Best Places to Work in IT 2017 Employer Profile

No. 32, Large

Altria Client Services

Richmond, Va. [South Atlantic]
Altria Client Services
Credit: Altria Client Services

Why you want to work there

Top 10 Rankings: No. 6 for career development
This Richmond, Va., tobacco company provides its employees with an environment that features modern work and collaboration spaces, standing desks and a staffed gym. IT staffers also enjoy monthly off-site social activities, flexible schedules, remote work options and opportunities to innovate. Altria offers a diverse range of challenging assignments and has robust professional development initiatives that include a formal mentoring program and training in specific technology areas and in leadership and business skills. The company further supports professional growth with career development plans and employee recognition programs.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 6,807

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 230

IT employee turnover in 2016: 20%

IT promotions in 2016: 11%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2016: No set maximum

Training budget per IT employee in 2016: $4,348

PTO and Healthcare

Days of paid time off after one year of service: 15

Days of paid time off after 10 years of service: 20

Percentage of employee health insurance premium paid by employer: 85%