Sembawang Shipyard

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Sembawang Shipyard Reviews

Updated May 19, 2014
Updated May 19, 2014
16 Reviews

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  1.  

    Working Environment

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

    Pros

    Friendly working environment (like family)

    Cons

    Having to work on weekends but thats cus of the nature of the industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    interesting work

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

    Pros

    able to deal with different ship, good work environment

    Cons

    too repair oriented , nee to improved the skill and management in term of conversion and new built

  3.  

    Good place for starting career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good bonus, working environment is friendly, can find the opportunities to learn and train, supervisor always give positive attitude in front of staffs.

    Cons

    Got many over-time work and OT fee is very low, salary is a little bit lower than average market standard

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poor Management, old fashion culture, low pay & increment

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

    Pros

    "8 months Bonus" is claimed to be the biggest advantages/attraction for working in this company which becomes an valid excuse for the company to do a big pay cut for u.

    Cons

    Management is using “bonus" as a weapon to threaten employees to work massive overtime no matter you have finished your work or not.
    What they like to say is "if you do not work overtime, don't complain if you get only 1-2 months bonus"
    In fact, the bonus declared is just a show to public where the real bonus given is 1-3 months lesser than the announced amount.
    Very less increment- the increment is only $50-100 per year (depends whether your boss likes u or not)
    Less chance for promotion- promotion is based on the number of working years not capability, so it ends up with having seniors/managers having lesser knowledge than juniors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bonus is now really not an attractive point to employees since it is used as a threat and pay cut to basic. If senior management continues this kind of micro management and reluctant to listen young generation's feedback, this company will not be as competitive as Korean/China yard anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    There seems to be some inherent problems.

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

    Pros

    Very family like working relationship people are friendly.
    Close proximity to mrt station as compared to other shipyards.
    Good bonus but they are not to last.
    Good place to learn ship repair and installation from the experts.
    Independent learning and adaptation to responsibility, but a little too much.

    Cons

    Low basic salary and very slow salary growth.
    Does not retain talents, does not inspire talents to stay.
    Scope of work for each department not well defined.
    Too much tolerant for incompetent people.
    Learning is sometimes suppressed by incompetent people who just wants new people to be responsible for things they dont know.
    Career progression is different or suppressed in certain departments.
    Receptible to feedbacks but takes no action to cost effective and productive improvement suggestions.
    Too short lunch hours and not allowed to have lunch outside of lunch hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talent management is important. Succession planning is not useful when only incompetent people plans to stay. The bonus is not everything but a long painful wait, consider other forms of benefits.

    The culture needs to change. Employees needs to be smarter and risk taking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not worth your time there.

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

    Pros

    - people are generally okay.
    - free shuttle bus (but only 4 timings)
    -free to try out things.
    - interesting culture.

    Cons

    Experience is from Engineering Department. (Design Office)

    - poor management of projects
    -short lunch hour.
    - senior design engineers, or even those more years there are lacking in knowledge to teach.
    - department forces you to input overtime sheet everyday. If you need to leave on time at 5.30pm, you will be questioned by your lead. Should you have some commitment on Saturdays, you will also be questioned for not coming and writing down on the over time sheet. Basically, you need to overtime to be seen as "working".
    - Canteen only has one store, nothing else. If you do not drive, be prepared to eat there for your work-life.
    -Not allowed to place any personal stuff even standing calender on the table partition. You will be asked to remove it.
    - No one helps you to clear your desk litter bin. You have to clear it yourself.
    - Seniors cannot teach you much because they do not know much as well. Basically you have to figure out your self.
    - No internet access for six months until probation is over. For work purposes, you may need to justify fully why you need it.
    - The company only practice one early dismissal yearly on christmas eve. You can leave at 3pm. Other than that, Chinese New Year eve or New year's eve, it is full work day.
    - Feedback are not taken seriously. You will feel a waste of time during those formal feedback session.
    - Courses are all conducted in house. There is a training center that trains people. The trainer is the same trainer for many of the courses that you will go though. You do not get direct training from real industry trainers. So courses are nothing exciting or good about due to the lack of real industry lesson.
    - low pay rise.
    - bonus average 3-4 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn from other organisation that invest a lot on their staff. Invest on people and the people will in turn grow your investment. Do not micro manage on the small things such as overtime. These are working adults not children. Just as CEO looks at the bigger perspective of things, likewise should a manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting and fast paced at times

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

    Pros

    everyday has its challenges and task to be done. Friendly people and management. People around are helpful but most are usually quite busy with their work. So a bit hard for them to find time to talk.

    Cons

    Can be slow and monotonous at times. The day can just drag on and the work never ends. There will always be things to do. Management do not actively promote work life balance. But that is the culture in a ship yard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote more work life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    You need the interest to persevere in this industry.

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

    Pros

    Understanding and condescending upper management.

    Cons

    Very time consuming job with no holidays.
    Very strict HR policies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome work experience and great stepping stone

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

    Pros

    great bosses and mentor, willing to listen and advice.

    Cons

    will be required to work long hours when project is at peak period.

  11.  

    Electrical Design Engineer (Intern for Two months)

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

    Pros

    Helpful colleagues, supportive boss, good learning opportunity

    Cons

    Short lunch break, long working hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall quite good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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