Philip Morris International

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Philip Morris International Reviews

Updated 22 November, 2014
Updated 22 November, 2014
190 Reviews
3.4
190 Reviews
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Philip Morris International Chief Executive Officer André Calantzopoulos
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great career opportunities, if you work in the field (in 10 reviews)

  • Good working environment, satisfying salary, and good overtime payment (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not a question - everything is one short term profit and very individualistic (in 17 reviews)

  • Lack of consistency & transperency in decision making from top mgment atleast in India (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Performed research and development in Microsoft Developer tools to provide support services in the company.

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    Current Employee - IS Consult in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - IS Consult in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I have been working at Philip Morris International part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, satisfactory salary, career development opportunities, for new graduates in Istanbul one of the best campanies in Turkey.
    Reasonable work hours.

    Cons

    Lot of works to do. Work hours is not elastic to much. For software developers not a good company. But for marketing and sales one of the best companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philip Morris International

    Pros

    Its a company filled with challenges therefore the experience you earn is very favorable for all FMCG

    Cons

    Career growth can be slow and you have to pass through several areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Exceptional experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very competitive machine. Great school,highly talented people,

    Cons

    Politics, procedures, too many reviews,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less words more action

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience but difficult when you get to senior levels

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    International, lots of resources, career opportunities

    Cons

    Politics, shifts in direction and budgets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very structured company that allows for mobility.

    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Richmond, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Richmond, VA (US)

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong brands, intelligent management, don't get stuck in 1 role.

    Cons

    It's extremely competitive and there is a lot of pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make yourselves more accessible to lower level employees.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Highly political environment. Too much pressure for results. Forget about work life balance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable job. Salary above the average.

    Cons

    Political environment. You have to develop a strong networking to get a promotion. Human Resources sucks. You are just a number. The tool to evaluate your performance is extremely unfair and the company only use the tool to fire or promote people. Forget about having a career plan. Manager don't support their teams. They are just political. Focus on make your boss happy. Build your expertise?. Not in this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Project Leader / Project Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IS Project Manager
    Current Employee - IS Project Manager

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of challenges and things to learn that will enrich your professionalism

    Cons

    No worklife balance at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure there is a consistent message between HR and the other functions within the company in terms of things such as worklife balance, among others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good to start a career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, financial independence, good company reputation in the market

    Cons

    Poor performance tracking and rewarding. Strong personal network is crucial for promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should focus on your people's development and strengthen employee benefits instead of profits of stakeholders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Global IS - Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Huge variety of work - no two months are the same
    Lots of opportunity to develop
    Great training budget
    You will work hard
    A company whose management actually communicates what's going on
    Make contacts all over the world - a very mind-opening experience
    Treats people as people, not just numbers

    Cons

    Very limited promotion opportunities - PMI hires the best people, and they tend to stay
    Used to be great for international assignments, but there are now very few opportunities unless you are already located in Europe (eastern or western) or in one of the lower-cost countries in Asia or Latin America.
    If you're in a high-cost Asian or Latin country, you won't be going anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the communication happening
    Change the performance appraisal process - there are good people every year who get rated "unsatisfactory" because of an arbitrary target, even though they delivered on everything. This has a huge negative impact on staff morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    Age and gender discrimination

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lausanne (Switzerland)

    I have been working at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Generation Y get lured in with high salaries but quickly realize that they cannot easily grow further and leave within first two years (new hire turnover is very high and cost the company $23 million last year).

    Cons

    The culture has changed dramatically since Louis Camilleri left. After massive budget cuts in 2013, the company is going through the same exercise again this year. Employees are stressed and overworked. Managers think of politics and saving their own backsides rather than helping the company grow.

    RRP is supposed to be the big cure all but it will take years---if we are commercially successful--to make up for disastrous decisions in conventional market.

    Age discrimination is rampant. You will be fired before you are 50--- guaranteed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of hanging out together in Montreaux and talking about behaviors, you should try to actually change them... Beginning with yourselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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