Philip Morris USA
3.7 of 5 54 reviews
www.philipmorrisusa.com Richmond, VA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 15, 2014

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75% Approve of the CEO

Philip Morris USA President and CEO William F. (Billy) Gifford Jr.

William F. (Billy) Gifford Jr.

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84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Great Benefits, Company car with all expenses paid,"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Most managers respect work - life balance decisions but there are notable exceptions"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work / Life balance can get wacky if you let it"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Now with the planned cutbacks in the sales force, promotions are fewer to give these days"
    in 3 reviews
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Great people, great learning

Key Account Analyst (Former Employee)
Plano, TX (US)

I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time for more than a year

Prossupportive, leadership focus, best attention to employees

Consslow growth opportunity, moves are mostly lateral in the short term

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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20+ years working with PM USA

Sales and Marketing (Former Employee)

I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time for more than 10 years

ProsExcellent training
Promotional opportunities with determination, dedication and hard work
Top salary and great benefits

Personally, I started out as a sales representative and was promoted 7 different times. I moved to 5 different states with my final destination being at corporate headquarters in marketing. When I was hired, very few women were in management positions with even fewer women willing to relocate their family. Times have changed and opportunity is up to the individual's passion and hard work. Raises are mainly based on merit and PM has a great 401K.

ConsCorporate politics - you do work for a large corporation!
Work / Life balance can get wacky if you let it

Advice to Senior ManagementExpand a mentor program to more employees within sales

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Terrific training!!!!

Senior Account Manager (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX (US)

I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat growth opportunities. A fast paced environment. Strong self accountability

ConsControversial industry and for me - too much travel

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

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I enjoyed working for the company,good people to work with.

Production (Former Employee)
Richmond, VA (US)

I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time for more than 10 years

ProsI had 14 years with this company,enjoyed my time there,great environment,nice employees,excellent benefits.

ConsThey don't rehire former employees with years of experience with medical problems,but yet we worked for them with the medical problems and had no problem preforming the jobs that was required by us!

Advice to Senior ManagementREHIRE US FORMER EMPLOYEES THAT HAS THE REQUIRED TRAINING AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE COMPANY !!! WE NEED A JOB TOO !!!

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

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Fun job, always on the go...

Territory Sales Manager (Former Employee)
Corpus Christi, TX (US)

I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time for less than a year

ProsAutonomous work space, home office, company vehicle, industry leader, stability.

ConsIn order to promote, you have to be prepared to relocate for each promotion.

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

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Maintenance Supervisor (Current Employee)
Richmond, VA (US)

I have been working at Philip Morris USA full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood work experience. Competitive salary right now that is

ConsStarting to find ways of cutting back on benifits

Advice to Senior ManagementStop trying to give everything to the share holders and look at your workforce. These are the people that make the company what they are

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience with a world class organization

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Philip Morris USA as an intern for more than a year

ProsWas able to connect with people from various departments and disciplines to learn the various aspects of the business.

ConsThe products that we promoted are under much scrutiny.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The best job I ever had

Production Worker (Former Employee)
Richmond, VA (US)

I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood pay,good people,good future

ConsForced overtime,long hours,to many meetings

Advice to Senior ManagementFormer employees need to be considered for rehire

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

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Great environment and top notch training.

Section Supervisor (Former Employee)
Concord, NC (US)

I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time for more than 10 years

ProsAbove average pay, benefits, and opportunities. I was given a lot of free training to aid in my job and employee relationships.

Cons24 hr operation. Sometimes a back shift job is required. Still a great place to work.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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long days/nights little flexibility

MT III (Former Employee)

I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time for more than 10 years

Prosbest 401 and deferred pension plan out there

Consunion seniority picks on the lowest workers for forced overtime

Advice to Senior Managementset more flexible work rules to share the load

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

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