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Ministry of Education Singapore Reviews

Updated December 11, 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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "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
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    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. Helpful (1)

    "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. "EMI Instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great salary. Lots of holidays.

    Cons

    Very large cumbersome organization. Lots of layers.

  8. "Relief Teacher"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Good start for people who are interested in becoming school teachers. Manageable workload and considered a high paying part time job. Fun interaction with students. Cheap canteen food. Can leave once your last lesson has ended.

    Cons

    Can be adhoc and unstable. Only know what you are going to teach at the start of every morning, so you have little time to prepare. Need to be prepared to maintain order in classroom.


  9. "Expect to work hard"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager (Policy)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager (Policy)
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    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some flexibility with working hours and telecommuting

    Cons

    High workload, high expectations without any lull periods in the year


  10. "Interview"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good command
    Good response
    caring
    Good salary
    Peace

    Cons

    New culture
    New environment
    different casualties
    Culture shock
    Nothing