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    Pros

    401k, healthcare plan, tuition reimbursment plan, overall very good benefits package. Luxury goods category with great brands in a cool industry (premium cigars). Macanudo, Cohiba, CAO, Partagas, Punch, etc. Great place to work if you are creative, entrepreneurial, and want to put your own stamp on a product/company. Good leadership team.

    Cons

    Sometimes management forgets to catch people doing things right. It's tobacco, so it's a very challenging, fast paced category.

    Advice to Management

    look for more ways to develop employees, improve work-life balance and increase opportunities for advancement/bonuses.


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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at General Cigar.

    Interview

    Went through a recruiter. In persona interview with several company personal during a couple hours. They asked standard questions. Spent time talking about the position and company. Everyone I talked to seemed very friendly. The position itself seemed to fit the description they gave.

    A couple days later the recruiter sent me an offer they made. Unfortunately, I had to decline for personal reasons and nothing to do with the company itself.

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    • Nothing very unexpected. The interview process was pleasant and not stressful.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    They gave a solid offer but personal reasons prevented me from accepting.

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Website www.cigarworld.com
Headquarters Richmond, VA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1906
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

It may be true that sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, but for General Cigar a cigar is money. The company produces Macanudo, the #1 premium cigar in the US, and other brands, such as Cohiba and Bolivar, which are distributed for sale through tobacco retailers nationwide. The Macanudo brand consists of Macanudo, Macanudo Robust, Macanudo Maduro, and Macanudo Vintage Cabinet Selection. The firm operates the Club Macanudo cigar bar in New York City and grows, cures, ages, and processes wrapper tobacco in Connecticut through its Culbro Tobacco unit. Swedish Match, the world's... More

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