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Awesome Benefits if you don't mind selling Tobacco

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Current Employee - Terriotry Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Terriotry Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Altria

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great compensation and benefits
Opportunity for advancement after 18 months

Cons

A lot of new products coming out, never a a chance to rest

Advice to Management

Great job leading the best sales force in America

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    It's Great If You Need A Job

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Altria

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent Salary and free use of a decent car for personal time.

    Cons

    Long Hours. Ever changing Goals/Objectives, even during brand launch. No support from management. It's a very CYA culture.

  2. Helpful (2)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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