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"Great company, controversial industry"

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Former Intern - Summer Sales in Los Angeles, CA
Former Intern - Summer Sales in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Altria gives a great amount of autonomy to all of its employees. Great training and development program. Great benefits and compensation.

Cons

Working in a very controversial industry (tobacco). Being in sales, you must be flexible in satisfying both your boss and your customers.

Other Employee Reviews for Altria

  1. "This job just wasn't for me."

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    Former Intern - Territory Sales Manager in Worcester, MA
    Former Intern - Territory Sales Manager in Worcester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation and a very flexible schedule

    Cons

    You are working in a dying industry. Just how fast that industry declines is going to be based on a number of factors such as FDA regulation, warning labels, etc, but would you really want to start a career with a company that is i a losing industry? They just had a "restructuring a few months before I started and there was already talk of another restructuring in the not so distant future....


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting Growth... At First. Monotonous Thereafter."

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in California City, CA
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in California City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Altria full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great first job out of college, secure
    - Salary, Car, Health Insurance, etc.
    - Crash course in (basic) sales, building relationships in business situations
    - Resume builder

    Cons

    - Monotonous
    - Difficult to build strong relationships with customers due to a constant push of new tobacco products, changes in retail programs, etc.
    - Management is luck of the draw - some are great, some not... depends on location
    - Unhealthy focus on pushing new hires to think about rapid promotion

    Advice to Management

    Training should be focused on training great sales people, not glorified merchandisers with a handful of statistics in their tool box.


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