National Parks Board Reviews

Updated April 8, 2015
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  1. The grass is indeed greener on the other side !

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Parks Board full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance. Even if you don't get your work completed on time, you can still leave the office on time. A lot of workshops and seminars that staff could attend. Some divisions do pretty meaningful work like protecting nature reserves, regulation of green buffers and securing green spaces in the urban city, and redevelopment of urban green spaces. Those projects could sometimes be fun and satisfying! Organization allows some staff to work from home.

    Cons

    1. Cross-divisional cooperation is hard.
    2. Staff in some divisions do not get recognition for a job well done.
    3. Extremely bureaucratic, typical of traditional organizations
    4. Some staff are too comfortable; poor prospects for ambitious officers

    Advice to Management

    Show genuine concern for staff.
    Actions speak louder than words.


  2. Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Parks Board

    Pros

    Nice work environment, people are friendly and workload manageable. Have alot of welfare such as Active hour and also sports meet.

    Cons

    May have too many red taps.

    Advice to Management

    -


  3. Work Life Balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Parks Board

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Work Life Balance plus which you do not need to OT

    Cons

    No Career advancement. Hard to promote


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Variety of roles

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at National Parks Board full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good supportive ACEO, a lot of different projects that you can exposed to. Excellent work-life balance compared to other agencies (though there could be night duties or weekend events to work). Approval process is also quite fast, compared to other agencies

    Cons

    You may have a steep learning curve if you are not familiar with horticulture or arboriculture


  6. Work experience at NParks

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    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at National Parks Board full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good work-life balance; Able to leave work on time without overtime if you manage your time well. No much stress from bosses as they have too many people to manage. Supportive of training courses. Office culture is generally relaxed and comfortably-paced.

    Cons

    Inconsistency between words and actions. Workload is low as there are sufficient manpower, however this creates a situation of over-staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to personal development of employees, rather than treating as just subordinates. Streamline processes and organization structure/manpower. Provide more challenges and opportunities to employees.


  7. It was a good stepping stone but do not expect much learnings or career opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Parks Board full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    work life balance. can leave work on time everyday

    Cons

    red tapes. not efficient. a lot of paperwork

    Advice to Management

    relook into the processes to be more efficient


  8. Great work-life balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at National Parks Board full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice and friendly colleagues, open culture
    Reasonable salary and good benefits/perks
    Offers abundant training opportunities

    Cons

    Career advancement may be a problem for non-degree holders


  9. Great place for the passionate few in nature

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Executive in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at National Parks Board full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Loads of training opportunity for young staff, non desk-bound job. Adequate bonus.

    Cons

    Outdoors, red tape, meritocracy. Might be stuck in the public sector, after working for 5 years.

    Advice to Management

    Extend equal promotion opportunities for the non-graduates


  10. Nice colleagues and, working environment. Limited career progression unless you are a degree holder

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Parks Board

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Stable, decent work life balance

    Cons

    Limited career progression unless you are a degree holder


  11. Culture

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Parks Board full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    There is good work-life balance, and is especially good for those with family.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and it may not be the most suitable environment for go-getters and self-starters who aspire to make an immediate impact in their jobs.



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