NCS
2.7 of 5 168 reviews
www.ncs.com.sg Singapore, Singapore 5000+ Employees

NCS Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2014
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2.7 168 reviews

                             

42% Approve of the CEO

NCS CEO Chia Wee Boon

Chia Wee Boon

(78 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Training opportunities, healthcare benefits, work life balance"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Nice colleagues, great working environment, complete company care"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "Lower salary and long working hours, bad work-life balance"
    in 11 reviews
  • "Staff require to establish effective time management on work-life balance"
    in 10 reviews
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    2 people found this helpful  

    Your Boss Decide your fate, not point working hard

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsTeam Work and commitment of working level

    ConsRed Tap, Unless Director who only like ladies

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Leaving office on time is SOP

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Petaling Jaya (Malaysia)

    ProsGood work life balance, you come on time, go back on time. Anything official after hour, will be compensated accordingly. Individual Development Planning provide chances for employee's to go for external courses with certifications. CEO never tired of writing communication email to communicate company directions and achievements globally every week. Strong parent company (SingTel) assure your job security. Cost cutting hurts globally but benefits Malaysians. Onshore (Australia) counterparts are helpful and very expert in what they do. Pantry filled with coffee machine, tea bags, milo powder, sugar, and unlimited supplies of biscuits.

    ConsAs usual, money is never enough because it's not an oil & gas industry. Minuscule HR team can't cope with the whole SingTel/NCS staff in NCSI (Malaysia), leaving staff neglected in terms of Team Building, moral and mental support, as well as company wide notification ( we used to get emails when someone in the company gave birth, or death, etc)

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease consider spectacles allowance, options for flexible 3rd month paid maternity leave and don't be biased when doing salary adjustments (do it globally instead of just Singapore HQ)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    good experience. Not a good place for hard core programmer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosonce you get a permanent position, you wont get fired, unless you are so bad.
    Nice team mates
    entry salary is high compared to the market

    Conssalary increases slow
    unprofessional
    many team leaders do not have leadership or technical background

    Advice to Senior Managementfocus on quality, not quantity

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not good at all.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company offers a lot of training programmes.

    ConsPoor hiring, a lot of incompetent managers and co-workers. Rely on employees to work overtime rather than managing the project well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire better people or invest in more rigorous technical training.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Low pay, low prestige, slow growth

    Lead Consultant (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsLots of opportunities to advance yourself if you know how to work the system - flattery and tai chi mostly

    Overall all an ok work environment but very limited and slow growth opportunities - good for retirement

    Access to flexible work conditions to enable a better work-life balance, most managers are pretty flexible if you want to work from home a couple days a week as long as you get the job done and you are not facing clients

    ConsDemanding on time -- puts increasing pressure on maintaining work life balance - I worked long hours daily and brought work home for the weekends each and every one and that is because I can do real works

    Senior Management thinks that too many metrics and rhetorics (and company wide emails) are replacement for good management

    Politics among business unit, lack of motivation for some long serving staff, and agility to push for services to the customers is low... name any problem you have seen in big companies and NCS will exceed your expectation

    Constant cost-cutting actions; mentality of employees seen as liability not asset ... or rather... RESOURCE

    LOW renumeration. Very hard for salary negotiation for the next job

    No fresh grad should even consider this shipwreck. Bad decision. Will stain your resume pretty much forever. No friend should even recommend this place to their friends... unless you know he wants to retire.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are serious about promoting work life balance and rewarding performance... start paying OT for every staff who works beyond the stipulated 40 hours.

    Talk is cheap and email broadcast is cheaper.

    Bye and thank you for the peanuts and stress ball...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Generally, is a OK company

    Applications Consultant (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGood bonus, friendly colleague, good enough facilities, good location

    ConsLow basic salary, hard to ask for pay rise, a lot of works to do.. a lot i mean really a lot.
    Hardly appreciate by your manager.
    Not a good place for career advancement

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease read and value the staff survey we have submitted.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Well known company (locally), but no career growth.

    (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsCompany is well known locally and financially stable.

    ConsBase salary is below standard and Management doesn't care about employees. Career growth is non existent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to think more about your employees. You need to filter your new hires and make sure they are qualified for the positions.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very cheap local company

    Senior Network Consultant (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsZero. All policies favour to company. Employee is like a dog for them.

    ConsFree OT daily minimum 5 hours.
    No shift allowances
    NO Standby allowances but you must be available for standby for free of cost.
    Un systematic working culture.
    No full medical coverage 10$ have to pay OP.
    Hospitalised only 70% covers.
    No ITIL process.
    Work free of cost on Saturday.
    If employees want rest after hard working manager will ask MC.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake action on managers who are utilising employees as dog.
    Full medical coverage.
    Follow the policy according to lae

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Did not stay long

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsNothing very much I can say because it is a very tiring experience. I am glad I left. When I joined, a colleague left within a week because of bad experience.

    ConsPoor working culture and very much backstabbing on an hourly basis. I was working here for 3 months and I dread every waking moment of it. Emotionally drained and depressed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe in touch with your staff. They seem to be doing things overboard. Lots of bullying.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Keep the rest

    Lead Consultant (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    Prosgood renumeration if you are in sales team
    if you are permanent, you are pretty much un-fired-able

    Consdigusting work life balance
    low salary
    bonus is reasonable, but since hte basic is low, its low
    difficulty for negotiating salary of next job due to low salary in NCS

    Advice to Senior Managementonce in a while, you will find and managed to develop some of the best people in the field.
    thanks to your stellar talent management, good luck with keeping "the rest"...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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