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Altria Reviews

Updated March 20, 2017
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  1. "Sales Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Altria as an intern

    Pros

    - nice people to work for
    - flexible day

    Cons

    - deal with lots of gas station workers
    - tobacco products


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Territory Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altria full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, summer hours, great insurance, over the top benefits. The salary is great for the work you do.

    Cons

    They promote managers too quickly that do not know how to manage other people. Work life balance is non existent if you want to get a promotion. Work is not rewarding or challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage and encourage your team. Micromanaging doesn't work.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Manager Altria Client Services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henrico, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henrico, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Richmond Virginia is a great place to work and company pays well above regional averages.

    Cons

    Cycle of layoffs every three to four years has damaged the culture of the company. Leadership out of touch with employees. Company has been struggling with innovation.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great pay and benefits, but you'll earn every dime"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Specialist in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Altria full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, beautiful facilities, too many perks to mention. Generous budgets for just about everything.

    Cons

    Decisions made at glacial speed, old school, conservative management, hard to impact decision making through may layers of approval and management. Managers are often not trained to manage people, good old boy network, endless hours wasted in meetings chasing decisions that may never get made. Declining business, downsizing will probably continue..

    Advice to Management

    Streamline. Train people managers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Culpeper, VA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Culpeper, VA
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great Benefits (health, vacation, expenses, education reimbursement)
    -Solid Pay with annual increases and bonuses at the manager level and above
    -Fantastic Coworkers who are friendly people and who will become your good friends in all likelihood

    Cons

    -Declining Industry--to remain profitable it means reducing costs (labor, benefits) ahead of consistent revenue declines.
    -Frequently Changing Management--had a different direct manager for each year I was there. Usually a mixed bag.
    -As in many big companies, the culture described and envisioned at the top is not always modeled all the way through the management levels.
    -Monotonous daily responsibilities, its a mature industry with lots of history and a constant belief/understanding of the best way to do things


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for non diverse people"

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and superb training infrastructure. Great people and smart leaders from a business perspective that lead the company.

    Cons

    Great company but lacks the initiative and leadership to promote diverse/minority candidates. Not 1 minority Director in the field sales force of 1800. The 2 they had no longer with the company. So, if you are a minority and want to advance to a senior level position this is not the company for you.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being afraid to promote a minority to the director and above position take chances on them as you do the non minorities. Senior leaders- you speak the values but demonstrate them at your convenience.


  8. "territory sales manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Sales in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Sales in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, bonus and profit sharing

    Cons

    spending all day everyday inside gas stations, they smell and have creepy people in them all the time

    Advice to Management

    everyone is replaceable at this company


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good for those looking for a slow low key career"

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

    Pros

    Autonomy and benefits/work ratio are good.

    Cons

    middle management is lost and they have gone too far with the NEW culture over the last few years.

    Advice to Management

    clean up accountability of middle management.


  10. "Section Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, Weekly covered lunches by managers, paid holidays (sometimes including Friday and Sunday), supportive staff and managers, decent work/life balance depending on who's your boss.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth/promotions unless you enter sales manager route. Even from there, you have to be willing to relocate (usually to the middle of nowhere or HQ). They always have initiatives to be creative, innovative, etc... but that doesn't really pertain to admin. We just do as we're told.

    Advice to Management

    Overall great company, but keep everyone in the loop with these initiatives.


  11. "review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, work balance

    Cons

    Management, Culture, work and life balance



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