Altria

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Great place to work with opportunity to advance

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Former Employee - TSM in Buffalo, NY
Former Employee - TSM in Buffalo, NY

I worked at Altria full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Fast paced work environment never a dull moment

Cons

Very demanding they want results

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let us do the job stop micromanaging

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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    Territory Sales Manager

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Well compensated
    Well trained
    Good benefits
    Company Vehicle

    Cons

    Upper management does not communicate well
    A lot of internal mis-direction leading to wrong decision make in HQ
    Lack of Orginization structure
    Disregard for employees concern
    Over worked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting under developed and under skilled employees
    Show appreciate for your employees
    Focus on growing the business the smart way
    Stop all the mis-direction from HQ
    Don't be so arrogant
    Understand what Orginazational Behavior means an apply the concepts

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great place to begin a career (field sales)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Huntington, NY
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Huntington, NY

    I worked at Altria full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Structured training and development program. Flexible work hours. Competitive compensation. Reputable company and work experience. Management is committed to developing their direct reports. There are opportunities to think strategically and make a real impact on the business. Culture is very outgoing and friendly. Very fun job overall.

    This is a great place for a recent college graduate to begin a career. Altria looks for smart and outgoing people for their sales force.

    Cons

    Mobility is must if you wish to advance within the sales force. Corporate HQ is in Richmond, VA (not the most appealing city). A Territory Sales Manager role positions you for little more than sales if you are unhappy with Altria. Other functional experience is necessary to move to another company or to seek a job that is not sales-related. Additionally, multiple initiatives are the norm. There is a lot of pressure to make numbers and balance multiple priorities all the time. Also, management wants TSMs to be strategic, but much of the job is tactical/executional in detail. Management should have more faith in the strategic thinking capabilities of their TSMs.

    If you are not promoted within 5 years, pursue an MBA. Also, make sure you are organized. Otherwise, the job can be very stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prioritize. Everything cannot be a priority. Give TSMs more responsibility for their business results and don't hold them so accountable for numbers/objectives that are ultimately meaningless. Have more faith in the abilities of your TSMs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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