Altria
3.4 of 5 262 reviews
www.altria.com Richmond, VA 5000+ Employees

Altria Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.4 262 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

Altria Chairman & CEO Martin J. Barrington

Martin J. Barrington

(78 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "This position has great work-life balance and allows flexability"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Great benefits, company car, great people, great company culture"
    in 27 reviews
Cons:
  • "Declining work life balance and morale due to increasing amount of initiatives"
    in 22 reviews
  • "There is no work life balance at this company"
    in 9 reviews
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Good Ol Boy System

Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Dallas, TX

I have been working at Altria full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood benefits, good pay, nice truck

Consgood ol boy system, extremely political

Advice to Senior Managementget a backbone

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fantastic company with great people selling a terrible product

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Altria as an intern for less than a year

ProsSmart, innovative, fun loving and nice people. Iconic brand names. Well established work flow systems and infrastructure. Connection to Leo Burnett.

ConsTobacco, and the long list of social and professional stigma that comes with it.

Advice to Senior ManagementHonestly pump money into safer alternatives to tobacco.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company

Territory Sales Intern (Former Employee)
Berwyn, PA

I worked at Altria as an intern for less than a year

ProsInvest a lot in their employees, have a major advantage over their competitors, excellent office environment, great training process, overall very satisfied.

ConsThere aren't many negative things I can say about this company. I interned this past summer and was very happy with what I accomplished.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I have had a great experience with Altria - if you perform above average you will be treated VERY well.

Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA

I have been working at Altria full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThe people there are great, the reward system is good (peer to peer rewards funded by the company), the starting salary and benefits are competitive, it is very flexible adn lots of opportunity for growth if you are a star performer

ConsPromotions have been shifted to focus on women lately (I am a woman, so this is not bias), it can get very gossipy which everyone loses productivity then.

Advice to Senior ManagementOnce a manager becomes disconnected with the field (DM and above) you can expect numbers to drop. No plan, no audits, no training...I've seen it in many markets.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Sucked, waste of time. Interviewed with idiots

TSM (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Altria full-time for more than a year

ProsMoney and benefits are the best part of this job.

ConsGoing to scary gas stations where I would normally speed by and never go back to that side of town.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork at the company more than a couple of months before promoting people.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Philip Morris

MT3 (Former Employee)
Richmond, VA

I worked at Altria full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLeading the industry for this field

Conscutting costs...higher premiums for insurance

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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This company is listening to its employees

Field Sales (Current Employee)
Milwaukee, WI

I have been working at Altria full-time for more than 8 years

ProsNo co. is perfect but Altria is working hard to be a better place to work. My region vice president is working hard to connect with the organization. Listening and making this a better place to work. Much appreciated!! Changed promotion policy. Can get promoted without relocating. Management is approachable, and care about employees.

ConsCompetitive and changing industry, may not be for everyone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Can't Beat the Experience

Territory Sales Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Altria full-time

ProsThey care about their employees. You are given a lot of freedom. Very stable company, thus zero worry about job security. Opportunities to advance career. Amazing benefits. You are given 2 weeks of vacation within your first year. Retirement is unmatched from any other company. Training program is unmatched as well.

ConsThey rarely ever, maybe never, approve move transfer request.
Some lower management seems to be more concerned about advancing their career vs being concerned about their current position.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great People, Great Company

Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Altria full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLeadership development is top notch
Career opportunities
Company culture
Colleagues are friends
Clear direction / good leadership
Competitive salary and benefits
High level of autonomy for proven employees

ConsMultiple priorities at times, but this has improved over the past several months
Resources controlled by HQ - not always aligned with what we really need to grow our business

Advice to Senior ManagementGive more resources to allow FSF to run their business

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Summer Internship at Altria

Intern (Current Employee)
Richmond, VA

I have been working at Altria as an intern for less than a year

Pros- Real life examples in the field you want to enter
- Great explanation of what you could expect if you signed on full time
- Outstanding compensation for the work performed
- Many different resources to find information about the company
- Training is excellent and it shows that they heavily invest in their employee's

Cons- Difficult explaining why you would work for a company that sells a harmful product
- Retirement plan change is a little worrying

Advice to Senior Management- Optional meetings before the internship begins to get a broader scope of the company would be helpful
- Would have enjoyed seeing more of the plants outside of Richmond

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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