Lorillard
3.0 of 5 25 reviews
www.lorillard.com Greensboro, NC 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jul 10, 2014

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Lorillard President and CEO Murray S. Kessler

Murray S. Kessler

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Solid company with much upward growth potential in a declining industry

    Manufacturing (Current Employee)
    Greensboro, NC

    Pros1) Large company with a small company feel. Really good people.
    2) Very competent CEO and many on the executive management team.
    3) Fun being a part of a very old company that is culturally moving into a newer and more modern environment.
    4) Many of the staff are dedicated employees. Very low turnover rate. Obviously the company is doing something right.
    5) Competitive salary and benefits with minor exception being a very unattractive vacation program

    Cons1) Like most companies, there is not a great deal of upward growth opportunity, but a smart person can really shine in this organization if they try.
    2) Some of the old style management still exists which can create a dysfunctional work environment.
    3) The vacation policy is something that could afford some attention and improvement. Could be a burden in attracting and landing good talent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work and continue to drive our company forward.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great palce to work!!!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Greensboro, NC

    ProsExcellent salary, Wonderful benefit package for employees like paid vacation, Excelent Medical and dental plans, retirement plan, 401k. Employees are given the opportunity to balance career and personal family life.

    ConsIt’s a tobacco company; The have a Old School Management with a really outdated dress policy!

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect your staff more -trust their judgment - they are the ones in the trenches in what is a very unpopular occupation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPay and benefits are the best.

    ConsWork a lot of weekends

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company with great benefits!

    Administrator (Former Employee)
    Greensboro, NC

    ProsWonderful Benefits, insurance, vacation, etc. Free cigarettes if you smoke!

    ConsOld School Management with a really outdated dress policy!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Better than the rest

    Sales Representative (Current Employee)

    ProsThe benefits are great and the pay is average versus competition, but benefits make up for a great deal of that. Company car, fuel, and maintenance are paid for by the company. Old-fashion company that keeps its eyes on being profitable more so than being number one for bragging rights. Flat out makes money and if they are making more than last year than job security is good.

    ConsIt’s a tobacco company; lots of people want to make villains of an industry that provides billions of tax dollars to keep these overspending states afloat. Can not say one bad thing about management from the bottom to the top

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet the guys get rid of the ties in the hot months.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company and great people.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsExcellent Pay
    Excellent Benefits
    Job Variety
    Great People

    ConsOver Worked
    Not Enough Resources
    Upper level needs to interact with the field more.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow your appreciation for the hard work of your employees more often.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overrall good company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat paying company and good people

    ConsAmount of vacation time and culture is reluctant to change

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mostly good experiences at Lorillard

    Associate Sciientist (Former Employee)
    Greensboro, NC

    ProsExcellent benefit package for employees

    ConsPromotional experiences may or may not be tied to personal performances

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A comfortable career

    Tobacco Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, Calhoun, AL

    ProsA great products, industry leader in menthol segment, annual raises, pension is allotted to new his

    ConsLowest salaries, slow or limited vertical movement for careers

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove salary structure, overall great company to work for....

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Consistent and Steady

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company has been in business for 250 years and has shown profit and growth during its entire tenure. It is not the biggest, but it doesn't strive to be. It is a no nonsense company that does the best it can in a challenging industry. The requirements are challenging, but not overly excessive.

    ConsThe industry continues to shrink and this might limit mobility. However, the company does not "binge and purge," which means the company expansion is consistent with market conditions. The federal government will continue to have a larger role in this industry, but difficult to say how much and how that will affect employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company must remain nimble and able to take advantage of opportunities. This can best be accomplished by remaining lean and controlling costs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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