Defence Science & Technology Agency Reviews | Glassdoor

Defence Science & Technology Agency Reviews

Updated November 5, 2017
88 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.5
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Chan Yeng Kit
9 Ratings

88 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • Good Work life balance and colleagues (in 25 reviews)

  • Good pay, interesting work, comfortable office, big gym (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Red tape and security restrictions (in 36 reviews)

  • Lots of red tape, lack of guidance in work (in 13 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good work life balance with high pay"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in North Depot Road Colonia, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in North Depot Road Colonia, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Defence Science & Technology Agency full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Two hour extended lunch time seems very acceptable here. Staff often go to Vivo or Ikea for lunch for two long hours. Very good pay with not much work and with many bonuses. Good benefits like flexible benefits can claim travel, dental, etc.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape. And restrictive policy like cannot bring ipad, laptop or thumb drive into office.

    Advice to Management

    Have less red tape.


  2. "Good cushy Job with great renumeration."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Defence Science & Technology Agency full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay
    Worklife Balance during lull periods

    Cons

    In acquisition mgmt, your skills are largely non transferrable to private sectors.
    Lots of paper work and 1G admin/processes despite company's "digital transformation"
    Culture within might frustrate you if you want bring change into the organisation
    High flyers with no real capabilities and preference over scholars.

    Advice to Management

    Less airy fairy top-down initiatives and innovation push.
    Be more open to employees on the ground

  3. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Good if you like research.

    Cons

    Focus heavily on Research for Interns.


  4. "Great Pay and Great Benefits"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager
    Current Employee - IT Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Defence Science & Technology Agency full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the highest pay in government sector for a FCH

    Cons

    Military culture
    Scholars preferred over new hires, leading to many great employees leaving

    Advice to Management

    Give new hires a fair chance


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting challenging with limitations"

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

    I have been working at Defence Science & Technology Agency full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, interesting work, comfortable office, big gym

    Cons

    At times, rigid HR. Some admin. A lot of cross disciplinary work which results in overlapping and repetitive roles and functions, and creates an unhealthy competition which can be a race to the bottom


  6. Helpful (1)

    "No bad a place to start out"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Former Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Defence Science & Technology Agency full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good training and development.
    Nice colleagues
    Good pay and bonus

    Cons

    Progression based largely on expected potential


  7. "Exciting projects, tedious administrative processes"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Programmer Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Defence Science & Technology Agency full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Get to work on exciting projects that you'll never find in other companies.

    Cons

    Engineers and managers are required to do laborious (and sometimes redundant) administrative work. Management can be very harsh and unreasonable.

  8. "Good Environment"

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

    I worked at Defence Science & Technology Agency full-time

    Pros

    friendly colleagues, interesting job, challenging

    Cons

    lots of admin work, need strong interpersonal skills


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Defence Science & Technology Agency full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Provides training to young engineers

    Cons

    Progression for Farmers is always slower


  10. "Full time"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Defence Science & Technology Agency full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture is young and lively. Pays well.

    Cons

    A lot of red tapes. Also, once an impression is set, very hard to climb.


Showing 88 of 97 reviews
Reset Filters