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Altria Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  1. "Territorial Sales Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Shreveport, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work autonomously, see your boss once or twice a month, great training in the beginning

    Cons

    Can be monotonous, always wanting you to create projects for yourself that seem tedious, have had two restructuring layoffs in only a few years, declining industry (tobacco), one way path to management/promotion which may not be the best judgement of overall skill set.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Unit Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The autonomy, the benefits, the fact that it's technically a sales job but there is no commission (but there is an annual bonus that is basically guaranteed).

    Cons

    The bureaucracy within sales, HQ, legal, finance and how they all work together is a mess. It's a highly regulated industry so there are many limitations. Who your management team determines basically everything. There are a lot of politics at play so you either need to play the game or you're one of the rebels. There is a lot of 'flavor of the day' fire drills. Things that people are obsessing over today may be irrelevant tomorrow.

    Advice to Management

    Too much to fit in this little box.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Territory Sales Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Alot of good people to work with. Feel good culture. Job is challenging and can be a fun way to earn a living. Great benefits.

    Cons

    If a Manager is out to get you, hang on and enjoy the ride because everyone from all levels will join the parade. The lack of integrity, trust and support will astound you at that point. It will get to the point of discrimination but they will cover for each other, so watch out.

    Advice to Management

    Watch your Managers and put a stop to it when you see people being singled out and treated extremely unfairly, inches away from an EEOC discrimination complaint. Its not the rightto treat people unfairly and unjustly because a Manager has it in for somebody.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Bad Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starting pay is high, benefits are good, insurance is good.

    Cons

    Managers are puppets of the Upper Management. They are usually early 20's with no previous experience, and they review more seasoned, older employees. If you kiss up, you get a good review. Overall not a good company to work for, as they put all their recruiting efforts, and promote the young employees. It's all about who you know, and how well you kiss up to management.

    Advice to Management

    Hire older Unit Managers.


  5. Helpful (7)

    "Great Place to Start"

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    • 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.


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Territory sales manager"

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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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not So Good"

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    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


  10. "Territory Sales Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Gulfport, MS
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Gulfport, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, they want you to succeed

    Cons

    No cons, all great so far

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing


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