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Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA
Current Employee - Project Manager in Richmond, VA

I have been working at Altria full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Very challenging product to market requiring creative and critical thinking. The category continues to evolve with the entry of new alternatives to cigarettes and this company has excellent infrastructure in place to lead.

Cons

Company needs to consider more diversity in their management ranks. There is little representation of women and people of color leading teams. The focus is on innovation rather than diversity which may lead to more innovation naturally.

Advice to Management

Take full advantage of your diverse workforce. Be open to new ideas and business solutions.

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  1. Tighten it up

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    Current Employee - TSM
    Current Employee - TSM

    I have been working at Altria full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Training, Great Benefit package, Great Brands

    Cons

    Too many management levels that wield too much authority, HQ is too slow too act to help the field, Too many last minute "roll ups" that take way too long to complete, lots of pressure due to the shrinking market

    Advice to Management

    Go audit some stores by yourself outside of Richmond to see what the market really looks like, Quit wasting so much money on point of sale that is thrown away immediately upon arrival by half the sales force, remove some layers of management as not to isolate the TSM

  2. Ok place to start for field sales.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altria

    Pros

    They 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.

    Cons

    Lots. 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 Management

    All 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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