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Mapletree Investments Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Sep 17, 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Mapletree Investments full-time

    Pros

    Good bonus, friendly colleagues if you are lucky

    Cons

    Poor work life balance and a lot of reportings, red tapes etc

    Mapletree Investments2019-05-01
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    "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mapletree Investments full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good package, salary, bonus, benefits

    Cons

    Low Work life balance most of the time

    Mapletree Investments2019-03-28
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    "Retail Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Mapletree Investments full-time

    Pros

    The only pro is the good bonus which includes a retention bonus as well. But the high turnover rate explains about the workplace.

    Cons

    1. There is no interaction between the senior management and the team members . 2. Instructions are only passed down by the middle management (VP, SM level). Very often, directions are conveyed inaccurately due to wrong interpretation by the middle management. To make things worse, the middle management is not receptive to feedback despite all the facts were presented. 3. The culture is top down whereby the... middle management often threaten subordinates with the senior management for us to comply with no questions raised. 3. There is no work recognition. The senior manager claims all the credits and only cares about her own KPI, at the expense of the sabotaging and overloading with unethical practices and unproductive work that affect team morale. 4. No work life balance. The senior manager will take her own time to check your work and inform you to make last minute changes just before the deadline, often resulting the team to work at night or on weekend.

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    Advice to Management

    1. The senior management should look into strengthening the checks and balances on the middle management (VP, SM level). 2. Create a work environment to value feedback and not just placating. With everyone’s input, this will help improve processes and ensure upholding of ethical practices in the long run.

    Mapletree Investments2018-11-09
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    "Standard real estate developer in Singapore"

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mapletree Investments full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Performance base income focus real estate investment, Organised, established. Decent compensation. Opportunity to travel for Investment post Expanding company. Back by Temasek

    Cons

    Process laden, hierarchy, little work life balance. Not so inspiring Too much reporting. Not really innovating or invest enough in its HR. Staff development program is week and deficient. Corporate image is also mediocre due to inept Corp Comms department.

    Advice to Management

    Free up process. More talent development focus

    Mapletree Investments2017-08-28
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    "Organisations"

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive, Operations, Industrial in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mapletree Investments full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good remuneration package i.e. flexible allowance, AWS, shopping vouchers and PB

    Cons

    No work life balance , have to stay back late for completing deadlines

    Mapletree Investments2017-05-24
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    "Be prepared to slog"

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    Former Employee - Finance Executive 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mapletree Investments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    New office with great views Convenient location with eating options within MBC. Shuttle bus to Vivocity during lunch Good bonuses plus Mapletree vouchers

    Cons

    Steep learning curve, lack of proper training Lots of unnecessary paper work Poor work life balance, frequent "2359" deadlines Lack of appreciation for staff

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff better. Have company wide events to foster identity and belonging. It is pathetic that the managers have to fork out of their own pockets for CNY lunches, Xmas dinners.

    Mapletree Investments2017-03-20
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    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Ho Chi Minh City
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mapletree Investments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    one of the highest paying companies in HCMC..... high salaries and bonuses....

    Cons

    Company politics is very prevalent. Not everybody in high position are knowledgeable in their fields. There is no work-life balance. It is sad to see that different Business Units are pulling each other down instead of supporting each other. Working environment can be very unhealthy and hostile. Manner by which the employees get to be promoted can be unfair.

    Advice to Management

    Please do take the results of the employee survey seriously. It is not always the money that matters. Individual development and a harmonious working environment are also important to keep the hardworking and results-driven employees.

    Mapletree Investments2017-03-28
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    "Executive/senior Executive"

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    Former Employee - Executive in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mapletree Investments full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very good salary and the bonus is good

    Cons

    Seniors trying to appease the ivory tower, making those under them work longer hours with unnecessay paperwork. Unproductive meetings and unrealistic project time lines can be seen here. Dont expect work/life balance here unless your draw is the pay

    Advice to Management

    Please ensure you have enough staff to train your juniors and not dump them into the pits to survive, and how will the rest be able to guide the juniors when they themselves are overloaded(overloaded as in unnecessay job processes) snr mgt shld learn to guage the wrk load tat is currently being managed and not add on more. Your work is just getting passed down to the executive with little or no guidance

    Mapletree Investments2016-11-16
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    "Good Benefits but Zero Work-Life"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mapletree Investments full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Big, big bonus - The benefits scheme is strong - Some perks here and there

    Cons

    - Zero work life balance - The processes drive people crazy, especially the dreaded SAP - Paper-pushing

    Advice to Management

    Watch the turnover

    Mapletree Investments2016-07-08
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    "Its All Just Business"

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    Former Employee - Executive in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mapletree Investments full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    These are only positive things I observed during my stay: 1) Higher than average bonus payout in the market. 2) Very well equipped with work equipment/tools and welfare facilities. 3) Good benefits and compensation package.

    Cons

    There are even more cons weighing down the pros, so do make a careful and wise decision before joining. Just ask around your friends and get some insight of the department you will be joining. 1) Slave driver company - The high bonus payout is literally masking as a carrot to compensate one for the extremely and/or ridiculously long hours. Overtime is a norm, may not appear so to all department, but it happens in... most. Some departments worked an average of 12hours per day with no lull period to look forward to. Seriously, there are firms outside paying similar bonus but with reasonable hours. Do remember that money can never buy intangible things, such as time with family and friends. 2) Expectations - Provision of relevant tools and facilities does not equate to their generosity. It is an equivalent trade of their expectation of you to perform your duties promptly. For example, they provide a laptop and you will be very much expected to read and/or reply emails after office hours and over the weekend. Of course you can ignore working over weekends, but you will realize the load of backlog when you check your emails on the next working day. 3) Culture - Its a harsh environment, more than 70 percent of the employees are just rushing to put themselves in good books of their superior, and sad to say, at the expense of their own hours or their subordinates. These rush-and-hush can lead to abortive work, and I have to remind you, these are ad-hoc assignments on top of already heavy, backlog, no-lull-period workload. If you are entering at the most junior position with no one to delegate the work to... You can give this place a pass or you will be burning long hours. 4) No empathy (at all) - Its a norm for organization wants you to voice out if you cannot manage. Yes, we will, and usually they will provide lips service saying they hear us, with nothing done later. Well, do not expect any dog-patting-consoling-message here. Cause - It is All Just Business. If you cannot take the heat and raised your hands, you are likely to be told that the high bonus is exactly why you are expected to work such long hours, plus, you will be branded/marked thereafter. To them, the door is always there, you can walk out anytime if you cannot compete in their race for billions. There will, and always be, someone who is suitable for their rat race. 5) Training/Guidance/Coaching - Slow, no, zero. Training comes very slow, you are already 3months into the job when you realize an email requesting you to sign up to go understand more about the organization structure. Well, you probably already at least 60 percent familiar with the organization and/or you may not even have time to attend training. You may be thinking your superiors and peers may already guide/coach you along. Think again, and look at what was mentioned in point no.3, no one can be bothered with you. 6) Arduous start (and also on-going) - The I.T. department is a surprisingly fast working bunch who would set up your email right after you signed the appointment letter. The earlier you sign, the earlier your email account is set, and the earlier worked are and can be assigned to you by your sick superiors and peers whom cannot wait to lighten their own workload. So imagine opening your email on your first working day and realize over 50 emails of backlog work assigned to your when you were still serving your notice in previous company. If you think the people has empathy to understand? Then you should refer to point no.4. And if you think anyone is patient to guide you? See point no.5. You are on yourself. 7) Value of work - Every company has paper work, none can entirely alleviate from it. But an enormity of your hours spent here are on plain administrative paper work. In fact, even more, than most statutory board. This boils down to the value of the work you are doing, are you doing/learning something useful? Are you gaining valuable experience from those paper work? Even if you are ok, for now, are you going to work 4-5years doing all these time and time again? Alright, lets say you really endured a good 5years. During your next job interview elsewhere, what are you going to sell about your experience and value of work you have done there? So if you are looking for a job to stay long term and gain valuable experience, you can give this place a miss. 8) High Turnover - Needless to say with the aforesaid, I was also amongst the casualties that contributed to the high turnover. It is not a matter of perseverance, it is a matter of worth. When you start weighing all aspects of your life with this job (i.e.Career progression, family work life balance, money, knowledge and experience gained etc.), you will realize that there is nothing much that the company can offer you except for money. If you are an aggressive, out-of-the-world career minded person who can deny the need for any of point no.1 to 7, then you are cut for their job/work.

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    Advice to Management

    Please, please, please just tell those interviewees the facts and your true requirements. Let them know that you need someone who is: 1) Very willing to commit long hours, 12hours on the average (or everyday till approximately 9pm) plus working over weekends 2) Do not require work life balance at all or at any time in their life 3) Extremely business minded drive person, who does not complain and/or requires any... empathy 4) Ultra heuristic and able to get into the job straight away without the need to know anything about the company 5) Be prepared to pay applicants at their asking salary, do not press them down too much. They are going to suffer hell anyway, why not give them a little bit of the carrot first and have them feel worthwhile for the start

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    Mapletree Investments2015-08-21
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