Philip Morris International

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Philip Morris International Reviews

Updated 22 August 2014
Updated 22 August 2014
163 Reviews

3.6
163 Reviews
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Philip Morris International Chief Executive Officer André Calantzopoulos
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Review Highlights

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

  • Great career opportunities, if you work in the field (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not a question - everything is one short term profit and very individualistic (in 15 reviews)

  • Telling people you work in the tobacco industry is always a buzz kill (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    PMI =Presentation & Meeting International

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Kraków (Poland)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Kraków (Poland)

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

    Pros

    Brilliant PR in social media

    Cons

    Extremely do not recommend for technical specialists! I had worked for several companies so I can say - PMI it's truly amateurs.
    Decision about working there is one of my worst decisions in life - wasted years and potential !!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try your hand at other companies and see how you are "strong"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lots of money - zero empowerment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Provides good exposure, dynamic and multinational environment. Opportunities to learn and work with a lot of professionals that try to do their best. Salary is incredible competitive.

    Cons

    No empowerment, enormous amount of pressure, leadership is more authoritarian than shared. Enormous challenges and high level of demotivation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership style and more innovation is required. Diversity is supposed to be a matter that cares, but it is not visible anywhere

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overtime ... OVERTIME* - heart attack. Career path in PMI.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Running water in the restroom

    Cons

    Senseless projects, realized just to justify the existence of managerial positions.
    You know end results but manager has "historic" or "sociological" background so he dont understand what you're talking about. "Lets try because it looks really nice on Power point presentation and I've already showed the presentation to director and was very happy, Now we must do it even is it senseless and of course it's impossible to do "

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sales and marketing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    Great career opportunities, if you work in the field. the company tries to be innovative, lots of new marketing inventions.

    Cons

    Lots of politics and bureaucracy, people get promises for career opportunities, but management decides about your career before talking with you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people as people not as tools of achievments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place for getting experience with a big transnational company

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    Former Employee - Area Manager  in  Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good salary and compensation packages. Career development paths not fully developed for all involved population

    Cons

    Overtime working. Though projects are exciting, deadlines seem to be always upon everybody's shoulders, ..., maybe reflecting a poor planning in general.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor work-life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    No program in stored for internes

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Makati City (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Intern in Makati City (Philippines)

    I have been working at Philip Morris International as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    High pay!!! Got to know lots of people.

    Cons

    Boring internship. Daily work is routinary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review Internship Program. Give real concrete projects to interns

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Perfect place to start your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist  in  Kraków (Poland)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Kraków (Poland)

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

    Pros

    PMI SSC is a great company to get your career started in a certain field. The environment is extremely international and the learning opportunities are various while team leaders are quite supportive. Good chances of promoting based on merit rather than other reasons.

    Cons

    Certain positions are "off limits" unless you speak the local language.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the fact that your subordinates' working styles, attitudes and knowledge are a reflection of your own.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    You can get good experience here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Kharkiv (Ukraine)
    Current Employee - Intern in Kharkiv (Ukraine)

    I have been working at Philip Morris International as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Company is professionally set up. Working here, you can receive a detailed look on good organisational structure and well-designed processes within the company.

    Cons

    Career growth is slow, you have to develop step-by-step through many years of work with simple tasks. To grow you need to do lots of political interactions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company with high focus on people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Focus on people development
    Global mindset
    Great colleagues

    Cons

    Not for people who don't enjoy fast pace challenges

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Extraordinary career

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

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

    Pros

    Extremely dedicated employee population; unified culture despite being present in 100+ countries; hierarchical but still collegial; a lot of pride; senior management still accessible

    Cons

    Tobacco industry has its own ethical issues - no matter how well run; assessment and promotion processes strive for objectivity but have inherent biases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more visible and "human"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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