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"Just when you think it couldn't get any worse"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The previous CIO leaving was the best thing that could have happened!

Cons

After already having a sub-par IS organization it just got worse. Executive management needs to wake up and look who they have in charge of the IS organization. No strategic thinking sits at the top any more. They keep wasting money by outsourcing everything technical and pay way to much to boot. Nobody sitting on the IS senior team has the experience they need to run a world class IT operation.

Advice to Management

Hire Bain or some other outside consulting group to do a deep dive comparison on how world class IT organizations are run and then hire seasoned professionals to run the organization the way it should be run

Other Employee Reviews for Altria

  1. "Unmatched advancement opportunities if willing to relocate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unit Manager
    Former Employee - Unit Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Altria full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -The company invests substantially in leadership development and promoting people from within the company. The caveat is you must be able to relocate. As someone who was, I received all the resources, training, and challenging high-impact assignments I needed to continuously develop myself, and was promoted to a Unit Manager within a year.

    -Amazing benefits & compensation.

    -The people. High standards for recruitment results in a sales organization full of dynamic and high-caliber performers. You're constantly driven by your peers to put out great work.

    Cons

    -Declining work life balance and morale due to increasing amount of initiatives.

    -No deviations from a very structured corporate ladder. i.e. if you can not relocate, you will not be considered for advancement.

    -Lack of consistent communication and internal transparency- causes field sales employees to feel like they are 'blindly' executing without given rationale. Initiative strategies often change (i.e. you spend one cycle putting something up only to spend the next cycle tearing it down) so it is hard to balance monthly tasks with long-term planning and strategy development.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline execution of initiatives, and allow sales force to better plan by providing timely & consistent communication.


  2. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altria full-time

    Pros

    Very effective management and share holder friendly.

    Cons

    Challenges in coming up with products that can be extremely profitable.

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