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Altria Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Start"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brandon, MS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brandon, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to launch a career but don't stay to long. This company will train you with leadership and data mining more than any other company, but they will make you think they are the only thing in town.

    Cons

    If you are not one of the chosen ones you will be forgotten about. If you don't fit the mold you will be forgotten about. If you are not a yes person you will be forgotten about. If you push back against the wrong person you will be pushed out...

    Advice to Management

    Drop the culture talk because everyone is sick of it...if it makes you feel better good but it's a waste of us working folks time.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Altria and a misguided effort towards improving diversity and inclusion"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Altria full-time

    Pros

    Profit sharing, training opportunities and other benefits. There is also a significant focus on work-life balance and offering more flexible work options.

    Cons

    A recent employee communication states:

    "Requiring a female or person of color as the lead contact with firms representing Altria's companies". (this was from the law dept. of all groups!)

    This is not the first employee communication of this nature. I think openly discriminating against white males is not helpful in Altria's goal of increasing diversity and inclusion.

    Advice to Management

    Re-examine how you are looking to improve diversity and inclusion. Discriminating against white males or any group is wrong and has no place in any work environment.


  3. "Politics, targeting, favoritism"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Altria (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None that outweigh the cons

    Cons

    So here's the deal with Altria.....the "company policy" handbook is approximately 367 million pages long. There is no possible way, any human being on earth, can abide by all of their policies, all of the time. Now whether this is by accident or by design is anybody's guess, but it certainly creates a toxic culture where targeting, politics, and favoritism runs rampant. Case in point - falsifying calls. There is not a TSM in this company that has not falsified a call at some point in their career (by Altria's definition of call falsification). Likewise, there's not a Unit Manager in this company that has not falsified a call at some point in their career. If they want to get rid of somebody, they simply target that individual until they catch them falsifying a call or breaking one of the other 3 billion company policies and throw them out on the street. Even though the person doing the firing has very likely, if not certainly, done the exact same thing themselves. Obviously it takes a certain amount of moral bankruptcy to work for a company that kills a half-million people every year, so unsurprisingly the entire organization is filled with individuals who have little to no regard for what they do to their fellow man....whether it be a co-worker or a consumer of their products.

    Advice to Management

    When are you going to wake up and realize your advancement process is fatally flawed and you're promoting incompetent underage jerks who are creating a poisonous culture


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Yes - you can beat this experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Altria full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    All expense paid company car, company profit sharing, good starting base salary, great stock, very generous perks at company meetings ( open bar, live music , fine food, massages, games, dancing etc)

    Cons

    Terrible front line Managers. No real supervision over some truly disturbing, power abusing, degrading, demoralizing, first real job Unit Managers. Emotional intelligence runs low at Altria and analytical intelligence runs high. Extremely insulated environment, tons of gossip and backstabbing. MUST be professional brown noser to be successful I witnessed the best butt kissing in my life at Altria all the while these same employees will pretend to work, falsify calls, and never be confronted. This is common knowledge at Altria. Their "culture" ( cant beat the experience) is basically a ploy to attract human capital straight out of their favorite universities and ignore that they are just a old school, politics as usual, dinosaur company, making a product that kills people.

    Advice to Management

    Stop turning a blind eye to how some of your Unit Managers are treating your hard working TSM's. You have been told countless times and do nothing. One of these days, someone will break your policy and videotape in their vehicle the atrocities that happen on a work with day. Managers screaming obscenities, pounding their fists, verbally abusing your TSM's. Then send it out for the world to see. You don't need anymore bad press. Really, what would the shareholders think.


  6. "Sr. Compensation Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Compensation Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Compensation Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Their profit sharing plan is generous.

    Cons

    Conservative management, older workforce, and non-diverse employee group.

    Advice to Management

    The existing health and welfare benefits are no longer competitive. Working should be fun, and more progress needs to be done to make this a place that is fun to work.


  7. "Shrinking Workforce but Good Pay & Benefits"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Legal in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altria full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Pay and Benefits, Good People (for the most part)

    Cons

    Down sizing every 3 - 4 years, can make it tougher to advance


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Territory Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Altria full-time

    Pros

    Good starting pay, company car, great 401K match

    Cons

    Dying tobacco industry has lead to sales force depletion. If you do not fit in, you will be targeted and let go.


  9. "Manufacturing Technician III"

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

    I have been working at Altria full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and long term benefits.

    Cons

    Very long hours and usual in house politics

    Advice to Management

    Try to know what's happening at all levels within the company


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not So Good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TSM in Lincoln, NE
    Former Employee - TSM in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Altria (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, fun meetings...that's it

    Cons

    Higher ups don't follow HR protocol, don't value employees outside HQ

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip on HR practices out in the field


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Territory sales manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altria full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Autotomy, base salary, company car

    Cons

    Large geography, if you get a bad manager who only cares about themselves. You will suffer.



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