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Philip Morris International Switzerland Reviews

Updated January 2, 2018
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Philip Morris International Chief Executive Officer André Calantzopoulos
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Pros
  • The new Work-Life balance approach is also convenient to allow fast track career, but still a descent family life (in 29 reviews)

  • Amazing people, constantly learning, great salary and benefits, excellent career opportunities (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / Life Balance is not in scope for higher management (in 71 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. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Former Intern - Intern in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent working conditions and employee benefits. Relaxing atmosphere. Huge Christmas party. Very hard to find better than this.

    Cons

    Very few career opportunities. As an intern in IT it's impossible to find a junior position in the firm. Very disappointing point.


  2. "My recomendations"

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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

  3. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - IT Consultant in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic employee advantages across multiple sites.

    Cons

    Communication with directors can be strenuous


  4. "Great and slow behemoth"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Leader in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Leader in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay
    Conditions and benefits
    Potential evolution and job changing rate

    Cons

    Inertia of existing processes
    Decision making is a slow process


  5. 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....


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Average company"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good start as entry position , will grow if not surrounded by tons of bureaucracy

    Cons

    very old traditional business model , too structured , culture of doing nothing ( business outcome was good nevertheless) , too much corporate not allowing innovation , fake diversity (entered into positive discrimination mode)
    Company changed radically for worse under last CEO dictatorship, doesn't stand for his words.

    Advice to Management

    Get all the dinosaurs out , starting by yourself

    Philip Morris International Response

    Oct 26, 2017

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

    We’re sorry to hear that you felt the work environment was bureaucratic. The industry in which we operate calls for a certain... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Hard days ahead"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Director in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still producing a sound level of cash ( although diminishing year on year). The new culture looks great and may create greater and more focused used of resources. Lots of smart people, with the caveat of politics getting in the way too many times.

    Cons

    The salary and benefits are good but under pressure since the category is suffering from limited capability to leverage pricing, declining volumes and cheaper cigs worsen the algorithm for eps and the new heat not burn future is a tough one as it sucks huge resources and demostrated success outside Japan is still a big if given regulatory hurdles and slower than expected consumer offtake.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Commercial Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Supply chain expert"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Philip Morris International as an intern

    Pros

    Nice organization with beautiful building . With lots of training.

    Cons

    Many KPI to follow


  10. Helpful (1)

    "A challenging place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - International Lawyer in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - International Lawyer in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    PMI offers very challenging work in a demanding and difficult industry environment. Compensation can be good to generous, but they are dialing back on that.

    Cons

    Overall compensation is under pressure. Stress levels can be very high. Some individuals are not collaborative despite the stated need to be team players.

    Advice to Management

    PMI needs to get better (and less political) at supporting professional growth.


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