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    Flexible time but no prospect for non-phD

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at A*Star full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible timing Good work-life balance Pay is decent

    Cons

    Absolutely no career path for non-PhD. PhDs gets all the glory and recognition, so no point trying hard to achieve anything while in there. No directions. Admin, HR and procurements are super inefficient. Organization that lost touch with the outside world.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just look at the achievements of PhDs. Very often, it is the research officer and engineer that came up with great ideas but never trumpet about it, and the PhDs came along, wrote papers, and claims all the glory. Set directions please. Don't assume that the scientists can set any directions. Very often they are also lost.


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    Senior Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Buona Vista (Singapore)
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 7+ weeksinterviewed at A*Star (Buona Vista (Singapore)).

    Interview

    The entire interview process for the first round involves 2 phases - 2 HR staff interviewing you, then you proceed to write an essay. If you get through the first round, you'll proceed on to a final round. You should have a sound knowledge about A*STAR. Why you want the job... nothing too difficult, just the usual questions.

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Website www.a-star.edu.sg
Headquarters Singapore, Singapore
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Government
Industry Business Services
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