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Relocate and you will progress quickly

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Current Employee - Unit Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Unit Manager in Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Altria full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Strong compensation package with bonus and 401 contributions
Paternalist culture
People like to help each other meet objectives
Work life balance is strong

Cons

Favoritism by management
Relocation is required for career progression
Taboo industry
Too many initiatives are affecting employee moral
Declining industry

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Seek a more aggressive adjacency strategy

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Altria

  1.  

    Salary/Hourly Schism Culture

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    Former Employee - Process Technician  in  Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Williamsburg, VA

    I worked at Altria full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Yearly bonus, pay was regional standard.

    Cons

    No opportunities for hourly employees. No hourly employees are allowed to transfer to a salary position. They would not admit to this schism. Management would dodge the question. Even after earning a BS EE I couldn't transfer. It is due to an adversarial relationship between hourly/management because of the labor union. Management would not encourage education they would pay $1500 per calendar year of tuition for hourly, but salary would be paid 100% of the tuition. VCU is a MBA diploma mill for the up and coming young salary drones. The only engineers they would hire are fresh out of college so they could groom (brain wash) them into the company culture. The company is very secretive about their product and all the young engineers are like secrecy Nazis. Executive management allows marketing to run the company and they are a total brain dead bunch. I've seen them waste millions and then they would transfer those employees to more lucrative positions and the next group would only say "well, that was before my time", no accountability, then this group would repeat the same bone head mistakes. Lather, rinse, repeat, you get the picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Tough company to work for.

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    Former Employee - District Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - District Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Altria full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company car. Benefits. Flexibilty to manage yourself. Most of the people are above board and respectable. Meetings are usually well done and informative.

    Cons

    Poor management. Appraisal syatem is unfair. By design it is too subjective and therefore if you are liked you can look great on paper even if you are a poor performer. Too much backstabbing and people focused on their own agenda at your expense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people fairly and objectively based on facts not perception.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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