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NCS Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
203 Reviews
2.3
203 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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Managers act like assembly line supervisors, employers especially foreigners are exploited and treated like slaves

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of projects.
    Will have work for years since the company indirectly owned by government.
    Better Bonus for people with some selected skin color.

    Cons

    Working over time is expected always.
    All the tough/difficult/low budget projects will be executed with foreigners and they will will be squeezed and thrown after use like toilet papers.
    Racism.
    Managers behave like assembly line supervisors. They do not know the difference between assembly line job and software development.
    Only people of particular skin types get compensatory off for working on off days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to replace most of middle level managers, i call them supervisors.
    Treat employees fairly not

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

    National Computer Sweatshop

    • 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

    Pros

    None that I could think of. This is a company that should go die long time ago if not for goverrnment contract. Benefits are not even good on paper. Seriously... do a serious thinking if you find this company is attractive.

    Cons

    Low pay
    Lousy benefirst
    No prestige
    Favoritism everwhere
    HR always pay lip service
    Almost stagnant career progression
    No work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please do not hire anymore. spare people's life

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person 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
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Horrid colleagues and managers

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

    I worked at NCS as a contractor (less than an 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
  8. 4 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 an 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
  9.  

    Conservative

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

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

    Pros

    relaxed, ethical, work life balance, stable and process oriented

    Cons

    red tape, no empowerment, highly centralised decision making, low benefits and very less scope for innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in people development seriously. Engage the people effectively but not for the sake of HR audits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Slightly below average

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice and friendly colleagues who are always out there to help. Nice work life balance and most of the time, you get to knock off on time.

    Cons

    Could not see the career progression and vision of the team. And the working environment is not very conducive. Don't have a good leader and I don't feel very involved in projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand that the management has their ways and reasons of making certain decisions. There is no one decision that will fit to all employees here. So I will accept it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Safe but boring place to work

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    1. Friendly colleagues
    2. You will probably never get fired unless you somehow screw it up so badly
    3. Good learning ground at a slow pace
    4. Good work life balance

    Cons

    1. Colleagues can be very unmotivated and incompetent
    2. Middle management tend to be chaotic and plan poorly
    3. Hiring process can be improved
    4. Colleagues tend to be late for meeting / work
    5. Long turnaround time for emails / tasks done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Improve the hiring process - hire folks you want to keep long-term and not while desperate to fill a role that has been empty for months
    2. Stop the overemphasis on minute things like KPIs and Timelogs that can only keep lazy folks in line. Train managers to identify people who are competent and passionate in all they do rather then strictly following KPIs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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