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Ministry of Education Singapore Reviews

Updated September 12, 2018
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  • "Say goodbye to any work-life balance" (in 25 reviews)

  • "long working hours and stressful environment" (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - High School English Teacher in Egypt, GA
    Current Employee - High School English Teacher in Egypt, GA
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ministry of Education Singapore full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working as an English teacher is a job that satisfies my ambition and achieves my dream in life.Generating a generation whose main traits are ambition, truth, faith and devotion to their nation is one of the basics upon which my work is based.

    Cons

    Working as an English teacher for such group of pupils inspired in me the spirit of enthusiasm, challenge and determination.I decided not to lose a battle with those pupils who represent their nation's perspective hope and ambition.

    Advice to Management

    Working on established basics that unify the unity of the team is a key basic that guarantees the success of any organisation.Unity is strength while separation is weakness and deterioration. Administration based on understanding, mutual respect and trust is the most ideal one.


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    "General Education Officer"

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

    I have been working at Ministry of Education Singapore full-time

    Pros

    Stable and routine timeline throughout the year

    Cons

    Lack of foresight and flexibility

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    "Teacher in Singapore"

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    Former Employee - Educator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Educator in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Teacher training, mentoring, resource & IT support, & professional development are in place for a smooth start for beginning teachers & throughout teaching career.

    Cons

    Workload in terms of time, effort, & energy, & performance expectations of both teachers & students are haphazard, unrealistic, unkind, & highly stressful. Most of the work for teachers & students are repetitive & redundant. Workshops, seminars, conferences, & activities are for showing & need not turn ineffective teachers to super stars. Basic common sense lacks at various levels.

    Advice to Management

    Brevity is the art of speech & make sense with quality over quantity.


  4. "Good teaching experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ministry of Education Singapore full-time

    Pros

    Good guidance from teaching mentors
    Prepares you for applying for MOE teaching scholarships

    Cons

    Long hours during test periods

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  5. "Manageable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ministry of Education Singapore full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, good experiences and memories

    Cons

    Long hours, expect to work on weekends a lot.

    Advice to Management

    lessen non-teaching roles


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and flexible scheduling. Colleagues would often go out of their way to help out and make you feel included in the community.

    Cons

    There were always a lot of different projects going on, so you definitely have to be organized and be able to juggle multiple projects at one time independently.


  7. "MOE Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Teacher in Singapore (Singapore)
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ministry of Education Singapore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable income, great bonus and benefits. Holidays. The students

    Cons

    no work life balance. teaching is a 24 hour job

  8. "Too many diverse roles to play as an MOE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ministry of Education Singapore full-time

    Pros

    Learn to connect well with many groups of persons, including, directors, professionals, parents, students and admin personnel.

    Cons

    Too many diverse roles, so of much, add little value to student learning


  9. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ministry of Education Singapore full-time

    Pros

    good pay with bonuses; school holidays

    Cons

    too many responsibilities especially on new or young or single teachers.

    Advice to Management

    Be on the ground to realise that teachers experienced or not need time to keep improving in their pedagogical skills and plan effective lessons


  10. "bureaucratic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Ministry of Education Singapore full-time

    Pros

    reasonable compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    admin more than teaching. extremely hierarchical

    Advice to Management

    make redundant those who plainly talk and organise events. employ those who can really work.


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