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Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore Reviews

Updated June 30, 2017
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  1. "Okay place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance if you don't wish to progress much.

    Cons

    Poor management leading to low morale in staff.


  2. "Senior executive"

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

    I worked at Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    gd work life balance and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    being a stat board, the scholars get more opportunities and promtions faster. although some have questionable management abilities

  3. "Air Traffic Control Officer"

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    Current Employee - Air Traffic Control Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Air Traffic Control Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore full-time

    Pros

    - Unique work that changes day to day which is different from a typical desk job
    - Shift work is both a pro and a con. you get to enjoy all the cheaper perks offered during working hours
    - The offer a decent pay to a starting graduate. but if you are changing jobs, your experience matters little as the job is unique that hardly any other jobs will count as added value, so expect to be paid around the same as the other trainees based on your paper qualifications (honours w/o honours, even diplomas)
    - Upgrading is almost as good as confirmed after 2years of passing your rating. they will send you to another course to upgrade and here, a con of having to serve another 2 year bond once that training is complete. in total, expect a total of 4 years bond. (including the training periods between, around 5-6 years of your life with CAAS) the job is not one you choose lightly. you have to be committed to make this job your career

    Cons

    - The superiors can be hard to deal with, although typical in every job, you can't just "do your own work and deal with it" as everyone works in a team together, and every action you take has a consequence on your fellow colleagues.
    - hierarchy is very dominant in the job
    - Need to be very strong mentally to deal with the stresses of the job
    - The training period is ridiculously long and hard to pass. Ranging from 9 months to even almost 2 years. after which, if you do pass, you will have to serve a 2 year bond.

    Advice to Management

    Take more time to listen to look within the organization and solve the localized problems. we have alot of important external matters that are of great concern, but surely, management can delegate some people to be in charge of governing your home ground while the rest manage external matters. and to higher management, your management staff are overworked.


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    "Stress that follows you around"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I have been working at Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Money. Don't we all love to have more of it? Well we are paid very well compared to other statutory boards. There's a corporate bonus of 30% on top of one's performance bonus, if Changi does well. And, of course, being Changi, it always does well.

    Cons

    Stress. Generally, people are overworked here. There is the illusion of flexi work - you can work from home - but really, the truth is that you MUST work from home, on weekends, maybe weeknights, just to keep afloat. CAAS used to run both airport operations and regulation - now it just runs regulation, but still wants to interfere in operations. It results in a situation where management wants to do too much and achieves very little.

    Advice to Management

    What does CAAS really want to be? It does pretty well in regulation. But we complain that CAG and the other airport companies "doesn't want to do what we want them to do". Isn't that very well? They are not your employees. Stop trying to force people to do things they don't want to. Start figuring out how to work together. Or regulate. Simple as that.


  5. "CAAS Internship- Data Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging job scope but enriching
    Hospitable environment
    Airport/staff discounts

    Cons

    Fast paced, Demanding, Traveling time


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    "Internship"

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

    Pros

    Good laid back company culture and very easy to get along with the staff there. Very flexible with lunch hours and coming into work. (at least for my department)

    CAAS's is responsible for a wide array of singapore's aviation safety in singapore. So my time there gave me quite a holistic understanding of the many areas that CAAS audits in the aviation industry. Quite a good place to intern if you're looking for exposure.

    Cons

    - Very very bureaucratic organisation (obviously, its a stat board)
    - Pay isn't fantastic even for perm staff.
    - Kind of a "switch off" job i think. Isn't really challenging (intern's perspective)

    Advice to Management

    Some flexibility in terms of how you carry out your work should be given to the staff to allow them to be more work more efficiently.


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    -Great work life balance
    -Helpful colleagues
    -Interesting projects

    Cons

    -not that i can think of

  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good. mundane job. Include training

    Cons

    Nothing to look forward to


  9. "Aviation? Think again"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Get involved in singapore airshow, lots of interaction with international aviation professionals, industry talks to you with respect

    Cons

    You're never in full control. Lots of bureaucracy typical of a government agency

    Advice to Management

    Provide more concrete visions and allow staff to think on their feet, rather than deferring to the long chain of command


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Industrial Attachment Programme"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Hands-on overcoming of the learning curve
    - You get to see planes! And also the airport.

    Cons

    - Not much mentorship or guidance; I ended up working more with people of another company rather than my own hiring manager.


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