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Management Development Institute of Singapore Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2019

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Management Development Institute of Singapore CEO Eric Kuan Choon Hock
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9 Ratings
  1. "Probably the Worst Company in Singapore"

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    Former Employee - Nil in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Management Development Institute of Singapore for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice canteen; some colleagues are nice.

    Cons

    Hire and fire company with poor governance, and highly unqualified COO

    Advice to Management

    Take a deep look at your extremely poor and backward management style and leadership

    Management Development Institute of Singapore2017-03-20
  2. "Join this organisation only if you are about to starve to death"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Management Development Institute of Singapore full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -able to hone your excel skills -get to learn skills like mail merge for the various portfolios

    Cons

    -too many to be even listed. management tend to hire foreign workers for cheap labour which resulted in a lot of miscommunication with local staff. -horrible staff welfare, no family/flexi life benefits which other institutes have for their staff -long working hours but no recognition for the hard work you put in -low pay doesn't compensate the long hours done -stubborn management, inflexible to changes and think...

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    Advice to Management

    Please hire leaders who can do, and not just sit there and shake leg. Treat staff with more respect and improve staff welfare so that employees are more appreciated for the effort they done. Might as well let the government take over seriously, they might do a better job to save this private institution.

    Management Development Institute of Singapore2017-03-14
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Look for Better Opportunities - Not Recommended"

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    Former Employee - Manager/Lecturer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Management Development Institute of Singapore full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    our department has a good teamwork, with strong work ethics. Dedicated and committed to do the job

    Cons

    Overwhelming amount of work with very little pay.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees right. Provide good and competitive compensation

    Management Development Institute of Singapore2017-01-24
  4. "WORST company I ever joined."

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    Current Employee - Country Manager in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Management Development Institute of Singapore for less than a year

    Pros

    Don't ever think of Pros in this company.

    Cons

    1. Poor management style. One man decision, you only have to listen to what management decision. Voice up will not be considered at all. 2. Dino era of HR policies. anyone who come on late will eventually lead to the pay deduction. Inflexible working hours. Note that, no appreciation will be given even you OT for few hours. 3. Huge political environment. Beware of people who only think themselves and back stab...

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    Advice to Management

    Change all the useless management team members who are sleeping. Appreciate your employees effort, they are Human not a robotic. Do not expect your employees will appreciate you if you don't appreciate your employees.

    Management Development Institute of Singapore2016-12-02
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Depressing place - join at your own risk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Management Development Institute of Singapore full-time

    Pros

    -learn how to be thick skinned

    Cons

    - Top Management motivates using sticks - be prepared to be scolded in front of others alot. praise is very very rare. - good for people who can play politics : blame culture of people interested in protecting themselves. - all movements is monitored and criticised if not following company rules - e.g. lunch break must exactly only in that specified 1 hour - people (from the top management to others less senior...

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    Advice to Management

    Archaic old-school top-down dictatorship top management creates a bad culture. High staff churn rate is evidence of it.

    Management Development Institute of Singapore2016-10-23
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Bad management style which belongs to dino era"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Management Development Institute of Singapore full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Gd colleagues Nice view of infrastructure & bronze status for u to appreciate if u are into them. Shuttle bus service provided Train u until u are Able to multitask very well doing several people's job. Ideal for people who want experience

    Cons

    Inflexible working hrs The only benefits for CONFIRMED employee are dental care, copayment when visiting doc by paying $5(not more than 5 mc, if not u will b blackmarked by hod & get ur bonus deducted accordingly), parent-careleave(1 per yr), basic AL. & Not to mention, u need to tap in & out like some factory worker. U always need to b in on time because tardiness will jeopardize your monthly pay. BTW OT has no pay...

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    Advice to Management

    Please revise ur management style & HR policy. If you didnt notice it, this place is slowly being replaced by other PEI.

    Management Development Institute of Singapore2016-10-21
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Management Development Institute of Singapore for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Life long learning. An excellent venue for self improvement / upgrading

    Cons

    Below market remuneration and office politics

    Advice to Management

    Management should listen to the ground more.

    Management Development Institute of Singapore2016-08-10
  8. Helpful (8)

    "Join at your won risk"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Management Development Institute of Singapore

    Pros

    Good place to work if you are: -indian -boot-licker -not looking for any change -enjoy being scolded in front of co-worker

    Cons

    To everyone especially foreigners, you are lucky if you are reading this. Take my advise, don't even think about it. Even if you are unhappy, you will be tied down by 2-5 years of bond that they will not let you go nor giving you any increment/promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Change the racist, the old & the aunty

    Management Development Institute of Singapore2016-08-26
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Management Development Institute of Singapore full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    multi-tasking opportunity, campus facilities available for staff as well

    Cons

    Lot of resignation happened, always short of staff

    Advice to Management

    to perform a risk analysis, and set up proper internal control

    Management Development Institute of Singapore2016-06-07
  10. Helpful (8)

    "Most depressing work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Management Development Institute of Singapore

    Pros

    Great colleagues and noting else

    Cons

    Too many to mentions. Join at your own peril

    Advice to Management

    Change your management instead of asking people to post false review to bring up the rating.

    Management Development Institute of Singapore2016-06-16
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