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    This was a soul crushing experience.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Swatch full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great product, innovative.
    - Reasonable prices on product.
    - Nice employee discount.
    - Two free watches upon hire, keep watches after 30 days.

    Cons

    - Senior Management rules by fear.
    - Little to no training provided.
    - Archaic system is clunky and out dated.
    - Employees are treated like a burden instead of an asset.
    - Threats made daily on your job, from regular employees to the Store Manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This should have been the best place anyone could work. However, it is not. You need to value your employees more, stop threatening them with termination for every little detail. Stop trying to rule this company by fear. This company has the potential to be really fun to work for, the work environment should match the product sold, fun, lighthearted and exciting. Remove the archaic binder system, all of this information can be generated and stored on a computer easily, and allow Store Management to be on the floor selling, instead of in the back stressing over. The computer keeps track of sales, profit and loss, and shrinkage much better than any ledger can. Create a more secure system to protect inventory, those little plastic clips are great for a glass display, but they make it a thief's dream come true to snag a nice watch. And finally, you need to have a better training for new incoming Store Managers, especially if you plan on sticking to the archaic systems that you use. It is so out of date, that most companies have moved on from using it 15 years ago, and newer managers have no idea what to make of it. A dedicated 2 week program is what they said I would get, and sounds great, but the reality is that I got maybe 8 days of training before they threw me into my store and basically told me to "sink or swim" (I had a manager that was trying to train me, and he did great until the company decided that he needed to go back to his store, my training was never finished). At this time, I would never recommend working for Swatch. However, if even half of the changes that I am suggesting were initiated(like ruling by fear), I would gladly come back to this company. There is great potential here, but it is wasted. I know there is a great company somewhere in there.

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