Philip Morris International

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Philip Morris International Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
190 Reviews
3.4
190 Reviews
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Philip Morris International Chief Executive Officer André Calantzopoulos
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great company but sadly cutting costs

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Analyst in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Global, great people, serious about work-life balance. Travel to exotic places but not too much as well.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy. Career progressions can be slow as people tend to stay for a long time. 15-20 yrs managers are common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying being a 'cheap' company

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Satisfied

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Tanauan, Province of Batangas (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Tanauan, Province of Batangas (Philippines)

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity, salary compensated and benefits.

    Cons

    I am promoted from operator to Mechanical Technician

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate co-employee to work hard

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Both interesting professional and personal experience

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

    I have been working at Philip Morris International

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great team, international mobility

    Cons

    Working hours, declining and over regulated industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Global IS - Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Huge variety of work - no two months are the same
    Lots of opportunity to develop
    Great training budget
    You will work hard
    A company whose management actually communicates what's going on
    Make contacts all over the world - a very mind-opening experience
    Treats people as people, not just numbers

    Cons

    Very limited promotion opportunities - PMI hires the best people, and they tend to stay
    Used to be great for international assignments, but there are now very few opportunities unless you are already located in Europe (eastern or western) or in one of the lower-cost countries in Asia or Latin America.
    If you're in a high-cost Asian or Latin country, you won't be going anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the communication happening
    Change the performance appraisal process - there are good people every year who get rated "unsatisfactory" because of an arbitrary target, even though they delivered on everything. This has a huge negative impact on staff morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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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
  7.  

    Great Company to Work For

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Project Manager

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    Current Employee - IS Project Manager in Melbourne (Australia)
    Current Employee - IS Project Manager in Melbourne (Australia)

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits,(car, health insurance, on-site gym, flexible working conditions).
    They invest in your development
    Great travel opportunities

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities unless internationally mobile ( in melbourne)
    A bit boring!!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Extraordinary career

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lausanne (Switzerland)

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Extremely dedicated employee population; unified culture despite being present in 100+ countries; hierarchical but still collegial; a lot of pride; senior management still accessible

    Cons

    Tobacco industry has its own ethical issues - no matter how well run; assessment and promotion processes strive for objectivity but have inherent biases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more visible and "human"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company with high focus on people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Focus on people development
    Global mindset
    Great colleagues

    Cons

    Not for people who don't enjoy fast pace challenges

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Bussiness Advisor

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    Current Employee - Busnisess Advisor in Culiacán (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Busnisess Advisor in Culiacán (Mexico)

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    high responsability on your territory and the liberty to make your own decsion on development on targets.

    Cons

    Sometimes high daily hours and also to hard targets in relation with the territory. it depends on your boss support procces

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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