National Parks Board

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National Parks Board Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
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  1.  

    Different departments can have quite different situations

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    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at National Parks Board as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    My department has a lot of field duties so most of the time our boss will not track us and allow us to arrange our timetable flexibly, so we high a high degree of freedom in work arrangement mostly. The office generally has a relaxed and cordial atmosphere, you won't encounter office politics unless you are the type who wants to compete and get promoted. If you are still young and want to learn other skills after work, working here is not bad because you can get home on time and have more personal time allocated for self improvement. Good place to work with if you like animals and plants because there are many animal and plant lovers here. Management generally quite supportive for staff to sign up for courses/seminars/certification programs. Many learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Depending on department. My department has a lot to public feedbacks to deal with and some are quite nasty, to the extent the it affects morale of the staff. I heard some people resigned because they cannot handle the feedbacks without affecting their own emotion. When there are incidents that cause damage on properties or injury, staff will need to attend to the case, even during holidays or midnight. Heavy responsibility. Work can be a bit monotonous after you get used to the operation methods. Many colleagues although go home on time but they bring their laptop back for work. Difficult to promote for non-scholars. Much paperworks and liability issues. Quite difficult to apply for internal transfer unless you have already talked to the department which you want to transfer to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comments here.

    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    work life balance. can leave work on time everyday

    Cons

    red tapes. not efficient. a lot of paperwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    relook into the processes to be more efficient

    Doesn't Recommend
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  6.  

    Great work-life balance

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    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at National Parks Board full-time (less than an year)

    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

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Great place for the passionate few in nature

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    Former Employee - Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Executive in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Extend equal promotion opportunities for the non-graduates

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    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

    Pros

    Stable, decent work life balance

    Cons

    Limited career progression unless you are a degree holder

    Recommends
  9.  

    Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    good place to work, value work life balance.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Parks Board

    Pros

    good work life balance, friendly colleagues, nice working environment. there are opportunity to learn and grow and meet with many people from all walks of life

    Cons

    there are certain jobs requires to be on site and it will not be suitable for people who fear outdoor work.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great.

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

    I worked at National Parks Board

    Pros

    Extremely good environment where people work together towards striving to protect the environment. Great work-life balance and emphasis on family.

    Cons

    Need to possess interest in the relevant field before having the opportunity to advance within the organization and progress in individual careers.

    Recommends

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