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"Great place to begin a career (field sales)"

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Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Huntington, NY
Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Huntington, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Altria full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Structured training and development program. Flexible work hours. Competitive compensation. Reputable company and work experience. Management is committed to developing their direct reports. There are opportunities to think strategically and make a real impact on the business. Culture is very outgoing and friendly. Very fun job overall.

This is a great place for a recent college graduate to begin a career. Altria looks for smart and outgoing people for their sales force.

Cons

Mobility is must if you wish to advance within the sales force. Corporate HQ is in Richmond, VA (not the most appealing city). A Territory Sales Manager role positions you for little more than sales if you are unhappy with Altria. Other functional experience is necessary to move to another company or to seek a job that is not sales-related. Additionally, multiple initiatives are the norm. There is a lot of pressure to make numbers and balance multiple priorities all the time. Also, management wants TSMs to be strategic, but much of the job is tactical/executional in detail. Management should have more faith in the strategic thinking capabilities of their TSMs.

If you are not promoted within 5 years, pursue an MBA. Also, make sure you are organized. Otherwise, the job can be very stressful.

Advice to Management

Prioritize. Everything cannot be a priority. Give TSMs more responsibility for their business results and don't hold them so accountable for numbers/objectives that are ultimately meaningless. Have more faith in the abilities of your TSMs.

Other Employee Reviews for Altria

  1. "A lot of outsourcing"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    multiple restructures in a very short period. For contructors, there are many chances to obtain a job in a company.

    Cons

    Employees of Altira faced a log of restrucatures in a short period and it created a very uncomfortable mode for them.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Long time employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    Very old school. Good old boy network and hard for minorities and women to advance. You have to be part of the in crowd.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach and reward individuals based on effort not whether you like them or not.

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