Altria Reviews

Updated 25 April, 2015
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Pros
  • The work life balance cannot be better than what you will have at this company (in 24 reviews)

  • Strong Corporate Social Responsibility, great pay, great benefits (in 34 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is difficult to maintain (in 25 reviews)

  • As a general rule there is absolutely no work-life balance whatsoever, even as management constantly reminds you that there is (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Territory sales manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altria full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The salary and benefits package is great. The position is flexible and there is opportunity to advance if you are willing to relocate

    Cons

    Tobacco is a harmful product so you may not feel very good about selling a product that kills people.

    Advice to Management

    Management could try to eliminate unnecessary work and streamline work without trying to complicate it with "technology" enhancements.

  2. Territory Sales Mgr.

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Hicksville, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Hicksville, NY (US)

    I worked at Altria full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They know the industry and market conditions. They have weather many a storm and have had contingency plans when things go differently than anticipated.

    Cons

    Sometimes try to achieve too many objectives at one time.

    Advice to Management

    Coordinate initiatives better

  3. Territory Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Altria full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Job can be difficult with dealing with retailers. Benefits are absolutely amazing. Great company!

    Cons

    In order to get promoted you have to be willing to move anywhere.

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  5. Unit Manager

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    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Richmond, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Unit Manager in Richmond, VA (US)

    I have been working at Altria full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, great pay, flexible work schedule (in sales). Very good benefits, relatively easy work.

    Cons

    Not a place for competitive high-achievers. Culture has shifted to mediocrity and politically correct buzz words instead of performance and development. Management is much more concerned with diversity and promoting women instead of merit based promotions and concentrating on the business.

    Advice to Management

    Separate the high performers and find a way to compensate, reward, and challenge them. Low expectations and high pay are great for the majority but you are missing the boat on getting the most out of people willing and capable of doing more.

  6. Good place to make easy money

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Portland, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Portland, OR (US)

    I worked at Altria full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy job

    Great career for college grads

    Cons

    Management doesn't have enough experience, they promote too quickly

    The job is not challenging enough

    Advice to Management

    People need to gain more experience before being promoted

  7. Great company, highly competitive, plenty of room to grow

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    Former Intern - Marketingand Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Intern - Marketingand Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Altria as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    room to move up the ladder, tons of freedom, great pay/benefits.

    Cons

    some of the managers were biassed.

    Advice to Management

    always show your willingness to learn and grow from mistakes.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Unit Manager

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    Former Employee - Unit Manager in Tampa, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Unit Manager in Tampa, FL (US)

    I worked at Altria full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Job was ok. Lots of good co-workers, fun events and meetings. Good benefits. You manage your own time without someone breathing down your neck.

    Cons

    Many two faced managers. People get promoted on who is liked, not best candidate. Many Managers will do what makes them look good, not what is best for the team. When they turn on you, the appraisal process is so subjective that they can make you look real bad or real good, depending on if they want to get rid of you or not. Watch your back.

    Advice to Management

    Promote the most qualified people, not the people that kiss butt.

  9. If you put in the work, you'll receive the benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Altria

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Car
    Great benefits
    Many opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Competitive
    Strict
    Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Ease up a little but over all great structure

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Altria full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    you are able to work with great people, and there is room for advancement.

    Cons

    the position is a little isolating BUT it is a wonderful company to work for

  11. Company Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altria

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Solid Balance Sheet and great portfolio of products

    Cons

    Declining Industry and regulatory and public health concerns

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