Jardine Matheson Reviews

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Henry Keswick
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  • A good nursery for fresh graduate but no further development for manager and above

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    Current Employee - Area Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Jardine Matheson full-time (More than 10 years)


    Very organized. All SOP spelled out clearly so no way to go wrong. Have a team of long service super committed middle management who are as close as family. Staff at the store are engaged and supportive to the middle management.


    Top management stays at the top and not communicating with the front liners. Decision made without taking staff's opinion into consideration. Company strategy very conservative and product oriented, consumer behavior been neglected. Staff welfare not treated as priority and no HR department to manage the 2000 employees. Remuneration package never been revise for more than 20 years.

    Advice to Management

    CEO needs to communicate with the middle management and the front liners to learn more about the business. Learn to analyse the real problem face by the company and work out a strategy base on this. Once a strategy is spelled out, back it up, follow through and follow up till result is shown. CEO has to be the leader of the project instead of assigning some lower ranking manager to lead the company strategy as that person will not get full support.

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Jardine Matheson.


    Had an informational interview with someone in HR after an internal referral for their selective Executive Development Program. Was the most condescending interview I have ever had and I've interviewed with the most pretentious companies. Basically the interviewer hadn't looked at my resume and used the time to insinuate that because I was American I would fail to grasp business in Asia. (I'm fluent in Mandarin and interned for a consulting firm in Shanghai in addition to a 6 month study abroad program in Beijing, all of which is very prominent on my resume) Moreover they require you to take an onsite test and the testing sites are only in London, Singapore, and HK. The London test date was on the same day that my CFA Level 1 was so it wasn't an option. I realize I'm drawing my conclusion from a tiny sample size, but regardless if a senior member of HR is that bad at speaking to prospective hires I can't see myself working there. If you find yourself in the situation where an internal referral lands you a preliminary informational interview don't be surprised if the HR member hasn't looked at your resume and is extremely condescending.

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Website www.jardines.com
Headquarters Hong Kong
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (JAR)
Industry Retail
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year

The British no longer rule Hong Kong, but don't tell Jardine Matheson Holdings (JMH), which governs the many interests of its affiliate Jardine Strategic Holdings, one of the oldest of the Hong Kong "hongs" (diversified trading companies) and one of the few still in British hands. JMH's subsidiaries include Jardine Pacific and Jardine Motors Group, Asian supermarket operator Dairy Farm, and Hongkong Land, which owns prime real estate in Hong Kong. Other businesses include financial services, hotels (Mandarin Oriental), construction, mining, and ... More

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