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Altria Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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  1. "Good company for entry level experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This was a very good company to work for as entry level. Alot was learned although the pay was not great.

    Cons

    Low entry level salary was low compared to other industries.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They trust you with a lot as an intern and allow for your to accomplish projects without significant managerial intervention.

    Cons

    There is A LOT of down time. A bulk of your experience may be spent staring at a computer as the program is almost too structured and doesn't allow for you to expand upon your assigned projects once they are completed.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits
    Lots of smart people
    Nice facilities
    Lots of resources.
    Challenging category but the adjacent products are fun.

    Cons

    Very competitive, not collaborative
    Industry in contracting and the company operates leaner each year.
    Limited opportunities for upward mobility
    Conservative, old school culture


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Pros And Cons"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TSM
    Former Employee - TSM

    I worked at Altria (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Salary and Benefits . Workplace balance

    Cons

    Ambiguity with promotion process , can be very lengthy .

    Advice to Management

    Seems like a mystery on what the process really is


  6. "Territory sales manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Altria (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great awesome fun hard rewarding

    Cons

    Big workload long hours lots of driving


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Okay company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unit Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Unit Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Altria (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits, have the ability to just show up and keep a job for a long time

    Cons

    No financial incentives based off of work effort or output

    Advice to Management

    Change bonus structure


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good company, great benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work is challenging, fast-paced, and rewarding. Great work environment with my direct peers. benefits are really fantastic...looking around at similar jobs in other geographies, it's difficult to find something that pays as well.

    Cons

    Fragmented organizational structure is inefficient-poor communication between different functions. Three workforce reductions since 2008 makes me question the viability of working here long term. Limited opportunities for advancement if you like being a scientist.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to fight against the tendency of the separate organizations to be so separate. Employees have been complaining about this for years, but it doesn't appear that much has changed. I think this particular issue deserves more attention than other initiatives, like diversity and inclusion, for instance.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Overall Good"

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager/Unit Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager/Unit Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. The initial training is really good and can motivate you to be very passionate about your job.

    Cons

    Some people are promoted for arbitrary reasons (shared personal interests, friendly with upper management, looks). There are some really good managers, but you can expect to work for a few over your career that will make your job more difficult.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Change is not always good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in New Orleans, LA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Flexible Schedule
    -Company car and i-pad
    -Great benefits
    -You don't have a manager watching over you every day

    Cons

    -New company enhancements have added way more stores to everyone's workload
    -Some managers were promoted too early and do not possess the skills needed to lead a team
    -Dealing with retailers that try to treat you any way they please
    -Always having to explain why you work for 'Big Tobacco"

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your new entry-level hires. Assign a mentor for every new hire. Treat everyone you manage equally. Enhance the company culture!


  11. "Territory Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits including a company vehicle to use for personal use.

    Cons

    Stressful at times with a changing business climate for the Tobacco business.



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