Lorillard

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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)

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

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Other reviews for Lorillard

  1.  

    Work here if you want to stay below the radar, not advance, collect your pension and retire.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    Pros

    The benefit package (specifically, health and vacation) was excellent. Employees are given the opportunity to balance career and personal family life.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for advancement. Management is not willing to consider new or fresh ideas. Company is financially conservative which brings down moral since there are few perks. There is absolutley no or very little opportunity for advancement and a very high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate middle management's performance. Although Lorillard claims to have an "open - door" policy, suggestions fall on deaf ears. Certain areas in the country have extremely high turn over, which is an indication of low moral and poor treatment. These areas should be a red flag or indication that there are serious problems with middle management in these areas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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
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