There are newer employer reviews for Altria
There are newer employer reviews for Altria

See Most Recent

Helpful (2)

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

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Knoxville, TN
Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Knoxville, TN
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Altria

  1. A roller-coaster ride, but well worth it.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Management Intern in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Brand Management Intern in Richmond, VA
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Awesome - except for the product and industry issues

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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


There are newer employer reviews for Altria
There are newer employer reviews for Altria

See Most Recent

Work at Altria? Share Your Experiences

Altria

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.