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Singtel Reviews in Singapore, Singapore

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
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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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  1.  

    Good company

    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Family oriented culture, great benefits, opportunities to explore various career path, stable industry

    Cons

    Due to the nature of the industry the Company is in, re-organisation is often required. However, the management seem to over-look that certain process and system are legacy and might not be readily changed, resulting in additional work for the back-end support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very bureaucratic organization with a negative attitude of employees

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

    Pros

    Industry leader allows access to a lot of people and opportunities

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, unhealthy working environment with a lot of negativity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues, who are really trying to make something out of their job.

    Cons

    - horrible politics. Managemnt seemed more intent on looking for someone to blame when things go wrong, then to fix underlying problems. Yelling and screaming is an acceptable way for bosses. Pleasing your bosses and to be blue-eye boy/girl is the gurantee way to get good ratings and bonuses.
    - hr policies not well thought through and sucks at explaining to staff. Dont think they really care about employees. Appeared to put a lot of emphasis to win awards.
    - bureacracy. sigh, worst than stat boards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop showing there is a very clear class difference between Top Managemnt and the rest, and dont just stay in the ivory towers in Comcentre1. the peoples are the one who worked hard for Singtel to be number one. Do show more care and concern, they are not just worker bees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Admin Staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Entry Administrative  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Data Entry Administrative in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Good and friendly supervisor that give allowance for lunch breaks, temp staff common, range of nationalities which gives diversity to the place.

    Cons

    Old outdated computers running on windows 95, many inefficiencies in the data entry system that makes duplicated effort common.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Stable and competitive company with good management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities. Competitive spirit means that company performs consistently which translates to consistent AWS and bonus payout and no cost cutting measures that affect employee welfare.
    Higher management works really hard.

    Cons

    Management squeeze the most from you - also depends on department. If you can cope then the experience gained will boost your market value as an employee.
    Climbing the corporate ladder here means you job scope and what is expected from you rise exponentially.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It can be demoralising to know that the chances of a second promo in 2 years is next to 0.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of products and services to sell, but workload is unbearable!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Sales in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Stability is the keyword here. Its akin to an iron ricebowl and there is no risk of getting fired unless you have done something terribly wrong.

    Cons

    Pay is not commensurate with market standards, and basic pay can be much lower than competitors. Too much workload as customers come to you instead of you going to them. There is NO WORK LIFE BALANCE. If you wish to spend 75% of your waking hours doing work and clearing non stop emails, this is the place for you! You are bogged by emails even when going on leave so you can never truly have any rest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to understand what the emplyees are really experiencing on a day to day basis. Really listen to what they have to say and do something about it to alleviate their unrealistic workload.

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

    Challenging, slow and complicated

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Director in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Resources rich to spent on any project

    Cons

    Extremely structure organisation that move like an elephant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more business savvy and apply business acumen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Mediocrity is the way

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Great place if you're not striving for much. People here really hug their JDs tightly and do only what is needed. Work-life balance easily achieved if u do that.

    Cons

    Gets frustrating if u're a slightly more responsible. Even more so when u're a responsible person without a big title. Be prepared to get blamed & fight back for everything. Think GE - PAP vs Opp.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Average

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Steep learning curve and overall exposure to various businesses

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, Government linked organization, work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes, we need to follow our hearts to make an emotive product that will stick with consumers rather than keep throwing brains at it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Government Agency

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Regular working hours, hardly have OT

    Cons

    Hard to be promoted as it is an localized company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company culture is good~

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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