Singapore Polytechnic

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Singapore Polytechnic Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Part-time work, good time nonetheless

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Singapore Polytechnic part-time (less than an 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).

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

    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)

    I worked at Singapore Polytechnic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Job stability. Long lunch hours.

    Cons

    Perhaps low chances of progression.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of encouragement for employee suggested initiatives and implementation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Best place to work

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    Former Employee - Technical Artist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Technical Artist in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Singapore Polytechnic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Low turn over, good facilities, good environment.

    Cons

    Good place to work. I like this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the spirits fired

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very comfortable pace, very stable working environment

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

    I have been working at Singapore Polytechnic full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Former Employee - Lecturer
    Former Employee - Lecturer

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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

    SP Pros and Cons

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Singapore Polytechnic

    Pros

    High Job satisfaction mentoring students

    Cons

    Administration and bureaucracy can be stifling

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Doing more than you should!

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    Current Employee - Lecturer (PAS 6) in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Lecturer (PAS 6) in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Singapore Polytechnic as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The interaction with the students are very enlightening! Also there are a lot of opportunity for development - not forgetting due to its family friendly policy you rarely needs to stay late.

    Cons

    Although you are employed as a lecturer you are also doing numerous other roles such as admin, outreach or any other school initiatives. Thus sometimes it will take you off guard. Also their policy of student centered is good for the students but bad for staff as anything goes wrong the lecturer is not given a fare share of support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If staff is the asset, the make sure it feels that way.

  9.  

    Satisfied work in Singapore Polytechnic

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Singapore Polytechnic full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Warm work environment, good circumstance to share my knowledge with colleagues and students, always have opportunity to learn from each other

    Cons

    lack of industry connections or industry visit to outside companies from SP level as we are researchers, less support to researchers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Professional Growth

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    Current Employee - Design Strategist
    Current Employee - Design Strategist

    I have been working at Singapore Polytechnic

    Pros

    Ample of opportunities to lead design projects, high availability of resources provided to supplement projects, community are doers so things get done fast (if its to the individual/group interests), the first polytechnic who desires to innovate and be the center of innovation.

    Cons

    Political agendas are at large, staff have too much work and too little time to invest in more meaningful projects, wayfinding system of the campus is extremely horrible, all work no play.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To change the organization, mindset needs to change, the way things are done needs to change. Staff must collaborate and have open-communication. KPI needs to be reformed towards integrating design thinking in the management. Dream like big corporation, but act fast, agile and lean like small startups.

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  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work-life balance!

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    Current Employee - Lecturer
    Current Employee - Lecturer

    I have been working at Singapore Polytechnic

    Pros

    Work-life balance, freedom, good colleagues, six food courts, interaction with students, accessible (DOVER MRT), less competitive, stable employment, civil service!

    Cons

    Very slow promotion, mundane admin work, teach about the same thing every year, lower pay than industry average, not much useful training

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lecturers should be sent for industry training.

    Recommends

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