IDA Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2020

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3.2
68%
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87%
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IDA Managing Director Jacqueline Poh
Jacqueline Poh
22 Ratings
Pros
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  • "Bureaucracy, paperwork, cumbersome procurement processes(in 7 reviews)

  • "Being govt there are red tapes and lots of paper work(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Great experience for starting out a career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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

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  2. Helpful (6)

    "It depends on which dept you go"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    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).

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  3. "Great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Medical Receptionist in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at IDA full-time

    Pros

    good wages an benfits. Great atmosphere

    Cons

    nothing bad. Supportive staff and team

  4. "Good"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Dublin, Dublin

    I have been working at IDA full-time

    Pros

    None to mention right now

    Cons

    Significant turnover of staff and retirement of experienced heads

  5. "Manager"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at IDA full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities to implement projects at a larger impact

    Cons

    Lack of technical training to upgrade

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  6. "Great team"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IDA full-time

    Pros

    pushing the boundaries of govt-led industry development

    Cons

    bureaucracy but somewhat expected.

  7. "Rigid processes"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IDA full-time

    Pros

    Stability and reasonable pay package

    Cons

    Rigid HR policy, many red tapes

  8. "Project Manager"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IDA full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance. Good bonus for High achievers

    Cons

    Too rigid. Too many unnecessary red tapes

  9. "great company to work for if you want stability"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at IDA full-time

    Pros

    very stable, fair pay and good life

    Cons

    same as pros. not suitable for young ppl who want to get rich.

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  10. "Horrible work place"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at IDA full-time

    Pros

    Gives opportunities to college graduates.

    Cons

    Bad salaries Abusive boss Can't provide what is promised to customers

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