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Lorillard Reviews

Updated January 27, 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)

  • The tobacco industry reputation makes it difficult to feel good about working there (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, too bad was acquired

    Cons

    Very few cons to speak of


  2. "Great Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I had a great time working there and a great boss.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Wish you had not sold the company .


  3. "Executive Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant III in Little River, SC
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant III in Little River, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lorillard (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Company sold and or merger


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  5. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Manchester, NH
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Manchester, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good benefits
    Good work family balance

    Cons

    Cigarette industry trending in negative direction


  6. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lorillard full-time

    Pros

    Free car, free gas, flex spending

    Cons

    Forced to wear a tie. Low pay (considering competitors), no bonus, annual performance test extremely difficult to score higher than "meets guidelines".


  7. "Territory Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, people, company car. great place to have worked until merger took place

    Cons

    merger. Murray Kessler and the sale of the company. BEWARE

    Advice to Management

    management was good


  8. "Sales Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lorillard (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for!

    Cons

    I can't really think of any

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. "Field Sales"

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    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Pensacola, FL
    Former Employee - Field Sales Representative in Pensacola, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work unhindered with plenty of guidance from Mgmt, great benefits, good pay with chance to advance.

    Cons

    company sold out to RJR


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company lacked career development"

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    Former Employee - Division Manager in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Division Manager in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fair pay for responsibilities, quality: products;marketing programs,;sales resources. Well respected by customers (Wholesale and Retail)

    Cons

    Poor development program for competitive personalities who want to continually grow. The low rate of turnover leaves most employees in Field Sales stuck as DM or Sales Reps. Upper management is very tight and you must play politics with the VPs if you want to position yourself in front of the pack rather than by superb performance. You will never receive a superior rating for the top performance raise during reviews, it what you call a White Elephant.

    Advice to Management

    Conservative I agree with entirely, the extremely cheap ways you treat your assets in the field outside of regular compensation hurts morale across the board.


  11. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    We'll managed company that still makes a huge profit

    Cons

    Being acquired by RJ. 250 year old company gone with the stroke of a pen and millions in the pockets of a few.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees for cutting off pension benefits


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