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Jack Clemons
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    Good and challenging

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Pinetown (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Pinetown (South Africa)

    I worked at Bata full-time (more than 10 years)


    exposed to international travel and study and meeting people from all over the world


    reporting to the MD , you need to be organized , and have answers about your job and tasks

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    be flexible and have knowledge of other departments when interacting with managemant

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    Finance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lausanne (Switzerland)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Bata in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    Because of the small size of the corporate office, hiring is outsourced to external head-hunters. The interview process started with an initial face to face with the recruiting agency & then individual interviews with 4 executives of the corporate office (on different days, requiring to go back each time). Unfortunately, the descriptions of the state of the company & job content tend to be overly optimistic & at quite a distance from reality.

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    My advice would be to try to talk informally to current employees to get a feel of the motivation level & atmosphere to go beyond the fancy descriptions provided during the interviews...
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Headquarters Lausanne, Switzerland
Size 1 to 5 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Zara, Vivarte

Bata Brands has been making tracks around the world for more than a century. The company manufactures and sells shoes under a dozen brands, including the eponymous Bata, Bata Industrials, Baby Bubbles, Eco Fit, and Marie Claire. Bata runs more than 25 manufacturing centers in 20 countries, though most facilities are located in India. The firm's retail operations include some 5,000 Bata stores in 70 countries. Since its founding by Tomas Bata in 1894, the company has sold more than 14 billion pairs of shoes. It is still owned by the Bata family, one of the most celebrated... More

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