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SWIFT Reviews in Culpeper, VA

Updated March 28, 2014
Updated March 28, 2014
55 Reviews

3.4
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SWIFT CEO Gottfried Leibbrandt
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work-life balance compaired to most companies in the IT sector these days (in 9 reviews)

  • Good benefits and a place to get your career started after college (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management has lost the plot in regards to company direction (in 4 reviews)

  • Career growth is almost non-existent in terms of promotions or new jobs (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Engineer  in  Culpeper, VA
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Culpeper, VA

    Pros

    Great benefits, Good work culture, Awesome colleagues.

    Cons

    Location in culpeper which is away from Northern VA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremely good benefits, no room for advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Management Specialist  in  Culpeper, VA
    Current Employee - Security Management Specialist in Culpeper, VA

    Pros

    - Best benefits I've seen, ever
    - Decent salary
    - Casual atmosphere
    - Decent culture

    Cons

    - No room for advancement, someone has to die or move for you to take their spot
    - Management is not very competant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the older folks who were in SWIFT during the 'golden days' and got promoted every week. It's killing the growth because the newer hires cannot advance due to the disgusting amount spent on promotions years ago

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Moving in the wrong direction after lean

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems and Applications Support  in  Culpeper, VA
    Current Employee - Systems and Applications Support in Culpeper, VA

    Pros

    Good salary and excellent benefits.

    Cons

    Upper management are clueless. HR is a joke and run by someone who has no HR experience and does not have the best interest of the employee in mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-visit what made this company great BEFORE lean. Value those that work 24/7 and schedule extracurricular activities that everyone can participate in. Share the wealth during bonus time with those that actually make the KPIs happen. (Less for management and more for the mainstream employees). Re-visit the new bonus requirements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Challenging call center job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Customer Service Engineer  in  Culpeper, VA
    Former Employee - Associate Customer Service Engineer in Culpeper, VA

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, great co-workers, and good working environment

    Cons

    Working constraints (KPI's), LEAN, - company restructuring - no stability for employment. Not up to date technology wise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    My 13 years at SWIFT were rewarding and at the same time heart breaking.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Culpeper, VA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Culpeper, VA

    Pros

    good benefits
    great salary
    plenty of training opportunities
    a place you can be proud to work in
    a chance to travel and learn a lot of different cultures

    Cons

    almost impossible for a woman to advance
    too many reorgs
    LEAN took a great toll on skilled staff
    watch your back, even the best of the best get cut and replaced by lower level new hires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think outside the box
    clean up your HR department and get a strong team to meet your business needs and also to protect staff
    look at what the rest of the business world is doing
    listen to your worker bees, your true SME's

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A Great Company to work for with Excellent Benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Manager  in  Culpeper, VA
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in Culpeper, VA

    Pros

    Swift is a Society for the Banks. If you are looking for steadiness in your career and good growth opportunities, then Swift is the place to be.
    Great Benefits package. You start with 4 weeks of vacation, good medical/dental benefits, a pension plan and an excellent 401k package.

    Cons

    A large number of senior candidates thus making growth at higher levels too stunted.

    However, a great company to work for if you are in the long haul.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is important to find growth opportunities within Swift for staff who have been here a long time and feel blocked as there are no opportunities. This is causing some staff to feel rebuked and neglected.

    Importantly, the extra emphasis given to young graduate program will leave existing employees with a bad taste if not handled correctly.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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