Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Retail, Online, Furniture
  • Website:
    http://www.swooneditions.com
  • UK locations:
    London
  • Contact
    • 6 Playhouse Court, 62 Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 0AT

About Swoon Editions


What is it like to work for Swoon Editions

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
The company take time to recruit employees who they feel will thrive in their fast-paced business and gain many benefits from it. In return, they devolve responsibility very quickly and support employee’s development as they grow in their roles and take on new tasks. The company have taken a decision as a business not to follow a formal development process. Instead they coach employees day-to-day and allow them to move around the business taking on different roles to expand their skillsets and flourish in areas they enjoy. There is an internship programme through which the company found some of their most long-standing employees, including the very first! The company also run an entrepreneur programme for employees who want to go on to develop an area of the business. Examples include an employee who has created and launched their very first made-to-order sofa business; another who is in the process of launching a mattress offering in partnership with boutique hotel brand Mr and Mrs Smith; and an employee who joined to set up a Designer Platform which allows the company to support up and coming designers. There is also a Training and Development budget available for employee-directed learning. Examples of where this has been used include language lessons for employees working abroad and support enabling the CEO and CFO to join the LSE’s Elite Programme.
My Team
My Team
Swoon Editions hold a weekly company wide meeting to ensure that all staff are kept up to date on any changes within in company and to field any questions and any suggestions from across the team and a monthly company wide meeting to keep everyone up to date with our progress and performance as a business. The company have a very open and flexible approach to development so employees regularly move between teams and take on different roles which help improve interaction. This also included movement between the different countries in which they work. For example one of our analysts, usually based in London, is currently supporting the QC team in India for one month. The company host many social and team events, such as team away days where everyone gets to play a role in developing business strategy, and seasonal parties such as Halloween. The company provide out of office activities too such as a weekly Swoon Sweater which is an outdoor exercise session, which gives employees the opportunity to interact further and also keep fit and healthy.
My Company
My Company
It is not necessarily innovative but the company's CEO lives and breathes the core values and leads by example in his interactions with all employees. There is  a giant poster in their office displaying the values and the company send a postcard of the same design to all new starters before they join.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym memberships with at least 50% of employees taking this up

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    22%

  • Average Age:

    29

  • Earning £35,000+:

    30%

  • Male : Female:

    52% / 48%

  • Staff:

    54

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