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Updated Jul 24, 2020

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2.6
34%
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47%
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Commonwealth-Altadis President & CEO  Kevin Freudenthal
Kevin Freudenthal
95 Ratings
Pros
  • "The company offers great benefits which were further enhanced in 2014(in 20 reviews)

  • "Terrific benefits package, a raerity these days(in 15 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Unstable upper management During my employment they had 3 CEO's(in 25 reviews)

  • "Imperial Tobacco is just reinventing it's self to be aquire by another company(in 12 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      accounting clerk

      Oct 24, 2016 - Accounting Clerk in Margate, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

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

      Cons

      i dont have anything negative to say about this company

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      sucks

      Jul 24, 2020 - Territory Manager 
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      Pros

      pay was decent company car

      Cons

      ultra micro management to fire you after Imperial tobacco tookover

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      A Company in Change

      Dec 22, 2019 - Human Resources Manager in Greensboro, NC
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      Pros

      Salary, Benefits, Work-Life Balance, and co-workers are good.

      Cons

      Tobacco, Poor HR practices, layoffs and cut backs

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Fine

      Mar 22, 2019 - Sales 
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      Pros

      Pay and benefits were good

      Cons

      To many meetings all the time

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      I learned so much, it was a great company until 2010

      Oct 30, 2013 - Territory Sales Manager 
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      Pros

      I learned marketing and how to make volume and sales grow rapidly. I loved talking to customers and giving them promotions and felt good that the customer was satisfied with our products, and contracts I miss the good communication that we once had years ago. That is what a good company is based on. (making the customer happy).. that all ended....

      Cons

      The upper management was very two faced, tell co workers one thing and mean the opposite they forgot just were they started and become district managers and it went to their head they acted as if they were so much better so did Regional managers. Look down on Territory Managers like we were nothing. They only wanted their self to look good. No matter what it took or who it hurt.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Preparing my resume...

      May 25, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great field sales force in the SE. The people and The passion that several have makes going to work a fun thing to really do, not just a job to wake up to. Quarterly bonus this fiscal year.avaliable. Company Car. Share Save program. 401k. Insurance

      Cons

      Pending merger w Lorrilard has left the field in a wait and see position. With LO brining most of their sales staff on board, it leaves CA employees in a floating mode until the find out if they have to reasses for their jobs or get offered a package. What's worse is that the company is trying to take this situation off the fields minds by offering a bonus and focusing on MMC products. Unfortunately these programs have failed miserably due to out of stocks since Q1, leaving only the cigar states who have priority to achieve max bonus while other states have to give a song and dance to customers who had ao's or reordered who can't even get the product (And the company wonders why we can't sustain volume or share). Don't get me started on glide tec.... I could go on but basically the quarters going up to the merger have done the complete opposite of what the company wanted to do, its lowering morale and greatly diminishing the fields confidence in upper levels of management, trade programs and overall competency and decision making of executive leaders.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Love the vision, the execution... not so much

      Mar 6, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Drastic changes last year to the way we do business, but many were way overdue to ensure sustainable growth. Moving in the right direction, involving the field more to develop trade programs and allowing more autonomy to determine how best to grow our markets. Many opportunities for advancement, especially if you are willing to relocate.

      Cons

      The company has spent a ton of time & money developing a long term strategy and vision for the future, but has not done a stellar job communicating them down to field level. Changes were suddenly implemented with little/no warning or preparation. For example, change management training for field managers was not provided until almost one year after the restructure began. This lack of communication and poor execution resulted in a lot of assumptions, rumors, negativity and lack of confidence in senior leadership.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Company offers a fair opportunity for upward mobility in the organization

      Mar 11, 2014 - ASM 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Company offers a very good benefits package with Medical Plans , paid vacation and sick days, 401K. Job offers a great opportunity to advance for those that what to apply hard work, good judgement, knowledge, and experience to their given position and those the have the drive and passion to acheive will be rewarded for their efforts. Training and Leadership development is ongoing and will continue to be part of the companies commitment moving forward to become the best trained sales force in the industry. Peers are very professional and dedicated to being the best at what they do.

      Cons

      Working in a highly competive tobacco industry faced with many challenges, legislative regulations, and legal issues. Must be able to multi-task on a daily basis, and adjust to sudden business demands on-going daily. Must have the ability to solve problems on own behalf with a streamline of on-going emails and short time frames.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Company with good benefits and strong brands

      Mar 11, 2014 - Field Sales 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This is a company that values hard work, determination and positivity. The leadership team is building the skills of the field sales force and is completely invested in the new training principles as well as the new model for sales people. In the Northeast Region, autonomy is being driven down to the TM level, and the decisions being made are being derived from input and feedback from the field sales team. The benefit package is top tier, with 401k, health insurance, yearly bonus etc. The brands Dutch Master, Backwoods, Phillies, USA Gold and Montclair are very strong brands with excellent heritage and brand equity. This is a company that will give back exactly what you give. Strong, confident, skilled sales people and managers are recognized and rewarded.

      Cons

      Some employees are not able to adapt to change, and are having a difficult time working in the current structure. These employees have spread their negativity and have impacted the group reputation as a whole. A small group of disgruntled employees have spoken for the majority, and have misrepresented the culture and company as a whole.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      It has more ups than downs. Fast Pace Company with alot of potential.

      Aug 8, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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      Pros

      Benefits are awesome. The people are the best at what they do The company itself has a few obstacles to over come, but it is coming together. We've got Blu Company is pretty open about what is going on Open community where there is a lot of departmental partnership Long hours but you feel satusfied at the end of the day. Each team has a good demographic. No cattiness Beautiful place to work from the building to the office spaces. Gym HR Programs promoting health and wellness.

      Cons

      Training is limited, but available depending on the your role Technology needs a major overhaul You get out what you put in. Not enough investment in the right tools. Don't ask for feedback if nothing will be done Alot of people are taking up space and not working towards the final goal of the company Attitudes and Entitlement run wild T-Mobile Too many Pre-Madonnas in the sales force

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