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Swire Pacific Reviews

Updated February 1, 2017
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  1. "Great versatility"

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

    I have been working at Swire Pacific full-time

    Pros

    opportunities to interact with members across the board, great benefits, decent hours

    Cons

    A bit too bureaucratic and hierarchical.


  2. "Senior Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    excellent company and benefits location and grow

    Cons

    no cons now at this time

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. "Nice Office to work in, Good work environment. Well treated."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Management Trainee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Swire Pacific full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice Office to work in, Good work environment. Well treated.

    Cons

    Average Pay, Most managers are foreigners, Local managers are not preferred in key rolls.

    Advice to Management

    Get more locals in management rolls.


  4. "Open to improvements and fairly laissez faire"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Swire Pacific full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fair salaries and benefits, comfortable working conditions. Outward desire to care for sea going staff

    Cons

    Politics and glass ceiling. Management can be rotated at an time, and that leads to disruptions and constant change of direction and plans.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on a clear strategy, and engage real professionals to implement. Domain expertise matters.


  5. "Decent company to work in."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Swire Pacific full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance & friendly working environment.
    Reasonable benefits.
    Allows employees of all levels some degree of autonomy, in regards to making decisions within their scope of responsibilities.

    Cons

    1) Performance appraisal does not even factor into annual Bonus & pay increment. The main factor is just the company's overall performance. Not sure if this applies to other departments too (I am from IT department.)
    2) Starting pay is slightly low for entry positions.

    Advice to Management

    1) Sort out your Performance appraisal for all employees.
    Good employees will leave eventually if their under-performing colleagues get similar amount of bonus & salary increment as them annually.
    2) Has an unusual house staff systems which limits opportunities for non house staff.
    House staff has a fast tracked career path.
    3) Need to diverse your client base. Eg: Over-reliance on patronage from clients in the oil industries.