Altria
3.4 of 5 285 reviews
www.altria.com Richmond, VA 5000+ Employees

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Ok place to start for field sales.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsThey hire lots of smart engaging recent college grads and the training is good at first. Pay and benefits are good for someone just out of college. Company car. Flexibility- you essentially set your own schedule as long as you make all your calls each month no one will be checking over your shoulder.

ConsLots. First and foremost you spend all day in gas stations which gets really old, fast. Hardly ever see peers or manager (once a month max). Have to deal with retailers who can be uneducated, sexist, and crude. Management makes the job out to be something it absolutely is not, and any time you work with them you have to put on dog and pony show. You have very little control over business results but are still held accountable. Ultimately this job just became incredibly boring, mundane, and not challenging. That on top of having the stigma of working for a tobacco company. Your manager has a lot to do with your success- if you get a lazy manager you'll be stuck.

Advice to Senior ManagementAll middle management should have to do rotations making calls. Having a unit manager who has not managed a territory in 15-20 years has no real life experience about what the job is because it has changed so much since "back in the day"

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    Great place to gain a well-rounded experience and exposure to a variety of roles.

    Various Titles and Roles (Former Employee)
    Richmond, VA

    I worked at Altria full-time for more than 8 years


    Pros: Smart people, opportunities to transition to other operating companies or… Cons: Slow moving at times and hierarchal. In some areas, employees can be cornered into a particular job or scope of work. And, in… Advice to Senior Management: Authenticity is needed. You'e got top talent being road blocked… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Solid Company

    Summer Intern (Former Employee)
    Richmond, VA

    I worked at Altria as an intern for less than a year


    Pros: Does a good job retaining good talent Cons: Almost all of the jobs are in Richmond Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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