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Defence Science & Technology Agency Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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Chan Yeng Kit
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Pros
  • Good Work life balance and colleagues (in 26 reviews)

  • Very good pay with not much work and with many bonuses (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Red tape and security restrictions (in 35 reviews)

  • Lots of red tape, lack of guidance in work (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good work life balance with high pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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. "Personal Experience in the Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Defence Science & Technology Agency full-time

    Pros

    Employee benefits and working hours are family friendly.

    Cons

    Leadership is too bureaucratic.


  3. "DSTA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good for fresh grad.. Lot of things to learn

    Cons

    Need take some time for new staff to get used to it


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  5. "Project Eng"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, Flexible hours and understanding bosses

    Cons

    Lots of red tape, lack of guidance in work


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Review on DSTA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Work life balance and colleagues

    Cons

    Too many red tapes and hurdles


  7. "Manger"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Defence Science & Technology Agency full-time

    Pros

    Nice environment. Friendly culture. Good colleagues.

    Cons

    Biased performance grading. A lot of high flyers with no capability.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fresh Grad Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging environment. Attractive pay. Your work directly impacts the defence and security of Singapore.

    Cons

    Work can be overwhelming at times. Lots of red tape.

    Advice to Management

    Spend the time to help fresh hires appreciate and see the purpose of their work.


  9. "Mundane job."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Relatively good pay. Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Some people slaved while some only know how to talk and dont even know what are they doing

    Advice to Management

    Reward for those who slaved and are technically sound and not those who can present and dunno anytjing technical.


  10. "Good pay and stable place to work in."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and nice colleagues

    Cons

    Political and inefficient processes. A lot of innovation craps and focusing too much on secondary duties instead of your core projects.


  11. "Competitive salary as compared to other stat board but too many processes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is competitive as compared to other stat board. Promote good training for employees, willing to send you to take up courses provided by third parties

    Cons

    Processes tie you down without doing much work. Much of your time will be doing paper work and less of engineering stuff. If you like writing papers, it is good for you

    Advice to Management

    Cut down on paper processes for Engineers. The bulk of the work comes from dealing with these processes.



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