Philip Morris USA Reviews

Updated June 13, 2014
Updated June 13, 2014
56 Reviews

3.7
56 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 7 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 4 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.  

    Great training, good pay, but don't stay here long

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Philip Morris USA

    Pros

    Great sales training, decent pay and benefits. Working for such a large company does look good on your resume. You will actually learn quite a bit by having to work around the massive amounts of red tape.

    Cons

    You will be worked like a dog- the workload has increased dramatically. No creativity in the job. Advancement opportunities are awful. Company is downsizing to compensate for the decline in volume over the last 20 years.

    Management tends to really drink the Kool-Aid and will rarely answer a question honestly. Expect to get an answer that includes part of the mission statement or values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with your employees and be realistic about situations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    PM Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Philip Morris USA

    Pros

    It's a company that is recognized for its talent. They train their employees to be leaders.

    Cons

    Since it is a big organization, one may tend to become lost in the crowd.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please share more with your people and listen to the advice of your people.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Things Are Not As They Appear

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Sales in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Philip Morris USA

    Pros

    Good pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Good Ole Boy Network still abounds which prevents career advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the competence of your VP's and determine whether they are acting in the best interest of the company, or doing things for self preservation.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun and interesting

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philip Morris USA

    Pros

    Fun place and interesting job

    Cons

    Nasty people at times and ok pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nicer

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fantastic Company

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    Former Employee - District Sales Manager
    Former Employee - District Sales Manager

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

    Pros

    Great 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!

    Cons

    Multiple initiatives going on at one time, controversial product

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fantastic, although challenging at times, 10 years with PM. Thanks for setting me up for success!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    great place to start sales career

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager

    I worked at Philip Morris USA as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Learned a lot about sales approach

    Cons

    the negative feedback from other companies regarding working with tobacco

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Micro managed, very hard work, great pay and benefits

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philip Morris USA

    Pros

    Pay, car, benefits, great people to work with

    Cons

    companybenefits company expects way too much. You are constantly yelled at by retailers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micro managing. Allow reps to offer better customer service to make job more enjoyable. Allow promotions without relocation.

  9.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philip Morris USA

    Pros

    Great employee discounts and event promotions

    Cons

    Smoking in the facilities can be a downside

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many layers of management

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Bad move

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philip Morris USA

    Pros

    They're name brand possesses international recognition. Additionally, they are industry leaders in consumer products. Opportunities for business travel which is often pleasant.

    Cons

    The guilt of their primary product, tobacco and the harm it imparts upon their customers. Management has a tendency to take credit for successes and squarely place blame for failures on underlings

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philip Morris USA

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, work experience, management

    Cons

    Work life balance and opportunities to transfer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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