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Singtel Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
160 Reviews

3.0
160 Reviews
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Singtel SingTel Group CEO Chua Sock Koong
Chua Sock Koong
62 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance easily achieved if u do that (in 11 reviews)

  • Nice working environment, working with best category employees, Better salary range (in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Bureaucratic, Government linked organization, work life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • too much red tape and hierarchy (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Director

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    Current Employee - IT Director  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - IT Director in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    A good team and customer focus culture.

    Cons

    A little too much red-tape and processes, time to maket is a long process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To empower and embrace the new world markets and to look at advantages of being the ILEC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mass retrenchment of IT staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    minimum 3 months bonus . nothing else

    Cons

    low base salary
    mass retrenchment up to 10 000 of IT staff .
    HR will not consider if you have work in the company for long and try to retain you.
    HR making alot of excuses for promises make and mention it is due to different HR handling the policy because HR also turn over very fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outsourcing IT solution causes slower response and all issues being delayed by vendor. No faith and loyalty left over by team by sudden mass retrenchment and rehiring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great for average achiever

    Former Employee - Solutions Manager  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Solutions Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Great place if you're an average achiever who just wants a job that pays the bills. Work life balance and you get to knock off on time. Lots of internal product training. If you dont know something, there's always someone that you can find to collaborate with.

    Cons

    Too much red tape if they count themselves as an IT firm. Still very much a telco centric company. Lots of middle and senior management who have been with the company for more than 20 years with no other transferable skills in the job market.
    A very big bell curve and they get new hire to fill the lousier grades during the annual review exercise.
    Not at the frontier of the technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some good and smart people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A stable company, with opportunity for exposure for people with little experience. But bureaucratic and risk averse

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

    Pros

    Stable environment, friendly colleagues, top management leaders with a clear vision. Employees will have the opportunity for exposure in various areas

    Cons

    Finance-focused, risk averse, various departments working in silo and not receptive to change, HR not very people friendly and lacking human touch, KPI structure not conducive for long term innovation in its people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review company structure to reward long term innovative vision, not just short term success

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Officer  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Officer in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Helpful management. Always there to guide me as I was new to the company

    Cons

    Long working hours especially during festive seasons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    instead of top down approach, a flatter structure will be better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great office location at Comcentre

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Strategic office HQ location and good working environment
    Seniors are nice and willing to help you

    Cons

    Slow career advancement
    Relatively lower salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Interesting experience as a part timer (Customer Service Officer)

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work environment, management by objectives

    Cons

    Office politics amongst the seniors

  9.  

    Good Company

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Office politics and management sometimes do not know what is going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, top management is willing to try new ideas although there are lots of resistance from the ground.

    Cons

    There is no clear direction. It seems that too many initiations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on our core business

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Development & Support

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Work life balance is excellent

    Cons

    Currentely few transitions are going on. Now job stability is a big question.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NIL

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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