Altria
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www.altria.com Richmond, VA 5000+ Employees

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Great brands, but struggling to innovate beyond the core business

Associate Principal Engineer (Current Employee)
Richmond, VA

I have been working at Altria full-time for more than 10 years

Pros- Great brands: Marlboro, Copenhagen, Skoal, Black & Mild
- Solid balance sheet and market capitalization (Fortune 200)
- Culture of camaraderie in some parts of the organization that make it fun to come to work every day
- Good compensation and benefits
- Commitment to attract and retain talent

Cons- Lack of empathy with the consumer
- Risk adverse culture that negatively impact company's ability to innovate beyond the core business
- Controversial product category (Tobacco)
- Declining cigarette category which is responsible for 90%+ of Altria revenues
- Low diversity in some parts of the organization, which translates in old-school line of thought

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to create a Global Innovation organization that is responsible to drive new breakthrough concepts towards commercialization, aside from Marketing and Product Development. Just because it's important for employees to drive innovation in what they do, does not mean that there is no need for an Innovation organization. Just like the responsibility of every employee to exhibit fiduciary responsibility does not preclude the existence of a Finance department.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company

Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Altria full-time for more than a year


Pros: Great brands, great people, flexibility. You are given all the… Cons: Taboo industry, declining industry, having to work with retailers who… Advice to Senior Management: Spend more time in the field. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Industry Leader....for now

Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Wichita, KS

I have been working at Altria full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: Industry leading brands, excellent training, generous benefits package, lots of… Cons: Lower salary & bonus than similar positions at similar companies, infrastructure for promotion and advancement is based exclusively on candidate mobility resulting in nearly all… Advice to Senior Management: Stop basing promotions solely on employee mobility Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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