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Swank Motion Pictures Reviews

Updated July 10, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Good fit for those with excellent work ethic"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Management in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Project Management in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swank Motion Pictures full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decisions are based on customers' interests, and business is conducted with high integrity. Employees are enabled to deliver what is promised, which makes working in a customer-service industry gratifying. Leadership listens and makes commendable changes to ensure that employees feel appreciated and like where they work.

    Cons

    Appreciate the values on which the company was founded, and you really won’t find cons. While you may not find numerous career opportunities, employees are given additional responsibilities which support personal growth: this may not necessitate a change in title, but it's still rewarding and looks just as good on a resume.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Employees with a good work ethic value what you offer.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Copyright Licensing Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Copyright Licensing Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Copyright Licensing Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swank Motion Pictures full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great culture
    -Work/Life Balance is solid
    -Not a high pressure sales environment
    -Family owned
    -Well established local company for 80 years

    Cons

    -Tech/CRM needs improvement (I think they are working on this)
    -they could promote from within more often
    -long interview process, but worth it if you get an offer

    Swank Motion Pictures Response

    Jul 12, 2017 – Senior Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. At Swank, we commit ourselves not only to customer service, but also to our associates. Because taking excellent care of our staff is one... More

  3. "Lots of Growth & Development Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swank Motion Pictures full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company provides attractive opportunities for growth and development. I've had a great mentor that was willing to share their skills, knowledge, and expertise of the organization. I believe managers take a personal interest in their employees and value ongoing learning. My position affords me every opportunity to learn and grow professionally.

    Cons

    None. There is a positive energy in the environment. A very open culture.

    Advice to Management

    What I expect from leadership as an employee:
    1) Clear expectations
    2) Empowerment. Allows employees to learn from their failures.
    3) Be upfront about shortcomings & be aware of areas of improvement
    4) Honesty


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Stay AWAY! Swank is hilariously contradictory!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Sales in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Swank Motion Pictures full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people, not management, are caring and good individuals.

    Cons

    I honestly do not know where to being. This place is exactly what you would think of when someone says smoke and mirrors. They are saying one thing that sounds nice and PC on the front end while doing the exact opposite on the backend. It is actually a shame because they do have very talented people who work there, but management will not allow them top do their jobs to their full capability.

    Advice to Management

    Try and actually help and respect your employees. You are NOT the smartest people in the room and that's ok. Actually, that's a good thing. You should try to surround yourself with people that are smarter than you are and that challenge you every day to be better. Instead, you promote "Yes" men and women. you take advantage of people and are the definition of two-faced. Shame on you.

    Swank Motion Pictures Response

    Jun 29, 2017 – Senior Recruiter

    Thank you for taking the time to review our company. While I am disappointed to read of your frustration during your employment tenure with us, I do extend a sincere apology that your experience did... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company - attentive to their employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swank Motion Pictures full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very engaging with employees
    Many events for employees to partake in - lunch and learns, employee luncheons, anniversary celebrations, etc.
    Allows employees to volunteer time to their community during working hours
    Very robust benefits package
    Team oriented Environment
    Management is engaged with their staff
    Extra time off during the holidays

    Cons

    Match on 401k is a little lower than average


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swank Motion Pictures full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The leadership team truly cares about their employees and the community. It's a great team environment and it feels like a family!

    Swank has hired a lot of very smart and talented people. There are many opportunities to learn and grow throughout the organization.

    It's an exciting industry to be a part of. I love that Swank gives back to the community and encourages their employees to get involved with the charities they are passionate about. I'm proud to work for such a caring, generous company.

    Cons

    Swank is a sales driven organization which can be challenging for other areas of the business. It's a fairly traditional company which can be a pro and con at times.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more positivity and collaboration.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Swank Motion Pictures full-time

    Pros

    It's a fun company to work for because of being in the entertainment industry and the volunteer time off during the summer.

    Cons

    No flexibility
    Cannot work from home
    Employees treated like children with silly rules like no open lid drinks at your desk and not being able to eat lunch at your desk at all. It's mandatory to sit in the lunchroom or go out.
    Hardly any advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees more and give them the freedom to do the job their way without all the ridiculous rules and actually invest in them with training and advancement opportunities

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Dev Team"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swank Motion Pictures full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Great people to work with
    * Interesting projects
    * Great work life balance
    * A lot of employee appreciation events
    * A chance to volunteer and donate to charities

    Cons

    * Dress code is a bit strict
    * Lack or resources to complete all of the projects


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Inside Sales Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Inside Sales in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Swank Motion Pictures full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    young environment, have many random celebrations, family owned company and it definitely has a family atmosphere

    Cons

    Most people don't know what Swank is


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great people and work-life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swank Motion Pictures full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    genuinely care about employees, great people, no work at home

    Cons

    lack of culture, few advancement opportunities, formal dress

    Advice to Management

    employee lunches are nice but that does not create a culture, have some fun!

    Swank Motion Pictures Response

    Jan 5, 2017 – HR Manager

    Thank you for your review. We very much appreciate your kind words! We are in agreement with you that having a solid culture is important when upholding the dynamics of the organization, however, we... More


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