Ascendas Pte Interview Questions

Updated Aug 28, 2014
Updated Aug 28, 2014
5 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

80%
0%
20%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

77%
22%

Interview Difficulty

3.2
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

Candidate Interview Reviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Ascendas Pte in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was invited for a job interview for a Senior Manager position at Ascendas. I found the interviewer discriminatory and unprofessional.

    His line of questioning was aggressive to begin with, but I accepted it in the interview spirit. However, he shocked me by asking if I had any intention to have kids and if so, over what time-frame. When I asked him how this was relevant to judging my suitability for the role, he said that based on his experience managing women, he found that productivity declined when women decided to have kids or became mothers. In response to that, I asked the interviewer if he had kids and his response was “of course.”

    I personally believe that both work and family are important and I’m sure my response, while idealistic according to the interviewer, would eliminate me from being considered for this role. I am appalled that a company which touts itself as being family-friendly can be so discriminatory and unfair towards women.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  2.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Ascendas Pte.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is relatively straightforward. The HR personnel was professional and friendly. Arranged for two appointments with the two direct supervisors. The whole process was done within 1 month from the day of application, to the day of offer.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Ascendas Pte.

    Interview Details

    They use a headhunter for more senior positions. HR will then screen the resumes, then preselects for the hiring manager to interview you. Sometimes, the functional head will also interview, but the overall hiring decision is by the hiring manager.

    You'll need to negotiate hard at the beginning for your package, as they'll try to pay as little as possible!

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really very difficult. Fairly standard and friendly.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The hardest was the salary. Strangely, they will try and offer as little as possible, so the first offer was 20% below my then, current pay! After rejecting them 2-3 times, they finally came back with a much more reasonable offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review
  5.  

    Marketing Communications Head Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Ascendas Pte in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    First they contacted through job consultant and fixed telephonic interview. Called one to one interview within 2 days . called again for 2nd round of interview wih management.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Executive Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hyderābād (India)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Ascendas Pte in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    experience candidates will be short listed and after 3-4 rounds of interview and if short listed will be called for joining.

    Interview Questions
    • Expectation from the Company/Managment   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Easy one
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

Work at Ascendas Pte? Share Your Experiences

Ascendas Pte

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.