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Lots of learning opportunities in a high performing company

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- decent salary and benefits
- progression can be quite fast as long as you are internationally mobile
- pace of change is high so lots of learning opportunities in addition to 'normal' job
- great people to work with, even at a senior level most people are approachable and have the best interests of the company at heart

Cons

- low diversity - not many women in senior positions
- work life balance is not great, quite an old fashioned approach here - working from home is frowned upon, still seem to be judged on how long you sit at your desk rather than how much you contribute
- need to have a good network in order to really progress

Advice to Management

PMI needs to stop being quite so old fashioned! There is also still a high degree of progression that doesn't seem to be related to what you delivered, but rather on who you know - lots of people are very good at managing upwards, but not managing downwards. So their manager thinks they are amazing, but their employees have a tough time. Management should be aware of this.

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  1. Gold plated environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Director in Lausanne (Switzerland)

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Easy going work routine (9 - 6). Magnificently beautiful offices and training centers - Lots of international career opportunities and training. Top of the market pay.

    Cons

    Not open to new ideas or change. Challenging the status quo is seen as a "bad" thing since the company makes a lot of money already...

    Advice to Management

    Install a sense of urgency


  2. Helpful (1)

    No career design. Network all you can to grow

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in San Jose, San Jose (Costa Rica)

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Works as any other multinational. Everything you learn will be of great use wherever you go. Friendly environment.
    Cool brands.

    Cons

    You get in and the company will use you until you scream for a change. Even then, they may "trick" you saying that they are happy with you, that the company wants you there and that you have a great career path. I received that speech twice a year. (it was the same with my colleagues) If you don't network, get exposure, sell yourself, etc. you will grow very slowly. I figured that out so I had one promotion after two years in the company.

    Advice to Management

    You really have to bet more on your young talent. I had a position for two years that was very exhausting. During the same period the direct competitor (BAT) had 4 different people in that position. In that company you get to rotate a lot and learn about more areas. (which is what you want when you are young)


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