Philip Morris International

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Philip Morris International Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
169 Reviews
3.5
169 Reviews
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Philip Morris International Chief Executive Officer André Calantzopoulos
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good working environment, satisfying salary, and good overtime payment (in 10 reviews)

  • Great career opportunities, if you work in the field (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not a question - everything is one short term profit and very individualistic (in 15 reviews)

  • Telling people you work in the tobacco industry is always a buzz kill (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    PMI - Philippines

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philip Morris International

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great Company to Work For

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philip Morris International

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing company to work and develop your career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot of talented people.
    Good opportunities to grow as a professional.
    Your voice is heard, there is a good relationship between higher management and employees of all levels.
    Interaction with employees of other affiliates is encouraged and often helps when learning to do new things.
    Many trainings are offered and trainings can be requested.
    Work environment is good, although there is a lot of work.
    360 evaluations for management.
    Employee satisfaction surveys are done globally and the results are taken into account.
    Truly international team.

    Cons

    Sometimes you can find a good deal of bureaucracy, not to communicate but in order to complete and submit paperwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

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    Retired

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    Current Employee - Local President  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Local President in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Many resources to help the membership.

    Cons

    Spread too thin to be effective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Well run company - if you are going to work in tobacco, this is the company

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Experienced management; responsible corporate citizen ; excellent health benefits

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy; the product is not good for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See if you can re kindle the spark and internal pride that took us to where we are

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Pay, Young management team and International opportunities

    Cons

    Unusually strong hold of union on everyday matters, aloof top management, personal preference rather than skill leads to promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interaction with operations employees more often and discussion of future plans is necessary.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging yet rewarding experience in a high stakes FMCG

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    International assignments, great compensation, growth opportunities, plenty of trainings.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape, lack of empowerment to employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment, satisfying salary, and good overtime payment

    Cons

    Massive work load. everything else was satisfying

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Totally Dysfunctional

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - If you know the right people and happen to get lucky, there are international opportunities available for you where you can learn and grow (unfortunately it seems to be a very small number of employees).
    - Benefits

    Cons

    - Old Boy's Club
    - VERY Old, staunch, boring company and people- totally against innovation and doing new things. The technology SUCKS
    - Very political and conservative- red tape to make even the simplest decisions
    - Tobacco industry- I have personally lost a good friend because of my choice in employer
    - Highly dysfunctional- There are individuals who have been the company 30+ years who have not evolved past the 80s and have no idea to how to use technology. These people are often at the top of the food chain and rely on you to do all the work for them for them to take credit and present to senior management. A colleague of mine's boss doesn't even write his own emails.
    - Highly individualistic culture where people overlook the basic duties of a job in favor of doing the "showy" things so that they can be recognized and promoted, even though they basically failed at their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deal with underperformance! It's honestly ridiculous how many incompetent people I deal with on a daily basis. Also, if you really want a culture change here and would like to join the rest of the world in the 21st century, then walk the talk- it's still an old boy's club stuck in the Reagan years and this environment does not work for most people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    PMI pro's and cons

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and work-life balance.

    Cons

    The industry is not very exciting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Senior Management – Provide more support for employee education (e.g., MBA tuition)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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