Defence Science & Technology Agency
3.0 of 5 35 reviews
www.dsta.gov.sg Singapore, Singapore 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Good entry level.

Engineer (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

ProsBelieves in work-life balance, convenient with shuttle bus to food centres.Benefits and compensation were rather attractive. Good starting point for fresh

ConsThe organisation is quite elitist and biased towards scholars and those who did well academically in their schoollife, though work performance seems to be also taken into account.
But some staff were really good at playing "taiji" pushing work around. Some were always uncontactable, even though they appeared to be present.
Some of the staff, though highly educated, had scholarships,were quite snobbish and were rude to staff, also highly educated, but were from other companies, contractors insourced to help them, hurling insults openly at them unnecessarily at times.
Ironically, the contractors were graceful and maintained their composure.
Camera phones, videos not allowed.A lot of red-tape and bureaucray.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the staff retention. reduce turnover rate, not necessarily good.
Learn to retain and apppreciate your staff, like giving them some inside mobility.
Need to educate your staff to give insourced staff proper manners, they are not slaves, they are also like you, though maybe slightly less advantaged only for now.
Are you sure camera phones need to be completely banned?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I have been working at Defence Science & Technology Agency full-time for more than 5 years


    Pros: exposure a wide variety of challenging tasks, some may not even be in your domain of knowledge competitive salary and good salary benchmarking policies and guidelines in… Cons: management 'have good risk mangement skills' by constantly loading the employees who can deliver policies and guidelines in place which consume a considerable amount of project… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    I have been working at Defence Science & Technology Agency full-time


    Pros: Nice working environment Nice colleagues Good Pay Cons: Since it's a government agency, bound to be not as… Advice to Senior Management: Need to pay more attention to the salary grade More
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