Best Places to Work in IT 2014 Employer Profile

No. 29, Large

Altria Client Services

Richmond, Va. [South Atlantic]

Why you want to work there

IT employees at this Richmond, Va.-based tobacco company enjoy opportunities to mingle with peers during daily "Brain Breaks" and at monthly outings to local venues. They can also gain insights from professionals in different industries who are invited to give presentations through the company's various speaker series, including a lunchtime learning program. Altria's IT University offers courses in leadership, communication and other business skills, and well-defined career plans guide staffers to the experiences and responsibilities that will help them achieve their career goals.

Employee Statistics

Total U.S.-based employees: 7,660

Total U.S.-based IT employees: 251

IT employee turnover in 2013: 6%

IT promotions in 2013: 13%


Training days offered per IT employee in 2013: 7

Training budget per IT employee in 2013: $2,723