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Chio Lim Stone Forest Reviews

Updated Jan 23, 2019

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  1. "No career advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Chio Lim Stone Forest full-time

    Pros

    Great location and great colleagues

    Cons

    very bad senior and top management

    Chio Lim Stone Forest2019-01-24
  2. "Poor benefits, low salary, long OT"

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    I worked at Chio Lim Stone Forest

    Pros

    Proper training, colleagues are nice

    Cons

    Long OT, poor paid that not enough to cover when you fall sick

    Advice to Management

    Value your staff

    Chio Lim Stone Forest2018-11-20
  3. "Bad Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Chio Lim Stone Forest full-time

    Pros

    "MNC" like company on the outside

    Cons

    Management knows nuts, besides getting fat paychecks

    Advice to Management

    learn to disseminate information properly

    Chio Lim Stone Forest2017-11-21
  4. "Absolute Wordless"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Chio Lim Stone Forest full-time

    Pros

    Location is quite centralized, always having colleagues who can share your pain.

    Cons

    Long working hours, sad bonus despite profiting, upper management refused to help in any circumstances. poor welfare. management words are never honorable.

    Advice to Management

    More humanity, less selfishness.

    Chio Lim Stone Forest2017-10-23
  5. "Internship"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chio Lim Stone Forest

    Pros

    Helpful colleagues who are willing to help and explains concepts behind work done. Friendly colleagues Comaradie between same level colleagues

    Cons

    Little interaction between superior and subordinate Unrealistic goals set Continual development courses should be organised for staffs Technical knowledge lacking in some seniors

    Advice to Management

    Value your manpower

    Chio Lim Stone Forest2016-10-16
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Account Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Chio Lim Stone Forest full-time

    Pros

    Nothing postive during my tenure there. The saving grace might be the good colleagues i have when i was attached out.

    Cons

    - Low pay - Promotion increment is pathetic. - Poor communication across the board, especially so between the HR and the so called line managers. - No guaranteed 13th month bonus, even though the firm is doing well based on their accounts - Forced to attend their quarterly meetings on weekends to brainwash you on how "badly" the firm is doing so there is no need to pay bonus to staff In short, just reject... any offers from them.

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    Advice to Management

    - Work on retaining performing staff through better incentives.

    Chio Lim Stone Forest2016-10-29
  7. "Hr"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Chio Lim Stone Forest

    Pros

    Good colleagues and culture Empowerment and career progression

    Cons

    Work life balance Better compensation More Empowerment

    Advice to Management

    More direction to staffa

    Chio Lim Stone Forest2016-08-21
  8. Helpful (18)

    "IT Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chio Lim Stone Forest full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Taxi fare is claimable, as well as an amount of your phone bill.

    Cons

    Here we go. Are you an aspiring Helpdesk/Desktop support engineer who's really eager to join an SI so that you can learn more about networks and infrastructure? Did you spot a JobStreet ad stating that this role requires 1 year of experience only, and you're here to read more about the role? Don't join this company then! Let's list out the reasons shall we? 1) Horrible mid-upper management If you attend... meetings with the entire IT department, you will be saddled with bleak tones and fear mongering tactics by the upper management. You will be told that clients are ready to drop you at a moment's notice and that you must be thankful for your top notch management that does everything. You will be subject to news of how the economy is bad and that you will be jobless should you leave this company. 2) Engineers are not thanked at all Instead, engineers are sneered at every single meeting. See your colleagues quitting like flies dropping? You will be told that this quitting spree is "seasonal and should be ignored". Oh please, everyone is quitting for the same reason. 3) Massive amounts of OT If you've read points 1 and 2 and still intend to join Stone Forest IT, please prepare to work from 7am till 12am on a regular basis. You will be mocked at by the upper managent if you leave your client's place on time. You will be scheduled 24/7 support regularly for ALL clients. You read that right, all clients. Any single client who calls you at 3.45am; you'll have to pick up that call lest they complain to the upper management who are NOT on your side. I once took medical leave and worked from 7.30am to 8pm. My aging mother had to buy food for me because I had to help clients. I couldn't see the doctor until it was 8.30pm. Think you can ignore your clients and tell them you're on leave or MC? Think again. Clients, for some reason, have your director's phone number on speed dial, and you will be scolded if you don't help out. The upper management will lure you with lucrative offers of "up to $1000 in OT!". Colleagues who've stayed for years could only get a few hundred at most. Don't fall for that trap. 4) Middle management The middle management are supposed to guide you on a technical basis, on how to use certain new hardware or software, or how to implement certain changes. They're supposed to be the technical specialists. That doesn't ring true for some of them. Think you can call a friendly ol' technical manager for help? You will be told, firmly or nicely, to go Google, or utilize YouTube's video tutorials for help. Imagine that, watching a YouTube How-To video while a client is breathing down your neck, with your director's phone number on speed dial. Not feasible at all. 5) Random callbacks/meetings Here's the icing on the cake. You will be frequently called back after 6pm to "help in a project" which you've never been in before. Also, there are frequent meetings that occur after 6pm, whereby everyone is sat down and yelled at. Think you've got a technical question to ask? You will be forced to remote in to your client's infrastructure, where you will be subject to mockery and scoldings by your upper management. After witnessing it once, you will learn to keep your problems to yourself. Think you've escaped scrutinizing for this week? Well, prepare to watch your fellow colleagues get crushed emotionally and mentally then. 6) Trapping techniques Think the offer of free certification and courses are really great? Think again. You will be subject to a bond that costs more than $10,000.00. You didn't read that wrongly. More than ten thousand dollars. The bond ends one year after you've done that vendor's exam and prove you've received certification. If said vendor has 3 exams for one certificate; well that's too bad for you, aspiring engineer. You will be held until you can clear all 3 exams, then endure for 1 year. Or pay MORE than $10,000.00 (MORE than Ten thousand dollars).

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    Advice to Management

    It's clear that the upper management will not change. If you; aspiring engineer, think you can change the culture, I have news for you. No. No you cannot, because the fear mongering and hatred inducing upper management are here to stay on till they retire.

    Chio Lim Stone Forest2016-05-26
  9. Helpful (3)

    "If you want to have a work life balance then don't join."

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chio Lim Stone Forest full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is no reason to work here unless you are someone who is useless and you have no skill at all then you are recommend to join them.

    Cons

    The management totally is a failure. They won't care how you work. They will say number tells everything. They only keep those useless people. Cause this people will never survive when they go out of this company.

    Advice to Management

    Forget it. You won't change. Cause it's a rubbish company.

    Chio Lim Stone Forest2016-05-25
  10. "Senior"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Chio Lim Stone Forest

    Pros

    Opportunities for one to work independently and lead assignment.

    Cons

    - Too bureaucratic. - All emails must be reviewed before sending. - Employees expected to work longer hours.

    Advice to Management

    Be more understanding. Employees are important human assets.

    Chio Lim Stone Forest2015-10-18
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