Altria

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Great Company, Bad industry

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I have been working at Altria

Pros

Great benefits,
Life & work balance
no micro-management

Cons

Declining industry-negative feedback from accounts all day

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    I did gain some valuable business experience, but overall I feel that I was mislead going into the job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Altria

    Pros

    The salary and benefits package is practically unbeatable for an entry level employee right out of college. There are three training courses within the first 4 months on the job that do help employee growth and development to a certain extent.

    Cons

    The company asserts that it operates under several main values in business, some of which include "integrity, trust, respect," "investing in leadership," and "executing with quality." Unfortunately, in my experience, these values were not consistently demonstrated at the degree to which I expected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tobacco companies across the board have historically been much maligned for not being transparent in the health risks associated with their products. That is not the case in today's society, but my advice for upper level management would be to strive to operate and communicate with employees at all levels in the organization with more internal transparency and honesty.

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

    Awesome - except for the product and industry issues

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
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