PROUD TO BE SWAROVSKI
PROUD TO BE
A BOU T US
STRO N G & D IV ERSE
Founded in 1895 in Austria, Swarovski designs,
manufactures, and markets high-quality crystals,
genuine gemstones and created stones, and finished
products such as jewelry, accessories, and lighting.
Now run by the fifth generation of family members,
Swarovski Crystal Business has a global reach with
over 2,350 stores in around 170 countries, more
than 25,000 employees, and revenue of about
2.4 billion euros.
With its rich history and culture of creativity
and innovation, the world of Swarovski
encompasses the production and marketing
of a wide range of products and services for
consumers (B2C) and businesses (B2B):
A unique and extraordinary product range:
– Jewelry, watches, and fashion accessories
– Figurines and home accessories
– Beauty and fragrances
High-quality crystal, gemstones, and crystalrelated products for business partners:
– Crystal components
– Genuine gemstones and created stones
– Corporate gifts
– Traffic safety and other functional lighting
Other activities include:
– Crystal experiences
– The Swarovski Foundation
M Ä N N EDO RF, SW IT ZERL A N D
The Consumer Goods Business (CGB) and
Finance & Administration (F&A) headquarters
are located in Männedorf along Lake Zurich,
approx. 25 kilometers outside the city of Zurich.
Embracing Diversit y
– 500 employees
– 36 nationalities
World Economic Forum’s Human Capital
Switzerland ranks number 1.
Which job would suit you?
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We offer more than 250 jobs in 13 different
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Interested in adding sparkle to people’s
ever yday lives?
Then join the Swarovski team at our
headquarters in Männedorf.
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*T he index analyzes 122 countries on four metrics:
“health and wellness,” “education,” “workforce
and employment,” and “enabling environment.”
D I D YOU K N OW T H AT?
Swarovski encourages its employees to share their
innovative ideas: the Slake bracelet was one such
idea – one million bracelets, containing 525 million
crystals, were sold in less than 18 months.
Swarovski has collaborated with leading couturiers
ever since its crystals became highly prized
ingredients in the dressmaking ateliers of Paris 120
years ago. Today Swarovski continues to work with
leading designers and cutting-edge creative talents,
and is the largest global supplier of crystal and
crystal components to the fashion industry — watch
out for Swarovski lighting up the catwalks of London,
Paris, and Milan.
Swarovski is the market leader in precision-cut
genuine gemstones and created stones. Since the
company first started cutting genuine gemstones in
1965, followed by genuine and created gemstones
in the early 1970s, these amazing cuts and colors –
ranging from zirconia to genuine sapphire – have
fueled the imagination of some of the world’s most
talented designers and are used within the fine
jewelry, watches, eyewear, and consumer electronics
Swarovski is behind the exciting retail concepts
lolaandgrace, a young and contemporary
brand offering fresh and accessible fashion
jewelry, and CADENZZA, which offers a
curated range of pieces from more than 50
of the world’s best established and emerging
The Swarovski Waterschool was set up 15 years
ago to teach children about water conservation.
Since then Swarovski has set up Waterschools
around the globe on some of the world’s greatest
rivers – including the Ganges, the Yangtze, the Nile,
and the Amazon – which have reached 200,000
Stage & Screen
From the early days of Hollywood 85 years ago,
Swarovski has worked hand in hand with costume
and set designers, creating show-stopping jewels,
costumes, and sets that capture the spotlight. Now
Swarovski has moved into film production with its
first feature film, Romeo & Juliet. Swarovski crystals
also play a dazzling supporting role at the Oscars.
This year, more than 164,000 crystals shimmered
brilliantly throughout the Dolby Theater, marking the
seventh year that Swarovski crystal has been the key
creative ingredient in the set design for Oscars night.
With over 70 percent female employees,
supporting women is a significant topic
for Swarovski. To underline the company’s
dedication to this issue, the Executive Board has
officially signed the United Nations’ Women’s
Empowerment Principles (WEPs).
Swarovski remains at the very forefront of design,
creativity, and technological innovation: two of
Swarovski’s men’s watches, Avant Time D:Light and
Crystallium, have won Red Dot Awards for Best
W e are responsible, imaginative,
vigorous, and passionate.
SWA ROVSK I VA LU ES
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We always think and act in the interest of the
company and consider the impact our actions
may have on others. We take care of Swarovski
as a whole and Swarovski cares about us – we
walk the talk.
Our Mission – What We Do and Promise
We continue to be a market leader, driving force,
and reliable partner within our industry, satisfying
people's desire for adornment and delight since
1895 as a:
We are open-minded and innovative
in creating aesthetically unique product
designs and solutions for our consumers and
Una, Corporate Project Management, Männedorf (CH)
We are dynamic and powerful. We
leverage the strengths and benefits of
our global organization. We empower
colleagues to be effective and efficient, we
work as a team across the organization to
achieve our joint ambition of outstanding
and profitable results. We acknowledge and
We strive for consumer and customer loyalty
by continuously surprising and amazing them
and create long-term relationships with our
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– Manufacturer, marketer, and retailer of
premium jewelry and consumer products
ranging from decorative objects to lighting
– Manufacturer and marketer of premium jewelry
stones for customers
The Swarovski Spirit Awards, hosted annually,
are a celebration of our colleagues’ outstanding
achievements, valuable contributions to the
company’s success, and the sparkle that they add
to people’s everyday lives.
M ar t h a, Idea & Innovation Management, Wattens (A)
W E A D D SPA RK LE TO
PEO PL E’S E VERYDAY LIVES
Inspiring passion in ourselves and others.
We value people who show a real passion for
what they are doing, and who inspire it in
colleagues and customers.
Nurturing our passion and walking the talk.
When you join Swarovski you become part
of something big. As a company, and in our
teams, we live by family values and embracing
diversity. Wherever you go, you’ll find a caring
environment where personal passion drives
Empowering your entrepreneurial spirit.
We need people who always strive for brilliant
results. Whatever your role is, we’ll encourage you
to reinvent and reinvigorate; achieving the best for
Swarovski and yourself. And we’ll reward you with
the opportunity to learn and grow.
Celebrating what you do and how you do it.
We recognize and reward individuals and teams at
all levels who approach their job with true passion,
live our values, and drive performance.
YOU R C A REER
Within Swarovski, we have a wide variety of
training and development opportunities. On the one
hand, you will have the chance to gain experience
by learning on the job, as well as through project
assignments and possibly international assignments.
On the other hand, we offer external and in-house
training programs, such as leadership development
programs at the Swarovski Academy.
The Performance Dialogue is our annual process
for all employees to review their performance over
the last year, define next year’s objectives, and to
plan development activities with their line manager.
Receiving feedback and identifying performance
and development opportunities is not a single
activity, but rather part of a constant and ongoing
development process. The Performance Dialogue
supports you in discovering your future potential.
The Swarovski Academy is the leadership
development platform at Swarovski, with the mission
of developing leadership skills and shaping a
leadership culture based on our company values.
Several programs and classes are offered annually.
People Review and Succession Planning is
our annual process to identify employee potential,
performance development steps, and successors
for key positions. Swarovski places high value
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on people development. To support the best
development actions, Swarovski has established an
annual process to systematically identify and discuss
high-potential employees at a local, regional, and
International Mobilit y to be a truly global
employer, Swarovski wants to create an environment
with an international culture and network.
International assignments and transfers are vital
as they allow not only personal growth and
development, but also get people with the right skills
in the right place at the right time.
YOU R B EN EFITS
25 working days up to the age of 49, 28 working
days after the age of 50, 30 working days after the
age of 60. There are ten paid public holidays per year
You are entitled to buy Swarovski products at a
discount of 60 % on local retail prices and up to
an annual limit of CHF 2,300 through our online
employee shop. You also have the unique opportunity
to borrow jewelry from a large assortment from
the jewelry department during our weekly jewelry
We honor and appreciate long periods of
employment with very generous anniversary gifts,
above and beyond market practices.
Private Medical Coverage in Case
of an Accident
Swarovski bears the full premium for occupational and
non-occupational accident insurance. Furthermore,
our insurance includes unlimited coverage of private
doctors' and hospital fees worldwide.
The modern and stylish building opened in
2010 and was constructed using innovative and
environmentally friendly building technology.
Several coffee corners and lounge areas are
located throughout the building, where you
can choose from a range of complimentary hot
beverages and water. In our staff restaurant,
subsidized daily lunch menus and a salad buffet
are available, while the cafeteria on the ground
floor is open all day and offers breakfast items,
hot and cold beverages, fruit, and snacks for
Parking and Public Transportation
We provide free reserved parking in our
underground garage for a limited group of
employees, and on a first come, first served
basis for all other employees. More parking
spaces are available in the parking lot next
to our building and along Seestrasse. For
employees who choose to commute via public
transport, Swarovski offers the ZVV BonusPass at
a very attractive rate.
You will receive an allowance of CHF 200 (for
children up to the age of 16, and in case of a
disability up to the age of 20) and an education
allowance of CHF 250 (for children in education
aged between 16 and 25) per child per month.
Swarovski grants its female employees 14 weeks
of fully paid maternity leave, regardless of how
long they have been working at Swarovski. A male
employee is granted one week of paternity leave
after the birth of his child.
Swarovski employees based in Männedorf may
benefit from attractive conditions on new cars
from Mercedes-Benz, Smart, BMW, Mini, Audi,
VW, Seat, and Skoda.
“Verein Kind und Natur” in Herrliberg is the
Swarovski childcare center (KITA) of choice, with
special rates per week and child subsidized by
Be who you are!
Swarovski provides relocation packages if you
are relocating to Switzerland. These packages
depend on the role and the country you are
SWA ROVSK I W EL L B EI N G
Live Well. Be Well.
Swarovski is committed to helping its employees
lead and maintain a healthy lifestyle, perform
at their best, and enjoy an enhanced quality of life.
We have therefore teamed up with several local
organizations, fitness instructors, and fitness centers
to support its employees in achieving their wellness
goals by offering a variety of training programs for
free or at discounted rates. In addition, various team
activities are offered throughout the year.
Various Activities Nearby and In-house:
Yoga – Tennis – Badi (free entry to swimming
facility on the lake) – Fitness – In-house Massages –
Hockey and Curling Competitions – Football –
Teambuilding Activities – Tae Boe – Rowing Classes
W H AT OU R EMPLOYEES A RE SAYI N G
“Working for Swarovski in
Männedorf has allowed me to
“The diversity of people, the variety of cultures, as
enhance my daily working life.
well as the incredible number of different languages
Thanks to our great facilities and
spoken make our headquarters a truly global place.
privileged location along the scenic
This is the type of workplace I imagine will build up
Lake Zurich, I can easily take part in
the future of a great company.”
various sporting activities with a fun
group of international colleagues,
Aymeric, Managing Director
be it for a run through the vineyards,
a swim in the lake (in the summer!) ,
“I joined Swarovski in January 2011 in
the Corporate Procurement department.
This year I was promoted to Team
79% of our employees state that their job gives them the
opportunity to do challenging and interesting work.
2012 Swarovski Employee Survey Männedorf
Leader and I now lead a team of
four highly experienced senior and
strategic buyers, and it is a role that I
am enjoying very much. Recently I had
the honor of attending the one-week
or participating in other activities
organized by Swarovski, such as
yoga or football. This routine allows
me to not only remain fit throughout
the whole year, but also provides me
with new energy to perform my work
with greater focus and clarity.”
Mariano, Director Financial Advisory SCB
Initial Leaders program at the Swarovski
Academy. It really was a great and
Marina, Strategic Buyer
“I am proud to work for Swarovski! Not only because of
the beautiful products we create, but also because of our
internationality, as I really love to get to know people from
all over the world. This is why I enjoy being part of such an
“I had been working at Swarovski in Männedorf for about two years when
international team, although we never forget our heritage and
I was offered a three year assignment in our North American headquarters
that Swarovski is still a family-owned Austrian company. For my
in Cranston, Rhode Island. And so far, it has been great: the relocation
work-life balance it is great that the company offers different
support was excellent, the colleagues welcomed me with open arms, and
wellbeing activities to its employees and I rejoice in being able
though my new task is quite challenging, my family and I get to enjoy the
to take part in yoga classes or the boot camp training.”
American way of life!”
Marion, Marketing Manager CGB
Sebastian, Strategic Planning
Giving Back to Our Communities
“It is the duty of every ethically sound company to support the
environment and social projects.” The founder of the company,
Daniel Swarovski, set the precedent by conducting business in
accordance with the criteria of sustainability – behavior that has
since matured to become a core competency of the company.
Today, the bond between Swarovski and water has
deepened further, as can be seen in many of the projects
at the company. The biggest and best-known program is
the Swarovski Waterschool, which has been a remarkable
success story since its introduction at the Hohe Tauern
National Park in Austria in 1999. Since then, the
Waterschool has expanded to India, China, and Uganda.
The Waterschool’s objective is to promote awareness and
understanding of the use of water among children and
young adults. They learn how to use water sustainably
and, in so doing, how to promote responsible management
of this precious resource. The Waterschool program is
financed by Swarovski, the company, as well as by the
Swarovski Crystal Society (SCS) and its 325,000 members
In Männedorf we are also involved in local community activities
and sponsoring, such as the Männedorf Film Festival, the girls
football team, and various charity events.
DANIEL SWAROVSKI CORPORATION AG
Alte Landstrasse 411
CH – 8708 Männedorf / Switzerland
Phone: +41 (0)44 921 40 00
You will find all of our job opportunities worldwide:
On our job portal: jpp.swarovski.com
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