NCS Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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NCS CEO Chia Wee Boon
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Pros
  • Work/Life Balance and though location is not ideal but at least company provides free shuttle bus to transport employees to nearest MRT station (in 14 reviews)

  • Working environment is good but it depends which company you are being attached to (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely zero work-life balance (in 16 reviews)

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

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  1. NCS CE

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

    I have been working at NCS (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Chance to work in projects and try all areas of specialisation
    Good colleagues, helpful bosses
    Good start for fresh graduates who wish to learn and work at site
    Good company culture

    Cons

    Low salary, minimal benefits and bonus, no AWS
    Lack of work at times, lack of opportunities to prove oneself to others

    Advice to Management

    Please ensure that your employees have work to do. Increase benefits and salary to retain interested employees. The company culture itself is great


  2. Helpful (1)

    No work life balance

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

    I have been working at NCS

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

    Pros

    Nice Colleagues
    Nice environment
    Good facility at NCS Hub

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Bonus is not good

    Advice to Management

    To retain existing staff, please provide a better bonus
    Work life balance is important to keep the quality of work done


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good place to pick up skills

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

    I have been working at NCS (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of projects to learn but at the expense of your personal life

    Cons

    Low pay, well below industry standard.


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  5. Good Company with work-life balance

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

    I have been working at NCS part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    + Work life balance
    + Pay and Benefits
    + Learnings

    Cons

    - Management
    - Growth for same race only
    - Not competitive
    - Very old, no young blood

    Advice to Management

    - Change the management
    - Be competitive
    - Go for acquitions of indian companies for competitive rates
    - Send off the old people in the senior management


  6. Helpful (3)

    Unhappy workplace

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

    I have been working at NCS

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

    Pros

    In-house canteen, lunchtime shuttle to shopping malls and clubhouse (if you have time to use it)

    Cons

    HR seemingly takes care of other people's welfare, but ours are not well taken care of. Management style makes working here mentally draining and affects morale. Efforts seldom recognized but mistakes amplified. High turnover rate in recent years.

    Advice to Management

    Having many activities or events does not necessarily improve engagement. Please think of long term value add initiatives that impacts employees' life instead of one-off events that provides photos for publicity. A good leader that empowers and setting the right workplace culture naturally buys the heart of people.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Stay away

    Former Employee - Senior Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at NCS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    nothing much to talk about the pros for someone who aspire for career progression - there is none of this in NCS.
    Companies will try hard to supress your salary and withheld promotion until you threaten to quit.

    Really good for people who wants to retire and relax in the job. Nothing can go wrong that bad here.

    Cons

    low salary
    slow advancement
    almost zero management support
    high workload
    work on weekend

    Advice to Management

    ...


  8. Helpful (1)

    Me the "Developer"

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Low increase, sometimes high bonus but does not apply to all.

    Cons

    High demand of your time. Consultants need to work long hours. Sometimes 34 hours during delivery period.

    Advice to Management

    Need to take care of the foot soldiers. Many IT Managers are useless. They don't work much and team lead does not even work well. Managers give the task to team leads and they go home early, team leads give their supposed to be task but instead delegated it to the developers then they go home early. Developers stay late and left to starve. A few pm and leads are good though. This review is not for the company but I'm doing this to inform the management that many employees in this company is incompetent. Company is good but the managing work force is bad.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Flexible work arrangement but limited prospects for career progression.

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

    I have been working at NCS

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

    Pros

    Very flexible work arrangement (at least in my department) as long as u get the job done, the bosses have no complains about you.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for career progression, and sometimes effort is not recognised as your reporting officer may not be fully aware of what u are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for advancement and have a more robust system in place to recognize efforts of employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Consultant

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

    I have been working at NCS

    Pros

    Nice culture, team members are always good

    Cons

    Competitive. Strong competition between teams. Difficult to excel

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware of team members of what they have done.


  11. Big and well organised

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

    I worked at NCS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family friendly and reasonably well paid

    Cons

    Too many staffs stationed out. No sense of belonging.

    Advice to Management

    Can organise more activities to bring staffs from different places together.



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