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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

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    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
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Pretty Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Altria

    Pros

    -great benefits package
    -not stuck in an office all day
    -company car can be used for personal use
    -great coworkers to work with

    Cons

    -salary feels like it should be higher because new people start and make just as much as someone who has been there for 8 years after just 1 year on the job
    -bonus should be more and paid quarterly
    -corporate doesn't listen to the customers; introducing way too many new products in short period of time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seior management does a great job leading the company, but middle management at the 3 different op. co's need to communicate better so that the sales force isn't bringing so many new products to market at the same time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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