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3.7
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74%
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67%
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MINDEF Singapore CEO Ng Eng Hen
Ng Eng Hen
8 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work-life balance with many learning chances(in 28 reviews)

  • "good pay, good benefits, good environment(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Red tapes, multiple ceilings withing job grade(in 13 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance have to be manage and physical fitness has to be maintained in order to continue to excel(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Pays competitively with reasonable workload"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MINDEF Singapore full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of help from NSFs if you treat them well.

    Cons

    Quite dull at times. You have to plan your own progression. There is no promotion to next appointment.

    Advice to Management

    It would be good to talent manage all DXOs to ensure a steady pipeline of quality non-uniform leaders in the organisation.

    MINDEF Singapore2019-03-26
  2. "Regular for 11 years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at MINDEF Singapore full-time

    Pros

    Very stable Good Civil Service Bonus A job that pays you to keep fit and healthy. Lots of benefits.

    Cons

    Office politics are aplenty. Slow career progression. Stubborn and in-innovative leadership.

    MINDEF Singapore2019-04-05
  3. "naval officet"

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    Current Employee - Naval Officer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MINDEF Singapore full-time

    Pros

    High pay with good benefits

    Cons

    Slow progression especially if you are a diploma holder

    MINDEF Singapore2019-04-02
  4. "-"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at MINDEF Singapore full-time

      Pros

      Provide course for self-improvement which benefits both sides

      Cons

      The organisation do not promote growth and prefer using old methods.

      Advice to Management

      -

      MINDEF Singapore2019-03-17
    • "Defence Executive Officer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at MINDEF Singapore full-time

      Pros

      Stable, iron rice bowl, got all the variable, performance, 13th mth to look for

      Cons

      Bureaucratic, lots of red tapes.

      MINDEF Singapore2019-03-19
    • "Soldier"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at MINDEF Singapore full-time

        Pros

        Active Lifestyle guaranteed for servicemen

        Cons

        The timings can be very inflexible

        MINDEF Singapore2019-03-17
      • "Manager"

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        Current Employee - Manager in Jurong West New Town, West
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Leaders genuinely care for employees and are invested in employees' development.

        Cons

        Bureaucracy could be stifling sometimes.

        MINDEF Singapore2019-02-28
      • "Mismanaged and in need of a revamp"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at MINDEF Singapore full-time

        Pros

        Medical benefits are great. But their own doctors aren't the best.

        Cons

        Very low pay and hierarchical issues.

        Advice to Management

        Work to make processes easier and understand that times are changing. The old approaches you're taking aren't going to work.

        MINDEF Singapore2019-04-05
      • "great great"

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        Current Employee - Intelligence Analyst in Singapore
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Management is amazing, would reccomend

        Cons

        Nothing bad honestly, its all rainbows and butterflies

        Advice to Management

        Keep up the great work. Maybe lower pay abit more and lax hiring process more.

        MINDEF Singapore2019-02-20
      • "Work"

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        Current Employee - Civil Servant in Singapore
        Doesn't Recommend
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at MINDEF Singapore full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Good Pay and benefits, predictable progression

        Cons

        Bad worklife management, elitist as it favors scholars

        MINDEF Singapore2019-02-24
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