Alliance One Reviews

Updated June 14, 2015
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  1. very experienced

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alliance One

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Alliance One is a respected company in tobacco industry and has long history in China. It's a good company to work with.

    Cons

    A conservative company, dealing with monopoly in China. And the future of this industry is not so good as other industries.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing in China and its management team, they have created good value for the company, we hope the company grows well.


  2. General Laborer

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    Current Employee - General Laborer in Wilson, NC
    Current Employee - General Laborer in Wilson, NC

    I have been working at Alliance One

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a good job it has benefits,also,you can also learn more about tobacco and market sales

    Cons

    The downside of it's seasonal work.


  3. I would have to say my job as a Clerk/Scanner.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alliance One

    Pros

    Flexible and at the end of each season you received a bonus if you're not fired or quit.

    Cons

    I would say working in all the tobacco scent and smell.

    Advice to Management

    To be more understanding and continue to listen to your employees.


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  5. It's OK but No Room to Grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alliance One

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, friendly atmosphere and OK pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Not much room to grow specially if you are female. The internal job posting are not clear cut. Promotions are based on politics not personal accomplishments, Raises are minimal and do not keep with inflation.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid group think!


  6. A lot of ups and Downs.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alliance One

    Pros

    Some of the people I worked with are very nice and helpful. I loved the job I did.

    Cons

    Some of the people I worked for really need to retire. No clue as to what it takes to get the job done. I understand you need to keep your customers satisfied, but you really need to back your employees.

    Advice to Management

    There are some management that seems to do anything to make their own employees jobs more difficult and really need to look out for your own employees needs on the job.


  7. Great way to learn about the tobacco industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alliance One full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You are able to gain insightful information about the tobacco industry and how to grow.

    Cons

    Many of the lower level positions are seasonal, and layoffs are unpredictable.

    Advice to Management

    More young, innovative employees should be considered for managerial positions.


  8. Helpful (1)

    I'm a new employee, decent so far, good training program.

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    Current Employee - Collections Agent in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Collections Agent in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at Alliance One

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    potential for good money if you don't mind plowing through phone calls you have to dial and shaking down people to pay their debts.

    Cons

    Hounding deadbeats to pay their debts making high volume calls and contacts each day and noise from others in their cubes.

    Advice to Management

    I haven't been there long enough to make a fair assessment on what advice I could give to management so far.


  9. Ok place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alliance One

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    competitive salaries and benefits. Family type culture. Lots of great people.

    Cons

    Sr. Leadership needs to be leaders - company feels like its floundering

    Advice to Management

    Make decisions, execute, and most importantly communicate with all of the workforce. Stop playing in silos


  10. Alliance One overview.

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    Former Employee - Picker/Packer in Wilson, NC
    Former Employee - Picker/Packer in Wilson, NC

    I worked at Alliance One part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They have good work ethnic skills.

    Cons

    The employees aren't as nice and considerate as they should be.

    Advice to Management

    They should try to invest into a new manufacturing location.


  11. It ain't what it used to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmville, NC

    I have been working at Alliance One full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a fairly casual work environment, jeans-Friday, quarterly luncheons, good benefits, very flexible with time off for doctor or other appointments. We have the latest in computer technology and equipment, good systems, and everyone works well together.

    Cons

    The same people always seem to get the promotions. There is no succession planning. Some of the bosses are real jerks. There is very little opportunity for training in something new as they say it has to relate to your current position. They do support tuition reimbursement though. Bonuses that once paid in the 24% range now pay in the 5% range, if you are lucky and they never update you on where you stand versus target-stretch so they don't have to pay when the time comes. There have been several restructurings in the last few years as they do away with almost entire departments (SOX, Internal Audit). With FY14's $87MM loss attributable to farmer bad debt/loans (many wonder if these are real and if some people aren't just lining their pockets) many senior folks are being shown the door under the guise of retirement. It's not the same company I went to work for many years ago. The company is starting to look into new ventures (E-liquids) but I'm afraid it's a little too late to diversify.

    Advice to Management

    It's time for management that's been there longer than 15 years to move on.



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