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Updated May 17, 2022

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3.9
85%
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93%
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Amazing company!

    Jun 14, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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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
    Former Employee

    good

    Jan 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    good benefit and working environment

    Cons

    need travel and rotation periodically

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

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    Oct 20, 2020 - Senior Chartering Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommend
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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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  4. 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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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Nice

    May 17, 2022 - Analyst 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Nice Salary for entry level employees

    Cons

    Bad timing, less WLB for them

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good workplace

    Mar 19, 2022 - Mig Welder 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Approachable management, respectfull and kind. Good working environment, the company really cares about employees. Private health scheme and plenty other benefits. Yearly bonus before pandemic.They are really care about the people.

    Cons

    Not the best rate.No payrise and bonuses after first Covid lockdown. It was smashing when I started.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Company

    Apr 13, 2022 - Portfolio Manager in Hong Kong
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - people are competent - good benefit

    Cons

    - organization is highly structured

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Experience on Personal Development

    Mar 31, 2022 - Programmer Assistant in Hong Kong
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Different type of job that would not make you bored

    Cons

    Relatively low salary in corporate sector

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Hugely varied group with hugely varied career experiences

    Jan 17, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    If you are a Swire Management Programme hire you'll have incredible training and development opportunities, you'll be given assignments in diverse global locations and promoted rapidly. Lots of great people in the companies and in the head office - really bright, dedicated, fun. Very stable employer, riding out crises with a degree of comptenence.

    Cons

    Lacks a decent approach to DEI at a corporate level - and this shows. Good people (lots of women, but also men) do leave because of this. Group doesn't have a purpose beyond generating returns for shareholders, when this would be appropriate, possible, the right strategic move in 2022. High performing non SMP staff don't get the same access to training opportunities, and it can be very difficult to break into the groups of staff considered for advancement if you didn't come in as an SMP graduate.

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Good for travel and job rotations, poor for stability and personal performance recognition

    Feb 6, 2022 - Management Trainee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Interesting job rotations and locations, convivial atmosphere, supportive network of executives.

    Cons

    No control over career progression, job rotation or timing of relocation. Feels a bit like an old boys club at times.

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John Swire & Sons Reviews FAQs

John Swire & Sons has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 120 reviews left anonymously by employees. 85% of employees would recommend working at John Swire & Sons to a friend and 51% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, John Swire & Sons employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at John Swire & Sons. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

85% of John Swire & Sons employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated John Swire & Sons 4.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at John Swire & Sons to be management, benefits, career development and the cons to be diversity and inclusion, compensation.

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