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Company is too focused on young employees. Unrealistic monthly projects.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Bedminster, NJ (US)
Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Bedminster, NJ (US)

I have been working at Altria full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

competitve salary, company car, health insurance, profit sharing

Cons

In order to be promoted, a TSM must be willing to relocate. Many seasoned employees are not able to relocate. The company is now focused on very young, inexperienced college graduates and it is promoting them too quickly. Many of these new hires are making very good salaries and are great at computers but know nothing about life, sales or human nature. Most believe that they are amazing and that the world owes them everything because they are now managers and make a lot of money. However this has caused a lot of resentment in the organization. Many of these managers will do anything to get ahead. The company used to be a great place to work. However now it is just a job. It is difficult to reason with people who don't have a mortgage, don't have a family to maintain, don't have responsibilities besides work and who for the most part have never worked anywhere else. They expect this to be a lifestyle instead of a job.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

As more and more of the seasoned employees retire, this company is moving in the wrong direction. For all of the "smarts" that the new hires bring, they lack life experience, sales skills, personality, compassion........ Management should think about our company values first and select leaders for managemnt positions. Please stop selecting people who will kill each other to get ahead and yes you to death.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Great company and great people. Has some organizational opportunities.

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    • 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    -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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Go make some sales calls.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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