Altria

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Altria Reviews

Updated November 13, 2014
Updated November 13, 2014
315 Reviews
3.8
315 Reviews
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Altria Chairman & CEO Martin J. Barrington
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance cannot be better than what you will have at this company (in 24 reviews)

  • Strong Corporate Social Responsibility, great pay, great benefits (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is difficult to maintain (in 25 reviews)

  • As a general rule there is absolutely no work-life balance whatsoever, even as management constantly reminds you that there is (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Salary is unmatched.

    Cons

    Glorified merchandiser. Sometimes there isn't enough to do. You can't constantly sell something.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best in the Market

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TSM
    Current Employee - TSM

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

    Pros

    Leader in market with tobacco sales

    Cons

    employee advancement is very difficult to come by

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Sales in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Summer Sales in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Altria as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great internship, pays extremely well, lots of personal attention

    Cons

    Tobacco company, prize charisma over genuine work

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    good, but could be better

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    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Altria full-time (more than an 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for. Great people!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Altria has amazing benefits and has been a great company to work for over the years. Unless you are not working, you will not get fired instead your management will work with you on your develpment needs. There are many opportunities to grow, even for people who do not want to get promoted.

    Cons

    As the company intergrates other companies into its umbrella (UST, JMC, Numark instead of just Philip Morris) the same amount of work is expected for other companies with no extra compansation. The amount of stores that are called on has not changed and the workload has not decreased yet there are 4 companies being represented instead of 1. People also get promoted too quick and move up through the company without really learning their current positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people learn their current roles before promoting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Opportunity

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

    I worked at Altria full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits and Promotion potential

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

    I worked at Altria full-time (more than an year)

    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
  9.  

    Great place to launch a career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Staff Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Associate Staff Engineer in Richmond, VA

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

    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exceptional compensation. Inconsistent employee direction. High pay distracts from actual job satisfaction.

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    Former Employee - Unit Manager
    Former Employee - Unit Manager

    I worked at Altria full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Exceptional compensation. Paid-time off. Solid 401K matching. Company vehicle. Work your own hours. Great sales / management experience with worldwide know brands. Great stepping stone to get your foot in the door at another respected company.

    Cons

    Company does not care about their business partners or customers. Decision makers and upper management are corporately brainwashed, never get out in the field, and have no clue what it takes to establish relationships on the front lines. Ostracized for attempting to tailor to customers needs or strategies. Direction from corporate level to field is inconsistent. Middle management just wants to look good to their superiors and make up more work for their employees which takes focus away from actual company goals. High pay but higher stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a better understanding of what is realistic and what works best for your business partners vs forcing business partners in to doing something that will not help their business and only helps your numbers. Reinvest in products already dominating the market vs coming out with a laundry list of new products that will not sell and forcing customers to take products that will not help their business. Be open to employee creativity instead of trying to turn employees into robots.

  11.  

    ok

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Altria full-time (more than 5 years)

    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

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