Singapore Polytechnic Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. Lecturer

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Singapore Polytechnic full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    if you have Passion to teach.

    Cons

    passion diluted with overwhelming non acad work thrown to you just because you are deemed to be able to deliver good work. Those who stay low, simply gets by and stay on with a 9-5 on the dot job.

    Advice to Management

    fire non performers/ smart workers, reward handsomely performers and the hard workers.


  2. Fairly reasonable workload but as lots of "red tape" which is understandable.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, Regular hours, if you like education industry it will be a good learning ground

    Cons

    Learning curve is slow, probably not so ideal for youngsters.


  3. Mixed Feelings

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    Former Employee - Program Administrator in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Program Administrator in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Singapore Polytechnic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Working Hours (By flexible I mean you can choose to begin between 730am to 9am) Great campus with good facilities (about 6 to 8 food courts and places to eat, a well-curated library, vibrant environment) The train station is connected to engineering blocks (convenient)

    Cons

    To excel or be noticed, be prepared to bring work home and burn weekends Colleagues (both in and across departments) tend to ignore phone calls Very slow paced compared to private sector Protocol / SOPs are not clearly written / referenced. This leads to problems like messiness Too many meetings

    Advice to Management

    Team building is great but the management must prep for and be concerned with raising productivity and efficiency. Should practise zero tolerance for insubordination and do away with seniority or ageism (i.e. can't fire someone because they're old)


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  5. Worked for a decade

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good learning ground, able to grow. Good resources and training programme.

    Cons

    Senior Management needs to look out for Hi-Po workers


  6. Ok for the money, no prospects.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Singapore Polytechnic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to leave work on time. You get 18 days of leave and all the benefits that comes with working for a stat board.

    Cons

    But you will always be here. Static as ever. This is a job. If you want a career, look elsewhere. To many hierarchies btw.

    Advice to Management

    Know your stuff. And stop micromanaging.


  7. Part-time work, good time nonetheless

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Singapore Polytechnic part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My work was a short project as a continuation of the FYP I did there in SP. Very generous pay for the work I did, and I enjoyed it very much too as I was afforded the freedom to experiment and try out different ideas.

    Cons

    I was very fortunate to have worked under a very supportive and understanding superior, though the same can't be said for everyone else. Definitely a lot of old-timers around, I will not recommend it as a place to begin your career with. Perhaps spend a few years in the industry before coming back to teach (it is very common among the lecturers here).


  8. Moderate work pace with moderate office politics.

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    Former Employee - SP Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - SP Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Singapore Polytechnic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Job stability. Long lunch hours.

    Cons

    Perhaps low chances of progression.

    Advice to Management

    Lack of encouragement for employee suggested initiatives and implementation.


  9. Best place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Artist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Technical Artist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Singapore Polytechnic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Low turn over, good facilities, good environment.

    Cons

    Good place to work. I like this place.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the spirits fired


  10. Very comfortable pace, very stable working environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Singapore Polytechnic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - good hardware and software to develop - great opportunity to test really hi tech projects - students are of better quality

    Cons

    - some work is very routine (depends on your centre's goal) - Not as challenging as private sector - pay not as attractive as private sector

    Advice to Management

    - focus on talent retention more - focus on productivity with less meetings


  11. Legacies, bureaucracies and incessant pursuit of publicity, indices and pretty values.

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    Former Employee - Lecturer
    Former Employee - Lecturer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Singapore Polytechnic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Possibilities to explore collaborations internally and externally, slightly more focused students, opportunities to learn and experience decision making processes and various planning/management perceptions, may offer higher starting rates compared to other polytechnics.

    Cons

    Growth prospects can be very exclusive, heavy bureaucracies, indulgence toward quantifiable goals, willing to sacrifice pretty values over the quality of education, fairly high probability in encountering incompetent senior staffs and legacy systems, need to protect and maintain legacies.

    Advice to Management

    There's a strong need to put in significant effort in acknowledging and appreciating employees who possess necessary domain knowledge and skills. Also a strong need to identify legacies and ensure older staffs to stay current and relevant. Finally, be aware of current standards, trends updating your own knowledge and be willing to step out of your comfort zones yourselves.



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