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NCS Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
198 Reviews
2.3
198 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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. 3 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
  2.  

    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
  3. 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
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  5. 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the ideal culture and environment for me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - not strict with time
    - reimbursable allowances

    Cons

    - misalignment between region and local team
    - region is micromanaging
    - too many governance that causes delays in providing feedback to the client (e.g indicative pricing for a project, services, etc.)
    - competency is only concentrated at the region
    - lack of human resource investment will only hire people if project was awarded
    - lack of proper understanding of the local market
    - unclear deleniation between presales, sales and delivery team
    - hard to win projects because of expensive pricing and lack of value add services
    - spread too thin and requires rigorous multi tasking that results to lack of quality in the work output

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    each local office should have a thorough review on the local landscape and thoroughly their assess competition

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 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
  8.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at NCS

    Pros

    Good bonus and benefit. Nice people and team work

    Cons

    Very busy if you involved big project. No live balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    outsource company, different project has different culture/politics.

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    a lot of projects as it has a good "relationship" with government

    Cons

    managers are stupid. exploit employees. different project has different culture/politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    mid-level managers are stupid. exploit employees. different project has different culture/politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent environment, great working culture and well organised

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

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

    Pros

    Systematic approach, talents are well measured and rewarded, challenging projects

    Cons

    Employee benefits are well lined up, perks are according to the market value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explore innovative and challenging projects internationally

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person 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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