Altria – Why Work For Us?

Leadership & Development

Investing in leadership is what we do best.

You will have an impact from the time you join the company. Our employees have the opportunity to work on iconic brands.   We offer a variety of training and development opportunities, ranging from job specific training to company-wide events. We are looking for the future leaders of our organization; we pride ourselves on promoting from within. Employees at all levels have an opportunity to take charge of personal and professional growth. We give you the resources you need to be successful, but ultimately you own your development. Sound like something you’re interested in?

"I joined as an intern and realized immediately that this was an organization where I could have a challenging and fulfilling career." –Diana, Sales


We think it doesn’t get much better than this

We have designed one of the most comprehensive and competitive benefit packages within the Fortune 500. Our goal is to retain and motivate our world-class talent.

Depending upon employee position, our benefits include:

  • Competitive salary plus annual incentive compensation for select positions
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits for employees, spouses or domestic partners and eligible dependents
  • Deferred Profit Sharing Plan that includes options for personal contributions and company match as well as additional company contributions
  • For sales employees, vehicle for business and personal use (currently Chevy Traverse)
  • Work life balance options, including potential flex hours
  • A minimum of 3 weeks’ vacation, 14 paid holidays and vacation purchase option
  • Up to 6 weeks pay to care for a new child. This benefit is in addition to Short Term Disability benefits, if applicable.
  • Education Refund Program

“Altria funded 100% of my MBA through the education refund program.  This allowed me to achieve my personal goals all while still working for the company.”  Eric Ransom, Altria Group Distribution Company

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Diversity doesn’t live in any one place at Altria

It takes all of us, regardless of our level, tenure, or department, to reach our true goal – an inclusive work environment that leverages the best each of us has to offer.  We accomplish this with our people and our communities.

The commitment to diversity is supported by all levels within the Altria family of companies. Additionally, an Executive Diversity Council, led by our CEO, made up of rotating employees from differing areas and levels provides strategic direction and leadership to promote an inclusive workplace. This work is supported by inclusive training and tools that are made available to all Altria employees.

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are another component of our diversity and inclusion strategy. They provide employees with professional development, promote cultural awareness, and support our community engagement efforts. In the university environment, ERGs might compare to multi-cultural student organizations on campus. Our ERGs include:


At the Altria family of companies, we appreciate the men and women of the Armed Forces and have many employees who have served our country.

“Any leader has to have integrity whether you’re a squad leader in the military or a company leader with Altria.” –Greg, Territory Sales Manager


Responsibility is one job we all share

Our Communities:

We invest in non-profits to help make our communities stronger. During the last 10 years, we have given 1 billion in cash and other contributions to hundreds of non-profit organizations. In 2014, employees at Altria companies volunteered more than 50,000 hours in their communities. Altria coordinates company-sponsored volunteer activities in communities where we live and work. In 2014, our volunteer challenge program nearly doubled employee participation in company-sponsored events.

Our Environment:

We believe it’s important to protect natural resources and reduce our environmental impact. For example, since 2002, PM USA has collaborated with Keep America Beautiful to provide funds to research, develop and launch the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP).

Our Workplace:

We view each of our employees as leaders. We strive each day to be innovative, focused, disciplined, and responsible in a regulated environment. For example, we deny all requests to use or display our companies’ tobacco brands in movies, television shows and other public entertainment media.

To hear more about what Altria does for our communities, our environment, and our workplace click here

"I am fully aware of the impact Altria has in the communities where we operate and what we do every day to be a socially responsible company." – Latoya, Engineering

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If so, visit to search for available opportunities.

There are five steps in our recruiting process:

Step 1: Résumé submission

Step 2: Résumé review

Step 3: Initial screening conversation

Step 4: Your interview

Step 5: Selection decision and notification to candidates

*In addition to these steps, there may be additional aspects of the interview depending upon the position Examples may include writing samples, job evaluation, case studies, a day in the field interview for sales positions, etc.

Most managers in our company use a behavioral interviewing format in a group panel interview setting. After all, we believe the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. A panel setting is simply an interview that is conducted with several individuals who have an interest in the hiring decision. Keep in mind it’s important you demonstrate your ability to lead, work with other people, and handle challenging situations.

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Altria Interviews

Updated Mar 23, 2015

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Altria.


    3 rounds of interviews. First round was all typical interview questions. Second round was a case study where you had to walk them through your case and then role play with the "store owner".

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time you had to handle data?   1 Answer
    • Sell your college to a high school student vs. another similar college.   1 Answer

Altria Awards & Accolades

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Best General Consumer Product Companies, Vault, 2014
Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, 2013
The Civic 50, The Civic 50, 2013
The Civic 50, Points of Light, in partnership with Bloomberg LP, 2014
America's Top Corporations for Multicultural Business Opportunities (#6),, 2012
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Additional Info

Headquarters Richmond, VA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1919
Type Company - Public (MO)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Reynolds American

Altria Group is a FORTUNE 200 company that owns the premier tobacco companies in the United States including Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton and Nu Mark. The companies’ brands include Marlboro, Copenhagen, Skoal, Black & Mild, MarkTen and VERVE. Altria also owns Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, one of the country’s top premium wine producers, and... More

Mission: Our Mission is to own and develop financially disciplined businesses that are leaders in responsibly providing adult tobacco and wine consumers with superior branded... More

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