John Swire & Sons Employee Reviews about "old fashioned"

Updated Feb 15, 2021

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  1. 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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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Unique, in ways both good and bad

    Feb 27, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good compensation package, interesting and varied work, travel benefits if working for Cathay Pacific.

    Cons

    Very old-fashioned, which will not suit everyone, no control over where you live or what you do, utterly shambolic personnel management, weak senior leadership with arbitrary decision making. Your career is determined by whether the people at the top like you, rather than on results.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    House Staff - Good but dull

    Jan 20, 2016 - House Staff 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Massively depends on which sector you go into. Much travel/excitement possible

    Cons

    Bizarre pay structure, incredibly old fashioned and slow moving career progression

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    1 person found this review helpful
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