Singapore General Hospital Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
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  1. good place to gain experience

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Technologist
    Former Employee - Laboratory Technologist

    I worked at Singapore General Hospital

    Pros

    good place to gain experience

    Cons

    slow career progression, low pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Fast-paced, challenging environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Singapore General Hospital

    Pros

    - Decent pay
    - Continuous learning opportunities
    - Good welfare benefits
    - If you're passionate about healthcare, and enjoy a fast-paced working environment, this is the right place for you

    Cons

    - Big hospital with high turnover = layers of bureaucracy, communication barriers, etc
    - Long working hours
    - Non-integrated systems

    No opinion of CEO
  3. Limited growth as lab tech

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    Former Employee - Lab Technologist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Lab Technologist in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Singapore General Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance.
    Regular office hours, rarely have to work overtime.
    Lots of courses to attend to upgrade one self.
    Stable job.

    Cons

    Low annual Increment.
    Slow career advancement as they have limited places for promotion in every department annually. Promotion depends on seniority at work. Have to wait for your turn to be promoted.
    Everything must be done strictly to the books.
    Politics in my department. Good if the HOD likes you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to every staff, they might have good suggestions to improve workflow.
    Based promotion on merit, not by politics or seniority.
    Appreciate the work others (not just doctors) have done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Worked as a medical technologist

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    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Outram Park (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Medical Technologist in Outram Park (Singapore)

    I have been working at Singapore General Hospital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relatively pro work life balance

    Cons

    Increment and career advancement is slow. Rigid working environment. Everything has a standard operation protocol and if you deviate from it, you can expect negative response from all levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should improve on personnel growth by letting us go for relevant courses. I feel like a robot everyday doing the same things everyday but do not know their real reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Executive

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    Current Employee - Executive
    Current Employee - Executive

    I have been working at Singapore General Hospital full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you are pssionate for healthcare industry, this is the right environment to be in.

    Cons

    Heard that salary increment is very stagnant and little. Not too sure about promotion wise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nil

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Temporary Clerk

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    Former Contractor - Temporary Clerk in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Contractor - Temporary Clerk in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Singapore General Hospital as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome work environment, colleagues and staff feedback in place. Near MRT station so that makes it easy for commuting. Compensation given for transport if work starts early at around 5am.

    Cons

    Food/Canteen choices are limited since it is an old hospital. Customer service is not easy, because obviously this is a hospital and visitors do want to make sure their loved ones are alright. But only a few are allowed into the wards at any point.

    Recommends
  8. A good place to get value-added.

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    Former Contractor - Research Coordinator in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Contractor - Research Coordinator in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Singapore General Hospital as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance & staff welfare.

    Cons

    Career pathway not very clearly defined in the department I was working in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider creating a more clearly defined career progression pathway, as well as make it transparent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Limited training budget

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Singapore General Hospital full-time

    Pros

    The organization is established and well-known in its research and clinical services. There are many people you can speak to and learn from their experiences. The staff welfare benefits are abundant.

    Cons

    Career progression and training budget is limited for non-medical staff. Very competitive to get good appraisal outcomes and non-medical staff is appraised compared with other medical staff in the same department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Noble objective, but slow environment, retirement job. Antiquated practices.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Singapore General Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, and if you get along well with your boss, you can have substantial freedom.

    Cons

    If you are not a clinician, you will always be a 2nd class citizen. Slow rate of progression and doesn't pay as well as others within the industry. To get things done quickly, depends on whom you know, so things could be extremely bureaucratic, or erratic, with lots of 'exceptions'.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talent Management is an absolute must to bring the entire organization up (including, or especially administration).

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Worst corporate culture ever!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Singapore General Hospital full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Only good if you are senior staff here and hence have the power to MICROMANAGE staff under you.

    Rather lousy benefits especially medical benefits considering its industry.

    Cons

    Almost everything when your department directors and managers are control freaks. Performance is heavily measured by obedience level hence talent undermined.
    Workplace is overpopulated by staff who worked more than 10 years in sgh, terrorizing newer and younger staff. These staff are rigid and would rather hold on to ancient work practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please educate your senior staff and those in leadership positions on how to be better and more influential leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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