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Philip Morris USA Reviews

Updated 7 October 2017
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Philip Morris USA President & CEO Cliff B. Fleet
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Pros
  • pay decent--not the best, good work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • 1 in hourly wage and hundreds to thousands in bonus money per year, good benefits, 401k match, easy work (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Fun and interesting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun place and interesting job

    Cons

    Nasty people at times and ok pay

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer


  2. "Wonderful company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Columbia, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Columbia, SC (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are wonderful and become family. Once you learn the job, it is pretty straight-forward and simple. You build wonderful relationships with people from all walks of life.

    Cons

    The amount of marketing materials is overwhelming. It’s not bad if you have room in your home to dedicate as an office.
    After a long day, you still have about an hour of computer work. New product launches happen often, as well as display changes (which can take an entire day!


  3. "Manufacturing Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, stable work environment.

    Cons

    May be required to work back shifts.


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  5. "Company rating"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor
    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment, great pay, lots of flexibility

    Cons

    Not any at the present time


  6. "MT1 Production Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Philip Morris USA full-time

    Pros

    Good pay goes up with experience and position, raises and bonuses usually over $1 in hourly wage and hundreds to thousands in bonus money per year, good benefits, 401k match, easy work

    Cons

    Manual labor, dusty at times, lots of overtime even if you don't sign up, 4 hr blocks of OT , no vacation time until 5 years with company, no work life balance


  7. "Can't beat it"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Richmond, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Richmond, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay for hourly, decent benefits, profit sharing second to none.

    Cons

    As in all industries you can get a bad supervisor that tries to make your world hard but for the most part a good atmosphere. Overtime can be rough at times. sometimes forced 7days and 12 hours

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees.


  8. "Technician III"

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    Current Employee - Tech III in Richmond, VA (US)
    Current Employee - Tech III in Richmond, VA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Can work without talking to anyone all day. Free t-shirts, Join a team and sit in the break room all day instead of doing audits. The more teams you join the less you have to be on the floor actually working. Non-productive is the key to easy weekly pay! You don't have to be smart or think for the production jobs here. Free vouchers to the cafeteria when you behave. Throw me a banana!

    Cons

    Forced over time, pay is average for VA you have to work over time to make the money you could make at a professional job with no over time. The majority of the workers are uneducated and act is if they are field workers. NO room for advancement unless you want to be a BUL and give up your pension for demeaning work. Too many interns. The CEO needs to cut pension, hire contractors, and put the uneducated workers back in their place. The company does not really pay for school. None of the workers go anyway. If you just want physical work with no meaning PMUSA is where it is. Generations of families work there with no real goals. Too many of the salaried workers hope to get to headquarters one day but they stay in the positions for decades and add no value to the company. The CEO needs to do a overhaul and clean house. Save money and get rid of the over paid workers! Anyone could do those jobs for $9 an hour and be proud! Poor union. Union workers are machine operators who love the time off the floor lol.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and notice that your workers are overpaid and many are not retiring because of this and all of the committees you pay workers to be on doing audits is just time that they ride the clock, Your tenured salaried workers stay in positions and do nothing to add value. Hire more innovative university grads and replace the operators on the floor with contractors. The work isn't hard at all. You can hire people to do the physical work running machines for way less! Force these people to go out and take the time to educate themselves. Hire students who are looking for valuable experiences and want to learn the product life cycle. Replace non productive BUL's who sit in the offices all day.


  9. "Fantastic place to work"

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    Former Employee - Mid-Level Manager
    Former Employee - Mid-Level Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary benefits advancement opportunities and work-life balance

    Cons

    Some times too many meetings

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great job that you do teaching and coaching to strengthen your workforce


  10. "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Philip Morris USA full-time

    Pros

    Seems to be a good company

    Cons

    A pension plan and cheaper insurance copays would be nice.


  11. "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Philip Morris USA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for with excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Shift work wasn't for me.

    Advice to Management

    Put in the hours it will be well worth it.


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