Altria
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What is the best part of working at the company?Great people, great pay and benefits What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Forced overtime What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Laid back without stressWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Go in and wait on your beeper to let you know what machine needs work
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Declining Industry

Job security is a concern due to declining industry. Many re-orgs and layoffs. Leadership makes poor choices that put the company's future at more risk.
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Based on 126 survey responses
What people like
  • Time and location flexibility
  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Fair pay for job
Areas for improvement
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Productive

Great place to work so far for me different shifts and departments to choose from while working there when postings come up etc. O think it could pay more like every other job though but it’s a great place
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Great pay and benefits

Great pay and benefits in exchange for the work you do. Cons are that they own you and can be forced to work whenever they want you too. This is for hourly employees.
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Best place to work and grow

Altria cares about its employees. Because managers expose employees to a wide array of project types, it is an excellent place to learn, use and develop skills including leadership. Here, I have also experienced the best work/life balance culture in any company I have worked for previously. On top of that, benefits and compensation are well above average.
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Great people

Great people & wonderful place to work. Worked here for over 25 years. Generous 401k benefit. Management cares about their staff. Health insurance could be better. Very high deductible of $3K annually per person. Decent dental & vision. Incentive comp program.

Pros

Management cares

Cons

There is no easy job
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Great people, kinda political, not a great outlook on industry

Great first job, I’m in the car by 7:30/8ish and get home no later than 3:30. Expected to make 5-7 store visits per day. Sometimes feel like a glorified merchandiser but with salary and 401k and car, it’s like close to a 100k package. Legislative attacks are a constant worry on the industry and our products
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Professional and fun

Enjoyed my tenure thete, very professional and courteous people. Adequate training and followed protocol. Clock in and clock out was usually fine and no one pushed you to do anything extra.
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Trap

They have great benefits and the job is extremely easy. You will not be putting your degree to good use. There is a very bleak future for the company and i would not recommend joining
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Can be a grind at times

Fast paced environment, can be a grind at times. Great people that work there. They do train you well so your experience will go a long way in other organizations.
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Sales Manager

The company truly understands that if their employees are motivated and happy that the business will thrive; Therefore, Altria focuses on diversity, inclusion and work-life balance. They are the best in their category. Everyone is intelligent and naturally kind.
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It is what you make it.

Altria can be a great place to work depending on the kind of person you are. If you are outgoing and love meeting new people and creating relationships. Altria is the place for you. The work can be challenging and constantly evolving and if you enjoy fast paced environments then you will exceed. Working in the field has its pro’s and con’s and pay scale can improve with all the work you are expected of.
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Excellent pay and benefits in a high stress environment

The pay, paid time off, and profit sharing/401k benefits were excellent, but the trade off was a heavy workload and high stress. Managers were promoted into positions requiring them to supervise and lead a team without adequate preparation and assessment of their suitability for such a role. This resulted in many managers with good technical skills but little ability to manage people.

Pros

Excellent pay and benefits

Cons

Heavy workloads, conflicting priorities, and lack of management training
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Good company overall

Hard to move up in the company. sometimes retailers are not friendly. The people are very nice, HQ knows nothing about how the field works. No clear advancement plans

Pros

benefits, pay

Cons

advancement, cigarettes
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Merchandising Associate

Company car, gas card, $100 towards student loans, laptop, iPhone, benefits Work is monotonous and boring but easy. This job is made/broken based on your Market Manager. Most MM are cool but there are a few who “ do to much.” Just do your work and you will be ok unless you get an jerk as a MM. Also, inclusivity is only at the lower levels. You rarely see POC in leadership roles. There are a few but not many at all. The corporate meetings tells all.
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Great pay and flexible work

Great job if you’re looking to make good money and not be over worked. Company is all over the place and pretty hard to get promoted but overall good company with great work life balance.
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Very good benefits

Very hard to work with people there. A lot of changes are happening. Could be for the good. Wish moving up would be a lot easier. Great pay, benefits, vacation.
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Lots of camaraderie

Made lots of friends who keep in touch with each other. The company has a lot of activities you can join (teams, etc). The company store has pretty good prices. Benefits are good but the prices keep going up.

Pros

Good pay. Union. Never been laid off.

Cons

No room for advancement, really. Have to have advanced degrees.
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Altria is at the end of its product life cycle and they are strategically eliminating growth potential for their strongest employees.

What Altria was attempting to do was institutionalize mediocrity. Their best leaders were trapped by compliance and the fact that they operate in an oligopoly. They pay well and you can do the job very easily at the bottom but if you are trying to do anything except just collect a paycheck and put in minimum effort you will not be rewarded and it will often times work to your detriment.

Pros

Good pay at the lower levels Very easy work No tracking or measuring performance

Cons

No growth potential Completely against innovation Actively eliminating growth potential
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The Company is no longer viewed favorably by the community or nationally due to nature of its product. This is a declining industry.

Total compensation has taken a backseat in recent years. This is no longer the best place to work in Richmond, VA. The healthcare plan offered is not competitive in terms of cost or plan design.

Pros

Job Security, Response to Covid, Ability to WFH.

Cons

Growth opportunity and diversity of management, The adjacent strategy was short-sighted, Conservative management.
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Great work life balance. Not much career advancement

Great place to work as a recent grad or soccer mom/dad role because of the flexibility. The company takes care of you and you can get another degree if you wish to.

Pros

Company car, grad school reimbursement, flexible PTO

Cons

Bad management, large teams, some marketing 15:1
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Overall rating

Based on 591 reviews

Ratings by category

3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.4 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

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