Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) is the leading international tobacco company. We have a diverse workforce of more than82000employees around the world and sell our products in more than 180markets. Philip Morris Manufacturing&Technology Bologna Spa (previously Intertaba) is an affiliate located in Zola Predosa with more than 500employees.Over the years has developed a significant know-how on processes&technologies for filter manufacturing and nowadays is recognized as worldwide Center of Excellence in PMI for cigarette filter “production technology innovation” and for the industrialization of new processes and training of employees on innovative tobacco product

Facts & Figures

Industry Consumer Good and Services
Number of employees 530
Number of active countries 180

The Research

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This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • Job rotation programmes
  • International exchange programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching programmes
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • On-the-job training
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • (Peer) coaching
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Communities of Practice
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)

Career and succession management

  • Job rotation
  • Training programme
  • Coaching
  • Special assignment
  • Secondment
  • Job enrichment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Compensation and benefits

  • Shift premiums
  • Meal subsidies/canteen services
  • Subsidy Medical Insurance
  • Loan/Loan Repayment
  • Overpay

Secondary benefits

  • Laptop
  • Mobile Telephone
  • Car/travel allowance
  • Company car
  • Entertainment allowance
  • On-site parking
  • Group transport

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Flexi-time working
  • Part-time working
  • Sabbatical/career break
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time
  • Employer contribution for child care
  • Special leave for parents (above legal requirements)

Onboarding Activities

  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • Use of internal/external social media (networks) to chat with current employees
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • Post-hire assessment
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • Internal social media (network) experience sharing
  • Team lunch/dinner
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions

Communication Channels

  • Formal sessions (e.g. one-to-one meetings between employee and manager)
  • Works councils
  • Special access to CEO/Leadership
  • Instant messaging
  • Employee surveys

Networking Activities

  • Online chat/instant messaging
  • Personal online profile/social media
  • Seasonal social events
  • Special informal sessions with Executive Management

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Preventative Occupational Health programme
  • In-house doctor
  • Fitness centre membership subsidy/reimbursement
  • On-site flu vaccinations
  • Nutritional information programmes