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An overall enjoyable experience

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Great company and great people. Has some organizational opportunities.

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -The company is focused on developing leaders
    -Opportunities to enhance individual skill sets
    -Challenging assignments
    -Good people with similar values
    -Flexibility to make your own schedule
    -Lots of opportunity for advancement
    -Advancement process creates well-rounded experience
    -Great "everyday" benefits (company car, cell phone, internet, vacation & wifi)
    -Great long term benefits (tuition reimbursement, company match, DPS, relocation)
    -A rewarding, high-impact job. Your work makes a difference

    Cons

    -Advancement process is rigid & requires relocation
    -Advancement is not consistently based on experience & time in position
    -Performance standards can vary by geography
    -Constant change - requires flexibility, patience, ability to adapt & prioritization skills.

    Advice to Management

    -Develop an individual performance measurement system that has clearly established business, organization & role objectives and is consistently used across the country. Include accountability measures.
    -Invest the time in creating and executing resources with quality. This will help to enhance field efficiency.
    -Promote the smartest and brightest talent with both time and experience

  2. The good old days are gone

    • 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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Training
    Can get great experience
    Will learn lot

    Cons

    Management no longer cares about people which is understandable. When the business starts to suffer it's all about Wall Street.

    Advice to Management

    Go make some sales calls.

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