PROUD TO BE SWAROVSKI
PROUD TO BE
STRONG & DIVERSE
Founded in 1895 in Austria, Swarovski designs, manufactures and markets highquality crystals, genuine gemstones, created stones as well as 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 2,480 stores
in around 170 countries, more than 24,000 employees, and revenue of about
2.33 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
Other activities include:
› Swarovski Kristallwelten
(Swarovski Crystal Worlds)
› Swarovski Entertainment
› Swarovski Foundation
The Cr ystal Dome is the kaleidoscopic
centerpiece of Swarovski Cr ystal Worlds
located at Swarovski’s headquarter
in Wattens, Austria. 595 mirrors give
the visitor the feeling of having stepped
inside a huge cr ystal.
Where It All Began
Swarovski’s roots go all the way back to
1895, when Daniel Swarovski moved to
Wattens with his newly invented machine for
cutting and polishing crystal jewelry stones.
Company Site Wattens
Today every core business line at Swarovski
is present in Wattens. Corporate functions,
production facilities, research & innovation,
and design studios work seamlessly together
in one location. No matter whether you start
your career as an apprentice, skilled worker,
graduate, or experienced professional,
you will get a 360° view across the whole
jewelry ecosystem while adding sparkle to
people’s everyday lives.
Facts & Figures
With about 5,000 employees, Swarovski is
the biggest employer in the region. Swarovski
Wattens employs people from 47 nations, with
German and English being the main working
Situated in one of Austria’s most famous tourist
regions, Wattens not only offers breathtaking
natural scenery and a large number of sport
and leisure opportunities, but is also home
to the legendary Crystal Worlds. At the
same time Wattens is located close to some
of Europe’s nicest cities, such as Innsbruck,
Munich, Bolzano and Zurich.
COURTESY OF A .M.P.A .S.
Swarovski cr ystals play a dazzling
supporting role when over 40 million
viewers annually tune in to watch
DID YOU KNOW THAT?
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 is behind the exciting retail concepts
lolaandgrace, a young and contemporary
brand offering fresh and accessible fashion
jewelry, and CADENZZA, a multibrand retail
concept which offers a curated range of
pieces from more than 50 of the world’s best
established and emerging designers.
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 children.
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. In 2014, 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 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 precisioncut genuine gemstones and created stones.
Since the company first started cutting
genuine gemstones in 1965, followed by
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
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 Product Design.
MARTHA, Idea & Innovation Management, Wat tens (A)
SWAROVSKI SPIRIT 2020
WE ADD SPARKLE TO PEOPLE’S EVERYDAY LIVES
Our Mission – What We Do and Promise
We continue to be a market leader, driving force, and
reliable partner within our industry so that we can keep
meeting people’s desire for adornment and delight, as
we have done since 1895.
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 company performance.
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
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
MAGIC THAT SPARKLES.DAZZLES.
MAGIC THAT DELIGHTS.
YOUR CAREER AT SWAROVSKI
Within Swarovski you´ll find a wide variety
of training and development opportunities,
starting with on-the-job learning through
project assignments, coaching and mentoring
to in-house training programs and the
Swarovski Leadership Academy.
Performance Dialogue is an annual process
allowing all employees to review their
performance over the last year, define next
year’s objectives, and plan development
activities with their line managers. The
Performance Dialogue supports you
in discovering your future potential.
People Review and Succession Planning
is our annual process to identify and
discuss employee potential, performance
development steps, and successors for key
positions not only at a local but also at a
regional and global level.
Swarovski Leadership Academy is the
leadership development platform at Swarovski,
with the mission of developing leadership skills
and shaping a leadership culture based on our
GEORG, Project Management Swareflex, Vomp (A)
Online Library is a cooperation with the wellestablished Ashridge Business School, which
provides you with an online world full of useful
information on any kind of business topic.
You can decide when and from where you
access the free online library and start your
At Swarovski we pride ourselves on our family
values and care about our employees. This
also reflects in the numerous social benefits
that we offer.
As of the 3rd quarter of 2015 Swarovski will
open its own crèche for children from the age
of 6 months up to 3 years on our company
premises in Wattens.
Vacation / Language camps for kids
Every year Swarovski offers camps for children
from the age of 8 up to the age of 15 during
the sommer months in our newly renovated
guest house located in the Wattental –
a popular recreation area close to Wattens.
Private Pension Fund
As much as we care about your present we
care about your future. As of the 3rd year
of employment Swarovski pays a percentage
of your monthly salary into a private pension
fund to ensure a high quality of life even
In our staff restaurant subsidized daily lunch
menus and a salad buffet are available while
our cafeteria offers breakfast items, hot and
cold beverages as well as fruit and snacks for
We honor and appreciate long periods of
employment and thus value anniversaries as
occasions for celebration.
Swarovski provides relocation packages if you
are relocating to Austria – depending on your
role and the country you are relocating from.
Be who you are!
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.
In Tyrol numerous outdoor activities can be
found right on your doorstep.
We have therefore teamed up with several
local organizations and fitness instructors
to support our employees in achieving
their wellness goals by offering a variety
of training programs for free.
In addition, various team activities are offered
throughout the year.
In-house and Nearby Activities:
Yoga / Tennis / Swimming / Fitness /
In-house Massages / Soccer / Tae Bo /
Nordic Walking / Pilates / Qi Gong /
Mountain Biking / Running / Climbing /
Skiing / Hiking
Giving Back to Our Communities
“It is the duty of every ethically sound company to support environmental
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 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 2000. Since then, four further Swarovski Waterschools have
been set up: along the Ganges in India in 2006, the Yangtze in China in
2008, the Nile in Uganda in 2009, and the Amazon in Brazil in 2014.
The Waterschool’s objectives are educating children on the principles
of sustainable water use and enabling communities to solve their waterrelated challenges as well as to contribute to a world where all people
have access to safe and reliable water and adequate sanitation. They
learn how to use water sustainably and, in so doing, how to promote the
responsible use of this precious resource. The Waterschool program is
financed by Swarovski, the company, as well as by the Swarovski Crystal
Society (SCS) and its 300,000 members worldwide.
One of the main reasons for the foundation of Swarovski in Wattens,
Austria, in 1895 was the hydropower energy potential of the Inn and
Wattenbach rivers. Today, over 50 percent of energy needed at the
production plants in Wattens is supplied by hydropower produced on-site.
Water is not only essential to generate electricity though; it also plays
an important role in the company’s production processes of grinding
WHAT OUR EMPLOYEES ARE SAYING
“It is admirable to see a company
which has such an international
mindset, hiring someone directly from
Brazil as it happened in my case.
Swarovski provided me with great
“I started working for Swarovski in March 2014.
During the Welcome Experience – the introduction
support in this important transition
day for new employees – I got a comprehensive
phase of my life and career and this
insight into the company. My job was described
made the whole experience even
in a very realistic way during my job interview.
more enriching. It is inspiring to work
Besides my really helpful and friendly colleagues,
“Swarovski is a very family-friendly
for a company that has such an
I appreciate the open feedback culture and the
employer. I’ve been working for
interesting and unique history and an
support of my superiors. People generally address
Swarovski for 16 years now, most
environment that stimulates creativity
each other on a first name basis – I enjoyed that
of the time as a part-time employee.
open-minded mentality from the beginning.”
I’ve had only positive experiences
with the compatibility of work
and family so far. Also my re-entries
Trade Marketing Manager
Junior IT Business Consultant
after my maternity leave were
facilitated in the best possible way.”
Production Worker Silvering
“The inventive talent of our founder Daniel Swarovski is still
very present today. New creative ideas, technical innovations
and exciting experiments offer an interesting working
environment. Day in, day out, I’m inspired by the innovative
spirit of Swarovski.”
“Swarovski enables and provides its employees the liberty to constantly
seek new challenges, to further develop our processes, and to put our
ideas into practice. This allows us to take over and make use of our
Project Manager Innovations
responsibility and to actively steer and manage the business. I joined in
1989 and have accompanied Swarovski ever since. Especially the way in
which the company deals with demanding situations makes me proud to be
a part of Swarovski.”
Herbert, Senior Vice President
Global Manufacturing Gemstone Business
PASSION FOR INNOVATION
THAT BRINGS ART TO LIFE
D. Swarovski KG
6112 Wattens, Austria
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