Philip Morris International

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Philip Morris International Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
195 Reviews
3.4
195 Reviews
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Philip Morris International Chief Executive Officer André Calantzopoulos
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.  

    Continuous Learning Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Jakarta (Indonesia)

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

    Pros

    A great place to learn, strong people development, good compensation and benefit. Company with strong organization culture.

    Cons

    bureaucracy, work life balance. sometime you have to work during your weekend or even holiday, but we truly understand that it came with the package

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review organization structure, to much interference at regional level. find a new way to streamline the business process.

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    disappointing management of people and company culture

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

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    higher pay than average in Swiss market.

    Cons

    extreme work pressure. Management directive is changing all the time. Inefficiency due to heavy bureaucracy. very low empowerment of employee (2 VPs and 2 directors in the room for 2 hours changing order of a powerpoint slides; no one can take decision for 20k overspend on a project since no VP present); this creates amazing overheads for no value. Knowing the right people is the main way for career advancement. Little space for entrepreneurship and initiative. Everyone should better stay in a normal and complacency mode. no reward to people to taking risk. No place for learning from mistake. knowing politic is much more important than talent and skills to progress. very short term vision and priority focusing on immediate profits. little collaboration to achieve the big picture, instead VP fights to justify their jobs and mainly prioritize their own needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should really walk the talk. for many years, they talk about employee empowerment but it is not happening. Should dedicate time to listen to ideas of middle-management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Toxic environment. Stay away.

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

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

    Pros

    Good salary. Good international opportunities.

    Cons

    Ego maniacs at senior management level.
    No basic respect for people.
    Too much politic.
    Too focused on ppt rituals and too disconnected from reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dismantle the polish connection.
    Promote senior managers who are equipped with human skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Manager in Lausanne (Switzerland)

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (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
  6.  

    Philip Morris Holland

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Bergen op Zoom (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Bergen op Zoom (Netherlands)

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

    Pros

    The company has a Good Salary house;
    There is alot of Freedom;
    There are many Development oppertunities when it is about education, training and skills improvement.

    Cons

    Culture is on the decline;
    Company future unstable;
    Everybody is a number.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging, demanding, but rewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time (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.  

    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 (less than an 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
  9.  

    Good Experience

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    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
  10.  

    Exceptional experience

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

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time (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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