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Philip Morris USA Reviews

Updated April 7, 2017
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Pros
  • pay decent--not the best, good work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • 1 in hourly wage and hundreds to thousands in bonus money per year, good benefits, 401k match, easy work (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Overall a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of chance to improve your skillset, Good benefis

    Cons

    Lots of shift work, and reviews of work came too seldom.


  2. "Good company to work for if you could have an umbrella over you."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefit package, good people to work with if you could find your area.

    Cons

    Working with people who've been there for 30+ years is tough; working in the factory is even tougher.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  3. "Don't let the big name fool you......."

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Wixom, MI
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Wixom, MI
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, company car, expense reimbursement, and annual bonus. Good sales experience and the title looks good on a resume. For the most part you are working on your own.

    Cons

    Unprofessional working environment, poor opportunities for advancement, manual labor involved. Too many cliques and management plays favorites.

    Advice to Management

    Promote more fairly, give better and consistent feedback, don't play favorites.


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  5. "on the road again"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellingham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellingham, MA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    health dental benefits ,automobile discount cigarettes and tobacco products,no overnight travel.independent scheduling of work day hours,no heavy lifting in any sense of the word

    Cons

    increasing expectation for higher sales numbers in a declining business,endless redundant paperwork and documentation of snallest insignificant details of every aspect

    Advice to Management

    find something safe and useful to sell instead of contributing to over 400,000 deaths yearly,and stop spending millions to fight legal rulings that go against you


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Migraines and Growing Pains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stellar Benefits including 15% payment into DPS, Medical, Dental, & Vision benefits, education reimburesement without strings attached, 14 holidays and 15 vacations after first 6 months, and standard salary

    Cons

    Work-life balance is non-existent and at times makes it look like you are working for nothing. The advancement process is worse than reality television. The company used to care about people and know only cares about meeting Wall Street's expectations. HQ never has a plan finalized when it is presented to the sales force - it's changed 3 times before it actually starts and then again before it's over. And if you ever want to manage people and make 6-figures, be prepared to move at least 4 times.

    Advice to Management

    If you truly want leaders, create an environment to build them, not overwork them out of the company. Also, make sure any plans you have, test them with a few smart people and get some feedback before you frustrate all 1800 sales people.


  7. "Good job for the money, but you get bored easily."

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are outstanding. They really do want you to forget that you are selling a product that kills people. You get a van and 3 weeks vacation right off the bat. They used to have a pension plan but now they are back to having a matching 401 k like everyone else. Just wait until you see the annual review process.

    Cons

    You must be an intern from a college where they recruited you from to have a real chance of promotion. They prefer to have their chosen ones promoted. Now with the planned cutbacks in the sales force, promotions are fewer to give these days.

    Advice to Management

    Tell us where you see the company in 5 years and how many people will be left working there.


  8. "Better than you might think"

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    Former Employee - Lead Technical Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Technical Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are fortunate enough to work for one of the progressive areas in the company, the experience can be rewarding and challenging. The overall compensation and benefits package is very strong and Senior Management encourages employee development. Most managers respect work - life balance decisions but there are notable exceptions.

    Cons

    Some managers & directors push too much "overhead" on to employees. There are too many well meaning but inefficient processes that saddle employees with additional work on Leadership or Role Identification that ultimately does not help Management or the "Rank and File". I've heard many colleagues complain of being harassed over completing a "career development" task while the real work gets pushed aside and deadlines are missed.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate how much time is truly spent on formulaic "employee development" and reduce the emphasis accordingly


  9. Helpful (2)

    "No, Thanks."

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Hartford, CT
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Philip Morris USA offers high quality training programs as well as competitive pay and benefits. The team environment is fun and often results in the formation of many personal relationships with peers in the organization.

    Cons

    Philip Morris USA promises the word to talented members of the organization, however sadly the company routinely does wrong by their people and delivers well below expectations. I would consider myself, at the time, one of the most promising members of the FSF at PM USA nationally. My ratings, awards, and recognitions were direct indicators of my value to the organization. I worked dilligently to grow the business within my assigned territory, assisted others in their business development, and took great pride in my work in contributing to the overall strength development of PM USA via recruiting, training, and other programs. Somehow, after all of these contributions, I was never given the advancement opportunities that I was promised. PM USA routinely takes advantage of their people, seeking to get as much out of them as they can by promsing grand futures that are never delivered. The road to the top at PM USA is paved with mindless positions where individuals can never reach high 6 figure earnings.

    Philip Morris is great however, at promoting and developing the "politically correct" managers. If you are a female minority you have a great shot at being sent up the ladder, regardless how glaring your lack of talent or intelligence. The FSF and HQ staff is littered by under-qualified products of affirmative action. This is not bitterness speaking, it is simply the sad truth.

    I have used my PM experience to my benefit, as I moved into a new professional selling position with a more aggressive organization in medical sales. Talents are universal, I'm quickly learning that they can be applied to other business units with greater results than previously experienced at PM.

    Advice to Management

    PM USA is losing all of its good people, and will eventually be left with the bottom of the barrel members who are content with mediocrity. Simply said, your company needs an overhaul.


  10. "Things Are Not As They Appear"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Sales in Richmond, VA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and great benefits

    Cons

    Good Ole Boy Network still abounds which prevents career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the competence of your VP's and determine whether they are acting in the best interest of the company, or doing things for self preservation.


  11. "MT1 Production Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Philip Morris USA full-time

    Pros

    Good pay goes up with experience and position, raises and bonuses usually over $1 in hourly wage and hundreds to thousands in bonus money per year, good benefits, 401k match, easy work

    Cons

    Manual labor, dusty at times, lots of overtime even if you don't sign up, 4 hr blocks of OT , no vacation time until 5 years with company, no work life balance



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