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Updated Jul 15, 2021

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3.9
69%
Recommend to a Friend
88%
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Altria CEO  Billy Gifford
Billy Gifford
51 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance, great benefits, competitive pay(in 115 reviews)

  • "Great work life balance and a serious company about I&D(in 95 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance can be a struggle(in 53 reviews)

  • "Declining industry and social friction(in 41 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Leads with an Employee First Approach

      Jul 13, 2021 - Senior Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Altria has led with a tremendous amount of empathy as employees adjusted to working from home, handled additional family duties, and experienced levels of community impacts as a result of injustices.

      Cons

      Altria can tend to move at a more calculated and methodical speed, which can translate to slower than other companies.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      It's alright

      Jul 13, 2021 - Territory Sales Manager in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The job was easy and the pay was adequate

      Cons

      You're peddling in tobacco and the company acts like you're saving the world

      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Do Not Work Here

      Apr 15, 2021 - Territory Sales Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The salary is ok. Good insurance and 401(k) match. Terrible bonus. It ranges from $6,000-$9,000 depending on performance.

      Cons

      The job is essentially a blue-collar sign changer in dirty convenience stores. You deal with uneducated store owners and managers who are mean, unprofessional and sketchy. Your garage becomes a personal storage unit for Altria. Territories have gotten very large with significant daily drive times. I spent about 4 hours driving in and out of my territory daily. And that is on top of the huge, unmanageable workload. The culture is toxic. Senior leadership is out of touch. Market managers are clueless. They all promise high-performers promotions. But there is no where to promote anyone because the industry is severely declining. If you are considering an internship here, DO NOT WORK HERE. The slick folks selling you the job and the company sell products that kill people. They are selling you a lie. And they are really good at it. Promotions are nearly impossible, TSMs are miserable, and the job is mindless. Due to the regular lay offs, TSMs have turned on one another because everyone is competing for limited spots. The culture is toxic. Group text messages starting at 6am, texts on the weekends, racist comments being tolerated at the manager level during meetings, and the good ol boys club sense of humor rampant. If you speak up, you will get a target on your back. They are trying to change culture from the CEO level and down, but TSMs are heavily resistant to change. The culture is like the 1980s.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great Company to work for

      Jul 9, 2021 - Territory Sales Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great work life balance and company cares about it's employees

      Cons

      Big Geography lots of traveling and overnights

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Was Great but is Going Downhill

      Jul 7, 2021 - Territory Sales Manager in Nashville, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Plenty of benefits like a company car, reasonable vacation, flexible hours, etc.

      Cons

      -No commission based on performance

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Pleasant place to work, long term future of company uncertain

      Jun 9, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - good compensation for Richmond, VA area - management genuinely seems committed to well being of employees - company handling COVID well (expanding flexibility, remote work)

      Cons

      - challenging industry dynamics - existential regulatory risk - negative public opinion of industry - mature industry with limited growth opportunity can translate to limited career opportunities (static or declining headcount combined with low turnover leads to less open opportunities)

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Finally pushed to the point where I no longer care to go above and beyond.

      Jan 23, 2021 - Senior Market Manager/Market Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great health benefits and retirement options. A lot of control over your schedule though the days are very long. Company has treated employees well during pandemic, including caregiver benefits. Further evolved than other companies in terms of Inclusion and Diversity conversation. When you can focus on your job, it’s fun and rewarding.

      Cons

      The performance calibration and merit/bonus structure doesn’t reward for employee delivery but instead pits employees against each other in a rack and stack process. Training and Advancement beyond the TSM role is lackluster. Directors and VPs are blind to what first line managers and sales reps actually do and try to offer training or feedback which continues to confirm they are out of touch with their organizations. Every year there is an introduction of a new leadership model and priorities continuously change but at the end of the day, it’s the same message and different words but it affects employee adoption and morale.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Good experience

      Jun 15, 2021 - Associate Manager in Richmond, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company doesn't ask too much of its people, it's a fair worklife balance unless aggressively seeking promotions.

      Cons

      The business moves very slowly and there's a lot of bureaucracy. Not a lot of movement and growth since the company is shrinking (despite what they tell you)

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Supervisor role

      Jun 26, 2021 - Business Unit Leader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Company, with great benefits!

      Cons

      None as of yet, with Covid its hard to cross train

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great benefits, lots of stress

      Jun 25, 2021 - Territory Sales Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company car Flexible hours Helpful co-workers Ownership of territory

      Cons

      Difficult to get promoted Inefficient micromanagement Opinions rarely matter

      1 person found this review helpful
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