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Altria Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  1. "Altria"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Altria has great benefits and a good work-life balance

    Cons

    Very little geographical flexibility and very political


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great company, Great benefits, Corporate America"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altria full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are top 25% in Consumer Packaged Goods. The people are the best people you will work with (not necessarily your first thought for big tobacco). Healthy balance sheet.

    Cons

    Very corporate and political. Merit based promotions are mixed with who you know and more importantly what you are- i.e. person of color? Good. Women, good? White male.....not so good. You're a dime a dozen to them and don't help their diversity "numbers". They've been very open about it which is respectable but still very frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Put the best person for the job, in the job. Can color and gender be a factor, sure? Just like education, experience, etc. But don't let it outweigh the others. Very demotivating and discriminatory to other employees. Think long term. Not great if you have average quality leaders, poor culture, but "yes! we have 20%+ people of color and 20% female leaders!"

  3. "Brand Management Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Richmond, VA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altria as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great developmental opportunities. The work was challenging so I learned so much and gained much insight into the industry

    Cons

    The company culture is great on paper but not necessarily in every department of Altria. Everyone is very nice and welcoming but some departments are more rigid and isolated than others (I happened to be in a more rigid department structure).

    Advice to Management

    Create a balanced company culture equal across all departments and not just specifically for each product category.


  4. "SDA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altria full-time

    Pros

    Good starting pay for students graduating college, great training and development

    Cons

    Low performing employees get paid the same amount as very high employees without much room for faster advancement, promoteable candidates aren't evaluated fairly very often


  5. "Summer Intern Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, great culture, learn a lot

    Cons

    a lot of driving, steep learning curve

    Advice to Management

    Advertise the job a bit clearer


  6. "Sales and Consulting Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in San Antonio, TX
    Former Intern - Intern in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altria as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people there are dedicated to your internship and want you to be successful. They treat you well during the summer.

    Cons

    There were many difference and preferences among the interns. Some were lucky with there mentors while others were not.

    Advice to Management

    Have a standardize internship program where all interns have similar experiences, not controlled by who their mentor is.


  7. "Good start to sales career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, great benefits, autonomy of your workday

    Cons

    Pressure to reach sales numbers, management rolls pressure from the top down

  8. "Brand Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great, friendly people; plenty of opportunities provided to interns to grow and hone their skills in the brand management department.

    Cons

    Could be clique-y and isolating at times.


  9. "Intern"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Altria as an intern

    Pros

    Good teamwork and mentors are willing to help

    Cons

    Have resilience and be passionate about work


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Territory Sales Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altria full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Independent work environment. Excellent ongoing development programs. Good compensation and benefits package. Top notch 401k and retirement benefits. Company car and paid expenses. Ability to make impact in local markets. Bottom up planning allows TSMs to develop their own business plans to improve results.

    Cons

    TSMs often operate in silos outside of corporate environment. Tight advancement opportunities. Little room to impact annual bonus on a territory level. Structured corporate environment. While challenging the "status quo" is encouraged, changes are slow to be implemented in real time.

    Advice to Management

    Seek more one on one feedback from employees. More corporate level training available to TSMs to attend workshops and instructor led classes. Focus more on logical execution of initiatives which fit into call cycle plans.


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