Swatch Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Swatch President Nick Hayek Jr.
Nick Hayek Jr.
49 Ratings

Pros
  • 50% Employee Discount after 90 days of employment (in 7 reviews)

  • great product great brand easy job (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no room for growth or movement, your manager has all the power (in 7 reviews)

  • no room for growth within the company (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Good company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swatch

    Pros

    They give you 50 percent of watches because they require you to wear two

    Cons

    None really except typical sales job. It wasn't a bad place to work but you could have a better company .


  2. Helpful (5)

    Terrible management. Don't expect much.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Swatch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You get a decent discount on the watches. You also get free watches twice a year.

    Cons

    DMs have narrow "what have you done for me lately" attitude and absurd sense of self importance. They always say to "reach out" with concerns and then belittle & admonish you for doing so. Favoritism & intimidation are their only two modes of operation and that changes almost weekly as they are friendly one day and lying to and about you the next.

    Don't let the name fool you, DMs don't CARE about you despite their cringeworthy demeanor, how much they proclaim to work with you, or how many exclamation points they misuse at the end of a sentence. They only care about how you make them look to the very few people left at corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Total lack of respect for employees, from the top on down explains the high turnover. People don't feel appreciated, valued or listened to. When voicing concerns, you are fed a dialogue of corporate double talk or put on the witch-hunt list. No wonder entire stores are looking elsewhere for new jobs. There is a good reason nearly half the stores in the district are missing store managers either due to firing or resignation; the store managers themselves can't always conveniently be the blame.


  3. Solid company, entitled employees

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

    I have been working at Swatch (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    room for advancement, especially if you are relocate-able. Generous discounts, time off, and incentives. Brand manager is extremely relatable and affects change.

    Cons

    Entitled employees whom don't want to be held accountable. When they are, they cry favoritism and discrimination. Every company has policy and procedures. Do your job when no one is watching.

    Advice to Management

    Current direction is positive. Continue to be transparent.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Thanks, but I'll Pass

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales and Planning Analyst
    Current Employee - Sales and Planning Analyst

    I have been working at Swatch (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    2 free watches annually
    Employee sales at good discounts
    Sometimes they buy us ice cream/other snacks

    Cons

    No room for growth within the company
    Poor business outlook
    Micromanagers
    HR - meh
    No company direction

    Advice to Management

    Focus on career development, then your best performers won't become disillusioned or leave.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Weehawken, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Weehawken, NJ

    I have been working at Swatch full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing brands, luxury play, technology, people, and very strong balance sheet and financials. The company offers very strong benefits and positive work place. Cool offices and great location (Midtown, Weehawken).

    Cons

    There are decisions that have been made without context or communication that has the staff wondering about their future. It is surprising that changes are being executed this way given the deep family values of the Founder.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with the people running the brands. Market visits from Brand Management and Execitoves at least twice per year. Allow local leaders the freedoms to lead and drive engagement agenda and culture.


  7. Finally getting Better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Swatch full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    50% watches
    Great Location
    big company
    under new management

    Cons

    Late hours
    weekend work
    high sales goals

    Advice to Management

    There has been lots of changes this year. However I finally can see it turning the corner. They Finally put a GM with brains/smart genes,along with a new management team that are professional and really provide proper coaching and feedback. Keep it like this!


  8. great place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swatch

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good training, good staff, great clients,

    Cons

    everything is as it should be.


  9. Watchmaker

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swatch

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great brands, that's about it. Just great brands. Customer Service doesn't really care about you

    Cons

    Poo poo future, no steady career path, people get fired at a moments notice.

    Advice to Management

    Get your poo Poo together, people don't really enjoy this place


  10. Great retail & watch training

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Swatch full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great brand and offers extensive training

    Cons

    Management can be more efficient and transparent


  11. Helpful (6)

    As it should be? Not even close!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Key Holder - TX
    Former Employee - Key Holder - TX

    I worked at Swatch full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Really friendly coworkers in the store only. The hours are flexible. Discounts on merchandise.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Pay is low. There's few promotions to go around and those go to the inexperienced favorites. Training is a joke. HR is a nightmare. Vapid district managers still seem to be learning as they go. Touchy feely, disrespectful and clueless. Even the neighboring stores laugh at them when they visit.

    Advice to Management

    You hired professionals and adults. Stop babysitting and monitoring us. Stop insulting us by throwing useless flash cards and endless role playing materials at us under the guise of training materials. They are a waste of time and money.



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