Altria

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A roller-coaster ride, but well worth it.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome - except for the product and industry issues

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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

    Pay & Benefits are exceptional
    Career Development opportunities are plentiful
    Office/ammenities are really nice
    employees/co-workers and managers are very capable - above average
    Integrity is important - very different than the industry is portrayed in the media

    Cons

    Tobacco Industry is tough to work in (competitive and unfairly taxed and portrayed in the public)
    Compliance - Controls are over-the top
    lots of process and procedure and rules - not a place that fosters creativity
    Top level of leaders are not that impressive
    Expected to "execute flawlessly", mistakes not tolerated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make decisions that people below you could and should be making.
    Don't expect creativity and speed - in a process dependent, complex, risk intolerant environment

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great brand experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

    Recommends
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