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Great compensation, big business management styles

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Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager
Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager

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

Pros

The base salary is competitive as well as bonuses for meeting sales initiatives makes this a great place to start a career. They provide you with a car as well as giving 3 weeks of vacation with floating holidays. A great work-life balance in this role. There is also great opportunity to move up within the company to management roles.

Cons

You are working for a tobacco company! Some of their business strategies I found to be incredibly unfair and even a little oppressive. Although the opportunity to move up is great, they don't allow you to chose where you want to go. The upper management was a whole different issue. Remember, you are in BIG business and everyone is willing to step on everyone else to get where they want to be.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more knowledgable about the roles of the people for whom you are managing. Understand the utter stupidity of some of the things we are required to do and don't micro-manage your employees.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best/worst Job Ever

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Decent management team, hours are ok. Pays above minimum wage.

    Cons

    Upper management in the company honestly cares very little about their employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to work together; stop throwing each other under the bus. Remember ownership? Practice what you preach, guys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Good pay and benefits, but limited advancement opportunities, declining industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager  in  Mansfield, MA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Mansfield, MA

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

    Pros

    - Excellent compensation, starts at $54k for territory sales managers
    - 401k / Profit Sharing is tough to beat. 3% match 401k plus 15% of annual salary
    - Territory sales manager get company car, computer, internet and cell phone bill reimbursed
    - Company is responsible, does not market its products to kids

    Cons

    - Tobacco industry is declining, so cost-cutting will only continue
    - Altria plays it too safe, always afraid of getting sued
    - Countless brand extensions that nobody wants. Not innovative enough
    - Altria outsources almost all IT, despite how much they rely on it.
    - A lot of people at HQ are full of themselves, not responsive to feedback

    - Altria's biggest opportunity is with advancement opportunities. There's no way to search internally for open positions in the field sales force or at HQ. Also, Altria is more interested in your willingness to relocate (not have a family) than your talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Setup internal system for viewing vacancies, advancement or developmental opportunities
    - Recruit more true sales people, not kids trying to be managers as soon as they can
    - Trade programs are too complex ... Retailers don't have MBAs. Keep it simple
    - Encourage more collaboration, more 360 feedback
    - Current PPP process is painful, not valuable & a waste of time
    - Invest more on in-house IT ... India isn't cutting it

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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