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"An overall enjoyable experience"

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

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

Pros

The role of a Territory Sales Manager provided great work / life balance and great benefits (profit sharing, health insurance, vehicle, education reimbursement) The employees are a great bunch of people who really pull together to support each other.

Cons

Cigarettes, 80% of their business, is an ever declining market which has created an atmosphere of no job security. There is also a major lack of focus in HQ and they are very disconnected to the field sales force which causes a lot of duplicate work in the field.
There is NO opportunity for advancement unless you can move. They make sure of that during the training phase by sending people out of the region to be trained elsewhere.

Advice to Management

Know where you are going and what you are doing before you send out initiatives to the sales force: Millions of dollars are wasted in man hours and resources being thrown out in the trash. You need to listen to the people in the field, not just go through the motions of pulling 15 people together at HQ and not even have someone from upper management there.

Other Employee Reviews for Altria

  1. "Territory Sales Manager Summer Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altria as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Pay
    Many opportunities to work on your skills set

    Cons

    Tobacco Company
    Inconsistent experience among all interns
    Inconsistent management and communication from unit manager and district manager


  2. "great company. very demanding"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TSM in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - TSM in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    freedom, great training, great products

    Cons

    very rigid management style, time management a must


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