Altria

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Altria Reviews

Updated 13 November, 2014
Updated 13 November, 2014
315 Reviews
3.8
315 Reviews
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Altria Chairman & CEO Martin J. Barrington
Martin J. Barrington
117 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company, strong leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Richmond, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Richmond, VA (US)

    I worked at Altria full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Commitment to values, that is woven into the everyday life and expectations
    - Fun culture, and strong focus on work life balance
    - Management truly committed to developing the next generation of leaders - lots to learn
    - Big organization - lots of room to move/learn different skills
    - Very competitive pay & benefits structure

    Cons

    - I struggled with our industry - wished we were more than just Big Tobacco
    - Not alot of turnover - which means you may have to wait for that promotion more than in a less stable company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    diversify from tobacco

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall the company has a good culture, but the work can occasionally feel as if it lacks meaning.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Sales Intern in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Sales Intern in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Altria as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The best part of working at Altria is the company culture and compensation packages they offer. You'll be hard pressed to find a company that can match them. Additionally, there is a large focus on promoting from within, and thus a fair deal of time is devoted to training and development. The work-life balance is average.

    Cons

    The largest con of working for the company is simply that the tobacco industry is declining. As a result, the work can seem a bit pointless if you look at things from a long run perspective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on a way to restructure the manner in which promotions are done, it shouldn't be so bureaucratic and rigid. Also, focus on giving people work with meaning all the time, not just occasionally when there is something to be done.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Money and age on this company's side

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Denver, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Denver, CO (US)

    I worked at Altria full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid pay and benefits. Nice company car and fair work life balance.

    Cons

    If you don't "fit" you will be targeted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Excellent Company to Work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at Altria full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Flexible
    -Good base salary
    -Great benefits

    Cons

    -Young managers
    -Impossible to get promoted if you can't move

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Consider decreasing bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Territory Sales Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    - Flexible work hours
    - Great perks (salary, company car, 401k (DPS))
    - Get to work on your own without anyone looking over your shoulder
    - Given the opportunity to run your own business in your territory and manage it as you see best

    Cons

    - Enjoyment of the job really boils down to your manager
    - Job can become monotonous over time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Continue working to improve flexibility
    - Reduce bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, great processes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Charlotte, NC (US)

    I have been working at Altria full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Altria's efforts to recruit and retain top talent show. The Altria Field Sales Force is full of talented and motivated individuals.

    Cons

    Altria can be quite political. Getting promoted has a lot to do with how you market yourself. You have to make sure your hard work gets noticed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look beyond just university recruits when evaluating within the organization who may have the potential to promote.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Richmond, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in Richmond, VA (US)

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

    Pros

    Working with great people and a lot of opportunity for career growth. Company cares about employees' career development.

    Cons

    Must get use to big corporate culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Employee Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altria full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for! Great benefits, people & culture and development. Employees manage challenging and rewarding work.

    Cons

    The company is fairly risk adverse which creates hurdles when trying to innovate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Field Sales Interview

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altria

    Pros

    Overall, Altria seems like a great company to work for. It seems very accommodating and it's work environment and culture also seem to really care about a values and both its customers and employees.

    Cons

    If you were to work for Altria, one con might be that you might face negativity from others about the fact that you are working for a tobacco company.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great summer internship, didn't quite fit

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Management Intern in Richmond, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Brand Management Intern in Richmond, VA (US)

    I worked at Altria as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people
    As an intern you are exposed to important relevant work
    Travel at least once over the summer as an intern
    Interns have lots of fun stuff planned for them.
    Lots of emphasis placed on career development

    Cons

    Working in the tobacco industry
    Depending on your project, there is only so much freedom you have in terms of creativity.
    Tough to get constructive feedback

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose intern managers with some care, managers can be the reason someone shines or flops.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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