NCS Pte
2.8 of 5 150 reviews
www.ncs.com.sg Singapore, Singapore 5000+ Employees

NCS Pte Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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2.8 150 reviews

                             

45% Approve of the CEO

NCS Pte CEO Chia Wee Boon

Chia Wee Boon

(66 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "proper work life balance unless you are new hire (mostly contracts) in which you need to work like mad"
    in 10 reviews
  • "There is job security as NCS work more like a government company"
    in 10 reviews
Cons:
  • "Staff require to establish effective time management on work-life balance"
    in 8 reviews
  • "Working hours is typically long, eating to weekends even but that's just the nature of IT industry"
    in 9 reviews
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Bad place - no leadership

Assistant Director (Current Employee)

I have been working at NCS Pte full-time for more than a year

ProsIt is a good place for lower level technical staff. Good project managers. Make sure you stay technically involved in the projects and avoid being "promoted" up the chain. Stay at Technical Lead level will be ideal. Otherwise you will be stuck with clueless business/account leaders, ineffective resource management and tonnes of reporting while management avoid the real issues.

ConsVery bad top management, resulting in high turnover of good leaders. Turnover is especially high in new growth areas due to lack of top management vision and support. If you are thinking of coming in as an Assistant Director and above, think twice before accepting any offer. Any level lower than that is probably ok but keep your eyes/ears open. Zero worklife balance. Be prepared to work beyond reasonable effort for extended periods.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit. You are affecting too many people's lives.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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life as consultant in NCS

Applications Consultant (Current Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at NCS Pte as a contractor for more than a year

ProsLots of chances to learn new skills. Its great for fresh grad to learn more about the IT industry.

ConsRather long working hours. May have to burn weekends for work when really busy.

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Good IT coverage but lacks depth

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at NCS Pte full-time

ProsWide ranging IT expertise and skills. Well known in Singapore. Large workforce.

ConsGenerally lacks depth in many areas.
Physical offices need refurbishment.

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Provided very good training ground forming the foundation of my technical expertise

Senior IT Consultant (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I worked at NCS Pte full-time for more than 8 years

ProsVast opportunities to experience different technologies on various project timeframes. Able to work with co-workers from various nationalities & broaden cultural perspectives.

ConsWorking hours can be irregular & if you're looking for work-life balance, could be difficult.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompany policies may be good but please ensure they are properly executed. Often times, the "broken" links are the middle-management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Korea branch of NCS Ptd.

Product Support (Current Employee)
Incheon (South Korea)

I have been working at NCS Pte as a contractor for more than 5 years

Proswork experience in a global banking company

Consdecrease in the number of (new) employees

Advice to Senior Managementfind new business area in local branch

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A good company for an IT-related career

Desktop Engineer (Current Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at NCS Pte full-time for more than a year

ProsIt is a stable, well-recognized IT company that has a multi-cultural personnel. They offer a reasonable salary package if you have the right skills & qualifications for the job.

ConsSometimes you will feel "left-out" if you are assigned to an off-site working location.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Average

Consultant, Applications (Current Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at NCS Pte as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsWorking environment is good but it depends which company you are being attached to.

Cons- Management not able to know what you have contribute and done since attached to other company.
- No career advancement.
- Company does not care how hard you work which result in low morale and no motivation for contract staff

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease treat your direct contract staff same as the permanent staff

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Awfully Mediocre Place With No Prospect for Those Who Want to Retire

Senior Consultant (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I worked at NCS Pte full-time for more than a year

ProsSlack environment depending on the team
Stable work especially when you have been converted into a permanent staff
Bonus, 1-2 months
Extensive training program with little alignment with your work

ConsFavoritism is everywhere
Performance review is next to useless - lip service
High turnover, more jobs for the left behind (sorry guys)
Limited choice of food
Pay is not too high.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay more for talents that actually do something. Preferably as good as sales people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Bad choice

Applications Consultant (Current Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at NCS Pte full-time for more than a year

ProsBetter than many other smaller system integrator company. The pay is reasonably decent (around 3k for fresh grad with honor for the past five years). The food is bearable.

ConsNot a very good place to start a career. Pay is low and the work needs to be very specialized - hindering your effort to work in other companies.
good if you want to retire but for me (2nd year after university), this is NOT the place to move fast and earn a lot
there are not many single ladies too...
prestige wise... not much. really
learning wise... only good if you want to stay in the industry for 20 years (with that kind of pay and reward).

Advice to Senior Managementnothing so far. i think its just the nature of the business. a sunset industry.

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Race to the bottom

Network Engineer (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I worked at NCS Pte full-time for more than 3 years

ProsNice place for people who want work stability
There is always bonus no matter how small

ConsToo cost oriented. Company rather hire new staff rather than keeping experienced ones.
Company requires staff to be specialized - essentially asking them to put all their eggs in one basket and limiting their career options
Mediocre place - promotion is not based on talent or skill
Appaling gender ratio
Paltry salary

Advice to Senior ManagementYou get what you pay... but again... I do not think clients choose NCS because the people are skilled.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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