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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. "Well run company - if you are going to work in tobacco, this is the company"

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

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

    Pros

    Experienced management; responsible corporate citizen ; excellent health benefits

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy; the product is not good for you.

    Advice to Management

    See if you can re kindle the spark and internal pride that took us to where we are


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A great learning experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Pay, Young management team and International opportunities

    Cons

    Unusually strong hold of union on everyday matters, aloof top management, personal preference rather than skill leads to promotions

    Advice to Management

    Interaction with operations employees more often and discussion of future plans is necessary.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging yet rewarding experience in a high stakes FMCG"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    International assignments, great compensation, growth opportunities, plenty of trainings.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape, lack of empowerment to employees.


  4. "Good Place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, satisfying salary, and good overtime payment

    Cons

    Massive work load. everything else was satisfying


  5. Helpful (11)

    "Totally Dysfunctional"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - If you know the right people and happen to get lucky, there are international opportunities available for you where you can learn and grow (unfortunately it seems to be a very small number of employees).
    - Benefits

    Cons

    - Old Boy's Club
    - VERY Old, staunch, boring company and people- totally against innovation and doing new things. The technology SUCKS
    - Very political and conservative- red tape to make even the simplest decisions
    - Tobacco industry- I have personally lost a good friend because of my choice in employer
    - Highly dysfunctional- There are individuals who have been the company 30+ years who have not evolved past the 80s and have no idea to how to use technology. These people are often at the top of the food chain and rely on you to do all the work for them for them to take credit and present to senior management. A colleague of mine's boss doesn't even write his own emails.
    - Highly individualistic culture where people overlook the basic duties of a job in favor of doing the "showy" things so that they can be recognized and promoted, even though they basically failed at their job.

    Advice to Management

    Deal with underperformance! It's honestly ridiculous how many incompetent people I deal with on a daily basis. Also, if you really want a culture change here and would like to join the rest of the world in the 21st century, then walk the talk- it's still an old boy's club stuck in the Reagan years and this environment does not work for most people.


  6. "PMI pro's and cons"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and work-life balance.

    Cons

    The industry is not very exciting.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Senior Management – Provide more support for employee education (e.g., MBA tuition)


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Company going down hill fast!"

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    • Senior Management
    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?

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Tobacco - probably one of the toughest industries to be in, go at your own peril."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging industry with top talent in Marketing Roles.

    Cons

    Industry is not going anywhere and the top management does not see this.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on developing its people and providing realistic assessment of the markets in which it operates.


  9. "My recomendations"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Director in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are a very high paying company with the respectable workspace. The forced interaction is good as it works on your HR relations

    Cons

    Not much other than I get home late every night

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  10. "Fantastic Experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Trully multinationaleEnvironment, Fantastic Benefits, Salary above average,

    Cons

    None as far as i am concerned


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