Keppel FELS Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
28 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good learning experience

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    Former Employee - Structural Engineer
    Former Employee - Structural Engineer

    I worked at Keppel FELS full-time

    Pros

    Good working atmosphere for learning

    Cons

    Slow growth as promotions and salary growth is too slow

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    Job satisfaction.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supt  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Production Supt in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Keppel FELS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Bonus. EVA. Get to sweat. Manage hundreds of workers under you.

    Cons

    Poor HR. Poor management support. Poor processes. Poor working culture. Old mans management. Years after years never improve. Management are focused on penalising people for mistakes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of employee's morale.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Piping Engineer
    Current Employee - Piping Engineer

    I have been working at Keppel FELS as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Nothing much. Unless you can count the huge amounts of free time as you are left with practically nothing to do while spending your time as an intern.

    Cons

    Have seen some examples of outrageous behavior.

    1. It's not actually the intern's fault that they have nothing to do. If anything, they shouldn't get reprimanded and embarrassed for not having work when it is the mentor's job and responsibility to look after interns.

    2. Seen some cases of favoritism where some people are reprimanded for going to lunch slightly earlier while some people leave for lunch half an hour early. This just makes the atmosphere more tense and not productive at all.

    3. Also, if you are an intern at keppel fels, be prepared to not actually do any relevant work. You are mostly just delegated to being a paper girl/boy. There is not much to actually learn except it's name and reputation so don't waste your time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For one, maybe having a proper intern schedule drawn up and explaining to us clearly what we are going to do as opposed to just dumping an intern in the middle of an office and telling them nothing would be more beneficial for both parties.

    Was highly disappointed in the keppel experience. Was expecting to have an enriching and educational education but so far have learned nothing except office politics and who to avoid, which frankly is nothing beneficial.

    Direct supervisors should at least check in on their interns once a week as opposed to maybe occasionally checking in every one or two months.

    All in all, keppel was a highly disappointing experience even with it's high acclaim. Definitely will not work there ever if this was a sample of how my life is going to be in future. Will strongly not reccommend for anyone going into the maritime business. They do not put in much effort.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Review on Keppel FELS

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Keppel FELS as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    High bonus for permanent staff (zero bonus for contract). Well known company with a global network, no.1 in industry. Might have good breaks if opportunity comes.

    Cons

    Very local-centric, not foreigner-friendly. Long working hours. Work culture is leaning towards "unprofessional". Shouting at office colleagues (like shouting at workers) is not uncommon.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    over 2 years experience in KFELS

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Keppel FELS full-time

    Pros

    Company is in safe working procedure, systematically work sequences, world no. 1 in Offshore Rigs building.

    Cons

    In time delivery the project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should be fare and square in training, bonus between permanent staff & contract staff because there is no different working styles between them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great !

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    Former Employee - Commercial Assistant  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Commercial Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Keppel FELS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Kfels has supported many people with low qualification to survive and sustain their livelihood by employing them and giving them enough . They have been kind enough to provide transport through and flow . The experience learned from Kfels would be useful when someone steps out to other Ltd or Pte Ltd companies.

    Cons

    Food in staff canteen needs to be improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Widen the options for the employees and grant financial assistance for studies which is not related to oil and gas , there might be other sectors which needs improvement, e.g. purchasing , logistics , IT , admin etc.
    Those in other administration sector should be allowed to upgrade with scholarships and inhouse financial grants

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good learning experience

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

    I worked at Keppel FELS as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Despite a short period there, the management pushed me through to learn as much as possible during the period. I felt I learned substantially more than what I contributed.

    People are friendly and approachable. Good at their jobs.

    Company provides transport to office.

    Cons

    Work life balance might be a problem for some people. Personally, I was fine with the timings as an intern.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    best

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    Former Employee - Draftsman  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Draftsman in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Keppel FELS as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good bonus, good money career

    Cons

    tiring, no life, slave driven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treasure those on-site.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Engineering Intern Piping Department

    Former Employee - Engineering  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Engineering in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Keppel FELS as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    None whatsoever. Maybe.. opportunity to go onboard rigs.

    Cons

    No communication between colleagues. Employees are not allowed to use spare time in any other way apart from working. NO real culture. Tasks given are not planned and boring. Ridiculous time expenditure expectations considering it is at the end of the world and the only transport is provided by them. If missed it takes 2 hrs to get to humanity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Tiring, not for weak minded.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Assistant Superintendent in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Keppel FELS as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good start to learn about drilling rig construction.

    Cons

    Work, work and work.
    Need to come on weekend and public holiday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up with the momentum.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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