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Altria Reviews

Updated January 17, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Company full of opportunity if you’re willing to work hard!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altria full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity, people, compensation, Professional Development

    Cons

    Challenging and fast paced environment- not a con for me but not for everyone

    Advice to Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Still a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altria full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Can go as far as you want if you work hard

    Cons

    Currently lots of change. Not comfortable if you don't like lots of change.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "good experience"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altria full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Payment is good in general. Work-life-balance is not bad.

    Cons

    controversial industry, FDA regulation makes it hard to grow. declining industry. Richmond doesn't have lots of job opportunities.


  4. "Territory Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy, free car, make your own schedule

    Cons

    Have to drive everywhere to get to your store


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Over good place to work but changing environment"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Finance in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Altria full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company has excellent benefits and very good work life balance

    Cons

    Can be a bit "political" or "click" oriented, especially among lower level management.

    Advice to Management

    Take some time to actually get to know those who work for you.


  6. "Can't beat the experience"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altria full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunities. Amazing culture.

    Cons

    None I could think of.


  7. "Strong"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Altria full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people and talent pool

    Cons

    Core business under pressure causes disruptions

    Advice to Management

    Become more nimble in changing market

  8. Helpful (14)

    "Long-term Employee unhappy with direction"

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    Current Employee - Senior District Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior District Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Altria full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good people, good products

    Cons

    Too much focus on cost cutting measures
    New CEO has lost the company tons of money and we’ll be going through our third restructuring in 4 years

    Advice to Management

    Get it right the first time. Your constant change is nauseating and it seems like you’re not sure of which direction you want to head.
    Value your employees more. If you want to save money, cut some leadership from the top, not the people busting their butts.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altria full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    pay, incentives, work-life, culture, people

    Cons

    Changing industry, restructures, negative thoughts of tobacco


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Territory Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altria full-time

    Pros

    -Compensation & benefits for those just starting
    -Good team environment, everyone is willing to help and share best practices
    -Most managers in my experience seem qualified
    -New CEO is aggressive and is making smart moves regarding future growth areas

    Cons

    -Rude & uneducated retailers that get more agitated by the month due to constant changes
    -The amount of point of sale material sent to your residence is insane and growing
    -Direction from HQ, Region, District, and Direct Manager all at once causes unnecessary stress and confusion
    -Lack of communication between operating companies causes unnecessary extra work and hurts work-life balance
    -Workload keeps increasing without a justifiable increase in pay
    -Advancement seems based on race and sex before job performance at times
    -Unequal compensation for those in high volume areas (greater workload and contribution) vs low volume areas (less responsibility but same pay)
    -Pointless phone calls from upper management that take time away from the field and add to the TSMs workload to compensate for time missed from calls
    -HQ seems out of touch from the field at times

    Advice to Management

    -The salesforce is stretched thin, stop trying to force so many initiatives out at the same time, we also have regional, district, and local priorities that we are trying to accomplish
    -Reorganize territories to distribute work evenly and efficiently
    - Stop trying to force diversity down our throats, diversity of thought is one thing but pitting people against each other and favoring someone based on sex or skin color is wrong and sends conflicting messages
    -Revisit and prioritize the accounts we are supposed to see, allow us to maximize our time spent in higher volume accounts where we can make an impact, eliminate the need to visit lower volume accounts that provide little to no business value and cause unnecessary headaches due to wasted time in these locations
    -Strategically think and communicate on where to launch new products as opposed to just a blanket approach
    -Reduce the amount of point of sale material when considering cost savings, there is no need to have so many different types of signs/clips/etc