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SWIFT Overview

La Hulpe (Belgium)
1001 to 5000 employees
1973
Company - Private
Finance
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
SWIFT is a member-owned cooperative that provides the communications platform, products and services to connect more than 11,000 banking organisations, securities institutions and corporate customers in over 200 countries and territories. SWIFT enables its users to exchange ... Read more

Mission: SWIFT is driven and defined by its vision, mission and three core values: Excellence, Community and Innovation. These values guide our activities and ensure we adhere to the highest standards; understand and deliver on our users’ needs; and drive efficiencies across ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We are looking for talented individuals to join our teams in the Americas. To find out more about current vacancies and the opportunities at SWIFT, visit our careers page: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQEyQ

  • We are happy to share our new series, “SWIFT: In conversation.” Discover more about the experiences of our people and the opportunities available through a career at SWIFT: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQPuK

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SWIFT – Why Work For Us?


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SWIFT is a member-owned cooperative through which the financial world conducts its business operations with speed, certainty and confidence. More than 10,800 financial institutions and corporations in over 200 countries trust us every day to exchange millions of standardised financial messages. This activity involves the secure exchange of proprietary data while ensuring its confidentiality and integrity.

Our role is two-fold. We provide the proprietary communications platform, products and services that allow our customers to connect and exchange financial information securely and reliably. We also act as the catalyst that brings the financial community together to work collaboratively to shape market practice, define standards and consider solutions to issues of mutual interest.

SWIFT enables its customers to automate and standardise financial transactions, thereby lowering costs, reducing operational risk and eliminating inefficiencies from their operations. By using SWIFT customers can also create new business opportunities and revenue streams.

SWIFT has its headquarters in Belgium and has offices in the world's major financial centres and developing markets.

SWIFT does not hold funds nor does it manage accounts on behalf of customers, nor does it store financial information on an on-going basis.

If you want your talent to grow, then SWIFT is the place for you.

Whether you are just starting out or looking for more demanding challenges, we can help you realise your vision as part of our future. We are looking for the best the market has to offer. Well-rounded, dynamic, ambitious individuals with a clear vision of their future career.

Career opportunities

Wherever your interests lie — Corporate functions, IT and Operations, Marketing and Sales — we can offer you challenging opportunities to grow professionally and personally by acquiring new skills while developing those you have attained.

Training and development

As a company, we take talent seriously. From day one. Through our induction programmes, world-class training, coaching, hands-on experience, and structured performance management approach.

Compensation and benefits

On top of all this, we offer a friendly, professional working environment to complement our internationally competitive salaries and benefits.

To learn more about the current career opportunties available, visit our jobs portal: https://www.swift.com/about-us/careers 

We are a global player, yet on a human scale. We invest in people at every stage of their career. We constantly push back the borders of technology. We take pride in developing and delivering worldclass solutions that meet our customers’ needs.

For you, this means real opportunities. To plan and develop your career. To grow your talent through international exposure. To learn through teamwork on challenging projects with customers and colleagues around the world. To work in an organisation that truly believes that its people really can have a great impact on the company. And vice versa.

With over 2,600 employees from 80 nationalities in 25 offices worldwide, SWIFT provides vast opportunities for career growth.

We offer a range of training programmes to help you acquire new skills and ensure they stay sharp. Technical or managerial, SWIFT encourages you to grow your talent in line with the company's business needs.

Each SWIFT employee has access to numerous internal and external trainings per year. This includes formal training courses, e-learning, challenging assignments and hands-on experience.

To facilitate this development SWIFT offers structured learning and development programmes:

  •  Over 15 management and leadership development courses
  •  Over 30 personal development training courses
  •  Over 50 technical skills training courses
  •  Over 10 sales and marketing courses
  •  Over 30 SWIFT business courses
  •  TransConstellation Academy


SWIFT was founded in the 1970s, based on the ambitious and innovative vision of creating a global financial messaging service, and a common language for international financial messaging.

Having disrupted the manual processes that were the norm of the past, SWIFT is now a global financial infrastructure that spans every continent, 200+ countries and territories, and services more than 11,000 institutions around the world.

Visit our SWIFT History page for more information: https://www.swift.com/about-us/history


SWIFT works with and for financial communities across the globe. We know this is a privilege as well as a responsibility, and we are committed to making a positive impact wherever we can.

We integrate social, environmental, ethical, and human rights concerns into our operational strategy. Education, diversity, sustainability, community outreach—our belief in the importance of these issues is embedded in our company mind-set.

Visit our CSR page for more information: https://www.swift.com/about-us/csr

SWIFT Reviews

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    Former Employee - Service Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Service Manager in New York, NY
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    I worked at SWIFT full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good training opportunities, room for growth, competitive salary and outstanding benefit packages

    Cons

    The company lost its way while trying to be more of commercial and a profitable company, while it should be managed what it was founded as: a non-profit corporate. That it is supposed to be a non-profit organization is for a good reason so that banks can fully rely on it. If SWIFT becomes too commercial, an entity that can be replaced by a for profit company, then it will be replaced by a for profit company as SWIFT would become irrelevant.

    Advice to Management

    At SWIFT It is all about sales now. And the sales people will sell anything these days to the banks for the sake of meeting their sales targets, and getting their personal compensation checks. Trusting the old reputation of SWIFT the banks pay tens, sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars/euros in license costs for something they don't need or in certain cases for something SWIFT doesn't even charge the other bank for. The banks think SWIFT is a not for profit corporate so they can trust it blindly, forgetting the commission checks the sales people get are real money and they are for their personal profit.

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SWIFT Interviews

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    Senior Information Security Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manassas, VA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at SWIFT (Manassas, VA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Phone Screen with basic IT questions, a description of the companies messaging tool technology, overview of benefits then query on your salary requirements. The salary mentioned was very low for the level of the position and DMV area so we ended the process. Thanks but no thanks.

    Interview Questions

    • Risk Management, Cloud and Security Development   Answer Question
    • Salary, they were 30K off a normal DC salary for a Security Professional but had great benefits. Maybe a good for a Junior level venturing into their first Senior Level position   1 Answer
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SWIFT Awards & Accolades

  • Top 25 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads, Symplicity, 2016
  • Talent Board 2016 Candidate Experience Award, The Talent Board, 2016

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