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Awesome place to network

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at IDA full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Like my title suggests, this is the place to be at if you want to network with important personnels in the IT industry. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your fledging career if you know how to make good use of your time in the organisation.

Cons

A few of the senior management are quite backward in their thinking and some even resist technology (or pretend like they don't) and sometimes I wonder what are they doing in IDA, an organisation that is supposed to be promoting use of technology and being in the frontier all the time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Career progression is an important aspect of your employee. Sometimes I feel that this is overlooked and HR has got a big part to play in this oversight. How can an assistant manager take minimum of three years to get promoted to manager and then another 4 years before getting his senior manager promotion. Seven years in total and thats very very long especially for a fresh graduate who is considering a career in IDA. No wonder there aren't that many young employees in IDA.

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Positive Outlook

52 Other Employee Reviews for IDA (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    A more fulfilling experience with the organisation, if it retains the positive values and culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at IDA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, vibrant, dynamic organisation

    Cons

    Rich in IT knowledge but, unable to execute some of the IT initiatives well, due to lack of effective communication and competency across all levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top heavy organisation, and lack of succession planning for existing staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Challenging, enriching and fulfilling - need a positive mindset always.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at IDA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you're looking to stretch your potential in a large IT professional services organization, this is the place to be. Depending on your professional skills, you could stay within a particular group for years to deepen your knowledge and skill sets, and then move on to other groups to broaden your expertise. This is also the place to build your network and contacts within the organization and also with external partners in the IT industry. Very huge potential for knowing people from everywhere, if you put in the effort to build relationships well.

    Cons

    Intense pace, internal and external customers are demanding. A very small minority of leaders have been in the organizations for decades and this results in manners, attitude and cultural mindset unique to this organization's role, which would not fit well in the private sector. Not saying that they are doing a bad job - it's simply the result of staying too long (decades in some cases) in an organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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