Altria Reviews

Updated 9 Jun 2021

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3.9
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Altria CEO  Billy Gifford
Billy Gifford
40 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance, great benefits, competitive pay(in 115 reviews)

  • "Great work life balance and a serious company about I&D(in 95 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance can be a struggle(in 53 reviews)

  • "Declining industry and social friction(in 41 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Great company with great people

      28 Jul 2020 - Lead Data Engineer in Richmond, VA
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      Pros

      Very rarely do you see a company where most employees have worked 10+ years. It was one of the main selling points for me, especially working in the tech industry, where turnover and job jumping is very common. The benefits are unparalleled, although the base 401k matching could be better and I think it should take effect your first day instead of the current rate (3% matching after 6 months of employment). But there is a student loan repayment plan, schooling FULLY paid for if you want to get your Master's/PhD, deferred profit sharing program which can invest 13%-27% of your base salary in retirement options, etc.

      Cons

      A LOT of the technologies are outdated, so there is a huge gap between the current trend of the tech industry and Altria. But Altria is full aware and making efforts in diminish the gap (thus the reason why I'm here) :)

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Territory Sales Manager

      22 Aug 2018 - Territory Sales Manager in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Great people and atmosphere. Great training. Opportunity for advancement and growth.

      Cons

      Tobacco and societal expectations. Declining business. Young mid-management.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Pleasant place to work, long term future of company uncertain

      9 Jun 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      - good compensation for Richmond, VA area - management genuinely seems committed to well being of employees - company handling COVID well (expanding flexibility, remote work)

      Cons

      - challenging industry dynamics - existential regulatory risk - negative public opinion of industry - mature industry with limited growth opportunity can translate to limited career opportunities (static or declining headcount combined with low turnover leads to less open opportunities)

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Do Not Work Here

      15 Apr 2021 - Territory Sales Manager 
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      Pros

      The salary is ok. Good insurance and 401(k) match. Terrible bonus. It ranges from $6,000-$9,000 depending on performance.

      Cons

      The job is essentially a blue-collar sign changer in dirty convenience stores. You deal with uneducated store owners and managers who are mean, unprofessional and sketchy. Your garage becomes a personal storage unit for Altria. Territories have gotten very large with significant daily drive times. I spent about 4 hours driving in and out of my territory daily. And that is on top of the huge, unmanageable workload. The culture is toxic. Senior leadership is out of touch. Market managers are clueless. They all promise high-performers promotions. But there is no where to promote anyone because the industry is severely declining. If you are considering an internship here, DO NOT WORK HERE. The slick folks selling you the job and the company sell products that kill people. They are selling you a lie. And they are really good at it. Promotions are nearly impossible, TSMs are miserable, and the job is mindless. Due to the regular lay offs, TSMs have turned on one another because everyone is competing for limited spots. The culture is toxic. Group text messages starting at 6am, texts on the weekends, racist comments being tolerated at the manager level during meetings, and the good ol boys club sense of humor rampant. If you speak up, you will get a target on your back. They are trying to change culture from the CEO level and down, but TSMs are heavily resistant to change. The culture is like the 1980s.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Baf

      9 Jun 2021 - Buyer 
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      Pros

      Great benefits, work life balance and pay.

      Cons

      Upper management was terrible and unrealistic.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Altria

      7 Jun 2021 - Manager in Richmond, VA
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      Pros

      Amazing culture and great flexibility on when and where I can work.

      Cons

      No down side working at Altria

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Territory sales manager-Arkansas

      24 May 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing base salary Company car for personal use Leave to work not work to live Autonomy Flexible schedule Never working weekends Low stress Innovative and progressive company Diverse and inclusive Very stable company Annual bonus

      Cons

      Tobacco sales is nothing to be passionate about

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Finally pushed to the point where I no longer care to go above and beyond.

      23 Jan 2021 - Senior Market Manager/Market Manager 
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      Pros

      Great health benefits and retirement options. A lot of control over your schedule though the days are very long. Company has treated employees well during pandemic, including caregiver benefits. Further evolved than other companies in terms of Inclusion and Diversity conversation. When you can focus on your job, it’s fun and rewarding.

      Cons

      The performance calibration and merit/bonus structure doesn’t reward for employee delivery but instead pits employees against each other in a rack and stack process. Training and Advancement beyond the TSM role is lackluster. Directors and VPs are blind to what first line managers and sales reps actually do and try to offer training or feedback which continues to confirm they are out of touch with their organizations. Every year there is an introduction of a new leadership model and priorities continuously change but at the end of the day, it’s the same message and different words but it affects employee adoption and morale.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Territory Sales Manager

      1 Jun 2021 - Territory Sales Manager in Richmond, VA
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      Pros

      Great company Good pay Great benefits Flexible schedule

      Cons

      Some light merchandising Rapidly changing industries Long term uncertain

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    10. 3.0
      Current Employee

      IDE Culture Long Way to Go

      30 May 2021 - Talent Acquisition Manager in Richmond, VA
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      Pros

      Salary and Benefits, CEO, COVID response was immediate

      Cons

      IDE has a long way to go, favoritism, inexperienced hires have more opportunity than experienced hires, too many unproductive meetings impact work/life balance

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