Philip Morris USA
3.7 of 5 54 reviews
www.philipmorrisusa.com Richmond, VA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 15, 2014

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75% Approve of the CEO

Philip Morris USA President and CEO William F. (Billy) Gifford Jr.

William F. (Billy) Gifford Jr.

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84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great Benefits, Company car with all expenses paid,"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Most managers respect work - life balance decisions but there are notable exceptions"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work / Life balance can get wacky if you let it"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Now with the planned cutbacks in the sales force, promotions are fewer to give these days"
    in 3 reviews
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Assistant Brand Manager

Assistant Brand Manager (Current Employee)
Richmond, VA

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

ProsImmediate projects and responsibilities, classic CPG brand management training

ConsPay is less than industry; more office politics than expected

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide honest feedback

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Everything wrong

TSM (Current Employee)
Marion, IL

I have been working at Philip Morris USA full-time for more than a year

ProsGood salary and good benefits

ConsHorrible management and lack of education and experience in management

Advice to Senior ManagementEverything wrong

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Down with the ship...No thanks!

Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Portland, OR

I have been working at Philip Morris USA

ProsGood benefits, salary, bonus for someone out of college. You also receive company car, paid internet, cell phone, and paid internet.

ConsThis ship is going down hard. The sinking isn't happening as fast as the Titanic but it's happening! executive management is incompetent pushing out promotional deals and programs that don't work

Advice to Senior ManagementGet back to basics like treating your sales people right. We are the bread and butter that keep this ship going.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work for if you could have an umbrella over you.

Engineer (Current Employee)
Richmond, VA

I have been working at Philip Morris USA

ProsGreat benefit package, good people to work with if you could find your area.

ConsWorking with people who've been there for 30+ years is tough; working in the factory is even tougher.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

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Don't let the big name fool you.......

Territory Sales Manager (Former Employee)
Wixom, MI

I worked at Philip Morris USA

ProsDecent pay, company car, expense reimbursement, and annual bonus. Good sales experience and the title looks good on a resume. For the most part you are working on your own.

ConsUnprofessional working environment, poor opportunities for advancement, manual labor involved. Too many cliques and management plays favorites.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote more fairly, give better and consistent feedback, don't play favorites.

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Territory Sales Manager

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC

I worked at Philip Morris USA

ProsBest benefits of any company, Management is easy to approach, Lots of vacation, 3 Weeks for Entry Level Employees, Great Plan for Advancement

ConsLots of things going on at one time, A Ton of Initiatives Always Being Worked On, Expectations are Extremely High

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to do what you're doing, but understand that not all priorities can be completed in all time frames provided.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Tampa, FL

I have been working at Philip Morris USA

ProsPay , benefits and your co-workers

ConsTwo faced managers, some managers lack integrity and will do whatever is necessary to get ahead

Advice to Senior ManagementValue your people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent Internship Experience

Territory Sales Manager Intern (Former Employee)
Bedminster, NJ

I worked at Philip Morris USA

ProsPhilip Morris USA is an excellent internship experience. You are not conducting mundane tasks such as paperwork or copying files, but getting hands-on experience by directly going in retail stores, working with different managers, and getting in-class instructions. It doesn't get any better than this, and the pay is great.

ConsThe traffic was terrible at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementI've worked with such great people who were open to constructive criticism in positive tones, and worked with me in areas of opportunity. No advice from me is needed.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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not bad to start but they are DESPERATE to hire. You get sucked in with perks and too political. WATCH YOUR BACK

TSM (Current Employee)
Pasadena, CA

I have been working at Philip Morris USA

Prosbenefits, company car, medical/dental, 401, on your own

Consmicro management
disrespectful managers
too much work for one person (5 jobs in one)

Advice to Senior ManagementRESPECT

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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on the road again

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Bellingham, MA

I have been working at Philip Morris USA

Proshealth dental benefits ,automobile discount cigarettes and tobacco products,no overnight travel.independent scheduling of work day hours,no heavy lifting in any sense of the word

Consincreasing expectation for higher sales numbers in a declining business,endless redundant paperwork and documentation of snallest insignificant details of every aspect

Advice to Senior Managementfind something safe and useful to sell instead of contributing to over 400,000 deaths yearly,and stop spending millions to fight legal rulings that go against you

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