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Updated Jul 21, 2014

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3.1 14 reviews

25% Approve of the CEO

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J. Thomas Ryan

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62% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    great company

    Machine Operator (Former Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    Prosgood wages and benefits,a great job for the 12 1/2 yrs there

    Conscompany laid-off because of tobacco taxes

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    All about the management

    Territory Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsCar
    Freedom to make your own schedule
    Meet some great people
    Gain a lot of experience in dealing with all sorts of different people and different situations

    ConsCan be a lack of focus
    Lot of work dumped on territory managers
    Can feel like you have no support from management
    Lack of training

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot everything needs to be a secret.
    A bit out of touch with what is really going on at retail.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The zone managers and up haven't a clue about how to manage

    Territory Manager (Former Employee) America, IL

    ProsCompany vehicle, insurance, vacation, 401k, None

    ConsWork-life balance, lacking flex ability and family values. They do not care about your family. They want you to be married to the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice to upper management with any of these companies is remember where you came from. You use to be a territory manager at one time so don't act like your better then us. Help your TM's reach their numbers don't just stand around and demand something you couldn't achieve yourself.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not the greatest.

    To Many to List (Former Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    ProsDecent benefits. On site nurse and cafeteria. Opportunity to move to a better job after building up seniority. Working people are generally good people.

    Cons2 unions with different rules/pay. Way to much nepotism. Upper management acts like they can do no wrong and people below them are REPLACED quite frequently. Supervisors are constantly being fired along with regular workers. Upper management finds reasons to replace people. I guess they look at it like a cost saving maneuver.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit selling products that cause cancer. I have nothing else since they already know everything.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Quite an experience working with 2 different unions and 2 different set of rules

    Supervisor (Former Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    ProsPay is good and the benefits as well. A lot of great people to work with

    ConsUp to 7 days a week for 2-3 months all depending on orders. Micro managing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet the people you hire do the job, don't question everything they do. If they can't do the job get someone that can.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Industrial Mechanic (Former Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    Prosgood place to work hope it is going to get better

    Consenvironment,peoples,and all other benefits that company provide

    Advice to Senior Managementnot applicable

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Was great until they decided to move much of their operations off shore to the Dominican Republic.

    Technical (Current Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    ProsGood Pay and Benefits. Overall a nice environment with a diverse group of people and cultures.

    ConsArchaic mentality when it comes to managing and motivating people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    great years

    Terriorty Manager (Former Employee) Waynesville, NC

    ProsI enjoyed 33 years with swisher and helms tobacco cos.

    ConsMangers do not listen to sale reps.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your salesmans they out where things are happening.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ok If your single

    Territory Manager (Former Employee) Jacksonville, FL

    ProsCompany Car
    Free Gas
    Room to grow
    Get to travel
    Ok Managers
    Place great for People who are single
    Sales

    ConsMicro Management
    A great amount of over night travel
    No Respect for family life
    Unprofessional Upper Management
    Lower Pay compared to other tobacco companies
    Stuck in their old ways

    Advice to Senior ManagementBecause this is a sales position it would be a better opportunity if you had a better system to track sales individually. A better bonus structure, a territory rep. shouldn’t receive the same bonus as every person in their zone.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, care about the development of their employees.

    Territory Manager (Current Employee) Dayton, OH

    ProsChevy Traverse Company Car
    Base Salary plus Bonus Opportunities
    Daily Freedom
    Sony Laptops

    ConsLow starting base salary, below industry standards.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to value your employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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