John Swire & Sons FAQ

Have questions about working at John Swire & Sons? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at John Swire & Sons.

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30 English questions out of 30

January 16, 2021

What are perks and other benefits like at John Swire & Sons?

Pros

Great exposure, good staff benefits

Cons

No career prospect, conservative senior management

Great exposure, good staff benefits

January 16, 2021

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March 29, 2020

What is health insurance like at John Swire & Sons?

Pros

Opportunity to work internationally throughout Asia Lots of training (entirely soft skills though) Opportunities to build relationships with senior management Good benefits - housing, relocation, medical insurance Amazing work life balance

Cons

No commercial responsibility given within first 3-5 years Lots of learning by osmosis and minute taking Very limited transferrable skills - trainees are too generalist to be of much use to other organizations Poor incentive scheme rewards slackers Stale pool of management talent where most people are from the same background

Advice to Management

Give management trainees real jobs with commercial responsibility. Year-long rotations for a period of 3 years is too long and stunts development,

housing, relocation, medical insurance

March 29, 2020

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July 15, 2021

Does John Swire & Sons offer an employee assistance or workplace counselling program?

Pros

Good employee benefits Decent working environment Friendly co-workers

Cons

Long processing time Big/ complex company

Good employee benefits

July 15, 2021

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September 9, 2021

What is the retirement plan like at John Swire & Sons?

Pros

good medical & retirement benefits

Cons

less chance to promote to another grade

good medical & retirement benefits

September 9, 2021

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February 5, 2020

Does John Swire & Sons offer family leave?

Pros

Good exposure - access to senior leaders, different job rotations in different departments / companies Good salary / housing allowance / relatively good annual leave for HK (starting at 20 days)

Cons

No choice where you work / what role you do, therefore can't drive your career yourself. Promotions / roles don't seem to be based on performance, rather the number of years service. No motivation to perform well to progress faster. Not flexible - no work from home, only 3 months maternity leave, not having a choice in location means you're expected to move wherever you are told - not very realistic if you have a partner who also has a career... Culture is not very diverse - they basically employ a lot of people from very privileged backgrounds, if you don't fit this can be hard to 'fit in'.

Advice to Management

Give people more choice about where they work / what role they do. Open up roles for people to apply for after the three year trainee period (like most other companies after the grad scheme). Give progression based on performance.

no work from home, only 3 months maternity leave, not having a choice in location means you're expected to move wherever you are told

February 5, 2020

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