Swatch Reviews

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Nick Hayek Jr.
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    Great if you want retail as a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Full Time Keyholder  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Full Time Keyholder in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Good pay for full time for a retail job, can't speak for/against part time

    Base pay plus commission for non management, and it's a decent commission percentage, especially if the store makes the month

    You learn management skills at the key holder level, and if you want it and work for it you can move up

    Fantastic brand

    DM does care about employees. Mine did anyway, can't speak for the rest.

    Cons

    Timely advancement may require relocation if your store management team does well

    Your experience can vary vastly from store to store. But to be fair that can happen at any mall retail company

    Metric goals can be hard to reach if your store does a lot of service (bands, batteries, etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent when it comes to major releases. We had people asking for Sistem51 for a long time and didn't know for sure when we were getting it in the US until a week or two before it launched.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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Swatch Interviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
Updated Jul 22, 2014

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    Corporate Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Weehawken, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Weehawken, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Swatch in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied via job website and received a call within a few days. However, I feel that my time was wasted as I was asked to come in for several interviews and when I was about to receive the offer and provided my salary history, I never heard back. I was subsequently reached out to by a headhunter for this same position who then mentioned that they were really not looking to pay competitively; which is fine. However, I would have appreciated if Swatch's corporate HR had given me that feedback and not just dropped communication. Everyone did seem very nice and collaborative and I may have considered a salary reduction had I gotten the opportunity to negotiate with them.

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Website www.swatchgroup.com
Headquarters Biel, Switzerland
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1963
Type Company - Public (UHR)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Seiko, Citizen Watch, Richemont

The Swatch Group Ltd. is a diversified multinational holding company active in the manufacture and sale of finished watches, jewelry, watch movements and components. It is the world’s largest watchmaking group, and supplies nearly all the components required for the watches sold by its eighteen individual brands and the multi-brand retail companies Tourbillon and Hour Passion.

The Swatch Group Ltd. was founded in 1983, by Nicolas G. Hayek. Originally known as SMH, it was created out of the merger of two Swiss watch companies. The Swatch Group Ltd. in Biel (Switzerland...
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