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Salary/Hourly Schism Culture

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Process Technician in Williamsburg, VA
Former Employee - Process Technician in Williamsburg, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

Change the culture

Other Employee Reviews for Altria

  1. Relocate and you will progress quickly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Seek a more aggressive adjacency strategy


  2. Tough company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - District Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altria full-time (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 Management

    Treat people fairly and objectively based on facts not perception.


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