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Singapore Armed Forces Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
150 Reviews
3.4
150 Reviews
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Lieutenant-General Neo Kian Hong
37 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free food, once in a lifetime training (in 11 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is good with very generous leave schemes (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Red tape is stifling - inefficiency is also rampant (in 14 reviews)

  • super long working hours at times (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Growth of a leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Officer
    Former Employee - Officer

    I worked at Singapore Armed Forces full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The best place to grow in a tough environment where people are around to guide you through your mistakes

    Cons

    The inefficiency at times can be irritating. But it's a big organisation after all and that's bound to happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nil

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not the best

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Singapore Armed Forces

    Pros

    Good training, interesting places and interesting work

    Cons

    Horrible management, top down approach

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to people more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Naval Divers

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Singapore Armed Forces full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great training and life learning experiences. Made some of my best friends within the Naval Diving Unit and I will take away skills that I have never imagined.

    Cons

    It is a small unit within its own facilities. Communications with other camps is low. Culture within the camp does not necessarily fit everyone's personality.

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  5.  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Singapore Armed Forces full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Met lots of great people here, made lots of good friends. Got to learn a lot here, both in terms of hard and soft skills. Learned to interact with people in various settings.

    Cons

    Regimentation took some getting used to, and more institutional flexibility would be desirable. Also, one's experience is highly dependent on the people you're surrounded by. Work was also a little monotonous.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Stable, consistent environment, promotes growth of employees through constant training and re-training.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Singapore Armed Forces

    Pros

    Stable job, clear-cut routines and schedules.

    Cons

    Rigidity in hierarchy and perhaps slow speed at adopting latest technology, due to bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always engage internally with your full-time employees in order to mitigate this perception of rigidity in hierarchy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    National service

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Singapore Armed Forces

    Pros

    Able to protect the nation, it's a noble job

    Cons

    Have to work long shifts, sometimes during the weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please allow one month notice in advance for duty plannings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent

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

    I worked at Singapore Armed Forces

    Pros

    Great exposure to individuals from all walks of life. You get a chance to meet and talk to the soldiers, learn from former scholars

    Cons

    Safety concerns over the past few years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement more uses of technology to make processes faster, taking into account views from the lower ranked officers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    waste of time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Singapore Armed Forces full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of time to waste, alot of free time.
    Comanders like to change their words.
    Cursing and vulgarities is a norm in the SAF, able to learn tons of vulgarities. (Usually you will be at the receiving end of the vulgarities)

    Cons

    Comrades look at you by rank and via mutual respect. Little or no female eyecandy.
    If you aren't a government scholar, don't expect to get promoted to a high rank.
    No work life balance as they force you to stay back in camp to do nothing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    follow blindly

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Singapore Armed Forces

    Pros

    pay out is decent

    Cons

    do for the sake of doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more realistic mission

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Good working Place good benefits

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    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Singapore Armed Forces full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Depend who u work with..who is ur boss.

    Cons

    Depend who u work with..who is ur boss.
    promotion is slow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    feel the people on the ground please.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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