Philip Morris International

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Philip Morris International Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
176 Reviews
3.4
176 Reviews
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Philip Morris International Chief Executive Officer André Calantzopoulos
André Calantzopoulos
26 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

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


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not a question - everything is one short term profit and very individualistic (in 15 reviews)

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

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Totally Dysfunctional

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - If you know the right people and happen to get lucky, there are international opportunities available for you where you can learn and grow (unfortunately it seems to be a very small number of employees).
    - Benefits

    Cons

    - Old Boy's Club
    - VERY Old, staunch, boring company and people- totally against innovation and doing new things. The technology SUCKS
    - Very political and conservative- red tape to make even the simplest decisions
    - Tobacco industry- I have personally lost a good friend because of my choice in employer
    - Highly dysfunctional- There are individuals who have been the company 30+ years who have not evolved past the 80s and have no idea to how to use technology. These people are often at the top of the food chain and rely on you to do all the work for them for them to take credit and present to senior management. A colleague of mine's boss doesn't even write his own emails.
    - Highly individualistic culture where people overlook the basic duties of a job in favor of doing the "showy" things so that they can be recognized and promoted, even though they basically failed at their job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deal with underperformance! It's honestly ridiculous how many incompetent people I deal with on a daily basis. Also, if you really want a culture change here and would like to join the rest of the world in the 21st century, then walk the talk- it's still an old boy's club stuck in the Reagan years and this environment does not work for most people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    PMI pro's and cons

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and work-life balance.

    Cons

    The industry is not very exciting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Senior Management – Provide more support for employee education (e.g., MBA tuition)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company going down hill fast!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits with still many employees striving to do a good job.

    Cons

    Lack of communication and/or proper communication with anyone below Director level. Still an old boy network in the tobacco business. Unrealistic expectations of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You may want to actually mean it when you stress work life balance - not just as a slogan that sounds good. Also, re-think your employee evaluations - how can even the smallest department be required to continually have a bell curve distribution of talent year after year?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tobacco - probably one of the toughest industries to be in, go at your own peril.

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Philip Morris International

    Pros

    Challenging industry with top talent in Marketing Roles.

    Cons

    Industry is not going anywhere and the top management does not see this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on developing its people and providing realistic assessment of the markets in which it operates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Manager in Lausanne (Switzerland)

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits
    Sharp and smart peole

    Cons

    they squeeze you for every penny they pay you
    high stress and demanding environment
    up or out mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change from 70's mentality

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging, demanding, but rewarding

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People are very competitive and you always need to be at your best. Lots of opportunities for international assignments. Compensation is above market average.

    Cons

    Too much of a top-down feel. PMI remains a very conservative company. Many in the company are resistant (and unwilling) to change which means it's a battle improve things. There is a fear of being judged which inhibits innovation and encourages everyone to stay within what's "normal." There rarely recognition for having the courage to stand-out, be bold and take a chance on something new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more transparent about compensation. Consider allowing everyone to purchase company stock. Far too much duplication and waste partly because many are stuck in their silos and don't want to share, partly because not enough time and thought is dedicated to evaluating and assessing the resources that we have already.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Experience

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

    I have been working at Philip Morris International

    Pros

    Its a company filled with challenges therefore the experience you earn is very favorable for all FMCG

    Cons

    Career growth can be slow and you have to pass through several areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Performed research and development in Microsoft Developer tools to provide support services in the company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IS Consult  in  Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - IS Consult in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I have been working at Philip Morris International part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, satisfactory salary, career development opportunities, for new graduates in Istanbul one of the best campanies in Turkey.
    Reasonable work hours.

    Cons

    Lot of works to do. Work hours is not elastic to much. For software developers not a good company. But for marketing and sales one of the best companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Exceptional experience

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

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very competitive machine. Great school,highly talented people,

    Cons

    Politics, procedures, too many reviews,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less words more action

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience but difficult when you get to senior levels

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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 for more than 8 years

    Pros

    International, lots of resources, career opportunities

    Cons

    Politics, shifts in direction and budgets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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