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Altria Reviews

Updated February 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "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 Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Altria (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits (401k, Health)
    Work life balance (If you do your job correctly)
    Career Advancement (If you work for it, nothing is handed to you)
    If you passionate about other work interest you can sign up for various groups (You are expected to continue with you job responsibilities)

    Cons

    Some of management needs training on people skills. It got better as the years progressed and not all needed help

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Chesterfield, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Chesterfield, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altria (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and outstanding environment to work

    Cons

    Recent downsizing in a declining business


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to start and continue your career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Work Life Balance
    Advancement opportunities beginning to become more flexible
    Great benefits (company car & additional holiday days off)

    Cons

    Not a con: But you need to be pro active about your career path. You need to know what you want to do and work with your manager to achieve a vision of success

    Advice to Management

    Continue the Organizational Surveys to make adjustments post-restructuring.


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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. "Great company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, flexible schedule, awesome benefits including 401K match, all medical/dental/vision. More vacation days than any other company I looked at in college.

    Cons

    It's a large corporation so it can be very bureaucratic. It takes a long time for changes to be implemented and that can be frustrating for people on the bottom level carrying out daily initiatives.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  8. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule and benefits lots of training.

    Cons

    Sometimes the role can become repetitive daily.


  9. "Territory Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Eagan, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Autonomous, great benefits, opportunities to build selling and communication skills, flexible hours, good bonus, friendly people, structured organization

    Cons

    Can be a tad blue-collar at times while interacting with retailers, product is not desirable to many in a declining industry. Stigmatized product with many federal regulations.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more clearly and concisely with field sales force to give them as many resources possible to be successful at retail, and to match competitors to be able to outperform.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for non diverse people"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. "Human Resources"

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

    I worked at Altria (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. The people at Altria are passionate about their work, for the most part very good at it and they do genuinely care for one another. The comp and benefits are outstanding. While the industry may not be to everyone's liking, the controversial nature of the business actually leads to very stimulating and interesting work.

    Cons

    Altria, and the industry in general, seems to be struggling with creating the "next big thing" to counter shrinkage in the core cigarette business. I'm not sure the e-cigs are it.

    Advice to Management

    Truly lead the process and product change initiatives that you are championing.



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