Altria Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
295 Reviews
3.7
295 Reviews
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Altria Chairman & CEO Martin J. Barrington
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This position has great work-life balance and allows flexability (in 19 reviews)

  • Strong Corporate Social Responsibility, great pay, great benefits (in 32 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is difficult to maintain (in 24 reviews)

  • There is no work life balance at this company (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company with great financial and personal rewards

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Altria full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay for a reasonable workload

    Cons

    Politics that drive decisions and promotions

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Altria is a GREAT place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Unit Manager  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are really good. They focus on your development and ensure you have the tips to succeed. Mission and values driven

    Cons

    You usually need to relocate to get promoted. There can be red tape to getting things done and politics can be pervasive in some parts of the country

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add flexibility to the promotion track

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome,

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Altria full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Leadership, salary, training, network, opportunities

    Cons

    Product, hours, and the lack of simplification

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    TSM

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TSM  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - TSM in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Altria full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Benefits are very good, pay, vacation and medical. Company car is nice. Training is good and available to those who want it.

    Cons

    Usually Have to move to get promoted. It can be a tough industry to work in at times as tobacco isn't accepted social. Communication isn't always good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more realistic on promotions, not everyone wants to move. We have lost good employees because of this.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Really can't beat the experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altria

    Pros

    People are amazing, company treats employees like gold. Strong Corporate Social Responsibility, great pay, great benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of hard work, but worth it. Can be overwhelming at times. Hard to explain to others why I love the company since it is a tobacco manufacturer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Unit Manager
    Current Employee - Unit Manager

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

    Pros

    Invest significant time and resources into your development
    Good Benefits
    Good Salary
    Good Work Life Balance

    Cons

    Promotion in the sales force can sometimes require relocation to undesirable markets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to foster innovative culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    The last 20+ years have been fun. Many more good days than bad.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TSM
    Current Employee - TSM

    I have been working at Altria full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people make any company and Altria has great people. From a compensation perspective salary ,401K , pension and company vehicle are top notch.

    Cons

    Over the years management has taken care of who they want to take care of.
    Right now the chosen group is women. I would like to see it become about skill set and ability.
    Hopefully one day we'll get there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The youth movement is fine but don't forget about the old timers. They have lots of knowledge they'd like to share. All you have to do is ask.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It has been a fantastic opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Sales in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, great hands on training, core values, flexible living situations, opportunities to advance within

    Cons

    Working alone most days, lots of time away from home and sitting in airports. Challenging at times and working with difficult retailers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More group activities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great learning and growing experience, amazing people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Intern
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Intern

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

    Pros

    The people are the best part of working with Altria, followed shortly after by the amazing benefits and work/life balance. There is great opportunity for advancement and development as well.

    Cons

    I feel that the company could stand to be more innovative and take more risks. Given, they are far and away number one at what they do, but I fear that they could lose out on a big opportunity with their fairly risk-averse business plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks. You have far more money than your competitors and thus far more ability to snatch up prime opportunities before they can.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent Company, Good pay, Great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Senior IT Project Manager in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Altria full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Since they take such good care of the employees, it is hard to find much wrong with Altria.

    Cons

    The only problem with working for such a large corporation, it is a huge bureaucracy. Getting things done or changed quickly is not so easy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do to take care of your people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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