John Swire & Sons Reviews

Updated Mar 23, 2021

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4.0
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John Swire & Sons Chairman Barnaby Swire
Barnaby Swire
16 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance; Good benefits(in 7 reviews)

  • "good culture, stable company, good assets(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "decision making(in 3 reviews)

  • "Provision for maternity leave and other related issues is uncompetitive, and management appear to be resistant to improve(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing company!

      Jun 14, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      If youre looking for career growth opportunities, there is an abundance here.

      Cons

      Some staff have been there a very long time and arent open to change.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

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      Oct 20, 2020 - Senior Chartering Manager in Miami, FL
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      Pros

      good culture, stable company, good assets

      Cons

      pay is scaled within tight corperate bounds with little attention to high perfomers.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company

      Jan 15, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I had great time as a MT within the group. The company has great training, package for fresh grads, and lots of other perks.

      Cons

      In particular in the property division, you will be trained as a specialist, not generalist.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good benefit and pay

      Mar 23, 2021 - Assistant Manager in Hong Kong
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefit for MT and generalists

      Cons

      Slow progression and unclear career path

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good experience

      Mar 18, 2021 - Commercial Manager 
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      Pros

      Good company, cares about sustainability

      Cons

      Slow to change at times

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Long-term Investment in Employees

      Feb 15, 2021 - Management Trainee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay rent or provide housing Other benefits such as discounted flights and access to company junks Invest in you long-term with lots of training and development including language learning Rotational programme means you get breadth of experience and good exposure to management

      Cons

      Quite old-fashioned and slow to change Lack of consistency in HR and performance handling Do not have full control over career

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good opportunity

      Mar 3, 2021 - Recruitment Officer in Hong Kong
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team culture and support

      Cons

      Hierarchical in some departments and teams

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      General Management with a long term view

      Feb 26, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong
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      Pros

      Job rotation, geographic mobility, conglomerate

      Cons

      Mature businesses, conservative financial management

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Property Officer

      Feb 5, 2021 - Property Officer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A lot of exposure and training

      Cons

      No control of where to be rotated to

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good work life balance

      Jan 29, 2021 - Management Trainee in Hong Kong
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance is good

      Cons

      Work content not challenging enough

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