NCS Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
194 Reviews
2.4
194 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Training opportunities, healthcare benefits, work life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Nice colleagues, great working environment, complete company care (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Staff require to establish effective time management on work-life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Lower salary and long working hours, bad work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Excellent environment, great working culture and well organised

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at NCS as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Systematic approach, talents are well measured and rewarded, challenging projects

    Cons

    Employee benefits are well lined up, perks are according to the market value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explore innovative and challenging projects internationally

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NCS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    learn a lot and good oppotunity

    Cons

    not found yet, may be salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It is good big company with its own culture.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Yio Chu Kang (Singapore)
    Current Employee - IT Architect in Yio Chu Kang (Singapore)

    I have been working at NCS full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Systematic approach to delivery projects
    You will be noticed if your attitude is right
    Keep on improving itself via many initiatives

    Cons

    It is big company and it is difficult to change within a short period

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to do something to prompt company images

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Generally, is a OK company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at NCS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Training opportunities, healthcare benefits,Nice colleagues

    Cons

    Occasional late hours and weekend support. Low basic salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    There are tough times, but overall satisfactory

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Systems Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at NCS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great colleagues, good supervisors. Yearly bonus is quite good although basic salary is low.

    Cons

    Occasional late hours and weekend support. Low basic salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Leaving office on time is SOP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)

    I have been working at NCS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, you come on time, go back on time. Anything official after hour, will be compensated accordingly. Individual Development Planning provide chances for employee's to go for external courses with certifications. CEO never tired of writing communication email to communicate company directions and achievements globally every week. Strong parent company (SingTel) assure your job security. Cost cutting hurts globally but benefits Malaysians. Onshore (Australia) counterparts are helpful and very expert in what they do. Pantry filled with coffee machine, tea bags, milo powder, sugar, and unlimited supplies of biscuits.

    Cons

    As usual, money is never enough because it's not an oil & gas industry. Minuscule HR team can't cope with the whole SingTel/NCS staff in NCSI (Malaysia), leaving staff neglected in terms of Team Building, moral and mental support, as well as company wide notification ( we used to get emails when someone in the company gave birth, or death, etc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider spectacles allowance, options for flexible 3rd month paid maternity leave and don't be biased when doing salary adjustments (do it globally instead of just Singapore HQ)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Happy so far

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at NCS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Good benefits, both monetary and non-monetary.
    2. Colleagues are friendly and willing to share and help when needed.
    3. Multicultural work environment.
    4. Contribution is recognized (at least for my project, can't say for the rest).
    5. Job security.
    6. Flexible working hours (as long as work is delivered on schedule without compromising quality).
    7. If you are willing, there is always something new to learn or try.
    8. Free in-house training and external certification (certification subjected to approval though).
    9. And many more.

    Cons

    1. If stationed at customer's site, we have no choice but to follow their arrangement e.g. give a tiny space to work, no access to functioning printer or scanner and etc.
    2. Some customers can be outrageously unreasonable.
    3. If stationed at customer's site, you will miss out on the benefits provided in NCS Hub e.g. cheaper food, free refreshments, free recreation and etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Provided very good training ground forming the foundation of my technical expertise

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IT Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior IT Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at NCS full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Vast opportunities to experience different technologies on various project timeframes. Able to work with co-workers from various nationalities & broaden cultural perspectives.

    Cons

    Working hours can be irregular & if you're looking for work-life balance, could be difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company policies may be good but please ensure they are properly executed. Often times, the "broken" links are the middle-management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company for an IT-related career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desktop Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Desktop Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at NCS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is a stable, well-recognized IT company that has a multi-cultural personnel. They offer a reasonable salary package if you have the right skills & qualifications for the job.

    Cons

    Sometimes you will feel "left-out" if you are assigned to an off-site working location.

    Recommends
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A small business ambitious but lack of success result

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Developer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Developer in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at NCS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Team friendly
    - Good life balance
    - Willing to invest in training
    - kind HR policy to employee
    - Average or slight better Market compensation rate

    Cons

    - Opportunities for career advancement are limited.
    - Lack of sufficient incentives to keep real talent people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adapt and respect more focus to the local culture rather than oriental. Get the top management that would really bring company business into life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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