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    Please review the FAQs below and if you have additional questions, feel free to submit in the “Ask a Question” box.
    Questions & Answers
    1. What makes Altria and its family of companies such a great place to work?

      We are a true values-oriented, mission driven organization with plenty of opportunity, challenge, a unique work environment, great people, great pay and benefits and a shared sense of corporate responsibility. Check out the Video library under Why Choose Us on the Altria careers site ( to see a preview of what employees of Altria’s companies have to say.

    2. What companies are included in the Altria family?

      Philip Morris USA (PM USA), U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company (USSTC), John Middleton Company (Middleton), Nat Sherman, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates (SMWE), Philip Morris Capital Corporation (PMCC), Altria Client Services (ALCS), Altria Group Distribution Company (AGDC) and Nu Mark.

    3. How many employees work at Altria’s companies?

      Altria has about 8,000 employees across the U.S. and more than 3,500 in Virginia.

    4. What types of positions exist within the Altria family of companies?

      Altria’s companies most frequently hire for sales positions nationwide (AGDC), as well as positions in the manufacturing facilities (PM USA, USSTC, Middleton). In addition, the services companies (primarily ALCS) hire a wide variety of professionals to support the operating companies in the areas of Research and Development, Compliance, Human Resources, Legal, Information Systems, Government & Regulatory Affairs, Safety, Health & Environmental, Procurement, Finance and Tax.

    5. How do I apply for a position with the Altria family of companies?

      Job seekers must apply online at the Altria careers site (

    6. Can I change my resume or profile once I have applied for a position?

      No, once you have submitted your resume, it is attached to the job position and cannot be modified.

    7. How long does the hiring process take?

      While every position is different, salaried positions typically take 90 days to fill (from date requisition was posted to date job offer was accepted).

    8. Is there a background check and drug test?

      Yes, job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of both a background check and a drug test.

    9. Do you offer developmental programs for further advancement?

      Yes, most of our companies participate in enterprise-wide leadership development programs such as Finance Leadrship Development Program. We also provide functional development programs such as Territory Sales Managers Foundations and an Engineering Leadership Development Program. We offer a very generous education reimbursement program for eligible salaried employees.

    10. Do the Altria companies recruit college students?

      Yes, Altria’s companies recruit both undergraduate and graduate students for a variety of full-time, co-op and internship positions. Learn more by visiting the Student Center on the Altria careers site (

    11. What about internships?

      If you're interested in an internship at an Altria company, please visit the Student Center of the Careers website to learn more about the opportunities, benefits and requirements. Most of our internship opportunities are for the summer, and recruitment for these positions is an ongoing process. Internship opportunities are posted on the Altria careers site (

    12. Are intern positions paid?

      Yes, internship positions are paid positions.

    13. Do representatives from the Altria family of companies attend recruiting events?

      Yes, view the Campus Information section in the Student Center on the Altria careers site (

    14. How often are jobs posted on

      We post job openings as they become available, real-time.

    15. How do I submit my resume for an open position?

      To express interest in a current opening, select "Profile Login" on the home page of the Careers website and complete your profile. Once you have created a profile, you will be able to search and view job openings, set up a Job Search and apply to any position.

    16. Will I be contacted by ALCS Talent Acquisition after my resume is received?

      Yes, a system generated e-mail notifies you that an expression of interest was submitted and received.

    17. Do I need to create an account to browse/search job openings?

      No, you can search job openings as a visitor, but you will need to create an account in order to apply for a job.

    18. If I am invited to interview, what can I do to prepare?

      The Altria companies utilize a behavioral interview format. Be prepared to cite specific examples of each of your accomplishments that are listed on your resume. In addition, researching Altria and its companies by utilizing the website, Annual Report and recent articles will help you feel prepared and ready for your initial interview. Visit Interview Preparation under Getting the Job on the Altria careers site ( for additional preparation recommendations.

    19. If I do not get this job, can I continue to apply for other positions within the Altria family?

      Yes, job openings on the Careers website are updated as they become available. Always ensure you keep your profile/resume up to date.

    20. How can I stay abreast of all job openings to ensure I do not miss out on an opportunity?

      You can “Create a Search Agent” when you create an account on the Altria careers site ( This search agent will email you job postings based on keywords you enter into the system.

    21. Do you offer international job opportunities?

      Although we do not recruit for international job opportunities at this time, Altria family of companies does offer a variety of positions across the United States.

    22. Can I submit a resume without applying to a position?

      No, in order to be considered an applicant, you must submit your resume to an open position. If you’d like to receive notification when a new position is posted in your field, simply create a profile and select the Search Agent feature. You will receive an email from us when a related position becomes available.

    23. Can I delete my account?

      After 90 days of inactivity on your account, the Search Agent will automatically disable the functionality for you.

    24. How should I proceed if I do not see a position that I am interested in?

      You can “Create a Search Agent” when you create an account on the Altria careers site ( This search agent will email you job postings based on keywords you enter into the system.

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