NCS Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (3)

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

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

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

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

    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 Management

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


  3. Helpful (5)

    Senior Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long working hour. Low pay

    Advice to Management

    Take care and give recognition to staff who well-performed


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  5. Helpful (6)

    Not Recommended. (more than 3 years)

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

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Helpful (4)

    Slightly below average

    • 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 (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Conservative

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (7)

    Safe but boring place to work

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

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  9. Helpful (8)

    I want to leave

    • 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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nothing much not unless you want a tiring job

    Cons

    Low pay, no benefits, no work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Management didn't know who are the best people


  10. Helpful (2)

    Not the ideal culture and environment for me

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

    I have been working at NCS full-time (Less than a year)

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

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Management

    Hire more people



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