People's Association

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People's Association Reviews

Updated July 29, 2014
Updated July 29, 2014
17 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Constituency

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Constituency Management Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Constituency Management Executive in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at People's Association full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Residents/Customers are not always unreasonable

    Cons

    if you are lucky enough, your constituency's leaders/superior will & can help develop your career development together with you. Yeah, depend on luck (and not your ability)

    Recommends
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    Good Learning Opportunities but Demanding and Long Hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at People's Association full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Good learning opportunities
    - Steep learning curve
    - Chance to work with different people and different projects
    - Company encourages internal transfers

    Cons

    - Demanding job requirements
    - Grassroots may be complex to work with
    - Long and irregular hours
    - Employee must be prepared to sacrifice family/leisure time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into better managing the work load of staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Great Exposure to the Community

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at People's Association

    Pros

    - You get to meet a lot of new people and the work you are involved in is meaningful. If you're the sort of person who enjoys having new types of work everyday, this is a great place for you. It's a fair system and there are opportunities for growth and training. Most of all, you get a wide exposure to various elements of community building.

    Cons

    High level of bureaucratic red tape. After all it is known to be a "iron rice bowl" and hence a lot of substandard staff continue to be holding positions as they won't be sacked. Management can be quite fickle at times and the ones at entry level managers will have to do most of the legwork. Very Chinese oriented environment so anyone should have a basic grasp of understanding Mandarin to thrive here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at retaining competent people, make up your minds about alignment and direction.

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    Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at People's Association full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and flexible working hours
    Organised and clear structure to follow
    Exposure to meeting different types of people

    Cons

    Required to work on weekends and nights.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nil

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Rewarding up till a certain extend.

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

    I worked at People's Association full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working at HQ, you'll enjoy how strongly bonded the staff are. They have adequate training (but do check what kind of trainings are covered). Good benefits, competitive pay.

    Cons

    Sometimes they lose their vision, and even try to justify how their actions does resound with the association's purpose.
    If you expect changes, do not expect it soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Status quo and numbers do not represent the people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    "Learned a great deal skills that i can apply to my work."

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

    I have been working at People's Association as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good Benefits and Bonuses. Good and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    Contract staffs does not qualify for study grants and subsidies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should look after the welfare of contract staffs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun experience for an internship

    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at People's Association as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility of work timing, supportive colleagues, exposure to grassroots events, get to meet people from all walks of life.

    Cons

    Did not understand why some of my colleagues who are good were still under the contract scheme despite working there for years. Others were not driven / self-motivated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staff should be trained in English. They have been sending badly written letters to the members of the public

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    No worklife balance public service job

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

    I have been working at People's Association

    Pros

    Pay is good, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Lots of politics, many unreasonable volunteers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some empowerment to your employees instead of giving them all to volunteers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Pleasant experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temporary Marketing Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Temporary Marketing Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at People's Association as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was a nice working environment, my co workers were all very friendly and extended help whenever i requested for it. My boss was also very kind and the atmosphere felt more like family than anything.

    Cons

    I was not given any training whatsoever and expected to do whatever my boss required. It was a little daunting at first because i was completely unaware of what my employers demanded of me but after you get the hang of it, the job goes completely smoothly. Just ask questions when in doubt and it will be fine.

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    High involvement with Grassroots and grassroots activities

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

    I have been working at People's Association full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Standard public service benefits. Organisation is relatively well organised with clear procedures.

    Cons

    Dealing with grassroots and public who may be hard to manage. Minimal vetting of grassroots volunteers means you get all sorts with varying agendas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nil

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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