The job was exciting and never boring. I learned something new everyday
Machine Operator production (Former Employee) – Franklin Park, IL – September 18, 2018
I enjoyed working for U.S. smokeless tobacco. The work and people were great for this company. One of the better jobs that I have ever had. The on the job training was very helpful and we had morning meetings every Monday to discuss the work week. The Company relocated to Nashville Tn. and that is the only reason that I am not employed there anymore.
Associate Manager Quality Compliance (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – August 12, 2018
Excellence is the goal and Altria achieves it in everything they do. The employee is highly valued and invested in and it feels like a very big Family there. It is a place where people start after College and retire from.
Really enjoy working here. Would stay at the job, but am looking for a job where I can make six figures within the next 3 years. Only way to make that here is to get promoted to the next position, which I’m not interested in.
Current role is capped as far as salary is concerned.
Principal Analyst (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – July 26, 2018
The IT culture at Altria is very stagnant. In order to move forward you must not rely on technical skills and turn towards supplier management or business side positions. There are too many cultural road blocks that do not allow for advancement and job satisfaction. The job security is here, which is why there is limited advancement opportunities.
TERRITORY SALES MANAGER (Former Employee) – College Station, TX – July 20, 2018
It was a great job out of college to learn the intricacies of corporate America. I held a sales role, which allowed me to travel and make my own hours essentially. The perks (car, gas, 401k, profit sharing, trips, discounts, etc.) are great. Pay is extremely competitive as far as sales go. Easy to hit your quotas.
TERRITORY SALES MANAGER (Former Employee) – Baton Rouge, LA – July 12, 2018
Altria cares about their employees even though the tobacco industry declines every year, if you are an asset to the company you do not have to worry about your job. Management can be an issue as they are not consistent but you only see your manager once or twice a month. Great autonomy and flexible schedule.
Undergraduate Intern (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – June 27, 2018
As an intern at Altria I was given plenty of jobs to do that helped me learn about engineering and working in a corporate setting. The tasks I was given felt important and I was able to learn a lot from them and build myself as an individual. My coworkers were all great people. I was not a fan of the politics being stressed throughout the company, but that's to be expected with any large business.
Territory Sales Manager (Former Employee) – United States – June 26, 2018
While the company ethics used to be an integral part of a day in the life of an Altria Employee, in recent years there has been a major shift. Opinions are often portrayed as facts. A select group of people are often times held to a higher standard than others.
While the compensation and the benefits are great, they come with a very high cost to your own personal ethics and responsibility. The training is the best as the company will teach you to truly sell anything.
If you decide to work there, do not stay longer than 2 years.
lack of ethics in Management, promotions are only given to the select few
Territory Sales Manager (Former Employee) – United States – June 18, 2018
This was prior to all the layoffs in recent years. You not only are selling, but you learn how to interpret data to give you insight on direction and the story the numbers are telling. Excellent management during my time there as well!