Philip Morris USA Reviews

Updated May 14, 2015
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Philip Morris USA President & CEO Cliff B. Fleet
Cliff B. Fleet
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Pros
  • Great Benefits, Company car with all expenses paid, (in 8 reviews)

  • Philip Morris USA offers high quality training programs as well as competitive pay and benefits (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / Life balance can get wacky if you let it (in 5 reviews)

  • Working in a tobacco environment can be annoying (in 5 reviews)

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  1. MTM - Maintenance Technician Mechanical

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Concord, NC
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Concord, NC

    I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic Pay & Benefits Package. Second To None. Great Bunch Of People To Work With.

    Cons

    Grueling Hours. Lots Of Weekend Work.


  2. Excellent training, limited upward mobility

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unit Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Unit Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best in class training
    Ethical company standards
    Competitive compensation, DPS, bonuses

    Cons

    Work-life balance is hard to maintain
    In and out of a minivan, regardless of weather, calling on liquor and convenience stores
    As the company takes on new categories and brands, employee workloads increase without additional support or compensation...there are only so many hours in a day
    Promoting past Unit Manager is difficult due to the very limited number of DM positions


  3. Great place to work! Wish I'd stayed!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment, good management, great co-workers. I miss them all!

    Cons

    I can't find anything bad about this company. Maybe, hard to get a position there?

    Advice to Management

    Great job! I used to get many thank you notes from CEO, vice-president and dept heads. Those thank you notes helped me to work harder and appreciate that I worked for a great company!


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  5. Enjoyed working for this company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Worker/Leader in Concord, NC
    Former Employee - Production Worker/Leader in Concord, NC

    I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. I received leadership training along with safety training, which I use to this day. I am looking for another job where the benefits can be as outstanding as they were from this company.

    Cons

    Working in a tobacco environment can be annoying.

    Advice to Management

    I had a lot of off time once I worked my way up to it. Week of the 4th and Christmas week were automatic with pay even if you were not employed for a long length of time. Time off was great and benefits were too. Compensation package such as severance pay was great after the company closed.


  6. Great people, great learning

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Account Analyst in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Key Account Analyst in Plano, TX

    I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    supportive, leadership focus, best attention to employees

    Cons

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


  7. 20+ years working with PM USA

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing

    I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Expand a mentor program to more employees within sales


  8. Terrific training!!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Controversial industry and for me - too much travel


  9. Fun job, always on the go...

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Corpus Christi, TX

    I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


  10. The best job I ever had

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay,good people,good future

    Cons

    Forced overtime,long hours,to many meetings

    Advice to Management

    Former employees need to be considered for rehire


  11. Great environment and top notch training.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Section Supervisor in Concord, NC
    Former Employee - Section Supervisor in Concord, NC

    I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    None



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