Altria Reviews

Updated September 1, 2015
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  1. Unit Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Altria full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great pay, flexible work schedule (in sales). Very good benefits, relatively easy work.

    Cons

    Not a place for competitive high-achievers. Culture has shifted to mediocrity and politically correct buzz words instead of performance and development. Management is much more concerned with diversity and promoting women instead of merit based promotions and concentrating on the business.

    Advice to Management

    Separate the high performers and find a way to compensate, reward, and challenge them. Low expectations and high pay are great for the majority but you are missing the boat on getting the most out of people willing and capable of doing more.


  2. Territory Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Altria full-time

    Pros

    Job can be difficult with dealing with retailers. Benefits are absolutely amazing. Great company!

    Cons

    In order to get promoted you have to be willing to move anywhere.


  3. Good place to make easy money

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altria full-time

    Pros

    Easy job Great career for college grads

    Cons

    Management doesn't have enough experience, they promote too quickly The job is not challenging enough

    Advice to Management

    People need to gain more experience before being promoted


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  5. Great company, highly competitive, plenty of room to grow

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Marketingand Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Marketingand Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altria as an intern

    Pros

    room to move up the ladder, tons of freedom, great pay/benefits.

    Cons

    some of the managers were biassed.

    Advice to Management

    always show your willingness to learn and grow from mistakes.


  6. Company Review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Solid Balance Sheet and great portfolio of products

    Cons

    Declining Industry and regulatory and public health concerns


  7. Helpful (2)

    Great Entry Level position

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altria full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This was my first job out of college, I interned with Altria the summer before, and this is such a legit job for those right out of school and wanting to be in the field and not in an office

    Cons

    allow entry level kids to work at HQ


  8. Altria

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very flexible environment to work in esp around hours

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted in a timely manner, difficult work life balance


  9. Great company to start a career with as long as you are willing to move, a lot.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Manager
    Current Employee - Unit Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altria full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Starting pay and benefits are fantastic -Ability to move up within first year or two -Coworkers are genuinely good people who want to help you -Company has taken to heart work/life balance and creating a better culture

    Cons

    -While in their persuit for diversity, it appears some employees get advanced simply due to their race or sex, not for performance. -HQ seems to launch half baked ideas that the sales force has to fumble through to implement -If you want to move up you will likely have to relocate for each advancement, but that is the nature of the beast with a large sales organization

    Advice to Management

    Hold HQ teams more accountable and consult the field more often. Heed the feedback from the field, we are your front line! Consider doing 360 feedback for promotions and year end reviews. A person's perception by peers can sometimes be vastly different than the perception by management and this should be included in assessments for promotion and year end performance.


  10. Territory Sales Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altria full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits Great Pay Low Stress Environment

    Cons

    You have to relocate to advance in your career


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altria full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Territory Sales Manager -Perks (company car, expense account) -Compensation -Autonomy -Training

    Cons

    Territory Sales Manager -Sometimes feels purely executional (merchandising) -Have to move with little input to climb higher



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