Altria

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Altria Reviews

Updated 3 March 2015
Updated 3 March 2015
334 Reviews
3.7
334 Reviews
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Altria Chairman & CEO Martin J. Barrington
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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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    Altria

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altria

    Pros

    Very flexible environment to work in esp around hours

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted in a timely manner, difficult work life balance

  2.  

    Great company to start a career with as long as you are willing to move, a lot.

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

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

    Pros

    -Starting pay and benefits are fantastic
    -Ability to move up within first year or two
    -Coworkers are genuinely good people who want to help you
    -Company has taken to heart work/life balance and creating a better culture

    Cons

    -While in their persuit for diversity, it appears some employees get advanced simply due to their race or sex, not for performance.
    -HQ seems to launch half baked ideas that the sales force has to fumble through to implement
    -If you want to move up you will likely have to relocate for each advancement, but that is the nature of the beast with a large sales organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold HQ teams more accountable and consult the field more often. Heed the feedback from the field, we are your front line!

    Consider doing 360 feedback for promotions and year end reviews. A person's perception by peers can sometimes be vastly different than the perception by management and this should be included in assessments for promotion and year end performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Awesome!

    • 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

    Pros

    Great Company to work for! Great People, Great Culture, Great Training, Great Experience! Encourage Out of the Box thinking and innovation!

    Cons

    No cons. Great company to start your career. Training Top Notch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Territory Sales Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Great Pay
    Low Stress Environment

    Cons

    You have to relocate to advance in your career

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great benefits, medium range pay, work a lot in lower income areas.

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

    I worked at Altria (more than a year)

    Pros

    Company car, insurance paid for, registration paid for, home internet and cell-phone allowance, 401k

    Cons

    Always expecting more work with same pay. No quarterly bonuses, no commission, expected to always hit sometimes unrealistic sales objectives with no additional reward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All managers should be held to the same standard. They need better leadership training and more accountability for their actions. Their teams performances is a clear reflection of how they lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Salary

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

    I have been working at Altria

    Pros

    Great Experience
    A lot of fun

    Cons

    Unprofessional at times
    Scatter brained company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altria

    Pros

    Well compensated. Great benefits. Local management genuinely cares for co-workers.

    Cons

    Tough industry. Understandably, they are ultra concerned with compliance.

  9.  

    Great opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager

    I worked at Altria full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Territory Sales Manager
    -Perks (company car, expense account)
    -Compensation
    -Autonomy
    -Training

    Cons

    Territory Sales Manager
    -Sometimes feels purely executional (merchandising)
    -Have to move with little input to climb higher

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Director

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

    I worked at Altria

    Pros

    Altria values its employees by providing great training and benefits. Salaries are not the highest, but they make up for it in other ways.

    Cons

    Upper management is still somewhat old school, going back to the 'old boy' network. This has improved significantly in recent years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for greater communication and feedback among the rank and file. Managers should be able to challenge senior management, which can actually improve the overall decision making process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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