PSB Academy Reviews

Updated April 7, 2015
8 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
Employment Status

Reset
2.3
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Evan Law
2 Ratings

8 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Helpful (3)

    Poor management and leadership

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

    I worked at PSB Academy full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good for those who like to learn a lots and do work

    Cons

    Poor leadership, reporting officer 1 way communication Favoritism Bullying culture from senior people

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the people who really work for you


  2. Helpful (2)

    Not the work culture I was looking forward to. Good for mommies who want to spend time with kids and if you generally want to leave on time

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

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance Friendly colleagues but depends on department Generous marriage leave

    Cons

    Below market rate pay Weak leadership from management Office politics Lazy work culture and colleagues from other departments like to push away responsibilities Quality of managers are bad generally

    Advice to Management

    Show some sincerity if you truly want to retain good staff or risk losing more talents. Stop playing favoritism


  3. Helpful (1)

    There is a rift between the .management and the teachers, and the standard of education is not so high.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

    I have been working at PSB Academy part-time

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

    Pros

    They pay on time, it was daytime work and they provided fairly stable hours. You get many hours with the same students so it is possible to get to know them.

    Cons

    The management appears to focus on getting new students now, and in the process neglects its teachers and current students. They pay many people to work on marketing with cups, and t-shirts etc..., but they fail to retain their loyal customers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just look at money coming in. Take care of your employees and they will take care of the students.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (3)

    Very compartmentalized.

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

    I have been working at PSB Academy full-time

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

    Pros

    Nice colleagues in certain departments. Decent pay package. Great location next to the MRT station. Good if you need somewhere to chill out for a bit while waiting for a better offer to come along.

    Cons

    Some old timers need to go. Turnover rates in certain departments are ridiculous. New hires stay on for less than a year. Not sure what HR does other than frivilous "Fruity days". Business development left to C-Level positions during their spare time. RIdiculous system that routes students around instead of solving the problem. Programme executives in charge of students that are uncontactable. Very poor workplace layout. Every department is very isoloated from each other, leading to "silo" mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Gain some credibility.


  6. Weak Management and Favoritism among staff

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

    I worked at PSB Academy full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to different sector

    Cons

    Politics Weak Management who does not stand up for staff

    Advice to Management

    Get new blood to rejuvenate


  7. It was a good year joining the company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Librarian in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Librarian in Jakarta (Indonesia)

    I worked at PSB Academy full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    kinship for admin, joyfull of kids

    Cons

    handling employee as manufacturing labour


  8. It was a stable job with excellent work hours and above average pay.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PSB Academy

    Pros

    The pay was great although it declined when the economy started slowing. The classes were small, which created a great environment for getting to know the students.

    Cons

    The management seemed to neglect the teachers' concerns at times. I think this might have been due to a lack of communication between the administration and the teachers. However, it was a very enjoyable experience overall.

    Advice to Management

    There is a bit of a rift between the Vietnamese administration and the English instructors. Small acts that show how the English teachers are valuable to the company would go a long way to keeping them happy.


  9. Helpful (1)

    It really depends

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Executive Officer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at PSB Academy

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It depends on the department that you work for and really depends on the bosses you will have. My experience was really good in the first 6 months but then I had new boss. That changed everything :)) Good luck

    Cons

    Office politics. If you can entertain you boss, you will be good here.

    Advice to Management

    Give more attention to bottom line staff, they may be smarter than any of executives you have in the company :)



Showing 8 of 8 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.