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"Good experience although would have preferred company that had more marketing software"

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

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

Pros

Working with doctors was great, learned a lot on a number of health issues.

Cons

Fair amount of red tape, decisions take numerous people to sign off.

Other Employee Reviews for International SOS

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Appreciated the opportunity to work in a new field and a new country."

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    Former Employee - Clinic Manager
    Former Employee - Clinic Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally great staff, although most don't seem to be very happy.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Every head of a department in the various Head Offices (UK and Singapore) want their own reports from the various country/city offices / clinics. Daily, weekly, monthly, and of course yearly. One staff member practically did nothing but generate reports, total waste of time and money.
    Corrosive corporate culture and questionable business ethics. Generally disliked, often hated by clients, but custom is given to ISOS due to very few alternatives. Very little if any management autonomy and devolved decision making authority.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Preferential treatment for non-asians, resources are not utilised efficiently and internal deadlines are unreasonable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at International SOS full-time

    Pros

    The work they do, Singapore is the global HQ

    Cons

    Need to be seen at your desk in the office (no trust in employees), long hours due to uneven distribution of workload within and between departments, unreasonable internal deadlines for projects (last minute demands for various reports), management's investment strategy is not profitable, need to be contactable during vacation periods, slackers get it easy (the better you do your job, the more work you get even if it's the slacker's job to do it)

    Advice to Management

    There are clearly issues when good staff do not stay long. Stop over-paying and wasting money on recruiting management staff who then get fired/asked to leave with a more than generous package. Stop pampering the non-asian management staff with their whims and fancies.


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