PMI has is one of the most inspiring companies not only in its industry, but also globally. It has decided to change the industry from within to move to different products than cigarettes. Tell me other company which has 100% revenues and profit from cigarettes would dare to say ONE DAY WE WILL STOP SELLING CIGARETTES. It now has a clearly defined mission of smoke free future, something which has been previously missing. And the company is doing it with the strength in which it has build one of the most global iconic brands MARLBORO.
Obviously such a dramatic change of its focus comes at significant cost and company is undergoing transformation at all fronts - people, systems, organizational structure. Those who feel this most are the employees. Historically company has developed people by moving them internationally, but with the change and uncertainty during the transformation most of these opportunities became very limited.
Great people, inspiring mission
Rigid processes and systems, complex operating models, uncertainty around career progression, limited chances during transformation to move internationally