About Philip Morris South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) is the leading international tobacco company, with six of the world’s top 15 international brands, including the number one cigarette brand worldwide. We have a diverse workforce of more than 82,000 employees around the world and sell our products in more than 180 markets. Philip Morris South Africa, is one of PMI affiliates, with 615 employees across different functional areas including Commercial and Manufacturing and main office located in Cape Town and production center in Boksburg (Gauteng).

Facts & Figures

Industry Consumer Good and Services
Number of employees 615
Number of active countries 1

The Research

Certification is only awarded to the best employers around the world: companies that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute’s research assesses all critical areas of the Human Resources environment, certifying organisations that can demonstrate they are continuously optimising employee conditions and leading the way in the development of their people.

The employee offerings of Philip Morris South Africa (Pty) Ltd.

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
  • 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
  • Mobile Learning
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Simulations and learning games

Career and succession management

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

Onboarding Activities

  • Pre-Employment package (after contract is signed)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Check-in meetings at specific intervals
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • A buddy is assigned to the new employee
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • (Social) Networking events for new employees
  • 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

  • Employee surveys

Compensation and benefits

  • Employee referral bonus
  • Shift premiums
  • Meal subsidies/canteen services
  • Subsidy Medical Insurance

Secondary benefits

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

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Special leave for parents (above legal requirements)

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Stress management
  • Ergonomic support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Personal support line
  • Employee debt support
  • Preventative Occupational Health programme
  • Occupational Health professional

Networking Activities

  • Online chat/instant messaging