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In NCS, 'S' is for 'Sweatshop'

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

job security since most projects are maintenance - boring but someone must do it (at low pay) less politics at the ground level since it is well understood that whatever you are doing, you will not be much better off anyway (read: promotion is super slow, salary is so small, bonus is max 2 months) Slack life. If you want to lead a peaceful and slow life with no prospect of professional advancement, this is THE place. Mom with few kids who is looking for extra money for fun, mediocre grad, foreigner who wants E Pass, etc ... THE good place for anyone but high fliers.

Cons

Basically I can vouch for all the cons view expressed below to be true. The company is literally a hidden sweatshop at the heart of Singapore. Salary is pathetic, benefit is non existent and the company externalize many cost to employees. food around office is appalling. Inside office is not that cheap either (and still appalling) too reliant on government projects which have low margin low expectation on result + tight deadline ps: I believe anyone who said the salary is good must be either using fake account or come from third world countries where average salary is like $500

Advice to Management

compensate well walk the talk promote people to exec level from within remember that fire-fighting is a sign of leadership failure cut the worthless units. e.g. I think you can easily cut HR by 80% and the company will still be fine. and please stop bidding for projects where "Competitors = NIL". At least have some decency NOT to announce it - so depressing.

Other Employee Reviews for NCS

  1. Helpful (1)

    good work life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work life balance, plenty opportunities to work in many IT projects.

    Cons

    slow promotions, limited chance to work in different role/department.

    Advice to Management

    ncs should be focusing to build product solutions rather than just following government tenders.


  2. Helpful (2)

    My experience with NCS is very pleasant with ample of opportunities for growth, except for the rewards component.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    NCS is a very established software integration house that is very strong in processes and project management. It has got enough capital and reserves to weather through many of the most difficult times such as SARS, H1N1, Asian and Global economic downturns.

    Cons

    NCS' reward system is not known to be the best in the industry, although it strives to be a competitive one. In my opinion, it has grown to be over dependent on market surveys rather than using the general sentiment on the ground. As a result, talent retention continues to be one of the major issues plaguing the organisation.

    Advice to Management

    NCS need to be more people oriented and treat staff at all level with respect and dignity. Simply using empirical data alone for administering rewards and recognition may no longer be sufficient and the method of choice. NCS needs to rationalise its long term goals.


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