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"Great Company, Bad industry"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great benefits,
Life & work balance
no micro-management

Cons

Declining industry-negative feedback from accounts all day

Other Employee Reviews for Altria

  1. Helpful (2)

    "I did gain some valuable business experience, but overall I feel that I was mislead going into the job."

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The salary and benefits package is practically unbeatable for an entry level employee right out of college. There are three training courses within the first 4 months on the job that do help employee growth and development to a certain extent.

    Cons

    The company asserts that it operates under several main values in business, some of which include "integrity, trust, respect," "investing in leadership," and "executing with quality." Unfortunately, in my experience, these values were not consistently demonstrated at the degree to which I expected.

    Advice to Management

    Tobacco companies across the board have historically been much maligned for not being transparent in the health risks associated with their products. That is not the case in today's society, but my advice for upper level management would be to strive to operate and communicate with employees at all levels in the organization with more internal transparency and honesty.


  2. "A roller-coaster ride, but well worth it."

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    Former Employee - Brand Management Intern in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Brand Management Intern in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I would be surprised if there were a better brand management internship in the nation.

    - Assigned highly challenging projects that impact the business
    - First week of training is excellent for getting your feet wet in brand management
    - The employees, especially ABMs, are very willing to guide you if you ask for it
    - Fast paced work environment
    - Opportunity to collaborate with cross-functional partners and advertising agency
    - Great workplace culture with highly competent and fun people
    - Exposure to senior leadership several times during the summer
    - Given access to nearly all the data that the Brand Managers have
    - Multiple opportunities to travel as an intern
    - Altria makes sure that you enjoy your summer in Richmond (Y Richmond, Chicago Trip, Intern Finale, etc)
    - The Consumer Engagement intern below that said the Brand interns are treated like royalty is right in the fact that the company invests the most into the brand internship

    Cons

    - The projects you are assigned define your experience for the summer, luck of the draw
    - Rarely given "day-to-day" tasks that give you a feel for what the Brand Analyst role is really like
    - They give a housing stipend but it will not cover your total expenses and it is still difficult to find housing
    - You will probably feel like a complete idiot at some point during the summer because you will make a mistake, but that comes with giving MBA-level projects to undergrads. Not a con as much as it is part of the learning process
    - The most important factor in getting an offer is your manager. I was surprised by some the people who did (and did not) get offers.

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