really helped me land an interview. I think on a personal level they liked me, but I totally bombed the interview. The first round is an easy one-on-one, a couple housekeeping questions (do you have a valid driver's license, are you okay with drug testing/background check, are you okay with working for a tobacco company, etc.), they asked maybe two STAR questions.
The second round was a panel interview with three interviewers and me seated at a small round table. The environment was comfortable. They asked me to tell them about myself, why do I want to work for them, STAR questions, etc. It wasn't too difficult, I think I just should have been more prepared.
Interview Question – They asked a case study question about "what would you do if your manager asked you to do this but this happens blah blah." I don't think I'm allowed to disclose it here. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Altria in February 2012.
Interview Details –
Basically just behavioral questions. Key questions would be:
- How do you feel about working for a Tobacco Company
- Name a time when you failed, what your steps to success after?
- What gets you excited in and out of the classroom?
Very informal, more conversation than interrogation. Ask you what about Altria grabbed your attention and why you think you would be a good fit for the company.
The process took 3 days - interviewed at Altria in January 2012.
Interview Details – Submitted resume. Got first round one on one interview then was called for a panel interview the next day did not receive an offer.
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