Lorillard Reviews

Updated 20 August 2014
Updated 20 August 2014
31 Reviews

3.6
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Lorillard President and CEO Murray S. Kessler
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  1.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lorillard full-time

    Pros

    Company Car, Great Benefits, Great Pay. This is an incredible opportunity for anyone who is not afraid of a little hard work. You must have a road warrior heart and be willing to develop relationships with store personnel of all cultures and backgrounds. It's not as much of a sales position than it is a merchandising and inventory position.

    Cons

    There's not a lot of room for advancement in this particular position. You are welcome to apply to other job categories, but there is little room for advancement in sales, that is of course unless your district or regional sales manager retires. Other con .. future of tobacco industry is in question ...

    Recommends
  2.  

    Excellent place to work - future uncertain

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    Current Employee - Middle Management  in  Greensboro, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Greensboro, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Historically generous salary and benefits. No lay-offs in the past, Lean company that can make decisions quickly when prudent. Not a lot of red tape.

    Cons

    Pending acquisition by RAI and transfer of employees and facilities to Imperial Tobacco. Uncertainty for some employees which company they will work for after acquisition is complete and what salary/benefits will be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to communicate and consider a retention bonus - very talented and skilled employees are likely to leave due to uncertainty for future salary and benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Camden, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Camden, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Company car, Salary, Benefits, Work enviorment

    Cons

    Declining sales job become to much of a routine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company and great people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lorillard

    Pros

    Excellent Pay
    Excellent Benefits
    Job Variety
    Great People

    Cons

    Over Worked
    Not Enough Resources
    Upper level needs to interact with the field more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show your appreciation for the hard work of your employees more often.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overrall good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lorillard full-time

    Pros

    Great paying company and good people

    Cons

    Amount of vacation time and culture is reluctant to change

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mostly good experiences at Lorillard

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Sciientist  in  Greensboro, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Sciientist in Greensboro, NC (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefit package for employees

    Cons

    Promotional experiences may or may not be tied to personal performances

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    A comfortable career

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    Current Employee - Tobacco Sales Representative  in  Philadelphia, Calhoun, AL (US)
    Current Employee - Tobacco Sales Representative in Philadelphia, Calhoun, AL (US)

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

    Pros

    A great products, industry leader in menthol segment, annual raises, pension is allotted to new his

    Cons

    Lowest salaries, slow or limited vertical movement for careers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve salary structure, overall great company to work for....

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consistent and Steady

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lorillard

    Pros

    The company has been in business for 250 years and has shown profit and growth during its entire tenure. It is not the biggest, but it doesn't strive to be. It is a no nonsense company that does the best it can in a challenging industry. The requirements are challenging, but not overly excessive.

    Cons

    The industry continues to shrink and this might limit mobility. However, the company does not "binge and purge," which means the company expansion is consistent with market conditions. The federal government will continue to have a larger role in this industry, but difficult to say how much and how that will affect employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company must remain nimble and able to take advantage of opportunities. This can best be accomplished by remaining lean and controlling costs.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company - excellent benefits-well-managed

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Cheyenne, WY (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Cheyenne, WY (US)

    I have been working at Lorillard

    Pros

    Self -direction, working independently, opportunity to make excellent salary, benefits are excellent, thanks to ownership of insurance company - of couse, one arm of the company sortof creats the clientele for the other. Wonderful perks like minimum 5 weeks vacation, great retirement, company vehicle, and you can set your own schedule. If you get a good
    group of people to work with - this job is wonderful.

    Cons

    Ladder-climbing junior management create situations and trim staff to suit their ambitions - costing the company some of its best and brightest. Also - never tell your kids what you do for a living, since they will be hounded at school
    by the anti-smokers. Get use to people asking you for freebie cartons. And you mightas well take up smoking yourself, since most staff meetings are in smoke-fileld rooms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your staff more -trust their judgment - they are the noes in the trenches in what is a very unpopular occupation

    Recommends
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