Altria Reviews

Updated 28 Jun 2020

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3.4
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  1. "Good co"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Altria full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits company car

    Cons

    Lots of travel and meetings

  2. "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Cares about every employee. Pay and benefits are excellent. Work is challenging and rewarding.

    Cons

    Difficult industry from social friction and outlook perspectives. Hours are rough.

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  3. "Good Company!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Altria full-time

    Pros

    Great place for work. They treat you well!

    Cons

    Can be a tough industry to work in.

  4. "Onboarding nightmare"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Frederick, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Altria full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Perfect work life balance. Enough vacation days and you can add more.

    Cons

    I started working at Altria straight out of college. They told me they would pay for my relocation but did not tell me I would pay out of pocket then they would pay me back. I was a college student I didn't have money to pay $700 dollars a week to stay in a hotel. They told me to ask my parents for the money or get a credit card. My family does not have that kind of money. I literarily got on my flight not knowing where I would be staying. During my layover I talked to the relocation lady and begged her to help me and they put me in a hotel. Overall, it was stressful.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Toxic Culture - You either share our radical views or go elsewhere"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Altria full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salaries Good profit sharing Decent benefits

    Cons

    -Constant onslaught of racist emails from their "diversity" team -Focus on improving the company is secondary to social activism -Merit does not seem to matter. What does matter is kissing up to those above you and nodding in violent agreement with whatever they say no matter how inane.

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    "Overview"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Altria full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay, benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Management is terrible. No fairness

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    "Abandon the Sinking Ship"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Market Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Altria full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    401k, company car, good salary right out of college

    Cons

    You can look at past reviews and see the same reoccurring issue. Unjustified promotions, managers managing people that have little experience themselves, and a culture of little to no transparency in promotional opportunities. In the Florida zone, as a TSM and now as a Market Manager I’ve seen far too often a good TSM get overlooked because they weren’t one of the precious interns from the “recruitment schools”. 80% of the management team was “chosen” to be on the fast track with no merit from day one. One “recruit” was promoted, terrible at managing people and rather then demote her they promoted her into a non people managing role. Shuffle the deck, same bad cards. Another recruit threatened to leave due to lack of promotion after only 1 year, of course they were rushed into management. Experienced hires stand NO chance, and non recruitment school hires out of college have slightly more but still very little chance of being promoted.

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  8. "Great Place to Start Your Career"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Unit Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Altria full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    great pay, 401k, insurance, company car, tons of training

    Cons

    not the most glamorous product, spend most of your time in C-stores

  9. "Call Center"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Recruiter 

    I worked at Altria part-time

    Pros

    Great pay. Good training. Cross-training amongst coworkers is great.

    Cons

    Management afraid to think outside the box.

  10. "Its ok"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager 

    I worked at Altria full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, a lot of flexibility, work life balance

    Cons

    There are times you have a lot of work to do because of deadlines, management takes forever to get back to you.

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