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Altria Overview

Richmond, VA
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public (MO)
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
Altria Group is a FORTUNE 200 company that owns the premier tobacco companies in the United States including Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton and Nu Mark. The companies’ brands include Marlboro, Copenhagen, Skoal, Black ... Read more

Mission: Our Mission is to own and develop financially disciplined businesses that are leaders in responsibly providing adult tobacco and wine consumers with superior branded products.

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Altria – Why Work For Us?


Leadership & Development

Investing in leadership is what we do best.

You will have an impact from the time you join the company. Our employees have the opportunity to work on iconic brands.   We offer a variety of training and development opportunities, ranging from job specific training to company-wide events. We are looking for the future leaders of our organization; we pride ourselves on promoting from within. Employees at all levels have an opportunity to take charge of personal and professional growth. We give you the resources you need to be successful, but ultimately you own your development. Sound like something you’re interested in?

"I joined as an intern and realized immediately that this was an organization where I could have a challenging and fulfilling career." –Diana, Sales



We think it doesn’t get much better than this

We have designed one of the most comprehensive and competitive benefit packages within the Fortune 500. Our goal is to retain and motivate our world-class talent.

Depending upon employee position, our benefits include:

  • Competitive salary plus annual incentive compensation for select positions
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits for employees, spouses or domestic partners and eligible dependents
  • Deferred Profit Sharing Plan that includes options for personal contributions and company match as well as additional company contributions
  • For sales employees, vehicle for business and personal use (currently Chevy Traverse)
  • Work life balance options, including potential flex hours
  • A minimum of 3 weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays and vacation purchase option
  • Up to 6 weeks pay to care for a new child. This benefit is in addition to Short Term Disability benefits, if applicable.
  • Education Refund Program

“Altria funded 100% of my MBA through the education refund program.  This allowed me to achieve my personal goals all while still working for the company.”  Eric Ransom, Altria Group Distribution Company


Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity doesn’t live in any one place at Altria

It takes all of us, regardless of our level, tenure, or department, to reach our true goal – an inclusive work environment that leverages the best each of us has to offer.  We accomplish this with our people and our communities.

The commitment to diversity is supported by all levels within the Altria family of companies. Additionally, an Executive Diversity Council, led by our CEO, made up of rotating employees from differing areas and levels provides strategic direction and leadership to promote an inclusive workplace. This work is supported by inclusive training and tools that are made available to all Altria employees.

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are another component of our diversity and inclusion strategy. They provide employees with professional development, promote cultural awareness, and support our community engagement efforts. In the university environment, ERGs might compare to multi-cultural student organizations on campus. Our ERGs include:

At the Altria family of companies, we appreciate the men and women of the Armed Forces and have many employees who have served our country.

“Any leader has to have integrity whether you’re a squad leader in the military or a company leader with Altria.” –Greg, Territory Sales Manager



Responsibility is one job we all share

Our Communities:

We invest in non-profits to help make our communities stronger. During the last 10 years, we have given 1 billion in cash and other contributions to hundreds of non-profit organizations. In 2014, employees at Altria companies volunteered more than 50,000 hours in their communities. Altria coordinates company-sponsored volunteer activities in communities where we live and work. In 2014, our volunteer challenge program nearly doubled employee participation in company-sponsored events.

Our Environment:

We believe it’s important to protect natural resources and reduce our environmental impact. For example, since 2002, PM USA has collaborated with Keep America Beautiful to provide funds to research, develop and launch the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP).

Our Workplace:

We view each of our employees as leaders. We strive each day to be innovative, focused, disciplined, and responsible in a regulated environment. For example, we deny all requests to use or display our companies’ tobacco brands in movies, television shows and other public entertainment media.

To hear more about what Altria does for our communities, our environment, and our workplace click here

"I am fully aware of the impact Altria has in the communities where we operate and what we do every day to be a socially responsible company." – Latoya, Engineering


Career Opportunities

Have we convinced you to apply?

If so, visit to search for available opportunities.

There are five steps in our recruiting process:

Step 1: Résumé submission

Step 2: Résumé review

Step 3: Initial screening conversation

Step 4: Your interview

Step 5: Selection decision and notification to candidates

*In addition to these steps, there may be additional aspects of the interview depending upon the position Examples may include writing samples, job evaluation, case studies, a day in the field interview for sales positions, etc.

Most managers in our company use a behavioral interviewing format in a group panel interview setting. After all, we believe the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. A panel setting is simply an interview that is conducted with several individuals who have an interest in the hiring decision. Keep in mind it’s important you demonstrate your ability to lead, work with other people, and handle challenging situations.

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    Keep focusing on driving our culture forward focused on hiring and developing talent from all backgrounds while strengthening a high-performance culture focused on winning results.

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Altria Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Altria (Richmond, VA) in January 2018.


    Applied online and heard back about a phone-screen before the end of day. Had two phone interviews about a week later, both on technical knowledge. Three weeks later was invited to come to Richmond and present a research topic of my choosing to a panel of interviewers. Most interviews after the panel were two employees and myself, but there were two additional one-on-one interviews with directors/senior directors. One was especially intense technically, while the other was simply a conversation. Expect STAR-format questions.

    Interview Questions

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Altria Awards & Accolades

  • DiversityInc — Top 25 Noteworthy Companies, DiversityInc, 2017
  • CR Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens, Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine, 2017
  • The Civic 50, The Civic 50, 2016
  • Top Workplaces, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2016
  • America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2015
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

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