SIA Engineering Reviews

Updated March 13, 2015
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  1. A good environment to work in.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SIA Engineering

    Pros

    Workplace is like home to everybody.

    Cons

    Shift work with staggered hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Input a little bit of micro manage

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. this company is a good stepping stone if you have a career path plan.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Administrative Officer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at SIA Engineering full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    existing medical and dental benefits are very much appreciated. older staffs also enjoy free air tickets on any sq routes. this company is a good start for those interested in aviation MRO career.

    Cons

    this big company has too many management staff. cooperations between staff and divisions will depend on if they are holding the same flag. simple daily decision and task can take days. safety has also become an issue lately. situation awareness has to be strong in many senses. industry is getting very competitive and this affects everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Internship

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at SIA Engineering as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Helpful technician and engineer. You have a chance to witness engine test in test cell. strict rules which provide the best service for their customers.

    Cons

    There is no proper planning to train their intern students. Students are expected to learn independently and taking initiative to learn and gain as many knowledge as possible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put on more effort on training the intern student. Inspire them to get into MRO industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Aircraft technician

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SIA Engineering

    Pros

    It's depends where you are

    Cons

    No career path progression opportunities slim.
    Advancement it's whom you know it's not what you know
    for engineers good for technician no good feel not important and neglected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Poor structure and training Pls take care of staff or soon more be gone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Fleet Management Division

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    Former Employee - Fleet Management Executive
    Former Employee - Fleet Management Executive

    I worked at SIA Engineering full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Salary is competitive. First few years will have auto upgrade.

    Cons

    Lack of cooperation between divisions. Quite hectic environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I feel that there is a lack of appreciation for the graded staff and people in general.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    An Executive (graduate) perspective

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    Former Employee - Executive
    Former Employee - Executive

    I worked at SIA Engineering full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very Good medical benefit .
    When travel for work, you go on business class on SIA if there are seats available

    Cons

    No Work-life, no OT and no training.
    Highly Political and cannot speak your mind

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Toxic Office Culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Engineering in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager Engineering in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at SIA Engineering (more than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging tasks with room for personal growth

    Cons

    A lot of office politics, and people with different agenda. Difficult to get cooperation from colleagues, unsupportive senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the middle management staff and make the necessary painful changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. Review from a non-executive staff

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    Current Employee - Senior Officer
    Current Employee - Senior Officer

    I have been working at SIA Engineering full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Large network of joint ventures with aerospace OEMs that can help to contribute to its gross profit with minimal costs involved other than its initial investment costs. Company recognize the importance of forming joint ventures with strategic partners (example, recent JV with Boeing).

    2. Being a Singapore Airlines subsidiary, it can rely on Singapore Airlines fleet of aircrafts for its MRO businesses. This ensure some amount of stability for its revenue.

    3. Strong presence in providing transit, stopover services to airlines in Changi Airport (Line Maintenance).

    4. As one of the dominant companies in the local and regional aviation MRO industry, it can offer better job security than other sectors.

    5. Depending on your ambitions and character, it can be good place to work till your retirement for a non-executive staff if you do not mind the lack of career advancement opportunities. You will not be entrusted with heavy/important responsibilities which means your work life will not be too stressful.

    Cons

    1. Very limited career advancement prospects for non-executive staff (non-graduates & non engineers). Reluctance of management to groom and promote such staff into executive roles. Management would rather recruit fresh graduates (perceived as hungrier with lower salaries) for executive roles than to give opportunities to the existing staff.

    2. Doesn't practice meritocracy-based scheme for its bonuses. All staff (except managers and above) will get equal amount of bonuses. Capable or mediocre workers are rewarded equally. Be prepared to see mediocre workers to be promoted ahead of you especially if they are in job roles that are "low risk in nature". Less work means less mistakes. And less mistakes means you looks better than your peers.

    3. There are too many people comfortable and complacent in their existing jobs that teamwork no longer exist in their vocabulary. If doing something right for the company means that they need to change their jobscope, things will remain unchanged.

    4. Emphasis are placed on immediate end results. This means that potential improvements to its processes which may produce greater sustained benefits in the longer term are sacrificed to protect the shorter term benefits. In other words, penny wise, pound foolish mentality is prevalent in company.

    5. Riding on the coat tail of the Joint Ventures' contributions for too long. Operating profit is declining despite higher revenues. As more businesses/revenues are earned, company seem to incur even more expenses trying to cope with the additional work. Does this sounds like a sustainable business model to you?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nil

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Lack of strategic direction and proficiency in execution

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

    I have been working at SIA Engineering full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good medical, dental benefit and high no of annual leave (20 days)

    Cons

    The company is in the high growth area of MRO in the aviation industry , however a lack of strategic direction and poor executions of plan results it not being able to hop onto the bandwagon of growth.

    Processes are not well-defined and inter-departmental communications often poses a challenge. Also there is no robust system for the execution of many tasks , and more than often certains tasks are done purely via emails only.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To show more strategic leadership and vision
    To take more control of execution, system and process improvement
    To empower the executives more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Zero Morale on ground created by heartless ambitious VP n his ruthless comrades.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Aircraft Technician in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Aircraft Technician in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at SIA Engineering full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pros been slaughter off daily eversince new management personnel got replaced one by one. All for the sake of their own good during their Management meeting showing statistics on how much they can save for the company n turn it into profits.. rather than as before although things may look messy.. but company really did have lots of deals n everything still progress smoothly n earning lots of $ which benefits everyone.. n everyone morale working there is high n happy. Not like current state as most already dun give a care anymore with so much ignorant bosses ard.

    Cons

    More n more recent promoted bosses dun give a damn how they earn ot in the past.. now they jus simply cut n shoot down all loopholes they knew n kill everyone jus for their own promotion n looking good for their own boss. They kill everyone morale right to the bottom in every level below them. N they can still be so proud of it with their current stance" get rid of anyone who cant immediate perform ". I wonder they r from the PAP cos of their heartless policy which make everyone life miserable struggling to earn a proper living to keep up with current high cost standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ur ruthless stunts can only cause workers to work like dead corpes for u time to time.. no more work hard n put heart into our job. So dun expect much in end result. U r jus keep forcing n pressing us. Most of u leaders already lost touch jus like PAP losing touch to citizens. All becos of heartless n ruthless way of doing things n create stupid new policies. Btw we OT is not we love to work so much for u.. its becos of $ for god sake due to ur low basics salary. Keep on going tis direction n u might as well get robots to work for u 24hrs. Ur so much integrated facilities is sucks n lots of white elephants lying ard. Lots of silly ppl keep on chasing us ard for safety as if we r kids playing hide n seek. Good old days for company n everyone in the past been buried due to newer blood of management ppl. Keep on look good on the outside jus like sg. But ppl from the inside is dying. I guess u wun mind as u may also import all fts to cover all duties jus like PAP been doing. Only 1 word left : SAD :(

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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