Philip Morris USA

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Philip Morris USA Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
61 Reviews
3.6
61 Reviews
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Philip Morris USA President & CEO Cliff B. Fleet
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Review Highlights

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)

  • Little room for advancement unless your were willing to relocate or were one of the "chosen ones" (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent training, limited upward mobility

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Unit Manager - Worked at PM for 10 years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unit Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Unit Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great company with good benefits. Training and resources to do the best job are provided. If you are organized, motivated, with good interpersonal skills, you will go far. Must be willing and able to work on your own, follow guidelines and achieve set goals. Good started job. It will teach you a lot of good values and work ethics.

    Cons

    It takes a lot of hours planning and organizing. The more you accomplish, the more they want from you. It never ends, until you are stressed out or burnt out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At some point management needs to understand that there is a limit to a person's time and endurance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Benefits bad management.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philip Morris USA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and no layoffs.

    Cons

    Lack of good communication is a hinderance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lot of chance to improve your skillset, Good benefis

    Cons

    Lots of shift work, and reviews of work came too seldom.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Outstanding Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronic Systems Analyst in Concord, NC
    Current Employee - Electronic Systems Analyst in Concord, NC

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

    Pros

    As a salaried employee we had great pay and benefits. We were allowed to function with a great deal of autonomy and never were micro-managed.

    Cons

    Since it is such a big company, you some times feel as you are merely a number.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Enjoyed working for this company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great people, great learning

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    supportive, leadership focus, best attention to employees

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    20+ years working with PM USA

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Expand a mentor program to more employees within sales

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Terrific training!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Controversial industry and for me - too much travel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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