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Commonwealth-Altadis Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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Pros
  • The company offers great benefits which were further enhanced in 2014 (in 19 reviews)

  • Great people to work with in all departments (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • No support from upper management (in 25 reviews)

  • Upper Management would not listen to the sales force for suggestions especially for those of us that have been around for 20 plus years (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Past was good, present and future were suspect"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Commonwealth-Altadis (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people at the territory and ASM level.

    Cons

    Began to micro manage, sold out and did massive layoff

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the basics


  2. "Territory Manager"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice commissions but worked your Tail off to earn them.

    Cons

    Bought the competition and gave them the jobs 🤔

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the US Market


  3. "Territory Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company Vehicle, I could not think of any other pros.

    Cons

    Too many problems and issue to list

    Advice to Management

    learn how to manage people appropriately


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  5. "Watch out and steer clear of the Reidsville plant!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reidsville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reidsville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Commonwealth-Altadis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a great company, benefits are slowly declining. Unfortunately there just aren't many pro's as the work environment is toxic. Sorry folks, I believe there are no pro's anymore.

    Cons

    A few of the Supervisors and managers at the Reidsville facility are bullies and harassing their employees. Sad part is the HR team sees it and even acknowledges it, but simply allows it. Not a good work environment anymore. As a result, socially and emotionally it's a very unsafe place anymore. Lots of backstabbing since the merger. Is progressively becoming worse and more evident each day. Stay away from this place!

    Advice to Management

    Put an end to the backstabbing, cut-throat games that are currently happening. It's simply a horrible, horrible place to work anymore. The last few years the reviews and employee survey has mentioned that no one would recommend this place to a friend nor trust the management ... here's the reason why. Now fix it.


  6. "accounting clerk"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Margate, FL
    Former Employee - Accounting Clerk in Margate, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth-Altadis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    i loved the Company, the company treated their employees very well.

    Cons

    i dont have anything negative to say about this company

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Management in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Management in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Unstable future outlook for the industry.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Loved My Job!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends

    I worked at Commonwealth-Altadis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    CA was a terrific place to work where as a senior manager, I was empowered to get the job done every day and then some.

    Cons

    From my perspective, the only con for me was the dismemberment of CA after the Lorrilard asset purchase.

    Advice to Management

    Never forget! It is the employees that make a great company like "Imperial Brands" successful.


  9. "Idiots"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There was not one pro

    Cons

    Everything about this company was horrible.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It used to be great"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in New Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in New Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Time off - bonuses - friends who became family - annual sales meetings

    Cons

    Imperial you should have listened - now look at you. You let all of the people who knew how to sell go and now you are tumbling into a black abyss

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and smell the coffee - bring back some of the real workers - or level the salary field


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Territory Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Athens, GA
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Athens, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Commonwealth-Altadis (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits were good

    Cons

    Management not good at giving programs long enough to see if they worked..



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