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Philip Morris International Reviews

Updated December 5, 2017
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  • Work / Life Balance is not in scope for higher management (in 70 reviews)

  • Many senior positions are on a secondment basis so an indepth understanding about a particular market might be lacking in some decision making roles (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Key Accounts Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Accounts Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Key Accounts Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Philip Morris International (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Solid salaries. Impressive HQ building.

    Cons

    Constant work overload. Too much bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Be more employee oriented.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Company going down hill fast!"

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits with still many employees striving to do a good job.

    Cons

    Lack of communication and/or proper communication with anyone below Director level. Still an old boy network in the tobacco business. Unrealistic expectations of employees.

    Advice to Management

    You may want to actually mean it when you stress work life balance - not just as a slogan that sounds good. Also, re-think your employee evaluations - how can even the smallest department be required to continually have a bell curve distribution of talent year after year?

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Company past its golden age"

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    Current Employee - IS Manager
    Current Employee - IS Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, international setting, work life balance

    Cons

    Image, future outlook, non-technical management, management on permanent rotation across functions and proud of having 0 functional expertise, lack of growth opportunities unless transitioning to the sales organization and becoming a general manager

    Advice to Management

    Management should acknowledge that they face a dichotomy. They want to become digital and agile. Yet, this is not a company for tech specialists. Processes, technology and mentality is truly old school and there is no respect towards tech experts. This will definitely not change in the next 5 to 7 years.

    Yet, the environment is changing fast. The industry does not have a good image and tobacco is becoming a niche product.

    As a result, efforts to become digital with new products and initiatives might be too little too late. Expect to see 'rightsizing' across the organization.

    Not a company to bet a career on.


  4. "do not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Manager in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A company that offers salary at the expense of others. They can even provide free cigarette to consumers just to let them addicted. Ethical?

    Cons

    People are not hesitate to smoke in the office. play politics everywhere. Upper management manage the company with slogan. they said they want to "transform in 2017, but no one really actually want to change. If you stay in this organization long enough, you see bad coins drive good coin away everyday.

    Advice to Management

    You guys need to really take ethics again and again.


  5. "good and bad"

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

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - excellent work life balance
    - competitive salaries
    - multiple career pathes

    Cons

    - too much political
    - blackbox human evaluation


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Director in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary and perks are good. Possibility to have international experiences

    Cons

    Culture and leadership style: intolerable!
    The company recently obtained the results of an internal survey about the leadership style in the company which highlighted extremely poor results: inconsistency of management, arrogance, self centered personalities etc etc. And as usual the senior management team simply blame others and does not stop one second to consider that the outcome of the survey is the result of ITS own leadership style: arrogant, incoherent and self preserving / centered.

    Advice to Management

    Sad, but I lost my hopes with you guys... Nothing will ever change you....


  7. "Just bad"

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

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time

    Pros

    no benefits what-so-ever from it

    Cons

    bad offer, missleading employment details, bad remuneration, complicated procedures

    Advice to Management

    start all over

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Commercial Manager"

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    Former Employee - Commercial Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Commercial Manager in Geneva (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Global company and overall exposure

    Cons

    Cigs on decline and new heat not burn technology is not delivering the results expected (other than Japan...)
    Also, they are working on digital, agile and lean start up but extremely poorly as mid and senior management are not convinced at all of this change of mindset


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Area sales manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits yearly wage rise looked after when travelling

    Cons

    Very face fits type of company can operate in grey areas a lot, management lack backbone would hang you out to dry

    Advice to Management

    Need retraining and focus on people rather than targets and making excuse

    Philip Morris International Response

    Sep 26, 2017

    Hi there,

    Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review.

    We believe that by offering international opportunities to our employees, we equip them with the skills that today’s competitive... More


  10. "Terrible Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good compensation and benefits, flexibility

    Cons

    Discriminatory environment, biased promotion opportunities, compliance department is not objective and disregards serious complaints. the benefits are ok, but the management becomes worse every time. Managers are appointed without a clue on how to manage a team.

    Advice to Management

    It is too evident that there are employees that are treated differently from others for non-business reasons. Please align your speech with your practice, what you say and what you DO are very different things. I've had to go on MEDICATION, due to the ill-treatment i have received at PMI, I know for a fact i'm not the only employee that has. Check your turnover in Argentina.

    Philip Morris International Response

    Aug 7, 2017

    Hi there, thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us.

    We’re very sorry to hear your comments around discrimination. We’re a company that encourages people to seize every... More


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