Philip Morris International Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. I have nothing but great things to say about this company; being part of it is a great honour and a valuable experience

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    Current Employee - Procurement Officer in Skopje (Republic of Macedonia)
    Current Employee - Procurement Officer in Skopje (Republic of Macedonia)

    I have been working at Philip Morris International

    Pros

    The positive environment, young and energetic people, friendly management team, multinational profile, learning a lot new things and improving yourself as an employee without being borred or bullied by anyone.

    Cons

    The working dynamics and the positive pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should just stay the same as they are - friendly, willing to discuss ideas and proposals, helpful and kind.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Opportunities abound

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philip Morris International

    Pros

    International focus & opportunities
    Compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Disconnected senior management team
    Short term financial focus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Intense marketing programme

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

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

    Pros

    Informative, Beneficial, friendly, great location, great campus

    Cons

    There is no obvious con

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything about management was great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Manager, market and consumer research

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    Current Employee - Manager, Market and Consumer Research
    Current Employee - Manager, Market and Consumer Research

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to develop leadership and cross functional skills. Package is competitive with lots of training and overseas opportunities

    Cons

    Work life balance could be an issue. If you work in sales side, you might rotate to different functions in a short period of time. Can be very very political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tune down political and pay more attention to the work itself

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great opportunities, Leaders need to be developed

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    Former Employee - Area Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Area Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I worked at Philip Morris International

    Pros

    At Philip Morris depending on your involvement in the main projects, you may for sure step up positions in your career, besides develop analyticals skills mainly.

    Cons

    Regarding the brazilian operation there is clearly some issues to solve about performance evaluation, still persist certain controversial culture weighting more relationship beetwen managers and their employees instead of the results delivered.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Good company, but take care

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    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Curitiba (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Curitiba (Brazil)

    I have been working at Philip Morris International

    Pros

    Salary ok, benefits, international career

    Cons

    Low salaries, too much bureaucracy, monotonous job, too many working hours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Supply Chain Executive

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain Executive in Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Executive in Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team with interesting people. The pay was also good compared to other companies. Not a fixed position but employed via Randstand (as a lot of positions are at PMI Neuchatel). Easy access to other teams (procurement, order management and logistics) which makes your job easier. You will be given a lot of responsibilty quite quickly. Easy to add new projects and tasks to your job which makes your role very changing.

    Cons

    Employed by Randstad which very common in PMI Neuchatel. This entails lower salaries and perks (no training) compared to fixed employees even if you do the same job and are subject to the same stress. This can go on for months and even years. Very demotivating among employees - creates a barrier...Management very demanding, making mistakes are not looked upon very understandingly. Bad work life balance as management puts a lot of work on you and you most probably need to do overtime - especially for presentations etc before meetings. No real commitment or understanding that people actually have a life outside work. Again this depends very much on your manager...some managers are more understanding. No real collaborations between stakeholders (local marketing / commercial teams, finance etc) where everyone is looking out for themselves and do not see the bigger picture - do not work towards a common goal. This atmosphere can be very tensed between teams and shouting over the phone is common practise during conference calls in PMI.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to the employees and understand how they perceive you as a manager and adapt to your team's needs. Put more energy in motivating employees and less in managing them. Improve the work life balance which is so low that people are considering other options.

  9. fabulous company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Cape Town (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Cape Town (South Africa)

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

    Pros

    competitive package, international career opportunity, performance appraisal system, strong culture, respectable management team

    Cons

    slow HR decision making, insecure boss who cant stand smarter subordinates (few, but not nil), work life balance challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    never allow your expat to report to the local manager competing for the promotion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Good professional development and career opportunities. Poor work life balance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philip Morris International

    Pros

    Good trainings and professional development. Rotation between jobs is as well positive.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance. Sooner or later you´ll be just a number...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes dealing with ambiguity is taken to far... it seems more stalling to make a decision.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. PMI Izhora

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary, Nice conditions, motivation

    Cons

    Not the best reputation of the market

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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