USSTC Reviews

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USSTC Chairman and CEO, Altria Group Michael E. Szymanczyk
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  1.  

    Great place to work with top notch management. Friendly people and work life balance was very good.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at USSTC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company feel and positive work environment! Work life balance was great for the pay and home office was nice to have with no time clock to punch!

    Cons

    Company was acquired by Altria and work force severed and new Altria work force took over. Micro managers need not apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Drop communication barriers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to work

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

    I have been working at USSTC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good work atmosphere, great people

    Cons

    tobacco regulations can make things restrictive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company To Work For While It Lasted As An Original Stand-Alone Company

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    Current Employee - Business Specialist in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Business Specialist in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at USSTC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good balance of working as a team and as an individual contributor. Although there were different departments, each had a role to play and there was much integration and cross-functionality which made it easier to do job. People were intelligent, talented and down to earth.

    Cons

    There was little room for advancement as people tended to stay within their areas of expertise for long-term. It was one of the few last employers where you could have worked until you retired. The unfortunate circumstance was that it was sold off and the location closed affecting 80% of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of talent and capabilities at middle management level. Seek them out to resolve large scale company issues.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company and team atmosphere while it lasted.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT

    I worked at USSTC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with great people, building a business in a highly restrictive environment

    Cons

    Loss of team atmosphere, and knowledge loss of Stamford office once acquired by Altria.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to seek solutions from all levels of management, mostly middle management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Anynonymous

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at USSTC full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Great for self starters. Good benefits and salary.

    Cons

    Not much to mention until they were bought out by Altria INc. Then they laid everyone off.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    amazing company to work for

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    Former Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT

    I worked at USSTC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company great salary great benefits great people to work with

    Cons

    due to a merger this company no longer exists

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    UST

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    Former Employee - CGS in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - CGS in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at USSTC

    Pros

    USt is great place to work, the management is great, and your coworkers are the best. The company has a great salary strucure.

    Cons

    You are working in the Tobacco industry, and people dont look at it as a good job. Everyone judges you becuase of the product you market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see management drop retail prices, so they can restore, brand superiorty, and customer loyalty for years to come.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    UST gone forever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I worked at USSTC

    Pros

    The severance package I received after my job was eliminated has helped me weather a tough time in the current economy.

    Cons

    They got bought out by Altria and the HQ was closed. The good work we had done over the years seems to be all for nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't undo all the work that went into growing the core brands to what they are. A lot of good people devoted a lot of their lives to that.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    They don't make 'em like this anymore

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    Former Employee - Senior Direcctor in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Senior Direcctor in Stamford, CT

    I worked at USSTC

    Pros

    Big company, small company feel. Great people.

    Cons

    Didn't react to market changes soon enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for everything....while it lasted.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Happy

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pontiac, MI

    I have been working at USSTC

    Pros

    Very Good Pay and great communication

    Cons

    Contract so not certain when the postion will end

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Things are going well and the management listens

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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