Philip Morris International

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Philip Morris International Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
178 Reviews
3.4
178 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great career opportunities, if you work in the field (in 10 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not a question - everything is one short term profit and very individualistic (in 17 reviews)

  • Tobacco industry- I have personally lost a good friend because of my choice in employer (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    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.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    "No such thing as a free lunch"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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 ManagementAdvice

    Make yourselves more accessible to lower level employees.

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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

  8.  

    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)

    Pros

    Many resources to help the membership.

    Cons

    Spread too thin to be effective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

    A great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (more than an 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

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