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  1. "IT Systems Administrator"

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    Current Employee - IT Systems Administrator in Glen Allen, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at General Cigar full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Family Atmosphere with a warm environment.

    Cons

    Very little effort from management to recognize lower level employee achievements.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more to your lower level employees. Then everyone wins in the long run.

    General Cigar2017-06-29
  2. "Worked as a Contract Worker"

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      Former Employee - Human Resources Supervisor in Richmond, VA

      I worked at General Cigar for more than a year

      Pros

      Relaxed, informal office setting. Great benefits. Great pay.

      Cons

      Very little communication with employees. Left to speculate on companies direction.

      General Cigar2019-04-17

      General Cigar Response

      April 17, 2019Sr. Manager, Human Resources

      Thank you for your review of General Cigar Co. Unfortunately, you may have inadvertently reviewed the wrong employer. General Cigar Co., Inc. has no record of ever employing anyone as a "Human Resources Supervisor" on a contract basis or otherwise. However, we believe your ...

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    • "Good Company to Work For. Excellent Benefits/401k"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at General Cigar full-time

      Pros

      Very good benefits, 401k. Solid Management Team. Company treats employees with respect, the work is challenging, but can be fun.

      Cons

      Challenging industry. Can be tough at times to manage work/life balance, but that is like any job.

      General Cigar2016-02-02
    • Helpful (1)

      "Sales representative"

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      Former Employee - Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at General Cigar part-time

      Pros

      Good management and great traveling, always had help from upper management but the business just was not there. Good job and fun

      Cons

      Not enough business in the market. Most people ordered from big distributors and did not want to deal direct. Hard to make good money

      Advice to Management

      Just try and fight for the sales reps and keep giving them realistic goals. But other than that management was actually pertty good

      General Cigar2015-07-07
    • "Good place to work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I worked at General Cigar full-time

      Pros

      401k, healthcare plan, tuition reimbursment plan, overall very good benefits package. Luxury goods category with great brands in a cool industry (premium cigars). Macanudo, Cohiba, CAO, Partagas, Punch, etc. Great place to work if you are creative, entrepreneurial, and want to put your own stamp on a product/company. Good leadership team.

      Cons

      Sometimes management forgets to catch people doing things right. It's tobacco, so it's a very challenging, fast paced category.

      Advice to Management

      look for more ways to develop employees, improve work-life balance and increase opportunities for advancement/bonuses.

      General Cigar2014-10-07
    • Helpful (1)

      "Large company in a shrinking industry"

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      Former Employee - Regional Sales 

      I worked at General Cigar full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      GCC manufactures some of the most well known brands in the world. The product sells itself.

      Cons

      Online sales are killing the industry. The tobacco shop owner is caught in the middle.

      Advice to Management

      Cater to the individual tobacco outlet.

      General Cigar2013-11-04
    • "Great People"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at General Cigar

      Pros

      Flexible schedule, great people, benefits are great.

      Cons

      Travel, brands not what they used to be

      General Cigar2013-05-14
    • Helpful (2)

      "worst job I ever had"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at General Cigar full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      salary,company car,bonus, company credit card for job related expanses.Leadership brands. No boss looking over your shoulder

      Cons

      Working more then 45-hours a week. Daily quotas. Even after putting in 50-60 hours a week quota's very difficult to hit. In the time I was there I worked 6 day's week with minimum of 9 hours. Thats why the company has high turn-over rate.

      Advice to Management

      Its not about the salary its about wotk-life balance. The managers need to shoulder some of the workload.

      General Cigar2013-04-30
    • "Cigar job"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in

      I worked at General Cigar

      Pros

      benefits with company and customer base

      Cons

      declining industry, no room for promotions

      Advice to Management

      listen more to sales force

      General Cigar2010-01-29
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