Philip Morris International Reviews

Updated April 29, 2015
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Philip Morris International Chief Executive Officer 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
  • Work-life balance is not a question - everything is one short term profit and very individualistic (in 19 reviews)

  • Lack of consistency & transperency in decision making from top mgment atleast in India (in 8 reviews)

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  1. A good company to build your future!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philip Morris International

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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.

  2. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Supervisor
    Former Employee - Marketing Supervisor

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.

  3. Legal Intern at Philip Morris International

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    Former Intern - Legal in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Legal in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - strong learning curve
    - competitive environment
    - close contact with high level executives
    - challenging assignments

    Cons

    - interns report to different people, leading to problems with accountability.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "No such thing as a free lunch"

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  6. manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philip Morris International

    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.

  7. 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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    PMI - Philippines

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philip Morris International

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    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.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Great Company to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philip Morris International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    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.

  10. Amazing company to work and develop your career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (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 Management

    Keep up the good work!

  11. 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 (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Many resources to help the membership.

    Cons

    Spread too thin to be effective.

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