Philip Morris International

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Philip Morris International Reviews

Updated 16 December 2014
Updated 16 December 2014
194 Reviews
3.4
194 Reviews
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Philip Morris International Chief Executive Officer André Calantzopoulos
André Calantzopoulos
38 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good salary and benefits are another pro (in 11 reviews)

  • good package, good salary and benefits (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is not a question - everything is one short term profit and very individualistic (in 19 reviews)

  • Lack of consistency & transperency in decision making from top mgment atleast in India (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging, demanding, but rewarding

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People are very competitive and you always need to be at your best. Lots of opportunities for international assignments. Compensation is above market average.

    Cons

    Too much of a top-down feel. PMI remains a very conservative company. Many in the company are resistant (and unwilling) to change which means it's a battle improve things. There is a fear of being judged which inhibits innovation and encourages everyone to stay within what's "normal." There rarely recognition for having the courage to stand-out, be bold and take a chance on something new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be more transparent about compensation. Consider allowing everyone to purchase company stock. Far too much duplication and waste partly because many are stuck in their silos and don't want to share, partly because not enough time and thought is dedicated to evaluating and assessing the resources that we have already.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philip Morris International

    Pros

    Great development, constant change, great benefits, good pay, fun, lots of opportunities, wonderful offices, constant search for excellence, looking for simplification

    Cons

    Constant change, senior management far away from employees, often too bureaucratic and need of multiple green lights before sharing, risk adverse.

  3.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Manager in Lausanne (Switzerland)

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

    Pros

    Salary and benefits
    Sharp and smart peole

    Cons

    they squeeze you for every penny they pay you
    high stress and demanding environment
    up or out mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change from 70's mentality

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Performed research and development in Microsoft Developer tools to provide support services in the company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IS Consult in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Current Employee - IS Consult in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I have been working at Philip Morris International part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, satisfactory salary, career development opportunities, for new graduates in Istanbul one of the best campanies in Turkey.
    Reasonable work hours.

    Cons

    Lot of works to do. Work hours is not elastic to much. For software developers not a good company. But for marketing and sales one of the best companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Philip Morris International

    Pros

    Its a company filled with challenges therefore the experience you earn is very favorable for all FMCG

    Cons

    Career growth can be slow and you have to pass through several areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    "No such thing as a free lunch"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Pay and Benefits Package, Development Opportunities

    Cons

    Absence of work-life balance, "Throw into the deep end" mindset for developing people, Lack of guilt-free vacation leaves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that whatever is shared by top management is cascaded down to the ranks (e.g. reduce work volume through proper planning). There's so much talk about process improvement, pushing the needle, etc. but it's reached the point where it's not clear if management cares about the people at all or if it's all just numbers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Philip Morris Holland

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Bergen op Zoom (Netherlands)
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in Bergen op Zoom (Netherlands)

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company has a Good Salary house;
    There is alot of Freedom;
    There are many Development oppertunities when it is about education, training and skills improvement.

    Cons

    Culture is on the decline;
    Company future unstable;
    Everybody is a number.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Very structured company that allows for mobility.

    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Richmond, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Richmond, VA (US)

    I worked at Philip Morris International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong brands, intelligent management, don't get stuck in 1 role.

    Cons

    It's extremely competitive and there is a lot of pressure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make yourselves more accessible to lower level employees.

  10.  

    Exceptional experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very competitive machine. Great school,highly talented people,

    Cons

    Politics, procedures, too many reviews,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less words more action

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience but difficult when you get to senior levels

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    International, lots of resources, career opportunities

    Cons

    Politics, shifts in direction and budgets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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