Swain Group
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Swain Group Employee Review

Productive and Fun place to work

4.0
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31 October 2019
I enjoy working at Swains because you feel part of a team, you feel as though you are all working together for the overall goal, you feel appreciated for your contributions and that motivates you to give more to the cause. They have a senior management team who are constantly looking for ways to innovate and improve practices and brand image and that makes it a very attractive place to work.
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Pros
They will help ypu obtain your license and provide training
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Long hours, planners have little time for you, your just a driver attitude.
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