Alphabet Media
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www.alphabet-media.com Singapore, Singapore 6 to 15 Employees

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4 people found this helpful  

better known as FutureGov - handle with care

(Former Employee)

ProsVery talented editorial team that truly understands how governments work
No doubt a brand name that is much loved by very senior government civil servants and IT companies

ConsWhile the brand name is still strong, there are obvious signs that FutureGov is starting to lose some of that brand equity with both groups due to severe mismanagement.

Poor leadership who does little or no business planning. Has the tendency to schedule events ad-hoc creating havoc across multiple functions within the company. Increasingly common for events to be withdrawn or shifted at the last minute. Staff morale is at all time low with resignations and terminations (some highly questionable cases) happening at shocking speeds.

Too many stories of staff being short-changed - deductions of pay, missing commission payouts, unfair dismissals. No health and travel insurance. Long wait for commissions, sometimes up to almost 6 months - too many staff leave before they get the payout. Annual leave calculation is unheard of - entitlement is not pro rated back to when you join the company, but when you are confirmed. This means that at the start of your 5th month of employment (probation is for 4 months) you are entitled to zero annual leave. They start counting only from the time you are confirmed.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork on really getting it right with a more focused group of events. Going from 6 events in a year to 80+ or even 40 in less than a year is suicidal when there is no business planning.
PLAN, plan and plan please.
Take the staff seriously and treat them fairly. They are no fools.
Review existing T&Cs of employement contracts and seriously consider adopting industry standards

Basially, be mindful that you reap what you sow.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very unhealthy place for work-Also know as ' FutureGov '

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    I worked at Alphabet Media


    Pros: Well, you can easily get a job as there is no standard HR person… Cons: Company uses a useless CRM system whoes only benefit is to monitor staff's activity not enhancing customer service and sales. There is no HRM system… Advice to Senior Management: Do proper due diligence before planning your events and don't cancel your events. Keep your staff… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    5 people found this helpful  

    Unstable organization

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at Alphabet Media


    Pros: Downtown, easily accessible by car/public transport. Cons: Severe mood swings with tendency to critise and with no respect towards employees. Actions are arised mainly from own liking that has no relevance to… Advice to Senior Management: 1st - Mutual respect is the basis to develop a good employer-employee relationship. 2nd - Recognize the importance of talent management and adopting the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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