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"Don't Bother/ Management to be desired"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Territory Manager in Portsmouth, VA
Former Employee - Territory Manager in Portsmouth, VA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

*Flexability
* benefits including company car
* work independently, no boss constantly with you
* somewhere or place different daily
*yearly conference to gather all employees
* salary is okay, but could use improvement

Cons

*un-obtainable objectives and goals
* no matter how much experience, you must have a degree & be relocateable or forget a promotion!!!
* management can definitely be one sided/ its not what you do! its if your manager likes you!
* listen to the field, we are out here everyday doing what we do best
*company direction changes constantly and not always for the best

Advice to Management

*plan your work and work your plan/
*why so much stress, its only tobacco
* treat all equal
* check out competitive salaries

Other Employee Reviews for Reynolds American

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Enjoyed working for RJR but needed a change"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company to work for out of college. All the benefits are a plus. car, phone, internet, expense account (cc), paid time off, sick days, personal days. Moving up is more than possible if you are willing to relocate and work hard for it.

    I would recommend this job to new college grads looking to venture into sales. It has greatly helped me to build a strong resume. It will give you great training and teach you territory management skills.

    Cons

    The business is changing rapidly. The tobacco industry is falling fast and the company is trying to invent smokeless products to fix a nicotine addictions. People started smoking to enjoy the relaxing past time. With all the health risks and the FDA restrictions the company will be looking at some serious changes. People are always fearing the loss of their jobs and down sizing. It's an uneasy industry if your looking to enter it now.

    Plan on working none stop. You will always be on our email. They change VERY quickly in this company. As soon as you think you are caught up , you will start all over agin with something new. The job never stops and is always going in different directions.

    This is a industry not liked by many people. You MUST have thick skin because you WILL have people make comments to you while you are out working. I have personally been called a murderer. I have also been called a bad person on several occasions once on a plane ride and once by a homeless person. You are the face of the company and people WILL blame you for their personal stories.

    Advice to Management

    Look at hiring people based on skill rather than mobility. You are loosing good candidates because of it.


  2. "Good Stepping Stone"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in New York, NY

    Pros

    Well known company, good benefits, 401k match, company car, health dental, sick time, vacation time. Excellent if you can work well on your own

    Cons

    Only way to get a promotion is to move. The balance of work and personal life is often a conflict. Constantly making changes either on contracts, pricing, or POS that it becomes difficult to focus and causes many reps to become stressed. As soon as you are done with one task, you have a list of other things that must be done.

    Advice to Management

    Changes are good, but they cannot be so frequent. Also, give enough time for employees for complete administrative duties (so it is not on personal time)

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