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could be better

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Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Coordinator in Weehawken, NJ
Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Coordinator in Weehawken, NJ

I have been working at Swatch

Pros

the people are really easy going for the most part and that atmosphere is fun on a daily basis. THere is definitely plenty of work to do, but you shouldn't have a problem with the social aspect of daily swatch life.

Cons

As long as you're not looking to ever get a raise, you're probably straight.

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give us summer fridays again!

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pick the right brand.

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    Current Employee - Public Relations Coordinator in Weehawken, NJ
    Current Employee - Public Relations Coordinator in Weehawken, NJ

    I have been working at Swatch

    Pros

    The benefits are fantastic. As for the work envirnoment, you are not alone in feeling the lack of support. Also, the ladies in HR are always available to help and try their best. Some of your best allies will be the "little people" mail room guy, receptionist, people in accounting, the employees that most people do not pay attention too. You also get a great discount on all brands and the friends and family sale is good. Finally, if you come in early you can leave early.

    Cons

    Every brand is treated differently. The rules do not apply to everyone, even those on the same working level. The benefits are fantastic. However, there are not many holidays. There are six in total for the whole year. Also, company expenses are reimbursed to your paycheck. There are no company cards and some brand managers can take months to approve expenses leaving you without the money for quite some time. Also, for those in public relations, it is not a major concern for brand managers. The sales representatives are the main concern and their needs are a top priority. This unfortunate behavior ways heavily on the internal staff and positive reinforcement does not happen. Building moral has been said to be not important.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For my senior management I would advise him or her to give position reinforcement to the in-house staff. Building moral is important and crucial to keeping your staff feel appreciated. Also, if you are not familiar with the all industries, than do some research. Do not tell your employees, who's job it is the get maximum brand exposure, "that's no big deal" after viewing their work. If you do not see the benefit of the work done than ask. Just because you lack of knowledge in many areas does not mean you should ignore those areas, instead oneself should try reading, researching or have a colleague explain the industry.

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    Good experience on marketing

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Istanbul (Turkey)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Istanbul (Turkey)

    I worked at Swatch full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Valuable experience on learning how to market a product. Swatch is a very interesting business idea itself. And it is a very successful company in using marketing tools in an effective way.

    Cons

    Their best years are behind because of the limited watch usage in recent years with the introduction of mobile phones in mid 90s. But still they are there in the market. One of the most creative products of the history.

    Recommends
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