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IE Singapore Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
16 Reviews

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    Manager , IE Singapore

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Huge exposure to different businesses in an given industry - business strategy, C level meetings, conferences, international trips are eye opening. International exposure within the organisation is tremendous.

    Cons

    Paper work can be quite heavy and unnecessary. Sometimes it can be too heavy till it hinders officer's ability to do core work and hence catching up over weekends and at home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt a Servant leadership style / Open communication - open to hear what others have to say without reservations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Lack of talent retention and too much red tapes

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

    Pros

    Good learning place
    People are friendly
    Has alot of process in place to guide your work

    Cons

    Too much red taps
    Too focus on writing and managing the management, instead of doing the correct work
    Do not focus on the staff unless you are scholars.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    a place with many tasks on hand

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good location, good learning environment, friendly colleagues, organisation encourages interaction

    Cons

    meeting deadlines, juggling many tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nil

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Fulfilling Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    Pros

    Experience at IE was fulfilling with good learning opportunities and friendly working environment. Company conducts regular staff benefit/bonding events. HR actively collects, listens and responds to feedback.

    Cons

    Working hours are longer than average.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great environment not such great benefits and payment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Market Officer  in  Mexico City (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Market Officer in Mexico City (Mexico)

    Pros

    In general there is a great environment to work and collaborate. Also, working here will provide you with an excellent exposure to high level representatives in government and private companies in a variety of sectors.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there is a general lack of career opportunities and development. Furthermore, salary and benefits are below the median, specially in overseas centres.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better career path and double check sources for salary information

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great exposure

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    plenty of opportunities if requested, flexible, fun, open-office concept, great working environment

    Cons

    not a very structured internship

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Great International Exposure

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

    Pros

    Networking, travel around the world and learn from best company practices.
    Good for personal growth and development, especially for fresh graduates.
    Flexible work arrangement, with the option to telecommute from home.

    Cons

    Long working hours, especially younger officers have the culture of staying up late.
    Office politics.
    Changes to business processes for the sake of change, and restructuring takes a long time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good for a first career but dont stay too long

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    Pros

    Systematic, work processes are in place. Clear guidelines
    Bosses are very supportive and willing to teach
    Nice colleagues
    Good exposure to global markets and allows young people to interact with C-level of big firms early in their career
    Highly viewed by industry and other government organisations
    Good stepping stone & learning ground for a better career

    Cons

    Management unclear of their key objectives - to look good on media/MTI or to really help the companies which needs IE help? Seriously $500K is peanuts to $200 - 300mil company.
    A lot of writing - KPI is no longer how many companies you help but how well you can package your work and how many papers you can write
    Staffs are getting more demotivated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review if there is any sytemic operational faults within the company that resulted in such high staff turnover. Keep rehiring to replace outgoing staff too frequently – without trying to pinpoint the operational and management faults – does not reflect well of the organisation and is very counter productive. Think for the Singapore companies that IE seeks to serve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Weak management with no real business experience; Value to business community is questionable

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Great colleagues who are a fun bunch to be with - probably the reason why I stayed so long!
    Good location.
    Good for making contacts with CXO level businessmen
    Get to travel but this can get tiring after some time

    Cons

    KPIs are unclear and true value to the business community is always questionable.
    Management do not have true/real experiences in running businesses but yet, give advice to the companies on how to run their businesses.
    Weak middle management and younger executives are often not given enough guidance.
    Work can be very administrative.
    No transparency in promotion, transfers, postings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Different perspective

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place to learn about business internationalization
    Understand the challenges of businesses (especially the SMB)
    Opportunity to travel and posted overseas
    Good training programs in place to develop its workforce
    Good opportunity to network with potential employers

    Cons

    Rigid and alot of paperwork
    A lot of process to follow
    People are not that flexible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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