Altria Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
296 Reviews
3.7
296 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.  

    Solid internship, was given a lot of responsibility for an intern.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Altria

    Pros

    High pay, close contact with upper management. Lots of autonomy within the job. I can see someone loving this job if they are into the lifestyle.

    Cons

    Selling cigarettes to people that can't afford to be smoking them. You spend all your time in convenience stores. I was so ready to not see another 7-eleven for the rest of my life.

  2.  

    Great company to work for, with many opportunities to grow as a professional.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager  in  Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Bowling Green, KY

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

    Pros

    The people that work at Altria are some of the best that I have worked for, helping me grow professionally. The work/life balance is very easy to manage once I understood all of the aspects of the job.

    Cons

    I represent four operating companies out at retail, making it difficult sometimes to prioritize what is going to have the biggest impact. Also, the company is not too keen on taking risks, which it typically doesn't need to given it's number one position in the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Altria is a GREAT place to work

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    • 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
  6.  

    Not what I expected, not an entirely positive experience.

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    Current Employee - PRINCIPAL ANALYST TECHNOLOGY  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - PRINCIPAL ANALYST TECHNOLOGY in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Executive management is very engaging and accessible. Depending on what you want out of your career there is a lot of opportunity.

    Cons

    Director and middle management filters too much from executive leaders. What I consider innovation is not on par with what management believes. Way too much traditional mind set, "this is the way we've always done it and it's successful", when in reality the financial burn is staggering. Analysts and Architects are asked to be firefighters more than they are strategists. Very difficult to bring a fresh perspectives from the outside and translate those into solutions unless conversations can be had with other executive leaders from other companies that have "been here done that, and have been successful".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TRUST in those you have hired, listen to the people you manage, we all want to be successful. You can't have one methodology to manage all people, managers need to be diverse in order to manage a diverse staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Easy Money

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager  in  Medford, OR
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Medford, OR

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

    Pros

    You have some really nice benefits, such as company car and gas paid for, 401k, Tuition paid for in full for your advanced degrees, and ability to manage your work time the way you want too.

    Cons

    Promotion process is becoming more politically, if you don't have the right manager above you it can make it difficult to advance. The position is really a Merchandiser. You do little to no real sales, as in convincing someone they need your products or using features and benefits to sell your products. You do work a lot on what would be considered to be normally your personal time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to have a better work/life balance. Employees are starting to not feel like an indispensable asset but rather a tool to be used and replaced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome,

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    • 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
  9.  

    TSM

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    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
  10.  

    good, but could be better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Unit Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    great people, they care. good benefits and pay. reliable job and predictable work. good balance. good training and time to develop skills

    Cons

    can be overly slow and beuracratic, limited ability to over achieve. cumbersome administration. burdened by legal nad compliance. can stifle creaticity at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open it up more for high performers to do it their way and build their own career track

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Really can't beat the experience

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    • 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

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