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  1. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Not the worse, far from the best

    Nov 1, 2021 - Data Scientist in Kloten
    Recommend
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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 Intern, less than 1 year

    Praktikantin

    Jun 16, 2021 - Anonymous Intern in Basel
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very pleasant atmosphere. Very good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Salaries are not that good but fair enough

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Senior Pricing Analyst

    Feb 2, 2021 - Senior Pricing Analyst in Kloten
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good company benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Salary comparable low Career opportunities

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good place to work at.

    Aug 18, 2020 - Cabin Crew in Shanghai, Shanghai
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Mature management style, work-life balance

    Cons

    Limited career development opportunities for foreign cabin crew

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Top Employer! (true and honest opinion)

    Jan 11, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Zürich
    Recommend
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    Pros

    work life balance is in the DNA of SWISS care taking employer health > burn out prevention campaign flexible work time home office possible employee empowerment > training available and encouraged to do some each year open discussion policy transparency with company results and performance travel possible possibility to go up and grow (skills and career path) lots of sports club inside the company etc...

    Cons

    Salaries are average but airline industry is not like banking or pharma industry with big salaries and big bonuses. Lots of pressure coming from all side (competition, lower margin, external factor (e.g. oil price, etc).

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    Swiss International Air Lines Response

    Senior Manager Employer Marketing & Recruiting Strategy

    Dear colleague Thank you for your honest and positive rating. We are very happy that you appreciate SWISS as an employer and are happy to have such motivated and engaged employees aboard our company in a highly competitive market – I firmly believe this is our secret recipe for success. We agree that there is always room for improvement and we keep working on this, also by involving our employees. All the best Alana Gahler Employee Experience

  6. 5.0
    Current Contractor

    Great company to work for!

    Mar 23, 2019 - Senior Project Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A great working environment, flights at discounted prices and other really nice benefits, work-life balance and opportunities to learn and develop.

    Cons

    Salaries are not top, but the work environment and the benefits help making for it. ...how much is worth your peace of mind?

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