Singtel Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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  1. Depends on the specific manager

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

    I have been working at Singtel full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many opportunities to move around

    Cons

    Too much focus on current KPI may be short sighted


  2. Good place to learn about enterprise technology.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, will get to see big infrastructure upgrades, handle clusters of servers.

    Cons

    Like all big companies, there are bureaucracies and processes, double edged sword.

    Advice to Management

    SingTel is a technology company, not an event company, less pointless rebranding and better service delivery.


  3. Ex-Singtel Consumer Group

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

    I worked at Singtel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good staff benefits such as discounted mobile phone monthly subscriptions and free office phone line (with a not-so-good free handset. I got an Nokia slide phone model). If working at Somerset area, staff canteen offers cheap and a good range of food variety. There is also a gym and free medical coverage. I also had the privilege of very good team mates. Overall atmosphere across departments is that people generally do help and respond to one another.

    Cons

    Salary range is low. Recent HR scheme to adjust payout did not do much to raise the overall average remuneration. As all companies are, your "fate" is largely decided by your immediate Manager. Mine was alright, trusting towards me, however, for what really matters such as pay scheme wise, there is little they can do to help raise this. Promotions are incredibly slow (noted an executive promoting to senior executive having stayed there for 5 years, and in another case, an executive of 6 years was not even offered a promotion). I personally feel that it is not a good place to stay for long at entry level. Considering that promotions are hard to come by, you may see your peers in other industries earning much more substantial amounts very quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Understood that pay range within the telco industry is as such. However, if people can find a higher pay for a similar job scope, there's no surprise that people do not stay on. But then again, the middle management does not seem to actively attempt to retain talents. Not from what I've seen at least.


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  5. Singtel

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

    I have been working at Singtel full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Financially stable and fast mover for a telco

    Cons

    overly burdened with red tapes


  6. Leader of its own

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

    I have been working at Singtel

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Resourceful and reliable telco market leader

    Cons

    Too many layers of approval.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk and don't just do it for the sake of doing. Embrace changes with real courage.


  7. Good Place

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

    I have been working at Singtel (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Benefits, Great People, A lot of opportunities

    Cons

    Red Tape, used to be a stat board so a lot of traditions have been inherited which might not work in today's business context.

    Advice to Management

    Update business culture


  8. Nothing fantastic!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Business Manager
    Current Employee - Regional Business Manager

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

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

    Pros

    If you want to join the telecommunications field and gain more experience, this is a big set up and has plenty of opportunities for you to learn the field...

    Cons

    Jobs are being consolidated so you can advise to work on at least 3 roles or more...


  9. Comfortable and can be rewarding with the right people, but slow progress for most employees.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good brand, one of Singapore's largest and most well known companies, good work-life balance (dependent on team leadership). Easy to carve out a niche for yourself in this huge organization.

    Cons

    Conservative and slow business. Not the place to work if you're looking to do something that's really creative or innovative.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are better, faster and more creative than you are. Encourage creativity, and autonomy in product development.


  10. Too much work, little to no recognition

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    stable company, exposure to southeast asia

    Cons

    too much bureaucracy, no recognition despite hard work


  11. OK

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Company is big enough that if your job is affected, you may be able to apply for another job within the company. Many of the employees are genuinely nice and helpful. Middle management is stuck under top management and have a tough time.

    Cons

    Top leaders are made up of people who have little experience managing international companies and as a result don't know how to compete in high tech. Too strict and old fashioned policies and policies.



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