Altria
3.4 of 5 261 reviews
www.altria.com Richmond, VA 5000+ Employees

Altria Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.4 261 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Altria Chairman & CEO Martin J. Barrington

Martin J. Barrington

(77 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
261 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "This position has great work-life balance and allows flexability"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Great benefits, company car, great people, great company culture"
    in 27 reviews
Cons:
  • "Declining work life balance and morale due to increasing amount of initiatives"
    in 22 reviews
  • "There is no work life balance at this company"
    in 9 reviews
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Great experience

Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Altria full-time for more than a year

ProsConsistently learning new things, enjoyable work, flexible schedule, compensation and benefits.

ConsNot a lot of room to advance unless you're open to relocation, some work tasks you do at home can be tedious and boring, some weeks you need to spend extra time working at home in the evenings

Advice to Senior ManagementDisclose to new hires what the advancement process is, place employees in cities that they desire, be mindful of the time it takes to execute each month's initiatives in all accounts. (Some months feel like a race just to get it all done)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pays the bills, but gets old fast

Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Altria full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe autonomy to make your own schedule

ConsThere can be a lot of politics involved with promotions. They have a movement towards hiring minorities including women to meet a number and aren't always the most qualified applicants. Also, to get promoted you need to be able to relocate

Advice to Senior ManagementHire and promote the best people and not the ones who kiss ass or are always able to relocate.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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It has been a fantastic opportunity

Sales (Current Employee)
Richmond, VA (US)

I have been working at Altria as an intern for more than a year

ProsWork-life balance, great hands on training, core values, flexible living situations, opportunities to advance within

ConsWorking alone most days, lots of time away from home and sitting in airports. Challenging at times and working with difficult retailers

Advice to Senior ManagementMore group activities

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Desktop Support

IT Support (Former Employee)
Rye Brook, NY (US)

I worked at Altria as a contractor for more than 8 years

ProsCompany was willing to make investment in IT infrastructure - win/win for IT support and the end user community.

ConsChanged outsourcing partners a couple of times.. No longer there, but this created confusion
At the time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Altria

Prosexcellent benefit, good opportunities if you have good exposure. You have to be able to be flexible with changes

Constoo many reorgs, project changes, conservative management

Advice to Senior ManagementMake up your mind

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Stagnant growth

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Altria

Prosflexibility, good benefits - company car, tuition reimbursement

Conslack of diversity, promotions still contingent upon moving, manager turn-over, need to re-prove basic skills

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work

Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Morristown, NJ (US)

I have been working at Altria part-time for more than a year

ProsI enjoyed it, the pay and lifestyle are great. Highly Recommend and would definitely have a friend do the exact same thing.

ConsOnly con I can think of is on occassion I would work really long hours but that is to be expected in todays economy. You have to work hard to get it.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore pay will make more loyal employees.... not that you actually read this.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Satisfied

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Altria

ProsPlenty of opportunities throughout the company.

ConsBureaucracy and hierarchical structure can be difficult to navigate.

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Incredible Internship, just not for me

Brand Management Intern (Current Employee)
Richmond, VA (US)

I have been working at Altria as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat opportunities for professional development
Did real work, not dirty work
Richmond was a fun city
Opportunities for work travel
Great resume builder

ConsDidn't connect with my manager
Not the best place to work if you realize you don't want a large corporate environment
Could have used more guidance on my project

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Tobacco Sales

Territory Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX (US)

I have been working at Altria full-time for more than 5 years

ProsTotal category sales to all customers

ConsIndustry decline loss 1/3 of clients each year

Advice to Senior ManagementAdjacent sales strategy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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