NCS Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
192 Reviews
2.4
192 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Training opportunities, healthcare benefits, work life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Nice colleagues, great working environment, complete company care (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Staff require to establish effective time management on work-life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Lower salary and long working hours, bad work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    No work-life balance, numbers oriented, lots of blame pushing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at NCS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The medical welfare is pretty good.
    Bonus can be fantastic if you are able to please your boss.

    Cons

    Totally no work-life balance. Constant loading of work, without regards to your workload. Expected to work late into the night everyday and work over the weekends. Expected to work like a robot without rest to meet all timeline, however impossible.
    Help is never found in the middle and upper management, instead, you will find a lot of fingers pointing at you for not meeting timeline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speechless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    No life 24/7 working. Manager incompetent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at NCS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Prata is good and colleagues are ok

    Cons

    Incompetent manager
    24/7 working if the project is mismanaged

    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    NCS used to be a good place to work, but a lot has changed.

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

    I have been working at NCS full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    A perfect place for mediocre performer. You can stay on the job forever even if you produce poor quality work. A good place to work if you can work with many incompetent people.

    Cons

    The company has lost many highly competent people over the past 10 years. As a result, the identity, culture, good practices....People were nice and you know the names from other depts, not much politics, everyone is committed to common cause, willing to work hard and solve problems together..... all these were lost and not replaced. The new culture is one that is trying to save your own neck, struggling to cope with never ending work, trying hard just to stay afloat....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the senior mgt is serious about improving the work culture, then they just have to start by changing their own mindset. The "everything to save cost" mentality must changed. Focus on quality output even if it means losing a few deals. Make genuine attempts to hire and retain highly competent staff, and over time, the negative image it has in recruitment world will start to change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    low salary and lot of work and no career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant, Test in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant, Test in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at NCS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reasonably ok Cafeteria, air conditioning, washrooms are clean
    Wide experience working in different projects for different clients
    Example of a government company.. can definitely retire here

    Cons

    low salary, no growth, lots of work.
    Hard work never compensated in terms of aspiration grooming and salary hike
    Don't expect you will be recognized for innovative ideas.
    Most management do not know to speak decent english
    focus on terminating employee than trying to place them in other projects
    unless you really really have no other option, never prefer this company... and plan to leave it asap. there is no carreer growth. do not spoil your career by joining this god forsaken company .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees
    Stop behaving cheap
    Take care of your employees if you want to retain good talent.
    Give proper hike or else good resources will leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Think twice before joining this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at NCS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I do not have any pros to talk about this company. This company really deserve every single negative reviews listed here.

    Cons

    - I do see people getting promoted every year or two years just because they know their Manager
    - Employees first, customer second ... said no one ever
    - If some one becomes the manager then they just work on outlook to delegate the tasks by sending emails or shouting match
    - Politics, Politics..Politics. They play around with the resources.
    - Poor work environment
    - Micro-management ... and loud shoutings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GET RID OF MANAGERS WHO DO NOT DELIVER!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    worst company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at NCS as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    nothing much other than not bad working hours, compensation for claims, benefits for phone and health

    Cons

    politics here and there, poor management, leader slack like hell not giving concern to employees, low salary, very low salary increment, no job advancement, no future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    concern your employees and train them or else nobody will value your company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    negative environment, growth opportunities are slowing down

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Lead Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at NCS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    challenging work environment
    Big company. ok pay and benefits.
    Learning is good and one would get lot of Exposure

    Cons

    Worst place for a developers to start their career. In short, you would be treated like a slave if you join NCS as entry level or contractor or contract (worse... sub contract). You will always have to be in your managers good book if you want to save your job, performance does not matter.
    No empowerment to make decisions or in any case, think. Everyone is geared to become a cog

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should rethink they way bids and projects are planned. You cannot hide incompetencies in planning / bidding by forcing everyone to do OT and working on weeknd.

    Typically there is seldom any company in glassdoor who score below 50% - I thought NCS infamous rating was overrated.

    I was wrong. You deserve it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Senior Consultant J2EE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior IT Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior IT Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at NCS (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some employees can come late and leave on time without much repercussion
    Generally ok work - 90% of the time the job only requires warm body to man the station

    Cons

    Low pay in general
    Attrition is high
    good people are laving
    company is left with incompetent people whom after some years got promoted
    repeat the cycle
    promotion is rare and really really really depends on your luck (aka which boss do you end up with)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your slaves well
    pay for OT not so much for fairness but for you to see how incompetent your Presales/bid team/ PMs are when doing their job - underbidding, lousy estimations, poor planning are happening again and again because such mistakes never get reflected in P&L - EVER. Grunts suffers and need to sacrifice a lot to compensate for such incompetence or shrewdness

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not recommended

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at NCS (more than an year)

    Pros

    away from city, less traffic
    very forgiving for staff who are making mistakes on daily basis
    lousy managers and staff can survive for many years
    good for retirement

    Cons

    low pay
    bonus not enough considering the pay
    hiring new staff > keeping talented people
    good people leave, lousy ppl get promoted --> questionable managers
    keep staff as contracts like forever
    perm staff tend to be un-fireable. slack
    lack of career advancement
    lack of meaningful experience
    obselete skillset
    not for freshgrad or intern (they will just exploit you)
    many questionabl hr practise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    walk the talk
    show us the money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Your Boss Decide your fate, not point working hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at NCS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team Work and commitment of working level

    Cons

    Red Tap, Unless Director who only like ladies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove all the middle management they are causing all the problem for the working level.
    They just know how to suck up to top management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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