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John Swire & Sons Work Life Balance FAQ

Read what John Swire & Sons employees think about work life balance at the company and make sure this fits your lifestyle. Employees have questions about everything from the work from home policy, overtime and flexibility.

John Swire & Sons has a work life balance rating of 4.

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3 English questions out of 3

February 5, 2020

What is working from home like at John Swire & Sons?

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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January 29, 2021

How is the work/life balance at John Swire & Sons?

Pros

Work life balance is good

Cons

Work content not challenging enough

Work life balance is good

January 29, 2021

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February 5, 2020

What do employees say about the location of the John Swire & Sons office?

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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3 English questions out of 3

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