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Singtel Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
188 Reviews
3.0
188 Reviews
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Singtel SingTel Group CEO Chua Sock Koong
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Staff centric and good work life balance with attractive remuneration packages (in 13 reviews)

  • Nice working environment, working with best category employees, Better salary range (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Bureaucratic, Government linked organization, work life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • too much red tape and hierarchy (in 8 reviews)

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    Singtel

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Singtel

    Pros

    None, not much at all. Consider other company instead

    Cons

    Lousy mgmt and not competitive pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nil

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Full time in SingTel

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Singtel

    Pros

    Big organization, learn a lot, especially communication skill.

    Cons

    It's a tough job. You have to bear with it or just leave. Big organization which will lead to lack of communication between each department.

  3.  

    Not recommended

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Executive in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Singtel full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Decent bonus
    Relatively flat hierarchy
    Stable

    Cons

    Slow progression and average salary
    Poor mgmt decisions leading to manual processes and customer issues

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Singtel full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Stable due to dominant market position

    Cons

    bureaucratic working culture, poor management execution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to streamline management decision making process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very resistance to change...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Operations Executive in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Singtel full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Central location (near orchard area).
    Bonus payout .
    Staff rates and plans for mobile, broadband and cable tv.

    Cons

    Low starting salary.
    Tons of re-org and re-shuffling.
    Very difficult to get the job done.
    Retirement place for a lot of old timers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's difficult to try and change the co. culture after so long...plan out what you want to be. It's damaging for employees who want to work for a fast-moving company to find out it's otherwise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Customer Service Officer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Singtel part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    only handling calls of specific area,

    Cons

    not very friendly to part-timers, smoking culture quite strong.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Short and Not so Sweet

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Former Employee - Finance Manager

    I worked at Singtel full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Brand Name of Singtel

    Cons

    Lousy work life balance - Team members clocking exceptionally long hours. Boss not helpful, completely not in touch with the ground, and did little to address of team members' grievances and feelings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do take time to really understand your people on the ground.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very bureaucratic organization with a negative attitude of employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Development Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Corporate Development Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Singtel full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Industry leader allows access to a lot of people and opportunities

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, unhealthy working environment with a lot of negativity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 9 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Singtel full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good colleagues, who are really trying to make something out of their job.

    Cons

    - horrible politics. Managemnt seemed more intent on looking for someone to blame when things go wrong, then to fix underlying problems. Yelling and screaming is an acceptable way for bosses. Pleasing your bosses and to be blue-eye boy/girl is the gurantee way to get good ratings and bonuses.
    - hr policies not well thought through and sucks at explaining to staff. Dont think they really care about employees. Appeared to put a lot of emphasis to win awards.
    - bureacracy. sigh, worst than stat boards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop showing there is a very clear class difference between Top Managemnt and the rest, and dont just stay in the ivory towers in Comcentre1. the peoples are the one who worked hard for Singtel to be number one. Do show more care and concern, they are not just worker bees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not 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 Singtel full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The role is interesting, new challenges and projects on a daily basis

    Cons

    Very beraucratic, challenging culture, focus on reporting is extensive with 80-20 rule not managed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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