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Updated Jun 22, 2022

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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. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Real change needed

    Jun 22, 2022 - Management Trainee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    1. Generally generous housing allowance outside of HK. 2. Varied job locations and roles, though some businesses are restricted geographically. 3. Easy access to senior managers when based in HQ, and a strong culture of mentorship. 4. Stable employer during crises

    Cons

    1. Junior pay bands have not been adjusted in many years. Basic pay is now uncompetitive, with many leaving to consultancy/tech firms as a result. 2. Contracts were cut significantly after 2013 (removal of educational allowances, and worse pensions). Senior managers did not take the same cuts, and it’s clear to new joiners how much worse their contracts are. 3. Maternity-related medical fees are not covered, and paternity leave is very low compared with European standards. 4. Often the regional offices you are seconded to have very conservative and hierarchical work cultures. Managers do not respect junior staff, expect you to be available 24/7, and make you fight to take holiday. 5. No ability to work remotely or flexibly in most offices, with local management resistant to change. 6. Managers are often promoted based on financial performance, and not interpersonal skills or ability to help others grow. 7. In certain businesses you will have few opportunities beyond sales roles. This leads to high performers quitting. 8. HQ is trying to give staff more control over their career direction, but many operating companies are ignoring this guidance.

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  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Nice working environment

    Jun 6, 2022 - Business Analyst in Hong Kong
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Multinational culture, good fringe benefits

    Cons

    Long working hours and hierarchies

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  7. 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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  8. 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
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    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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  9. 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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  10. 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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