John Swire & Sons Employee Reviews about "swire"

Updated Nov 8, 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Former Intern

    Great Company

    Nov 8, 2021 - Summer Intern in Hong Kong
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Work-life balance; Structure programme and support from the company

    Cons

    No major cons from Swire

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  2. 5.0
    Current Intern

    Positive

    Sep 9, 2021 - Summer Intern in Hong Kong
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    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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  3. 4.0
    Former Intern

    Fruitful 7 weeks with lots of fun

    Mar 28, 2021 - Summer Intern 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice colleagues and mentoring system. Exposure to different aspects of Swire Group's business.

    Cons

    Duration is too short. Not really possible to get a deeper understanding of company operation. Only about 30% of interns can get fast-tracked to the full-time program interview.

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  4. 3.0
    Former Intern

    Summer Internship Review

    Dec 17, 2019 - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    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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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Pros

    World class in-house leadership development program with Swire developed modules and INSEAD on campus executive trainings (and Stanford when becoming senior). Job rotation throughout career a uniqueness of its general management program.

    Cons

    Risk of not having a focus in ones career either industry wise or business function wise. One could get a bit lost after a few years if not mentored properly or lacking a career aspiration / goal.

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    No prospect

    Oct 4, 2017 - SSA in Singapore
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Salary are based on your experience. Gd working hrs, convenient location. Flexible environment and depending which dept you go, colleagues could be friendly at times.

    Cons

    1. No prospect... only their "Swire prince" are able to progress... if you does not belong to the "Royal program" , sad to say there will be none! 2. Poor Management... suggestion to mgmt are often being suppressed and ended up nothing to be done. All managers are mostly belong to - each for themselves! Abusing their power and authority for their personal stuff or particular customer. 3. Unbalanced structure... With the lame swire prince program ended up with too much high paid mgmt that costs the company to keep incurring huge expenditure. And most of the time, those swire prince cant perform and nothing will happen. 4. Unfair practices.. although they carry and support fair working environment but its just for show.. for those who worked in swire before will know that its the most unfair places to be. 5. Pro elitism... As mentioned in point 1 & 3, they appoint only their own prince program to take up key role and often, most of them are inexperienced. This causes lot of real talented employees to leave the company.

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  7. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Travel Officer

    Aug 4, 2017 - Travel Officer 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Working in "Swire Kingdom", you know the medical benefits. Good to start your career if you love to develop in traditional travel agency

    Cons

    Over half of Travel consultants unwilling to study new systems, which increases tons of work to travel Officer. When % of your salary increment was Much higher than average staff, you still got less than $1000hkd increases after worked in the company for 2 years.

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  8. 3.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Well-structured internship program

    Sep 19, 2012 - Summer Intern in Hong Kong
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - Amazing colleagues to work with. Most are very helpful and are willing to teach interns - Structured internship program that allows interns to contribute something of value to the company

    Cons

    - Interns may be put into business areas that do not relate with what they study in school (although this is part of Swire's generalist approach) - A relatively short internship program. The duration prohibited any sort of rotation around the firm, and thus interns did not get to experience the different parts of Swire

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