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  1. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Not the worse, far from the best

    Nov 1, 2021 - Data Scientist in Kloten
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    Pros

    The flight benefits, though they are not currently useful with the pandemic The people are generally nice Flexible work conditions, even before covid it was possible to work from home a few days Good work-life balance

    Cons

    Salaries are at the very bottom of the industry for anyone with any hard skills like data scientists. Same salary brackets as employees without any education or skills working generic office jobs, who you might encounter as a hotel receptionist for example. Even the CEOs of the group acknowledge that but do nothing to fix it. Big cost cutting culture, even before covid, it's a low margin industry. There is not even free coffee in the office. No technical path, you either become a manager or you stay at the same position forever. And becoming a manager depends on a combination of seniority and politics, aka who you know, not hard skills. And still pays less than being an individual contributor at other companies. So good technical people either quit or gradually lose their technical skills. Don't be surprised if you get a manager who knows nothing about data science but has just managed an IT project sometime in the past. Because of the above, since there are no good senior technical people to learn from in the company, you will NOT enhance at all your technical skills at SWISS as if you worked for the same period at another company. Too much influence from Germany, most of the important decisions come from there, most upper executives come from Germany to gain some international experience for a few years and then go get another position in the Lufthansa group. To summarize, if you join, do not stay too long unless your career goal is to become a generic airline manager. Otherwise enjoy the flight benefits for a while and then move on to have a real data science career

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Nice

    Oct 8, 2021 - Steward in Zürich
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Nice place to work in Switzerland

    Cons

    German mentality that is not Swiss at all

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great working atmosphere

    May 16, 2021 - Cabin Crew (Full Time) in Zürich
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Informal and very friendly staff and crew

    Cons

    None really, from comparisons I always heard, cabin crew for swiss is great!

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great company to work for!

    May 2, 2021 - User Experience Designer in Zürich
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great team spirit and transparency.

    Cons

    No incovenientes to work for SWISS.

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  5. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Excellent work experience

    Nov 4, 2020 - Cabin Crew in Zürich
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible working hours, supportive company culture

    Cons

    None, Swiss is a great company to work for.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee

    FA

    Oct 10, 2020 - Flight Attendant in Zürich
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Relatively Good salary at SWISS

    Cons

    Relatively Short layovers at SWISS

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  7. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Management should show more consideration to cabin crew

    Jan 9, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Zürich
    Recommend
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    Pros

    very good travel facilities. employees are allowed to fly business class from the beginning. Very good atmosphere among cabin crew. It is easy to talk with direct superiors. lots of possibilities to work part time. Modern and innovative airline. All maitre de cabin have a personnel iPad paid by swiss to work more efficiently

    Cons

    The pay looks good from an european or german point of view but is very bad for Switzerland. (the 115k announced on this site are wrong and insane) Almost all new managers and crew come from Germany. the swiss feeling gets lost, and it feels like a second lufthansa. Most passengers hate it and complain to us but as managers are coming from lufthansa they don't see the problem Layovers are too short to recover, no proper rest facilities on A330. Lufthansa has more rest abroad, more free days, more cabin crew on board and crew bunk on all long haul aircrafts. We should be respected as well but as we are not allowed to strike, managers don't care and all pay raises and advantages go to (or stay in) Germany Maitres de Cabin are not seen as managers. Crew are the only category who doesn't get a 13th salary. Cabin crew have half a 13th, pilot huge bonus but maitre de cabin receive a ridiculous bonus linked to profit, so don't count on it.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    working over 20 years for this and the former company.

    Jul 4, 2012 - Revenue Management in Zürich
    Recommend
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    Pros

    This company is very reliable and working with high quality and standards.

    Cons

    The Human Resources (HR) department works very very very bad. No replies. when I get a reply, then very or too late. Getting wrong information from HR. The Germans rule the company and the Swiss Mentality gets lost!

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  9. 4.0
    Former Intern, less than 1 year

    Good, professional company to work for, but to Swiss German and stiff minded

    Jun 7, 2017 - Marketing Intern in Zürich
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    Pros

    Very Good company to work for, professional in its way of hiring and treating employees. Good Flight benefits

    Cons

    Very stiff ambiance, and hard to get "in" the corporate culture if you don't speak German or Swiss German. It still stays a corporate in the sense that you will have a lot of internal politics, fake smiles and lack of trust between employees.

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  10. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Very unprofessional HR and interviews

    Oct 5, 2014 - IT Applications Management in Kloten
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It's a Swiss company wirh Swiss quality

    Cons

    It's not really a Swiss company, belongs to Lufthansa and the motivation in this company is very bad these days. Too much work, not enough staff and lots of pressure

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