Altria - Great brands, but struggling to innovate beyond the core business | Glassdoor
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"Great brands, but struggling to innovate beyond the core business"

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Current Employee - Associate Principal Engineer in Richmond, VA
Current Employee - Associate Principal Engineer in Richmond, VA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

- Great brands: Marlboro, Copenhagen, Skoal, Black & Mild
- Solid balance sheet and market capitalization (Fortune 200)
- Culture of camaraderie in some parts of the organization that make it fun to come to work every day
- Good compensation and benefits
- Commitment to attract and retain talent

Cons

- Lack of empathy with the consumer
- Risk adverse culture that negatively impact company's ability to innovate beyond the core business
- Controversial product category (Tobacco)
- Declining cigarette category which is responsible for 90%+ of Altria revenues
- Low diversity in some parts of the organization, which translates in old-school line of thought

Advice to Management

Need to create a Global Innovation organization that is responsible to drive new breakthrough concepts towards commercialization, aside from Marketing and Product Development. Just because it's important for employees to drive innovation in what they do, does not mean that there is no need for an Innovation organization. Just like the responsibility of every employee to exhibit fiduciary responsibility does not preclude the existence of a Finance department.

Other Employee Reviews for Altria

  1. "Very positive, very professional atmosphere. A very demanding employer."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Bedminster, NJ
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Bedminster, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altria full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive Salary and bonus. Company vehicle. Excellent benefits and 401k plan.

    Cons

    Your selling tobacco products. It's not for people who have an issue with socially maligned markets.

    Advice to Management

    I hope they can sustain the business. A lot of great people work at Altria!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brands, great people, flexibility. You are given all the resources you need to succeed.

    Cons

    Taboo industry, declining industry, having to work with retailers who don't understand the programs.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time in the field.

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