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Lorillard President and CEO Murray S. Kessler
Murray S. Kessler
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  • An extremely challenging, awesome experience with a company that sincerely is interested in YOU! A corporate gem!

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative

    I have been working at Lorillard full-time (more than 10 years)


    A company that cares about YOU. As an associate: your challenges, development, successes and overall being. As a person: your family, balancing career and home, there when you need them...a true "family" environment. Most importantly, Lorillard Tobacco is a highly successful, 240 year old success story that not only knows who generates that success, but is more than willing to share that success with every associate...which in turn is overwhelmingly reciprocated.


    With any international company, there are bound to be some negatives. Lorillard Tobacco must have some, however, they would be extremely isolated and usually attended to and reviewed to insure no repetition. Associates, from field sales representatives to corporate management, are allowed a wide berth in which to operate and achieve success. However, when conflicts occur, everything is studied, researched and reviewed by peer groups and management to not only insure fairness and consistency, but to discover methods to reduce the chances of occuring again.

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    Keep up the good work!

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Lorillard Interviews

Updated Jan 7, 2015
Updated Jan 7, 2015

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Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    OUTSIDE SALES Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Lorillard in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was a lot less difficult than I expected it to be. Because it was for a sales rep position, and I had experienced it with other sales rep interviews, I thought it was going to be purely a STAR format interview. It turned out to be just the opposite. The first interview had very basic questions, like, "Why Lorillard?" An interviewee's success in these interviews are contingent upon knowing some important facts about the company (products, history, etc.). I showed him that I knew a lot about the company, and I even brought a long list of questions for him to answer (his eyes widened when he saw just how many questions I had for him. That was a good sign). This first interview lasted about an hour and 10 minutes, but he was impressed and decided to move me onto the next phase, which was the field day.
    The field day is not hard, but it is long and tiring. I spent almost nine hours with two division managers (one of which was the guy who interviewed me), which is not common, because it is usually a field day with an experienced sales rep. For the first half of the day, I was driven to different locations and allowed to observe what an outside sales rep for Lorillard does. I asked a lot of questions (I had about 20 written in a notebook), and the two managers were very friendly and willing to answer anything I asked. After lunch, which the company paid for, the lead division manager told me it was time for me to get my hands dirty. For the next 4.5 hours, they allowed me to drive the company car to the various locations, introduce the group to the store managers, enter in data into the computer system, clean up the displays, and put up new signage. At one point, the lead division manager even said, "Pretend we are not here and do what needs to be done." It was just putting a big, hanging sign, but still, I am glad that I was able to have that experience because it made me feel like I could really sink my teeth into this job. The hands-on part of the field day is not common with other companies because they worry about possible injuries, but I found it to be extremely helpful. How else would a person really understand what the job is about if they aren't allowed to physically interact with the product and the retailers.
    By the end of the field day I was exhausted (we had to spend 45 minutes in bumper to bumper rush-hour traffic when I was taking the division managers back to their hotel), but I felt confident that I had asked good questions, and made a good impression.
    A good question to ask at the end of the interview and field day is, "What sort of reservations would you have about hiring me?" This will give you an idea of what you did right and what you need to work on. Luckily, the managers told me that they had none.

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    I did not have to negotiate. My original assumption about the yearly salary turned out to be about $2500 less than it turned out to be, so the salary, which was already impressive, became even more enticing.
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Website www.lorillard.com
Headquarters Greensboro, NC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1989
Type Company - Public (LO)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

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