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Updated March 4, 2015
Updated March 4, 2015
207 Reviews
2.3
207 Reviews
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Pros
  • Nice work life balance and most of the time, you get to knock off on time (in 14 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 16 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible company

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

    I worked at NCS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Only if you are lucky to be in a team with like-minded and responsible team person, you will find it bearable to work at . Do not expect good employee perks, whether you are a good employee or a bad employee. Everyone get almost the same perks, barring the senior management

    Cons

    If you are unlucky to be a team where everyone from the manager to the team members put self above the interest of their job responsibility, best of luck to you and your career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just shut down the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Basically a Hit and Run

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

    I worked at NCS full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Salary is ok
    If you don't like a project you can try to request for transfer

    Cons

    Life good or bad depends on the person you report to
    Upper Management no support, am mostly cared for themselves especially after they sit with the bosses at singtel

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Used to be good; a sad shadow of its former self

    • 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

    - Lots of work - which means lots of opportunity to pick up skills.
    - project teams tend to be tight knit - you make good friends with colleagues that worked together to achieve a common goal.

    Cons

    - Long hours with no clear compensation for it, either in time-off or it's equivalent
    - If you don't stay in a project long enough for your boss to appreciate your efforts, you can kiss your promotions good bye.
    - Management used to be good, now replaced by questionable individuals.
    - If you're not in an implementation project, be prepared for God awful increments even though your performance grading is above average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your staff are not resources, they are living, breathing people; Treat them with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Consultant

    • 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

    A lot of things to learn and experience. Exposed to a lot of government projects

    Cons

    Long working hour. Low pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care and give recognition to staff who well-performed

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Recommended. (more than 3 years)

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

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

    Pros

    Nothing. This is a company that should go die long time ago if not for government contract. Benefits are not even good on paper. Seriously... do a serious thinking if you find this company is attractive.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive.
    Your boss only know about need to hit KPI.
    Keep on telling you company need to cut cost.
    Totally no work-life balance.
    1 people need to handle 2 to 3 people job scope.
    Poor benefits.
    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

    mid-level managers are stupid. back stab employees. if he see you no happy, he will find a way transfer you outside or make you leave. never help only blame. since you want to cut cost.
    cut down 1 of your manager instead of having 2 or more assistance manager to save more.
    Stop wasting your money to decorate the building. people already knowing this company are doing IMAGE ONLY.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Terrible bosses, worst work life balance company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Business Development
    Current Employee - Manager, Business Development

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

    Pros

    - Stable sales for products that can sell
    - best prata in b6
    - good support from applications and Managed service team

    Cons

    - Sales PO snatched by fellow colleagues who gets favour of bosses via lip service.
    - lots of backstabbing and unfair appraisals
    - boss only listen to one side of story due to favoritism
    - incompetent bosses who flows all work down directly to staffs and make staffs come back on several weekends for meetings
    - unfulfilled promises, unrealistic sales target which will change at the last min to ensure you can't hit sales
    - get scrutinized if u managed to achieve sales target
    - unfair treatment for mothers who are going for maternity. Multiple threats and discrimination.
    - sales get stolen by coverers whom are supposed to cover u especially when u r on leave
    - forced to share pipelines and opportunities with the team for visibility
    - no protection from bosses for forecast shared
    - no career prospect
    - poor time management from bosses. Always late for meetings, doesn't respect our timing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being a slave driver. We had already worked long hours during weekdays. Our weekends, MC and leaves are meant for us to spend time with family. Pls also be fair to maternity and working mothers. Don't take this opportunity to short change them. I'm sure U don't wish your own wives and daughters to b mistreated as well. Choose your leaders wisely instead of promoting the same person every year for the sake of promoting. It's detrimental to the mental state and physically exhausting to deal with people who are childish and unprofessional in their actions and words. Some doesn't even know how to behave like a leader. AND, u r protecting such people. Reflect your actions before more competent ppl are being driven away by yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Horrid colleagues and managers

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

    I worked at NCS as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Can't think of any pros

    If u want a tiring and hectic job where nobody appreciates you, this is the place to be

    Cons

    Higher management doesn't listen to feedback from the ground, living in their own ivory towers

    Depending on your project, your workplace could be bloody far from home, appeals for change of location fall on deaf ears

    Full of people who don't seem to know their stuff.

    My advice to anyone who wants to work for ncs, STAY AWAY!!!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People should seriously think thrice before joining ncs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    I want to leave

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Nothing much not unless you want a tiring job

    Cons

    Low pay, no benefits, no work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management didn't know who are the best people

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

    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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    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

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