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Swedish Match North America Reviews

Updated October 4, 2017
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  1. "Good job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Swedish Match North America full-time

    Pros

    Union great pay and benefits

    Cons

    Some of the people are stuck in there ways...and they suck

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes the ppl u trust r playing u


  2. "Application Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swedish Match North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Richmond office was very nice and the staff was friendly. Every holiday the company did some type of company wide event which was nice. There was profit sharing every year which was extra money they company put into your 401k based how they did that year. The benefits were decent.

    Cons

    You have a manager that is in Sweden who does not see you daily but bases their reviews based on what they claim others said but where their own personal views. The team was divided and there was not structure team wide. Traveling was a lot when you have a family and there was no regard that you have kids and family to take care of. When I got the job I agreed to travel twice a year and ended up being way more than that.

    Advice to Management

    Management should treat all team members equally and rules should not apply to only certain people but to everyone. Management was not fit for their position and at times the manager was very rude and provided no help. You don't leave the company you leave the manager! Leaving was the best thing I could have done, I have been happy and at peace.

  3. "Horrible Middle Management / TOO TOP HEAVY..."

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

    I worked at Swedish Match North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Boring and all of the following:
    Un-Motivating
    Stressful
    Un-Organized
    Out-dated
    Deflating

    Cons

    Same as the pros for this place...

    Advice to Management

    Actually give a care about the foot soldiers


  4. "Territory Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swedish Match North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary package.

    Cons

    Little to no leadership or guidance.

    Advice to Management

    Little to no advancement without moving.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Territory Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swedish Match North America full-time

    Pros

    Company actually cares about you.
    You can be your own boss.
    Fast paced.

    Cons

    Low salary for field.
    A million different initiatives going on at once.
    Can have very small market share depending on market.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "No Work/Personal Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swedish Match North America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, company car, most holidays off, good insurance. Pay could be better. Most of the time you work on your own. Good training.

    Cons

    Very low market share. Your two big competitors have about 90% of the market. SMNA has about 5%. You will reach your goals because your accounts like you, not because of your product. SMNA is big into the flavored cigars, grape, peach, banana, sweets, that are aimed at kids. Laws are changing that will kill their business. This is not a good field to get into.
             VERY NEGATIVE MANAGEMENT, you will work with your boss once or twice a quarter and their boss once a quarter. Very stressful be ready to hear about anything that is not right. SMNA is a good old boy environment. Good luck if you are a woman or a minority. Too much paper work that you must catch up on, during the week-end. If married your spouse will be the first to let you know that you don't have a life any more.

    Advice to Management

    Have management take some classes at a university to learn a more currant style of management. Management through intimidation is not as effective as management through motivation. WAKE UP SMNA pretend that your employees are a valuable asset.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Territory Representative in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Current Employee - Territory Representative in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Swedish Match North America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company car, profit sharing, 401k match, sales bonus, better than average insurance

    Cons

    Pay growth much slower than product growth. New products every year added to current portfolio with no noticeable pay increase. Always hear excuses why pay increases can't be a one off, and everyone gets the same increases yearly with little information on why and how the increases were given.

    Advice to Management

    Performance based pay increases yearly, hr needs to be more involved in the pay increase conversation.

  8. "anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    nothing any different from other organizations


  9. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swedish Match North America full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, with lots of freedom.

    Cons

    slow corporate decision making


  10. "Good Experience Overall"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Swedish Match North America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good training
    Supervisors helpful
    Good HR dept.
    Early raise
    Company car
    Huge company in Sweden
    Room for advancement
    Few product complaints

    Cons

    You are selling tobacco products

    Advice to Management

    None, management was fine


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