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Too many young managers, with no experience.

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Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Boston, MA

I have been working at Altria full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Demanding, accountability, and expectation of integrity!

Cons

Very young field managerial staff.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Minimum of 5 years experience .

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
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  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 (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. 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 (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
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