Altria

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Altria Reviews

Updated August 2, 2014
Updated August 2, 2014
291 Reviews

3.6
291 Reviews
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Altria Chairman & CEO Martin J. Barrington
Martin J. Barrington
95 Ratings

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.  

    Good Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

    Autonomy, benefits, company car, compensation

    Cons

    Promote wrong candidates, only one road to advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote true talent create opportunities for talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits and Promotion potential

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Silver Spring, MD

    Pros

    The benefits, training, salary and promotion potential is exceptional. It is nearly unmatched in a role such as this one,

    Cons

    The biggest con is that you don't get to work with people everyday and that you are working for a tobacco company. If both of those are acceptable to you then this is a fantastic company to work for.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to launch a career

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to make an impact right away. A lot of very intelligent people here to learn from. Great benefits and compensation. A lot of training opportunities. Company allows individuals to shift between different functions. Lots of opportunities to interact with senior leadership

    Cons

    Workload can be a bit overwhelming. A lot of places to work autonomously, but some areas appear to be undermanned. Things can get a bit political when working across functions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

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

    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
  6.  

    ok

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Grand Rapids, MI

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Friendly people
    Good time management

    Cons

    Slow moving promotion process
    Must brown nose to get promoted

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The peers you work with. Wealth of resources within industry.

    Cons

    Senior management is currently focused on an unfair and arbitrary promotion process due to low diversity / gender scores internally and externally. Within a structured promotional process, senior management could not agree on or build and recruit capable female or diverse talent. Now that the promotional process is arbitrary without a focused team overseeing and debating talent, the diversity / gender numbers drive all the decisions in a silo. Must be willing to move if you are not being protected or being mentored by a C-Level executive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good people continue to leave and search for new opportunities because of the blatant promoting within gender and diverse backgrounds in order to satisfy the CEO's mantra.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves 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

    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    stagnant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    salary, benefits, holidays, vacation time

    Cons

    as much as they say it doesn't, promotion depends on relocations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give tenured people a say to be creative, your creating an army or robots

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful place to work, I love this company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Great benefit , salary, very generous company taking great care its employees.

    Cons

    Might be a little bit old school style.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To attract more young talent to work for this great company, need to be flexible on working schedule, allowing work from home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Excellent Compensation / Poor Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Denver, CO

    Pros

    The compensation package for the work performed is unbeatable. Corporate events and meetings are top notch and always held in luxurious locations. Infrastructure in place for feedback to management (even if it is not always acted upon). The vast majority of people at the company are very smart and talented people.

    Cons

    The only way you are eligible for any kind of promotion is you must be willing to relocate anywhere in the United States they tell you, whenever they tell you. Because this is more or less impossible for anyone with children and a family. This has resulted in a middle management structure that is comprised almost entirely of 20-somethings with zero qualifications to be managing people.

    Because of it's troubled past with legal issues, the company takes a proactive approach to potential legal problems by taking political correctness to a ridiculous extreme. "Diversity" and "inclusion" are worshipped. As others have mentioned, if you are a woman, a minority, or preferrably both, the world is your's at Altria. Advancements, raises, promotions and job security are practically guaranteed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Because of your advancement process, the company is full of people in leadership positions that don't belong in them, which is resulting in a consistent slow steady loss of market share and business across all our brands.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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