Defence Science & Technology Agency Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2020

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3.6
73%
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Defence Science & Technology Agency Chief Executive Tan Peng Yam
Tan Peng Yam
16 Ratings
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  • "too much red tape and governance(in 62 reviews)

  • "Lots of red-tape, as expected in a defence agency to ensure security(in 24 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good work life balance with high pay"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in North Depot Road Colonia, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Defence Science & Technology Agency full-time for 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.

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  2. "Ok job"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Defence Science & Technology Agency full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work hard, work smart, you will do well.

    Cons

    No work life balance, lots of red tapes


  3. "Great place to work in"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Singapore

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

    Pros

    Innovative, challenging, great benefits and welfare.

    Cons

    too much red tape and governance.

  4. "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Defence Science & Technology Agency full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work life balance in work

    Cons

    Red tapes, have to jump through hoops to get some things done

  5. "DSTA"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer 

    I have been working at Defence Science & Technology Agency full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, bonuses and flexible working hours

    Cons

    lots of red tape and long working hours

  6. "Good place for engineers"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    - Competitive pay and okay benefits - People are quite nice

    Cons

    - Very hierarchical, need to seek approval for everything

  7. "Engineer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Defence Science & Technology Agency full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, attractive staff benefits

    Cons

    too much red tape and inflexible management

  8. "Great Co-workers"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Singapore
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are helpful. If you need help, just ask.

    Cons

    Superiors are helpful, but they are usually very busy. You have to find ways and means to catch them.

  9. "Review"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Singapore
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    many opportunities to work on different technical areas

    Cons

    too stressful. too much work.

  10. "Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Defence Science & Technology Agency full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Job security is high, low-pressure environment

    Cons

    Red Tape slows things down

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