SMRT

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SMRT Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
22 Reviews
3.0
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Management Trainee Program

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

    I have been working at SMRT full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good career path. Good bonus. Lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Outdated HR policies and poor benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build trust in the people, give more flexibility and delegate authority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Okay

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

    I have been working at SMRT full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Stable, there is job security. Helpful colleagues who are long service and experienced. Free travel benefit with recent introduction of flex benefit.

    Cons

    Culture and mentality is still of the past. Too hierarchical, resulting in layers between the top and ground hampering communications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More employees engagement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Railway industry is booming, can be fast paced with many implementation of new technologies

    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at SMRT

    Pros

    Good exposure
    Company is open to innovation

    Cons

    Low increment and mediocre benefits

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  5.  

    Amazing but in transition. Be under the right boss.

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

    I have been working at SMRT

    Pros

    Good bonus, central location in City Hall for Hq, free travels on SMRT network

    Cons

    Some old and backward mindset people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be in the right groupt

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Not recommend

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

    I have been working at SMRT

    Pros

    Stable job, no overtime, manageable for working mother

    Cons

    very political, annual increment is little and slow, lack of flexibility, culture of obsequious.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    No prospect for making as a career

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

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

    Pros

    Stable job for workers to stay long

    Cons

    No future advancement for a career

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the workers espescially the ground worker and the pioneer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Not bad

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

    I worked at SMRT

    Pros

    Not bad working here. Company is not bad to the employee. Was able to learn quite a few things although it is tiring.

    Cons

    Red tape. Need to go through many levels to get approval. Very political place to work in. No overtime here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Effective top management

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

    I have been working at SMRT full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Seems that top management is concerned about development of its employees, no OT generally

    Cons

    Red tapes, middle and higher management may not subscribe to the same vision as the top management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to get middle management (directors and below) to buy-in to the idea of employee development

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Political place

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

    I worked at SMRT as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you are just looking for an 8-5 job

    Cons

    Very political and unhealthy workplace. Remuneration packages are not competitive. Leaders and managers are not capable enough to handle their teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Might want to look into more competitive packages, better hiring process in getting the right people to manage/do work. Encourage more learning/upgrading of skill set of employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Okay.

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

    I worked at SMRT as a contractor

    Pros

    Stable job, routine duties, very simple and easy to manage. Good benefits for permanent staff - free SMRT transportation. Good location. Nice, patient supervisors.

    Cons

    Office politics, some bitchy colleagues. Cliques were evident. Not very efficient. Some employees were overworked while others were too free with nothing to do. High turnover rate, many employees left while I was there and after I left. Not much room for growth or training of new skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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