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NCS Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
202 Reviews
2.3
202 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. 6 people found this helpful  

    Keep the rest

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

    I worked at NCS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    digusting 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 ManagementAdvice

    once 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"...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Did not stay long

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

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

    Pros

    Nothing 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.

    Cons

    Poor 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 9 people found this helpful  

    Application consultant

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Colleague are nice, direct boss very good to his/her team member

    Cons

    Hard to convert to perm, they prefer to hire new staff instead of convert loyal and talented existing stuff, and project are alway with OT and pain, need to sacrifice personal time to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's better to review the HR policy about how to better keep the existing talented, your own job to review your existing staff instead of spending money on hunting the new staff everyday, this will be good for every project and also good for company, check the rating in the glassdoor, it's hard to find out the company less than 50%, it's time for the top management to review the company policy and to find out why, think about detail and find out and fix the bugs in NCS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Beadhouse; Absolutely ZERO Management Skills

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

    I worked at NCS full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get to know a bunch of people who have the same views about the company as I do.

    Cons

    The management levels, from top to bottom, are full of incompetent mediocre people, who know nothing about being a leader and managing projects, whilst the programmers (they call consultants there) are suffering from endless OT yet ZERO appreciation of hard work. Promotion there is extremely slow; unqualified middle management sit there forever and don't you ever think about squeezing in because that would cost the whole of your career life. To university graduates, please stay away from this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your company exists only because the GOVT feeds you projects. If you really want to do something, please start to appreciate your developers/technical employees because they are the key to deliver good products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Bittersweet

    • 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

    Colleagues are very nice and helpful. Lower level management will listen and help. Collaborative work environment.

    Cons

    Advancement seems to be achieved through years of service rather than accomplishments at the lower levels. Learning has to be self-taught. No time to go for courses/certification.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve career growth for high performers to keep talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Stable and flat working style

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

    I have been working at NCS

    Pros

    Training opportunities, healthcare benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    poor rewards and recognition,hard to progress for promotion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 12 people found this helpful  

    Bad place - Stay AWAY!!

    • 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

    Good for lower level consultants, but don't stay more than 2 years. There's nothing for you to learn after that.

    Cons

    Absolutely zero leadership from the very top, i.e. CEO - GM level. Most of the folks are not qualified to lead, had been there since Day 1, or hired on whims and fancy. Wrong people remains, good people left in a hurry. Check out with your friends and headhunters who were the folks who left recently within last 6 months and figure out for yourself.

    Absolutely zero work-life balance. You work 15 hours/day and even on weekends, all because of bad management - shifting of goalposts, directionless, whims and fancy, shoot in the dark.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The top management should be revamped. All smoke and mirrors. Clueless. Only reason why they still have projects is because Govt keeps giving projects to them - left to right pocket. Only 2 companies here for the Govt sector - NCS and STE. Worse is that outside of the protection of Singapore, NCS can't survive, let alone compete.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 10 people found this helpful  

    Costing down bordering exploitation

    • 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

    Good medical benefits and 18 days of leave
    Brand name especially among local players. forget about overseas market
    Slow pace and forgiven environment

    Cons

    Strong political tussle among teams
    A lot of pressure on costing down, 'expected daily and weekend OT', low increment, acheiving financial targets at all cost
    employees who 'wish' to transfer to another department are always given a very bad performance review by their previous department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on strengthing revenue, identifying new revenue streams instead of focusing on costing down. There's a finite amount that the company can cut.
    And yes please increase the renumeration

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Local company , majority of Chinese and a lot of politics

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

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

    Pros

    secure job for those people locals

    Cons

    a lot of office politics in the project units

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should look at the harmony of culture instead of only culture dominant in the project units

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    A sugar-coated local company that package like a MNC.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NCS

    Pros

    -Work-life balance
    -Good boss
    -Good and affordable food
    -Lots of events for staff
    -Salary package is attractive

    Cons

    -Environment is just terrible and filthy. Badly need a renovation.
    -Time to upgrade the equipments. They are still using a dial button phone which is so old it can be consider as antique.
    -Due to having a lot of old timers, they are not helpful when you need advise or help. The most common reply they use will be "Sorry can't help" or "That's not my responsibility"
    -Avoiding work/responsibility is common.
    -No standard procedure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turnover rate is high due to the cultural and mindset of the old timers.

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