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Lorillard Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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Lorillard President and CEO Murray S. Kessler
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Pros
  • Great union employees and co-workers, good pay, low stress, busy work made days and nights fo by fast (in 6 reviews)

  • Free Car, good benefits, Decent PAY (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Company sold out from under employees by CEO, (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Good company - excellent benefits-well-managed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cheyenne, WY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cheyenne, WY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Self -direction, working independently, opportunity to make excellent salary, benefits are excellent, thanks to ownership of insurance company - of couse, one arm of the company sortof creats the clientele for the other. Wonderful perks like minimum 5 weeks vacation, great retirement, company vehicle, and you can set your own schedule. If you get a good
    group of people to work with - this job is wonderful.

    Cons

    Ladder-climbing junior management create situations and trim staff to suit their ambitions - costing the company some of its best and brightest. Also - never tell your kids what you do for a living, since they will be hounded at school
    by the anti-smokers. Get use to people asking you for freebie cartons. And you mightas well take up smoking yourself, since most staff meetings are in smoke-fileld rooms.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your staff more -trust their judgment - they are the noes in the trenches in what is a very unpopular occupation


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A comfortable career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tobacco Sales Representative in Philadelphia, Calhoun, AL
    Current Employee - Tobacco Sales Representative in Philadelphia, Calhoun, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great products, industry leader in menthol segment, annual raises, pension is allotted to new his

    Cons

    Lowest salaries, slow or limited vertical movement for careers

    Advice to Management

    Improve salary structure, overall great company to work for....

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Mostly good experiences at Lorillard"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Sciientist in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Associate Sciientist in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefit package for employees

    Cons

    Promotional experiences may or may not be tied to personal performances


  4. "Overrall good company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Lorillard full-time

    Pros

    Great paying company and good people

    Cons

    Amount of vacation time and culture is reluctant to change


  5. "Great company and great people."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Pay
    Excellent Benefits
    Job Variety
    Great People

    Cons

    Over Worked
    Not Enough Resources
    Upper level needs to interact with the field more.

    Advice to Management

    Show your appreciation for the hard work of your employees more often.


  6. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Camden, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Camden, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company car, Salary, Benefits, Work enviorment

    Cons

    Declining sales job become to much of a routine

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work - future uncertain"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Historically generous salary and benefits. No lay-offs in the past, Lean company that can make decisions quickly when prudent. Not a lot of red tape.

    Cons

    Pending acquisition by RAI and transfer of employees and facilities to Imperial Tobacco. Uncertainty for some employees which company they will work for after acquisition is complete and what salary/benefits will be.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate and consider a retention bonus - very talented and skilled employees are likely to leave due to uncertainty for future salary and benefits.

  8. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Lorillard full-time

    Pros

    Company Car, Great Benefits, Great Pay. This is an incredible opportunity for anyone who is not afraid of a little hard work. You must have a road warrior heart and be willing to develop relationships with store personnel of all cultures and backgrounds. It's not as much of a sales position than it is a merchandising and inventory position.

    Cons

    There's not a lot of room for advancement in this particular position. You are welcome to apply to other job categories, but there is little room for advancement in sales, that is of course unless your district or regional sales manager retires. Other con .. future of tobacco industry is in question ...


  9. "sales rep"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Fishkill, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Fishkill, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lorillard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    benefits, being outside, easy job, laid back environment

    Cons

    no bonus nor commission, industry is in decline

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. "Great company, cares about their employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Tobacco Sales Representative in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Tobacco Sales Representative in Little Rock, AR

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

    Pros

    -company car
    -2 weeks vacay
    -company gas card
    -healthcare plan
    -401k

    Cons

    -working in not safe places
    -isolation
    -working through bad weather

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good wirk


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