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"Awesome place to network"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
Recommends
Positive Outlook

I have been working at IDA full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Like my title suggests, this is the place to be at if you want to network with important personnels in the IT industry. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your fledging career if you know how to make good use of your time in the organisation.

Cons

A few of the senior management are quite backward in their thinking and some even resist technology (or pretend like they don't) and sometimes I wonder what are they doing in IDA, an organisation that is supposed to be promoting use of technology and being in the frontier all the time.

Advice to Management

Career progression is an important aspect of your employee. Sometimes I feel that this is overlooked and HR has got a big part to play in this oversight. How can an assistant manager take minimum of three years to get promoted to manager and then another 4 years before getting his senior manager promotion. Seven years in total and thats very very long especially for a fresh graduate who is considering a career in IDA. No wonder there aren't that many young employees in IDA.

Other Employee Reviews for IDA

  1. Helpful (1)

    "HR too creative with pay structure"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Contractor - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IDA as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Handles the biggest and most cutting edge of new implementations.

    Cons

    Extremely strangely structure with gross annual pay calculated using variable pay to calculate expected offer, i.e. you ask for 160k per annum, they'll divide it by 16 months, but tell you that 3 of those months are optional (aka you are actually given 130k, but "probably" getting 160k). On top of that, the allowance portion is used to buffer further pay "cuts" -- they'll park part of the monthly into an "allowance" that is not used in any other calculations.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify this dodgy pay scale.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Challenging, enriching and fulfilling - need a positive mindset always."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IDA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you're looking to stretch your potential in a large IT professional services organization, this is the place to be. Depending on your professional skills, you could stay within a particular group for years to deepen your knowledge and skill sets, and then move on to other groups to broaden your expertise. This is also the place to build your network and contacts within the organization and also with external partners in the IT industry. Very huge potential for knowing people from everywhere, if you put in the effort to build relationships well.

    Cons

    Intense pace, internal and external customers are demanding. A very small minority of leaders have been in the organizations for decades and this results in manners, attitude and cultural mindset unique to this organization's role, which would not fit well in the private sector. Not saying that they are doing a bad job - it's simply the result of staying too long (decades in some cases) in an organization.


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