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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    Great place to work in Switzerland

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsInternational approach & compliance policy

    ConsPolitical environment & bad work-life balance

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromotions by performance are critical. Otherwise, people will get demotivated.

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

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    Learning Curve!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you would like to learn and upgrade our skills. Here is the best place to be.

    ConsSometimes you might feel underpaid with the amount of effort or impact you have contributed.

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    not poor not rich in financial terms or satisfaction

    Manager Market Research (Current Employee)
    Lausanne (Switzerland)

    Prosgood mix of cultures and generally pleasant people and good projects to work at

    Conshighly political environment. not agile. there is always a fear of making mistakes and tendency to put blame on others.

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

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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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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompensation is good with flexible working conditions. Ability to move laterally.

    ConsEverybody smokes but it is never pushed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSometimes decision making is better than agonising communication.

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

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    Overtime ... OVERTIME* - heart attack. Career path in PMI.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRunning water in the restroom

    ConsSenseless projects, realized just to justify the existence of managerial positions.
    You know end results but manager has "historic" or "sociological" background so he dont understand what you're talking about. "Lets try because it looks really nice on Power point presentation and I've already showed the presentation to director and was very happy, Now we must do it even is it senseless and of course it's impossible to do "

    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 =Presentation & Meeting International

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Kraków (Poland)

    ProsBrilliant PR in social media

    ConsExtremely do not recommend for technical specialists! I had worked for several companies so I can say - PMI it's truly amateurs.
    Decision about working there is one of my worst decisions in life - wasted years and potential !!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry your hand at other companies and see how you are "strong"

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

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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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    Very good place to work but within an industry that has poor prospects

    Territory Sales Manager (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    Pros- Very good efforts behind the managerial skills development
    - Invest on employees
    - Lots of cross-functionnal moves
    - Some exceptional individuals within the company

    Cons- Very arrogant top management with few ability to move fast and shift out their historical paradigm
    - Strong inertia resulting in a poor speed to market
    - Lots of useless central teams (Ex : Sales Strategy)

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the all executive team with new profiles coming from others industries to build a new future for the company

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

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    Overall positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Lausanne (Switzerland)

    ProsCompetitive salary, good development opportunities

    ConsWork life balance, not enough human touch

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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