Altria

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Exciting Growth... At First. Monotonous Thereafter.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in California City, CA
Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in California City, CA

I have been working at Altria full-time (less than an year)

Pros

- Great first job out of college, secure
- Salary, Car, Health Insurance, etc.
- Crash course in (basic) sales, building relationships in business situations
- Resume builder

Cons

- Monotonous
- Difficult to build strong relationships with customers due to a constant push of new tobacco products, changes in retail programs, etc.
- Management is luck of the draw - some are great, some not... depends on location
- Unhealthy focus on pushing new hires to think about rapid promotion

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Training should be focused on training great sales people, not glorified merchandisers with a handful of statistics in their tool box.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

316 Other Employee Reviews for Altria (View Most Recent)

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    Amazing culture and experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - District Manager in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn and grow as a business leader.

    Cons

    Challenging business environment, keeps you busy.

    Lots of processes to execute business initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simple is better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Had potential, but wasn't great for Government Affairs internship experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temporary Professional in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Temporary Professional in Washington, DC

    I worked at Altria as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay
    flexible schedules (if you're an intern)
    Interaction with High-level Executives
    Corporate/For-Profit Experience within a Fortune 100 Company
    Opportunities for professional development (for full-time salaried employees).

    Cons

    Many people/companies/organizations outside of the tobacco industry do not like Altria so good luck getting a job with Altria on your resume. For me, the culture was too professional, the hours were too long (9-6), and there were massive lay-offs (3 organizational restructurings within 4 years) and I would expect more to come in the future. Long-term employment potential and growth seemed to be limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some higher level management were too "hands-off" when it came to managing interns. I suggest you take a greater interest in the Temporary Professionals. As an intern in Government Affairs, the job responsibilities were not clear and the intern position/program was not very well structured. I had way too much time to do nothing and when it came to doing the work, I was never told the "big picture" so most of what I did made little sense.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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