Altria

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Great brand experience

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Intern in Richmond, VA
Former Employee - Intern in Richmond, VA

I worked at Altria

Pros

The opportunities to travel And take on exciting project work are unparalleled in Brand management. It too bad their primary product is tobacco.

Cons

Slow, static corporate culture. Difficult to explain to future employers why you took a position with a tobacco company. Good pay.

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    A roller-coaster ride, but well worth it.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Management Intern in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Brand Management Intern in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Altria

    Pros

    I would be surprised if there were a better brand management internship in the nation.

    - Assigned highly challenging projects that impact the business
    - First week of training is excellent for getting your feet wet in brand management
    - The employees, especially ABMs, are very willing to guide you if you ask for it
    - Fast paced work environment
    - Opportunity to collaborate with cross-functional partners and advertising agency
    - Great workplace culture with highly competent and fun people
    - Exposure to senior leadership several times during the summer
    - Given access to nearly all the data that the Brand Managers have
    - Multiple opportunities to travel as an intern
    - Altria makes sure that you enjoy your summer in Richmond (Y Richmond, Chicago Trip, Intern Finale, etc)
    - The Consumer Engagement intern below that said the Brand interns are treated like royalty is right in the fact that the company invests the most into the brand internship

    Cons

    - The projects you are assigned define your experience for the summer, luck of the draw
    - Rarely given "day-to-day" tasks that give you a feel for what the Brand Analyst role is really like
    - They give a housing stipend but it will not cover your total expenses and it is still difficult to find housing
    - You will probably feel like a complete idiot at some point during the summer because you will make a mistake, but that comes with giving MBA-level projects to undergrads. Not a con as much as it is part of the learning process
    - The most important factor in getting an offer is your manager. I was surprised by some the people who did (and did not) get offers.

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    It was a great summer full of opportunities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Sales Intern in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Field Sales Intern in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Altria

    Pros

    As a summer intern they really take you out and show you all the ins and outs of the business. They have some of the greatest people in the work place. It is one of the best places to launch a career because of all the career advancements.

    Cons

    The only con is that ist is a tobacco company, ultimately, and you will probably get frowned upon by a few people everyday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the internship was a great experience and I learned a great deal.

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