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Wrong people in the wrong places

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Altria (more than 10 years)

Pros

Best products on the market in there category of tobacco products
Great 401
Have some great people
Comany car

Cons

Interns are highered and quickly promoted. Most of them not ready for the next conquest. The company has alot of great quality people, but are not placed in the correct geography or position. This causes alot of turn over and creates much anxiety on the people that are left there not only to do there work, but also the work of someone else. Some people work extremely hard and long, others do not, yet they receive for the most part the same bonuses and benefits. Very unmotivational. The company also want everything done tomorrow, which is also very drainging. Alot of time wasted on uneccessary conference calls and meetings.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Do not drink to much kool-aid. Most will act like everything is coming up roses, just as long as it is their roses that are coming up. Most managers are not knowlegible on the programs that there employees are using. How benefical can that be to the people that work for them. Learn your employes jobs so you can actually be helpful when out in the field working with them.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great compensation, big business management styles

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager

    I worked at Altria full-time (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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best/worst Job Ever

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at Altria full-time (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
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