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Human resources

Who are we ?

Based in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, since 1832, Longines is now established in more than 150 countries. A member of the Swatch Group SA, the world's leading manufacturer of watchmaking products, the winged hourglass brand is present on five continents with 35 subsidiaries. In 2015, it employs nearly 560 people in Switzerland and about 740 employees outside Switzerland. From the 1832 trading office to the twenty-first century global brand, Longines has always defended a watchmaking tradition based on the values it has upheld throughout its history: elegance, tradition and performance. The expertise, passion and commitment demonstrated in Longines’ workshops and offices have made this remarkable and sustainable continuity of the business possible.Human resources management reflects this policy, strongly entrenched in the company's decisive values. Through the management of our employees' skills, encouragement of personal development as well as our respect for cultural and generational diversity, we contribute to an attractive and motivating working environment.

Working conditions

Work in the Swatch Group's Swiss companies is largely governed by the collective labour agreement for Swiss watchmaking and microtechnology industries, which ensures that employees enjoy excellent working conditions. In addition, Swatch Group employees enjoy excellent retirement benefits. Aware that its performance depends heavily on the value and commitment of its employees, the Swatch Group offers a range of social conditions that makes it a competitive and attractive employer able to recruit and retain the best employees worldwide.