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Updated April 18, 2017
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Pros
  • OK work-life balance but needs more benefits (in 19 reviews)

  • Salary competitive with market rate but has good benefits compared to other MNCs such as 21days annual leave etc (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • long working hours (not much work life balance) (in 9 reviews)

  • No work life balance and it's becoming worse with increasing staff turnover recently (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Supportive, friendly, creative, fun, flexible

    Cons

    very hot place Singapore, aiya!

    Advice to Management

    more diverse programming


  2. Helpful (1)

    "a relatively good place to work if you want some work-life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mediacorp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    you get off work on time most days.

    Cons

    no clear career growth and staff seemed more occupied with gossip than work.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Not pleasant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Mediacorp full-time

    Pros

    The Range of projects were good. and the kind of exposure

    Cons

    The Salary is bad even for experienced people.


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  5. "Interesting workplace and jobs but old way of management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mediacorp full-time

    Pros

    Nature of job is interesting

    Cons

    Shift work, long hours, pay mediocre, top heavy company

    Advice to Management

    Too many middle managers


  6. "Fun environment but no career prospect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A fun and flexible environment

    Cons

    No career prospect and lowly paid


  7. "Hierachical"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mediacorp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was in the production team and work was fun. But long hours, little pay.

    Cons

    The company consists of alot of people who have worked there for ages, and they are always eager to show new comers whose the boss. Progression is also slow. Alot of gossiping and politics, though not that uncommon in the entertainment industry.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Hectic, overloaded, doesn't seem to have clear vision"

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Caldecott Hill Estate (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Caldecott Hill Estate (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mediacorp full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, generally ground level people are helpful and nice but of cos, not everyone and depends which boss and department you are in. Colleagues are the really the plus factor. I had a boss who is reasonably nice too.

    Cons

    Directions keep changing, not very understanding from the top, pushing turnover target for the sake of it without necessary EBIT gains, high stress, does not feel like everyone is working as a team the higher ups. Pushes many good and hard working people to leave. Salary increment is low. You are expected to work beyond your scope for few years before you can get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the right people, not those who suck up. Put yourself in their shoes, it's not always about whipping people hard. Pls rethink what it means to be a great leader

    Mediacorp Response

    Feb 23, 2017 – Asst. Lead, Talent Acquisition

    Appreciate the inputs and suggestions. Mediacorp places emphasis on our people managers and staff engaging in fair employment practices. This includes having a clear performance management process ... More


  9. "Not getting the basics right"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mediacorp full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic environment, encourage inter-division collaboration.

    Cons

    Surprisingly, the Management appointed to head the departments do not have adequate knowledge and skill set, hence making managerial decisions that are not beneficial to the departments.
    Middle management lack of drive, with family as their top priority over settling real work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Stable but restricted"

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    Current Employee - Producer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Producer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mediacorp full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Being the only TV station in Singapore, working life is more stable.

    Cons

    The nature of TV production is supposed to be creative but the administration has rules and regulations that stifle growth and creativity.

    Long working hours not justified by pay.

    Advice to Management

    Pay staff the salary that is given to freelancers.

    You can't give the time and budget of cooking instant noodles and expect your staff to deliver a fine dining experience.


  11. "Friendly workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mediacorp (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are good in general.

    Cons

    The working hours and travelling distance can be a "pull" factor for those living far from the new office.



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