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Altria Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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Altria Chairman & CEO Martin J. Barrington
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Declining industry, reduced headcount"

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    Current Employee - N/A in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - N/A in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k plan
    Great, smart people
    Amenities
    Emphasis on Diversity and Inclusion
    Half day Fridays, jeans

    Cons

    Healthcare benefits were at one time, top-notch but have been consistently reduced each year
    Reduced headcount which means less development, longer time spent in position, and ultimately fewer promotions.
    Advancement opportunities are based on who you know rather than performance
    Layoff programs every 3-4 years
    Everyone is overworked - reduced headcount has resulted in people given unreasonable workloads.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and realize that they are drowning in their work. Look at organizations holistically when opportunities arise rather than giving them to the same people.


  2. "Specialist"

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

    I worked at Altria full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Good place to work if you're okay with staying in the same position for numerous years -possibly your entire career.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement.

  3. "Customer Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay
    Healthcare
    401k
    If you have a decent manager. The work life balance is moderate. Certain grade

    Cons

    You're only promoted if you know someone . I received racist comments my first week there from an another employee. I spoke with the manager about it and it was brushed off so that I won't "receive negative attention"
    If you don't mind an environment that judges you vs your skills, it's not so bad

    Advice to Management

    Be more open minded, more innovative, accept change and implement new technology.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "TSM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Altria full-time

    Pros

    Surprisingly nice and support staff. Above competitive pay.

    Cons

    "Soft" culture. Lacked direct communication. Too much innuendo which leaves you thinking everything is alright when you have more room for improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Transform the culture into something that values respectful, but direct, communication. Everything doesn't have to be awesome. That's life.


  5. "Territory Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company car, autonomy to work without a manager on you all day, no sales quotas, consultative selling with established accounts, never work weekends, competitive starting salary, community service events, very nice sales meetings

    Cons

    No room to grow because it's highly political, there's a very large glass ceiling and you can get stuck in the same position because management writes people off very easily, management value "yes" people, declining industry, layoffs every 2 years, no diversity in management, "good ole boy" corporate culture, no innovation or creativity in the sales department because there is too much red tape (you can't even leave a post it note behind at an account), a lot of bad managers privately abusing employees in the field sales organization, no personal incentive to grow the business because you get a pat on the back for growing sales/revenue (not motivating)

    Advice to Management

    As a start: Allow your employees to be authentic and maybe you can identify the areas of "opportunity" for your organization. Then once your organization is in a better place then I guarantee that you can start growing the business more effectively. The sales organization is falling apart after this past layoff.


  6. "Incredible company culture!"

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    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -work/life balance
    -managers that care
    -teamwork oriented
    -consistent skill development
    -flexible
    -promotes capability and talent

    Cons

    -last minute meetings and business trips


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    Current Employee - TSM in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - TSM in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, good benefits, and a car

    Cons

    Not alot of advancement opportunities

  8. "All shareholders dividend"

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    Former Employee - Electrician Technician in Franklin Park, IL
    Former Employee - Electrician Technician in Franklin Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fairly good benefits and breaks.

    Cons

    Everything revolves around shareholder dividend checks. They will close plants and relocate, not because plant isn't profitable but to give bigger dividend check. So employees mean nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Care about workers more.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altria full-time

    Pros

    Great People, Good DPS, financially disciplined company.

    Cons

    Advancement is tough without ability to relocate. Lots of uncertainty in the tobacco industry with all the regulations and public view towards smoking.


  10. "Territory Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Lafayette, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. Amazing benefits and a caring/engaging working environment.

    Cons

    You're selling tobacco and tobacco products. If it doesn't sit well with you morally, you will eventually be over the role The company has a way of making one believe what they're doing is moral and right.


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