Philip Morris International Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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Philip Morris International Chief Executive Officer André Calantzopoulos
André Calantzopoulos
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Pros
  • Good salary and benefits are another pro (in 11 reviews)

  • good package, good salary and benefits (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Political environment & bad work-life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • silos based ; conservative ; years in the company make you evolve ; not a lot of room for fast-track ; no decision making before senior positions (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Trade Marketing Internship

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    Former Employee - Channel Sales Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Channel Sales Supervisor in New York, NY

    I worked at Philip Morris International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with professional people in sector.

    Cons

    massive work hours and challenge in sector.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Working in the wrong side has its perks

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It really focuses on you as an individual and not only you develop with PMI, but also they offer amazing opportunities and great amount of freedom

    Cons

    I would not want to work at a tobacco company... ethical reasons

    Advice to Management

    -


  3. chargee due development commercial

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager

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

    Pros

    The company offers good benefits, they organize good events for employees and clients,you have the possibility to travel nationally, good salary

    Cons

    the products are not very interesting, the industry is very competitive


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  5. A good company to build your future!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training program! great benefit

    Cons

    You can have a management that is not able to give you what you need.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great development opportunity. A competitive environment that foster analysis, growth and orientation to detail.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Supervisor
    Former Employee - Marketing Supervisor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vast offer of development programs. Opportunities to learn how to address marketing strategies of a global portfolio. It is indeed a great school on how to do business on a global basis.

    Cons

    Internal bureaucracy and long internal processes can be a little frustrating sometimes. Work-Life balance not easy to achieve.

    Advice to Management

    Streamlining internal processes can lead to more opportunities.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "No such thing as a free lunch"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Pay and Benefits Package, Development Opportunities

    Cons

    Absence of work-life balance, "Throw into the deep end" mindset for developing people, Lack of guilt-free vacation leaves

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that whatever is shared by top management is cascaded down to the ranks (e.g. reduce work volume through proper planning). There's so much talk about process improvement, pushing the needle, etc. but it's reached the point where it's not clear if management cares about the people at all or if it's all just numbers.


  8. Helpful (1)

    manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great development, constant change, great benefits, good pay, fun, lots of opportunities, wonderful offices, constant search for excellence, looking for simplification

    Cons

    Constant change, senior management far away from employees, often too bureaucratic and need of multiple green lights before sharing, risk adverse.


  9. Very structured company that allows for mobility.

    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Strong brands, intelligent management, don't get stuck in 1 role.

    Cons

    It's extremely competitive and there is a lot of pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Make yourselves more accessible to lower level employees.


  10. Helpful (3)

    PMI - Philippines

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Learned a lot being part of this organization. Great employees too. We were like family.

    Cons

    Acquisition of Fortune wasnt a good idea at all. Organization chart is a mess with so many managers. Getting managers that are expat, slim chance for locals to occupy the post.

    Advice to Management

    Value people especially those who spent their lives being a good employees, giving great contributions.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Great Company to Work For

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong culture, aggressive (in a positive sense) and fast-paced, rewards hard work and contributions with opportunities Strong and well developed processes - internally we feel over-engineered, externally we are often seen as state of the art Great talent management process

    Cons

    Integration of new entrants is a challenge, but if you can hit the ground running the reward is worth it Culture still somewhat hierarchical but beginning to change Not very forgiving with mediocrity

    Advice to Management

    Keep going but don't lose sight of those who got you where we are today. Stick with our principles that are behind our success. Remember that we need to invest in our success, even at a cost...ease down on the cost cutting.



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