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A roller-coaster ride, but well worth it.

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Former Employee - Brand Management Intern in Richmond, VA
Former Employee - Brand Management Intern in Richmond, VA

I worked at Altria

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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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  1. It was a great summer full of opportunities

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Intern in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Field Sales Intern in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Altria

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

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


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    WAY too much work!

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Altria

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

    Pros

    The pay is okay (but not worth it).
    Benefits are great!
    Work/personal car.

    Cons

    Management is completely in the dark to the real amount of work the TSM's do daily!
    HR does not solve problems, things can become worse it an issue is reported.
    Too many product launches and last minute changes.
    No work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN to the TSM without retaliation (yes, it is happening!) Less work... if you really want it all completed and done RIGHT!


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