Altria

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Due to the financial resources of the industry, the company is able to "buy the best" in whatever they do.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN

I have been working at Altria

Pros

Tobacco industry pays extremely well, but they have to in order to attract top talent due to social stigma related to the industry. Professional growth/experience is great. As others have said, "get in, get it, and get out."

Cons

Senior management is crippled by ego. While they promote the company values well, values are not demonstrated from top level down.

Sr Leaders are influenced by perceived performance. Many mid-level managers tailor annual objectives and successes of the deparmtent to "building infrastructure" (A phrase I became sick of). Funny, they would build infrastructure knowing that wouldn't work (get an excellent performance rating/raise) then the following year dismantle the same infrastructure (and get an excellent performance rating for doing so). What a game. This in itself drives a culture that has to constantly be implementing and changing . If you're one who doesn't, it is reflected in your review and career opportunity.

Common phrase heard..."We're a small legal firm with a big tobacco business." This is true, every task is scrutinized well beyond being productive/beneficial. They constantly chase perfection....which is elusive. However, given the industry and deep pockets legal review and input is needed in some cases.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Shift your focus from shareholders to your employees. If you do this sincerely/successfully, the stock earnings will come. Also, practice what you preach when it comes to the Values.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Excellent experience

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst III in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst III in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Altria

    Pros

    Work life balance and excellent experience

    Cons

    Innovation and creativity are stifled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value diversity amongst your employees.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Altria is the best company I have ever worked for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Altria

    Pros

    Altria mission and values are not just words on a piece of paper. Great efforts are taken to assure every employee's role aligns with the mission and that every employee executes their work in a way that is consistent with the company values. The "how" really does matter.

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities in certain career fields.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to focus on the values.

    Recommends
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