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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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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Pros:
  • "Great Benefits, Company car with all expenses paid,"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Most managers respect work - life balance decisions but there are notable exceptions"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance and opportunities to transfer"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Also tend to promote "chosen ones" who come out of certain schools, and sometimes those"
    in 3 reviews
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Great people, great learning

Key Account Analyst (Former Employee)
Plano, TX

I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time for more than a year

Prossupportive, leadership focus, best attention to employees

Consslow growth opportunity, moves are mostly lateral in the short term

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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20+ years working with PM USA

Sales and Marketing (Former Employee)

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

ProsExcellent training
Promotional opportunities with determination, dedication and hard work
Top salary and great benefits

Personally, I started out as a sales representative and was promoted 7 different times. I moved to 5 different states with my final destination being at corporate headquarters in marketing. When I was hired, very few women were in management positions with even fewer women willing to relocate their family. Times have changed and opportunity is up to the individual's passion and hard work. Raises are mainly based on merit and PM has a great 401K.

ConsCorporate politics - you do work for a large corporation!
Work / Life balance can get wacky if you let it

Advice to Senior ManagementExpand a mentor program to more employees within sales

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Terrific training!!!!

Senior Account Manager (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

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

ProsGreat growth opportunities. A fast paced environment. Strong self accountability

ConsControversial industry and for me - too much travel

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

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Fun job, always on the go...

Territory Sales Manager (Former Employee)
Corpus Christi, TX

I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time for less than a year

ProsAutonomous work space, home office, company vehicle, industry leader, stability.

ConsIn order to promote, you have to be prepared to relocate for each promotion.

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

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The best job I ever had

Production Worker (Former Employee)
Richmond, VA

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

ProsGood pay,good people,good future

ConsForced overtime,long hours,to many meetings

Advice to Senior ManagementFormer employees need to be considered for rehire

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

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Great environment and top notch training.

Section Supervisor (Former Employee)
Concord, NC

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

ProsAbove average pay, benefits, and opportunities. I was given a lot of free training to aid in my job and employee relationships.

Cons24 hr operation. Sometimes a back shift job is required. Still a great place to work.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fantastic Company

District Sales Manager (Former Employee)

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

ProsGreat benefits, fantastic development of the sales organization, promotes from within, lots of continuing training, values diversity and tenure with the organization, lots of great CPG Directors, VPs and SVPs got their start at Philip Morris!

ConsMultiple initiatives going on at one time, controversial product

Advice to Senior ManagementFantastic, although challenging at times, 10 years with PM. Thanks for setting me up for success!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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Not much room for creativity, but great company to work for.

Corporate Communications (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Philip Morris USA

ProsGreat Money. Unless you are working for the oil industry, you can't do much better than this. As an intern I made $23/hr before my senior year of school.

The name on your resume also speaks volumes, as it is very tough to get hired here.

ConsStiff corporate culture and good ole boy network. I hear they have relaxed the dress code, but when I was there it was still suits and ties every day, which gets old very quickly.

Advice to Senior ManagementNot much. They do a great job communicating.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company - Get ready to work hard.

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Knoxville, TN

I have been working at Philip Morris USA

ProsGreat team atmosphere. There is a real culture of sharing among teammates and others in the company. Managment is very involved in your development - however, it can sometimes be too much.

ConsIt can be very difficult to stop working. The company demands a lot from its employees, and there is always work that can be done, as with any job where you work from home. It seems like upper managment isn't very clued in to what is going on in the field. It can be very difficult to manage and motivate people to execute your personal intiatives when there is already so much on their plates.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't forget the little people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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