Philip Morris International

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Philip Morris International Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
201 Reviews
3.5
201 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.  

    Legal Intern at Philip Morris International

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

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    For the one with the right drive and mindset, opportunities are endless!

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)

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

    Pros

    Focus on Talent management
    Pushes your own limitations to perform better
    International assignment opportunities for even lower graded employees

    Cons

    Hard work! and often with many last-minute tasks/changes
    Salary doesn't fully reflect the expectations from managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust more in your employees; We can all make mistakes, but we can perform better with less procedures and policies! That journey needs to go faster than now!
    Don't hide under the 'being afraid of the media/government reaction and consequence'-umbrella

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    marketing internship

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Istanbul (Turkey)

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

    Pros

    you can learn your best at a highly warm business environment
    they give you any opportunity to improve yourself

    Cons

    its really hard to get employed as a beginner level.they just hire sales representative at first.it doesnt matter you want marketing or not.there is no enterance level for marketing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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
  6.  

    Satisfied

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    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
  7.  

    Both interesting professional and personal experience

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    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
  8.  

    Global IS - Great place to work

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    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
  9. 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  11.  

    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

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