Philip Morris USA

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Philip Morris USA Reviews in Richmond, VA

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
61 Reviews
3.6
61 Reviews
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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.  

    I enjoyed working for the company,good people to work with.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Production in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    I had 14 years with this company,enjoyed my time there,great environment,nice employees,excellent benefits.

    Cons

    They don't rehire former employees with years of experience with medical problems,but yet we worked for them with the medical problems and had no problem preforming the jobs that was required by us!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    REHIRE US FORMER EMPLOYEES THAT HAS THE REQUIRED TRAINING AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE COMPANY !!! WE NEED A JOB TOO !!!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    Maintenance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Good work experience. Competitive salary right now that is

    Cons

    Starting to find ways of cutting back on benifits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to give everything to the share holders and look at your workforce. These are the people that make the company what they are

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    The best job I ever had

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

    Pros

    Good pay,good people,good future

    Cons

    Forced overtime,long hours,to many meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Former employees need to be considered for rehire

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Assistant Brand Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Richmond, VA

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

    Pros

    Immediate projects and responsibilities, classic CPG brand management training

    Cons

    Pay is less than industry; more office politics than expected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide honest feedback

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Philip Morris USA

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Migraines and Growing Pains

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Philip Morris USA

    Pros

    Stellar Benefits including 15% payment into DPS, Medical, Dental, & Vision benefits, education reimburesement without strings attached, 14 holidays and 15 vacations after first 6 months, and standard salary

    Cons

    Work-life balance is non-existent and at times makes it look like you are working for nothing. The advancement process is worse than reality television. The company used to care about people and know only cares about meeting Wall Street's expectations. HQ never has a plan finalized when it is presented to the sales force - it's changed 3 times before it actually starts and then again before it's over. And if you ever want to manage people and make 6-figures, be prepared to move at least 4 times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you truly want leaders, create an environment to build them, not overwork them out of the company. Also, make sure any plans you have, test them with a few smart people and get some feedback before you frustrate all 1800 sales people.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Better than you might think

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Technical Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Technical Analyst in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Philip Morris USA

    Pros

    If you are fortunate enough to work for one of the progressive areas in the company, the experience can be rewarding and challenging. The overall compensation and benefits package is very strong and Senior Management encourages employee development. Most managers respect work - life balance decisions but there are notable exceptions.

    Cons

    Some managers & directors push too much "overhead" on to employees. There are too many well meaning but inefficient processes that saddle employees with additional work on Leadership or Role Identification that ultimately does not help Management or the "Rank and File". I've heard many colleagues complain of being harassed over completing a "career development" task while the real work gets pushed aside and deadlines are missed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate how much time is truly spent on formulaic "employee development" and reduce the emphasis accordingly

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Look before you leap on OR off this train

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machinist in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Machinist in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Philip Morris USA

    Pros

    Great company and wonderful pay

    Cons

    It used to be a family to work for. I have been with the company for over 18 years now and a lot has changed for the negative toward the employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please listen to not only your peers but the lower people on the floor. They have a brain and have made the company with their hard work.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Things Are Not As They Appear

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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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