Lorillard Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
32 Reviews
3.7
32 Reviews
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Lorillard President and CEO Murray S. Kessler
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  1.  

    Lorillard is a great company!

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

    I have been working at Lorillard full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits, company car, flexible schedule, pay is good

    Cons

    Company is being sold, CEO is a sell out! CEO cares nothing for the history of our company. CEO is a crook like all the rest of the Executives shifting stock money around. CEO says great things about the company & employees, if it was so good why do you jump ship?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Kick CEO out of office

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lorillard full-time

    Pros

    Company Car, Great Benefits, Great Pay. This is an incredible opportunity for anyone who is not afraid of a little hard work. You must have a road warrior heart and be willing to develop relationships with store personnel of all cultures and backgrounds. It's not as much of a sales position than it is a merchandising and inventory position.

    Cons

    There's not a lot of room for advancement in this particular position. You are welcome to apply to other job categories, but there is little room for advancement in sales, that is of course unless your district or regional sales manager retires. Other con .. future of tobacco industry is in question ...

    Recommends
  3.  

    Lorillard has been Sold

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lorillard full-time

    Pros

    Lorillard was a Great Company with Superior benefits and compensation.

    Cons

    Advancement very difficult. However, Lollard has been sold.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent place to work - future uncertain

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    Current Employee - Middle Management  in  Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Lorillard full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Historically generous salary and benefits. No lay-offs in the past, Lean company that can make decisions quickly when prudent. Not a lot of red tape.

    Cons

    Pending acquisition by RAI and transfer of employees and facilities to Imperial Tobacco. Uncertainty for some employees which company they will work for after acquisition is complete and what salary/benefits will be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to communicate and consider a retention bonus - very talented and skilled employees are likely to leave due to uncertainty for future salary and benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lorillard full-time

    Pros

    Excellent benefits(health and vacation), flexible schedule, promote from within.

    Cons

    Very Traditional, need to embrace new technology.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Scientist at a Tobacco Company

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    Current Employee - Toxicologist  in  Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Toxicologist in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Lorillard full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Not flexible in work hours. Leadership is lacking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Camden, NJ

    I have been working at Lorillard full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company car, Salary, Benefits, Work enviorment

    Cons

    Declining sales job become to much of a routine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company and great people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lorillard

    Pros

    Excellent Pay
    Excellent Benefits
    Job Variety
    Great People

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your appreciation for the hard work of your employees more often.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Promotions and advanced are based on politics, not merit.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Chemist  in  Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Research Chemist in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Lorillard full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The company does allow you to leave to handle family emergencies without providing any notice. However, this benefit is dependent on your manager and some managers pressure their people to disregard their families.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunity. Apathy of management for employee concerns. The higher level layers of management are growing, but the number of lower level employees doing the work are diminishing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you don't care about employee opinion, it is less insulting to not ask than to ask and ignore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Pay, Management will lie.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Lorillard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, company car, nice benefits.

    Cons

    You will work at home as much as you do on the job, management will lie to you, training in Chicago was a joke, they cram so much down your throat in two weeks you will have a stroke, then once you get in the field you realize they really didn't teach you much, before you get hired you will have a one day ride along with the DM in which you will drive, we changed pricing and some small signage but wasn't shown the real work of having to carry 20' steel ladders and climb to the ceiling to change signs monthly, which is constant because you have over 200 stores, work outside hanging coreX signs in sub zero temps and rain. They don't teach you where to find things you will need on your computer, you need to have above average math skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management will make lower management lie. Watch your back and take pictures of your work because as soon as you turn around the retailer will move everything you just changes and management follows you and says you didn't do your job. Stop micro managing and have more faith in your employers so they don't have to waste time covering themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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