Territory Manager/ Trade Marketing (Current Employee) – Northglenn, CO – January 4, 2016
Its a great company with an awesome culture. You will have a lot of great experience while you're there. You will learn a lot from a 500 fortune company. A lot of room to grow if you are looking for a long term career.
IT Dept (Former Employee) – Winston Salem – November 20, 2015
I was an employee at RJR and could not think of a worse work environment or workplace to be a part of. This company offers you little training in your role, has unrealistic expectations and deadlines within the IT dept. and has a hostile and racist culture I have never seen before. There have been minority employees in the same role for many years without being considered for any promotions whatsoever, all the while other non-minority employees coming in from other non-related departments and fields that were unrelated to the IT dept. got consistent raises and/or promotions almost every 2 years. I would not encourage any one who is a minority to come to this company. Bad culture, bad management, extra thick glass ceiling for minorities. The belief is that if you are a minority there that you should just be happy that they have employed you or else.
Management structure, Culture, Diversity in management, Unfair treatment towards minorities
I worked for RJR for 25 years and enjoyed working with the all of my jobs, it was a wonderful company to work for. I took early retirement when they started downsizing. Since my reirement I have done several things, I ran and owned a gift shop and after that went into florist business and enjoyed meeting and helping customers with flower orders,after closing florist I have been doing demos for different company's, I am a people person and like doing this type of work, it is enjoyable to meet and talk with people while giving and talking about the samples.
Retail Representative (Former Employee) – Winston Salem NC – October 23, 2015
I was responsible for making retail calls in chains. My accountablities was merchandising to make sure product was instore. Really liked my team members. The company management was well informed on direction in work environment. Received awards for Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Person of the year for 2 years.
Territory Manager Level 3 (Former Employee) – grand rapids, mi – October 6, 2015
it was ok, good pay. managers were short sighted. company struggled in competing with Philip morris. had to buy another competitor in order to survive. sales are steadily dropping and they are struggling to make enough money to pacify stock holders.
Boxbuilder (Former Employee) – Winston-Salem, NC – July 30, 2015
I enjoyed working at RJR. I got to learn the process of how the tobacco product is blended, sent through a wet, then drying process. The finished product is then sent to what is called the stock chest where there are two chargers that alternate to fill the boxes. The boxes are brought to the scales at the platform by conveyer where they are weighed and shipped out. I would say the hardest part of this job was dealing with the extreme heat, temperatures at times reaching 110 degrees. I mostly enjoyed working the platform as it was more mentally challenging for me. I couldn't have asked for better co-workers or people in management to work with. We all worked very well together as a team to ensure that production was a success every 12 hours of our four-day week.
Loved the management & their sincerity and pride they take in their jobs
The heat and the job so physically draining at times
be prepared for no life you will take tests on line and then manager will quiz you also
territory manager III (Former Employee) – Sparks, NV – May 17, 2015
be prepared for not having any free time you will have to be certified as a tobacco expert do online testing and your manager will test you also if you dont pass you will not be able to advance. Constantly calculating penny profit or margin make sure accounts follow contract, if not you pentalize them (basically you are tobacco police) be prepared to be hard core to your accounts if they do not follow contract
expense account all paid
fighting for shelf space and you must know competitor contract ie marlboro
Territory Manager (Current Employee) – South Plainfield, NJ – April 7, 2015
You don't have to worry about a boss on your back daily, you get to control your day and you are empowered to make decisions that will benefit your territory. I learned how to manage my day without supervision, reach out to teammates for assistance/decision making and to maximize my relationships to ensure that I am getting the best out of any circumstance.
Trade Marketing Territory Manager (Former Employee) – Midwest Region – December 1, 2014
RJ Reynolds sets forth unclear guidelines and expectations for their employees, expecting growth and results in an overall declining marketplace. You are constantly "on call", always required to answer calls from your manager and clients, and answer emails at all times of the day/night/weekend.
Territory Manager (Current Employee) – College Station, TX – September 10, 2014
Good company to start at right after college, but not a place you want to stay at forever. While the job has a lot of autonomy, the day-to-day gets repetitive and boring. The compensation is competitive (9% 401k matching, free car for personal use), but it's really the only reason to stick it out.