Altria Employee Reviews

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Great Company to work for
Territory Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Fort Wayne, INApril 3, 2016
Altria provided a solid work culture, opportunity for advancement, Teamwork, great people from top down. I was afforded the opportunity set my own schedule provided I accomplished company goals and requirements. I received a TON of sales training, and built many, many skills and built over 200 relationships with customers and close work groups throughout my 12+ years.
Pros
flexible schedule, great pay and benefits, no nights and weekends, company car...
Cons
Downsized
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No opportunity for advancement
Accounting Associate (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAApril 2, 2016
Great company regarding benefits and compensation however unfortunately there is no opportunity for advancement and to utilize your skill-set. Also, the company has poor management, continually recycling the same ideas and concepts, not receptive to change and innovation.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Poor management, not opportunity for advancement and promotion aspects
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Great company culture, wonderful career opportunities
Territory Sales Consultant (Current Employee) –  Doylestown, PAMarch 10, 2016
Altria is a great company to work for with wonderful company culture, great advancement opportunities, and a great compensation package.
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Good outlook on the company but minimal advancement opportunities
Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNFebruary 29, 2016
The company has a good outlook for the future but because of restructuring there has been a change in career development opportunities. The role as a Territory Sales Manager is isolate from your co-workers and the interaction with other Altria employees is minimal each month. Being able to set your hours and when you want to call on each account allows for a lot of flexibility.
Pros
Work/Life balance
Cons
Minimal advancement opportunities
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great benefits
TSM (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 12, 2016
great benefits. company car. great training, long days
Fun, Great Company to start a career.
No job security, culture needs to improve. Sometimes departments don't collaborate
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Great consumer orientation with respect for employees and great meeting locales
Territory Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Parsippany, NJSeptember 4, 2016
Committed to delivering value to its stakeholders: consumers, employees, and Wall Street.

Working at Altria makes you exceptionally good at prioritizing goals, balancing multi-tasks, and managing stress.

The company values diversity and rewards its sales force well.

The people make the company. Sometimes challenging to rise above the demonization of Tobacco by many in the media and government.

Waking up to a job where I delighted in servicing my customers who I valued everyday was the BEST.
Pros
flexible schedule and great pay
Cons
major multi-tasking and admin
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Great place to learn leadership skills, strategy, and really stretch your capabilities.
National Account Manager (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 4, 2016
A typical day at work is never typical; there is always a different problem to solve. I learned everything from how to manage people and lead an organization to how to build a long-term strategy for success. Most of the people I worked with at Altria are outstanding; I can only hope to find another group with so much talent. That said, the hardest part of the job was dealing with the people that were in a position they were not capable of managing.
Pros
Salary & Benefits, Learning, Challenge
Cons
Tobacco, people that are in a position they are not capable of managing
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Evolving culture
Senior Lead Financial Analyst (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAJuly 4, 2015
I've worked in the Finance department of Altria for going on 10 years. When I started with the company the culture was awful. Face-time and ego-stroking were rewarded over hard-work and productivity. There was lots of talk about work/life balance but those that took advantage of it were ostracized. And there was an extreme amount of micromanagement and levelism. However, I can say that in the last 5 years the culture has shifted tremendously. The company has undergone huge efforts to support work/life balance, diversity, and inclusion. And these aren't just words, these are things that are being put into action. There is still work to be done, but Altria is well on its way to becoming a top-notched organization.
Pros
Onsite amenities (i.e. gym, cafeteria, clinic, store, hair salon); great pay
Cons
Exposure & opportunities vary based on work location
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Territory Sales Manager at Altria
Territory Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, MEAugust 23, 2016
I did this job for almost 6 years. Altria is a great company to be employed by...the position included a company vehicle, gas card, great pay & benefits. Excellent 401K profit sharing incentives. My sales geography was always large, and required over 55,000 miles of driving annually. It's a good job. Calling on convenience stores, selling tobacco, and merchandising the tobacco platforms.
Pros
company car, gas card, great benefits
Cons
lots of driving, very corporate structure, not much freedom to be creative
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Excellent Compensation / Poor Job Security
Territory Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Hays, KSApril 25, 2016
Altria offers excellent training and above-average compensation. The pay and benefits are considerably better than many of their peer companies. Also, if you are willing to physically move to different cities where they need you, you can advance quickly and frequently in the company. However, this comes at the cost of job security and the fact that you are selling harmful products. Altria is a tobacco company that generates the vast majority of its revenue from cigarette sales, which continue to decline significantly year-over-year requiring regular widespread layoffs and headcount reductions in order to maintain profitability. This in turn of course negatively impacts morale and culture
Pros
Compensation & benefits, advancement opportunities if mobile
Cons
Lack of job security, culture, harmful products
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Easy to get by, difficult to standout
Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  local geographyAugust 23, 2015
It seems like Altria is in a major transition with their FSF, the old employees are used to being tactical and execute given initiatives. The new style is to be more consultative and strategic. The work like balance was most impacted by these changes. If you're simply looking to get by and get a paycheck you can work as little as 30 hrs/week and you'll hit every goal. If you're trying to advance you can work as much as 70 hours. The frustrating thing is you're on an island and it can be tough to get recognized. The promotion process is a bit ambiguous and you can find yourself lost and unsure of where you stand in managements eyes. I would recommend the company to anybody who is looking for a job in account management/sales, is self driven, and comfortable with a possibly slow promotion processes.
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stay on your toes
Territory Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  GeorgiaJuly 28, 2016
Overall AGDC was an ok company. They provide you with great training in the beginning and after that it is really on you. Advancement is possible if you are apart of the chosen few. Also promote early because it becomes more difficult the longer you are there. Compensation is great but to whom much is given much is expected. You will work very hard for the money and beneifits
Pros
Compensation package
Cons
Looking out for ones self and not the whole
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Excellent company to work for, who do care and have the best interest always for their employees.
Accountant (Former Employee) –  120 Park Ave, NY, NY 10017June 10, 2015
A typical day at Altria formerly known as Philip Morris Inc. was always a joy to work in a positive environment and knowledgeable team of Management.
Philip Morris Inc. had the best in technology to work with, making it easier to accomplish your day to day task.
Altria Corporate Services, formerly known as Philip Morris Inc. offers excellent benefits to their employees. (Paid vacations, 401K, Medical, Dental, Vision plan, a Pension, Sick leave.

Philip Morris Inc. strongly believe and offer a work life balance practice.
Clean, comfortable and beautiful environment to work in.
Providing a great cafeteria with the best caterers in the business, giving their employees delicious lunches at a low cost.
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Fortune 500
territory manager (Current Employee) –  Centeral VTDecember 27, 2015
See about 8 calls a day, there is about 2 hours of admin a day and about hour of phone calls a day. Nice work life balance with this company.
Pros
Pay work life balance
Cons
culture
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Very successful company and they do have excellent benefits for full time employees.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAJune 28, 2016
Overall Altria (Phillip Morris) has a god reputation in the Richmond area. They compensate well and have a good benefit package for employees. As a contractor, it is much different. No benefits or sick time is provided and they do not extend contracts or offer contract to hire.
Pros
Fun environment
Cons
Job security and benefits.
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Great Job But Must Enjoy Working Alone
Territory Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXAugust 29, 2016
Because the job is territory-based, you office out of your own house. I saw my boss twice each month and my colleagues once or twice a quarter -- very solitary, but some people thrive in this environment!
Pros
flexible schedule, great vacation/holidays given, company car with gas paid for
Cons
constantly working alone
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fun place to work, all co-workers were great to work with, management always good
Accounting Clerk V (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VANovember 11, 2015
I worked for Altria for 31 years. The supervisors and management were always very nice, and supportive. Their feedback on job performance was professional with positive and negative feedback which was very helpful in personal growth, and developement.

Classes were offered for developement in skills such as Excel, Word, Stress management, organizational skills, etc.

Team building, and community projects were done frequently and always a fun and good experience. Off campus seminars.

Professional and fun work environment with great co-workers. Very family oriented company. Flexible with hours worked, personal time for family/children.
Pros
free lunches, great medical, dental, vision healthcare provided.
Cons
No cons with this company.
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Great workplace
Manager (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAJuly 29, 2016
Great workplace with excellent benefits. Good work/life balance and inclusiveness within the work environment.

A typical day at works starts at home early, checking and responding to e-mail and then cross functionally working through projects throughout the day.
Pros
Great Environment
Cons
Recent layoffs
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Great company culture, wonderful work environment
Wholesale Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Doylestown, PAMarch 7, 2016
Ability to truly own your own territory and make key decisions in order to impact your business at the highest level. Culture at this company is wonderful
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Decent Company
TSM (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNSeptember 5, 2016
Great pay and benefits. Awesome co-workers. Middle level managers have way too much power and can make or break you. If you have a good Unit Manager, this job is a dream, if you have a bad one, it can be the most negative place on earth.
Pros
pay, benefits, coworkers
Cons
middle level management, politics, etc
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3.9
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