Philip Morris International
3.6 of 5 153 reviews
www.pmi.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

Philip Morris International Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.6 153 reviews

                             

64% Approve of the CEO

Philip Morris International Chief Executive Officer André Calantzopoulos

André Calantzopoulos

(11 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great career opportunities, if you work in the field"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Good working environment, satisfying salary, and good overtime payment"
    in 9 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance, not enough human touch"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Telling people you work in the tobacco industry is always a buzz kill"
    in 7 reviews
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    PMI - Philippines

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company to Work For

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStrong 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

    ConsIntegration 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 Senior ManagementKeep 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.

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

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    Amazing company to work and develop your career

    (Former Employee)

    ProsA 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

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    Local President (Current Employee)
    Richmond, VA

    ProsMany resources to help the membership.

    ConsSpread too thin to be effective.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsExperienced management; responsible corporate citizen ; excellent health benefits

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great learning experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat Pay, Young management team and International opportunities

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementInteraction with operations employees more often and discussion of future plans is necessary.

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

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    Challenging yet rewarding experience in a high stakes FMCG

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsLots of red tape, lack of empowerment to employees.

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

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    Good Place to work

    Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood working environment, satisfying salary, and good overtime payment

    ConsMassive work load. everything else was satisfying

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

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    Totally Dysfunctional

    (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    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 Senior ManagementDeal 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    PMI pro's and cons

    Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Sacramento, CA

    ProsGood benefits and work-life balance.

    ConsThe industry is not very exciting.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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