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.  

    Fantastic company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unit Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Unit Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Altria full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work life balance and great people

    Cons

    Great company, no big complaints

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not progressive IT management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Altria as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Local employer in Richmond area

    Cons

    Very narrow minded and not open to progressive suggestions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Bureaucracy, Hypocrisy, Great Pay, and Contrived Reviews

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    - Salary is excellent because there is a pay premium for having to work in this reviled industry. Family, friends, and strangers will never let you forget the company you work for (dancing with the devil), however you earn BIG BUCKS to ignore their criticisms.
    - Free products if you smoke or chew or spit
    - Lots and lots of training on nontechnical topics

    Cons

    - Smoke-filled work environment. Turning the other way when employees complain.
    - Inconsistencies in company policies, a good old boys culture that is not approving of women, African Americans and older employees.
    - The company is instructing current employees to write positive reviews on this website.
    - There have been several rounds of layoffs in the past 7 years.
    - LOTS of politics in the headquarters office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enforce the company "values" and policies CONSISTENTLY throughout the organization. There are very dubious characters in leadership positions. Since feedback is supposedly a gift, stop putting employees up to writing false reviews. Get to know your employees. They are people. Respect everyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, great benefits, mediocre job

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, company car, great people, great company culture

    Cons

    The job can be overwhelming at a times, with the million initiatives and no time to get it done, yet at the same time the job can get monotonous because it's just executing a bunch of initiatives sent from headquarters. They don't understand the city environment and come up with plans for things that don't apply all over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to TSMs and give us more time to do our own thing. We can execute our own game plan, our own plans for our territory.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    My experience at Altria is nothing but positive. I worked with smart and talented people from day 1

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    This position has great work-life balance and allows flexability. This position also allows you to stand out for your work and be innovative

    Cons

    Training differs from one manager to the next and some people are hurt by this. Make sure to reach out to others in order to kickstart yourself and stay out of the shadows

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top-Notch (DC Office)

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

    I have been working at Altria full-time

    Pros

    High quality of work. Exceptional peers. Widely respected for their abilities (if not reviled for their products.)

    Cons

    Work is siloed. Often unreasonable expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more junior level staff to alleviate strains on Managers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    One of the best career options out there

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

    I have been working at Altria full-time

    Pros

    Salary and Bonus, people with great values, perks, employee centered focus. No better place to grow and develop you abilities as management interacts in daily development for advancement. Middle manager's have direct access to VP's consistently. Relocation benefits are the best around (who else promises your purchase price on a home when you move?)

    Cons

    Travel and because of it's large size there is some bureaucracy, but isn't that true every where?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company culture

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altria

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, people are great

    Cons

    Tobacco Industry, receive a lot of negative feedback

  10.  

    University Recruiters Interview Process

    Former Employee - Territorial Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Territorial Sales Manager

    I worked at Altria as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    They have an amazing mentor-ship program where they really invest in building you up as a person.

    Cons

    If you are very sensitive about working for the alcohol and tobacco company then do not work here

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brand management internship. Very comprehensive internship that introduced me to the realm of marketing.

    Current Employee - Brand Management  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Brand Management in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Altria as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Paid internship, great experience, opened my eyes to the "real" world of marketing, advertising, and strategy outside of a college classroom. Gain insight into a heavily regulated industry and learn how the system works from legal to creative.

    Cons

    Very corporate feeling and bureaucratic. You need to be able to be passionate about tobacco-related products, which can be difficult since it is very controversial.

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