Altria Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
307 Reviews
3.7
307 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 21 reviews)

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

    First 15 years were great, last 5 were bad due to bad upper managers.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager
    Former Employee - District Manager

    I worked at Altria full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very enjoyable, progressive company to work for with excellent benefits, and overall a very good peer group to work with.

    Cons

    Bad upper management destroys many peoples careers. They will pick and chose who they like and want to succeed. The performance appraisal process is very subjective by design so your evaluation can easily be slanted good or bad based on who they want or do not want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the little people and weed out the bad managers that cause the company to lose very good people.

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

    stagnant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

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

    I have been working at Altria full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Consistently learning new things, enjoyable work, flexible schedule, compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to advance unless you're open to relocation, some work tasks you do at home can be tedious and boring, some weeks you need to spend extra time working at home in the evenings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Disclose to new hires what the advancement process is, place employees in cities that they desire, be mindful of the time it takes to execute each month's initiatives in all accounts. (Some months feel like a race just to get it all done)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful place to work, I love this company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Chicago, IL

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

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pays the bills, but gets old fast

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The autonomy to make your own schedule

    Cons

    There can be a lot of politics involved with promotions. They have a movement towards hiring minorities including women to meet a number and aren't always the most qualified applicants. Also, to get promoted you need to be able to relocate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and promote the best people and not the ones who kiss ass or are always able to relocate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It has been a fantastic opportunity

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    • 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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    Desktop Support

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Support in Rye Brook, NY
    Former Employee - IT Support in Rye Brook, NY

    I worked at Altria as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company was willing to make investment in IT infrastructure - win/win for IT support and the end user community.

    Cons

    Changed outsourcing partners a couple of times.. No longer there, but this created confusion
    At the time.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Altria part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed it, the pay and lifestyle are great. Highly Recommend and would definitely have a friend do the exact same thing.

    Cons

    Only con I can think of is on occassion I would work really long hours but that is to be expected in todays economy. You have to work hard to get it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More pay will make more loyal employees.... not that you actually read this.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Stagnant growth

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

    I worked at Altria

    Pros

    flexibility, good benefits - company car, tuition reimbursement

    Cons

    lack of diversity, promotions still contingent upon moving, manager turn-over, need to re-prove basic skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Satisfied

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Altria

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities throughout the company.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and hierarchical structure can be difficult to navigate.

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