ST Electronics (Singapore)

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ST Electronics (Singapore) Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
80 Reviews

2.9
80 Reviews
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Lee Fook Sun
11 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance for most Turn-key projects but out-source staff are subjected to client's environment (in 10 reviews)

  • good bonus and allowances compared to same sector (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Slow pay increment and advancement (in 5 reviews)

  • Low salary, bad working environment (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Enriching & Challenging

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

    Pros

    Gain valuable experience and exposure working in large scale project

    Cons

    No work-life balance, progression and promotion is slow. Work load is not well distributed and require much overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more attentive to staff needs and try to distribute the work load equally among staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to start career. Friendly co-workers

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

    Pros

    Supervisors and co-workers are friendly to you. Not so much of micro-management. Starting pay is higher than outside. Great exposure when you are doing project. Freedom to do things your own way. Welfare is generally good.

    Cons

    Increment is slow. There is also not so much inter-departmental communication, this is bad especially when we are doing project together.Focus too much on government and defense - related project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to overload employee with multiple projects. This will cause their performance to decline.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Hire Slow, Fire Fast

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

    Pros

    Defense Business provides stability to revenue earning

    Cons

    Defense business creates boiling frog syndrome. In eventuality of sudden reduction in defense spending or change in competitive landscape, the organization may not be able to respond decisively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many competent managers but insufficient business people

    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Entry Point for Fresh Grad

    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Pay and benefit is good for fresh graduate to gain experience as companies outside usually required work experience. Some small incentives and allowances along the way especially if you are doing defence project.

    Cons

    Increment and promotion is slow. Too many software engineers and no one know you or your performances especially if you are attached at client site. Career become stagnant if you stayed here too long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please also take care of staff outsourced.

  6.  

    Stable company for those who have a family commitments

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

    Pros

    Stable company for those who have a family commitments.

    Cons

    Not advisable for those who are eager to perform well and climb up the corporate ladder

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

    Work life balance, but very limited growth without a degree. Does not value performer.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Executive
    Former Employee - Assistant Executive

    Pros

    work life balance
    will keep u even if u cannot perform

    Cons

    limited growth, very military style

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    limit the ex regulars into the firm, otherwise the culture will never change

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for fresh grads. Training provided.

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

    Pros

    Training provided
    Allowances on site
    May meet good boss who might mentor you

    Cons

    Limited career progression (from engineer to senior engineer and what's next?)
    Attachment to site may be too long ( > 3 - 5 years)
    Leave benefits fall behind a lot of other large corporations
    Small pay increments (2-3%)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please identify talents within your organizations especially those who are eager to contribute to higher value work. We do not take certifications or master degrees (using our own pocket money) for fun. We wanted to contribute and we want your acknowledgement.

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

    good start for young fresh

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    oversea travel allowance is good

    Cons

    few perm position so must are contractors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    develop career path for beginners

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    runs like a boot camp

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

    Pros

    - office hour start at 8.30, but you can come in as late as 9.30 (from observation)
    - you can knock off on the dot. overtime work is discouraged
    - good basic pay
    - you can disappear for as long as an hour for a tea/ coffee break and nobody will bat an eyelid
    - lots of experienced people whom u can learn from, if u know who to ask and if they are around and not at base
    - if u used to work for a very small sme, then u will appreciate the benefits

    Cons

    - not much work-life balance if you stay far as you spend most of your waking hours commuting
    - extremely biased. if you're new, and a female, be prepared for backlash and gross insults from senior staff. they also expect you to outperform your male counterparts even if you all bear the same qualifications and skill sets.
    - management cover for each other without admitting that faults lie within themselves
    - HR also good at pushing away responsibilities
    - office politics extremely obvious even at operational levels
    - not allowed to use phone, only allowed to pick up emergency calls. eyes pain close eyes they say you sleep on the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - if want employees to show respect to you, you should learn to respect your employees
    - if you going to say that you do not practice discrimination of any sorts in your policies, please do it and don't just put there in black and white for the fun of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Employee benefits with bad working environment and rude and crude managers

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

    Pros

    location is near to train station and eatries

    Cons

    staff entitled to bonus only with min 1 year service so those who join 1st yr you get ZERO bonus no pro-rated
    Long working hours
    Lousy and poor IT equipments - cannot send email with more than 10 MB attachments
    Crude and Rude Managers - eespecially those old middle aged managers who will bully new hires and not hestitate to scold them 4 letter words
    medical claims not full claims and not entitled to claims when serving notice periods

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider teaching your managers some basic manners

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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