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An overall enjoyable experience

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Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager  in  Baltimore, MD (US)
Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Baltimore, MD (US)

I worked at Altria full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

The role of a Territory Sales Manager provided great work / life balance and great benefits (profit sharing, health insurance, vehicle, education reimbursement) The employees are a great bunch of people who really pull together to support each other.

Cons

Cigarettes, 80% of their business, is an ever declining market which has created an atmosphere of no job security. There is also a major lack of focus in HQ and they are very disconnected to the field sales force which causes a lot of duplicate work in the field.
There is NO opportunity for advancement unless you can move. They make sure of that during the training phase by sending people out of the region to be trained elsewhere.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Know where you are going and what you are doing before you send out initiatives to the sales force: Millions of dollars are wasted in man hours and resources being thrown out in the trash. You need to listen to the people in the field, not just go through the motions of pulling 15 people together at HQ and not even have someone from upper management there.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Altria

  1.  

    The good old days are gone

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

    I have been working at Altria

    Pros

    Great Training
    Can get great experience
    Will learn lot

    Cons

    Management no longer cares about people which is understandable. When the business starts to suffer it's all about Wall Street.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go make some sales calls.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Territory Sales Manager Summer Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Altria as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Benefits
    Pay
    Many opportunities to work on your skills set

    Cons

    Tobacco Company
    Inconsistent experience among all interns
    Inconsistent management and communication from unit manager and district manager

    Approves of CEO
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