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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 (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

305 Other Employee Reviews for Altria (View Most Recent)

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    Amazing experience that can't be beat

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Altria as an intern

    Pros

    Salary, company car, vacation, people

    Cons

    pressure by team leaders to sell more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they're awesome

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company is too focused on young employees. Unrealistic monthly projects.

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

    I have been working at Altria full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    competitve salary, company car, health insurance, profit sharing

    Cons

    In order to be promoted, a TSM must be willing to relocate. Many seasoned employees are not able to relocate. The company is now focused on very young, inexperienced college graduates and it is promoting them too quickly. Many of these new hires are making very good salaries and are great at computers but know nothing about life, sales or human nature. Most believe that they are amazing and that the world owes them everything because they are now managers and make a lot of money. However this has caused a lot of resentment in the organization. Many of these managers will do anything to get ahead. The company used to be a great place to work. However now it is just a job. It is difficult to reason with people who don't have a mortgage, don't have a family to maintain, don't have responsibilities besides work and who for the most part have never worked anywhere else. They expect this to be a lifestyle instead of a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As more and more of the seasoned employees retire, this company is moving in the wrong direction. For all of the "smarts" that the new hires bring, they lack life experience, sales skills, personality, compassion........ Management should think about our company values first and select leaders for managemnt positions. Please stop selecting people who will kill each other to get ahead and yes you to death.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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