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U S Smokeless Tobacco Co. A place of change.

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Former Employee - Sales Representative
Former Employee - Sales Representative

I worked at USSTC

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

While I was there, UST was the greatest of all corporate cultures I had experienced. They were friendly, helpful, and truly cared for their people. The benefits were bar none, matching $1.50 to every $1 that you put into stock. They had a 90% medical coverage, unlimited personal mileage on a company car, cell phone and high speed DSL reimbursement.

Cons

The only con was the one instituted by a competitor during a corporate buyout. The old" were going to keep everyone", but instead let eveyone go. Otherwise, the only downside was everbody loved their job and noone wanted to advance so others could.

Advice to Management

Please recognize that People Power is a philosophical way of life not just a corporate concept. Buy low, sell high.

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  1. good

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at USSTC

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    your own boss
    freedom to get work done at own pace
    management didnt hassle you

    Cons

    out of town stays several times a month

    Advice to Management

    good company to work for


  2. Solid, Stable Company

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at USSTC

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Direct supervisor would typically allow a Rep latitude on how they executed the Company's annual Marketing Plan as long as they met or exceeded their performance objectives. Another strong plus is UST's compensation and benefits package are well above the industry average.

    Cons

    As the category leader in Smokeless Tobacco, they did not lead, but rather, they would react to the competition's business/ marketing plans. This way of "doing business" has lead to steady market share declines through the 00's. Another contributing factor was sticking with the old business model from the 1990's and not adapting to the changes taking place in a highly competitive industry.

    Advice to Management

    New leadership has addressed the price gap issue with price value brands satisfactorily. They must now truly become the category leader and be the Company that sets the pace.


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