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Awesome place to network

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Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Singapore (Singapore)
Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at IDA full-time for more than a 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.

Recommends
Positive Outlook

Other Reviews for IDA

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    HR too creative with pay structure

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at IDA as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Handles the biggest and most cutting edge of new implementations.

    Cons

    Extremely strangely structure with gross annual pay calculated using variable pay to calculate expected offer, i.e. you ask for 160k per annum, they'll divide it by 16 months, but tell you that 3 of those months are optional (aka you are actually given 130k, but "probably" getting 160k). On top of that, the allowance portion is used to buffer further pay "cuts" -- they'll park part of the monthly into an "allowance" that is not used in any other calculations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify this dodgy pay scale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

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

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    • 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 for 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
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