Altria - Ok place to start for field sales. | Glassdoor
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"Ok place to start for field sales."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

They hire lots of smart engaging recent college grads and the training is good at first. Pay and benefits are good for someone just out of college. Company car. Flexibility- you essentially set your own schedule as long as you make all your calls each month no one will be checking over your shoulder.

Cons

Lots. First and foremost you spend all day in gas stations which gets really old, fast. Hardly ever see peers or manager (once a month max). Have to deal with retailers who can be uneducated, sexist, and crude. Management makes the job out to be something it absolutely is not, and any time you work with them you have to put on dog and pony show. You have very little control over business results but are still held accountable. Ultimately this job just became incredibly boring, mundane, and not challenging. That on top of having the stigma of working for a tobacco company. Your manager has a lot to do with your success- if you get a lazy manager you'll be stuck.

Advice to Management

All middle management should have to do rotations making calls. Having a unit manager who has not managed a territory in 15-20 years has no real life experience about what the job is because it has changed so much since "back in the day"

Other Employee Reviews for Altria

  1. "good starting place for college grads career wise"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Altria full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    benefits, autonomy, company car, company functions

    Cons

    everything is a "priority", merchandising comes before your own business growth ideas

    Advice to Management

    call a spade a spade


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to learn and grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unit Manager
    Current Employee - Unit Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Altria full-time

    Pros

    Great company culture
    Great Benefits
    Company Vehicle included
    Good professional development

    Cons

    Work Life Balance is tough

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