MINDEF Singapore Reviews

Updated Jan 19, 2021

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3.9
64%
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79%
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MINDEF Singapore Minister of Defence Ng Eng Hen
Ng Eng Hen
44 Ratings
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  • "Plenty of red tape in this organisation(in 28 reviews)

  • "might need to OT but generally there is work-life balance(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Legal Executive in Bukit Panjang New Town, West

    I have been working at MINDEF Singapore full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and good pay.

    Cons

    Work location can be very far for some.

  2. "Purposeful, challenging, growth"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MINDEF Singapore full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Purposeful work with lots of learning opportunities. Good stable pay too if you are in the right professional areas.

    Cons

    Some areas can be rigid and hierarchical


  3. "Good place for diploma holders to climb"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MINDEF Singapore full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay and good supervisors

    Cons

    Irregular working hours and activation might happen anytime

  4. "great"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Full Time National Serviceman in Singapore

    I worked at MINDEF Singapore full-time

    Pros

    don't need to worry about much

    Cons

    2 years of freedom gone

  5. "Good for those seeking a structured and outcome-oriented working environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Public Servant in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MINDEF Singapore full-time

    Pros

    Systematic, structured, outcome oriented, generally able to get things done

    Cons

    Benefits not as attractive as in private sector, less people-centric

  6. "Meh"

    2.0
    Former Employee - NSF 

    I worked at MINDEF Singapore full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked at CMPB which was alright

    Cons

    So much unnecessary guard duties

  7. "SAF"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Infantryman in Singapore

    I worked at MINDEF Singapore full-time

    Pros

    Free food, free accomodation, paid on time

    Cons

    time spent, time used, time wasted

  8. "Overall feedback"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Office Worker 

    I worked at MINDEF Singapore full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance. Able to work in uniform service.

    Cons

    Some red tapes are to be expected.

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  9. "All-rounder job"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infantry Soldier in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MINDEF Singapore full-time

    Pros

    Stable, Dynamic and people & mission orientate.

    Cons

    Combat experience may not be relevant in other industries.

  10. "Mindef"

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

    I worked at MINDEF Singapore full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance and flexible time schedule

    Cons

    Slow progression and small increment pay

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