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Updated Jun 22, 2022

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  1. 3.0
    Former Intern

    Summer Internship Review

    Dec 17, 2019 - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It's a company that really cares about its people. Lots of resources and support from Leadership Development Team throughout the internship and final presentation. Great opportunity to learn about the company and culture.

    Cons

    The summer internship grants A FEW interns fast track to the final round (panel) interview for Swire MT programme. For those who are not selected, you will be automatically rejected. The selection criteria is quite ambiguous and unclear. Personally find it quite disappointing that after completing the internship with a decent appraisal, we actually have less advantage for the MT programme application.

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  2. 4.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Nice in general

    Sep 4, 2017 - Intern in Hong Kong
    Recommend
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    Pros

    good benefit a lot of support from HR structured programme not a bad salary nice people and culture

    Cons

    location is quite far (tung chung) a lot of bureaucracy

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good opportunity and package, not very flexible / diverse

    Feb 5, 2020 - Management Trainee in Hong Kong
    Recommend
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    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'.

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  4. 4.0
    Former Intern

    Attractive company culture

    Mar 16, 2020 - Anonymous Intern 
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    Pros

    good package and good culture

    Cons

    I cannot tell any cons actually

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  5. 5.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Summer Intern

    Nov 25, 2018 - Intern in Hong Kong
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Really interesting program which provides you a holistic view of the whole conglomerate structure. Really supportive culture with flat office hierarchy and lots of social occasions. Met some really amazing & intellectual people.

    Cons

    Possibly more technical training could be implemented.

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Internship experience

    Dec 27, 2016 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very international and chill. Provide a lot of overseas posting opportunities. Encourages learning and development. Colleagues are generally nice and helpful. Can enjoy discounted air tickets if you work for Cathay

    Cons

    In general, the company is quite bureaucratic. In the subsidiary offices like Cathay, culture is comparatively local and things are generally slow and inefficient. Their MT program is fun as you could travel around but you cannot stop travelling if you discovered one day you want to settle down in a place.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Intern salary

    Jun 25, 2018 - Intern in Beijing, Beijing
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good culture and working environment

    Cons

    Not sure about the cons

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  8. 5.0
    Former Intern

    Very good job experience

    Sep 3, 2020 - Summer Intern in Hong Kong
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Diverse team composition and inclusive culture

    Cons

    People quite chur. OT always

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  9. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    It is okay

    Dec 23, 2020 - Marketing in Singapore
    Recommend
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    Pros

    big company thus many benefits and protocols

    Cons

    outdated culture thus may be slow in change

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  10. 5.0
    Current Intern

    Positive

    Sep 9, 2021 - Summer Intern in Hong Kong
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Swire culture is exceptional with many senior leaders working their way up from their management trainee positions.

    Cons

    Upon completion of the internship process, return offers for the MT program are not decided right away. HR will select a few for 'fast-track interviews alongside other candidates for the MT position which will conflict with most applicant's recruiting timelines.

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