IDA - Great experience for starting out a career | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (6)

    "Great experience for starting out a career"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IDA full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart people, flexible hours, interesting projects, wonderful environment

    Cons

    Not much upward mobility for mid career folk

    Advice to Management

    Promotion strategies are key

    IDA2014-03-02
  1. Helpful (6)

    "It depends on which dept you go"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IDA

    Pros

    The main pro is the ability to shape Singapore's IT future. You have the chance to propose projects for good of nation and get paid at the same time. Reasonable pay.

    Cons

    Customer side, can become generalist over time. Projects can have unrealistic deadlines. Reward and promotion for idea starters and not execution team. Management self interest to please stakeholders and protect turf instead of for the good of organisation. Lack of respect for staff (an increasing problem).

    Advice to Management

    Open eyes and see who are 'salesman' and who are the competent folks. Sales folks can get you some mileage but for execution, you can't depend on them.

    IDA2014-08-20
  2. "Consultant"

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    Former Employee - Contract in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IDA for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment, great people, great pay.

    Cons

    Short-term position that was contracted to end

    Advice to Management

    Consultants need more post engagement

    IDA2012-10-25

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