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Ministry of Education Singapore Reviews

Updated April 16, 2018
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  • Long working hours, lots of administrative, committee and CCA duties, frequently have to work at home on weekends (in 22 reviews)

  • Poor work life balance - often have to bring work home (in 19 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
    Recommends
    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. "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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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
    Recommends
    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
    Recommends
    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. "okay"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Teacher in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ministry of Education Singapore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Maternity Leave , fun colleagues, free markers

    Cons

    No work-life balance; quality of mentorship for trainees or beginning teachers solely based on luck meaning, if you happen to get a not-so-good boss, then your time will be hell. This applies to all jobs; Have to fork out $ from own pocket to buy materials for class

  8. "Relief Teacher"

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

    I worked at Ministry of Education Singapore part-time

    Pros

    Great place to explore teaching and to find out if that is your interest. Given a few opportunities to find out more about the duties of being a teacher.

    Cons

    No training given so would have to learn the ropes by yourself. It would initially be tough, but gets better as you get the hang of it.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a short few days training for upcoming relief teachers to teach them how to handle the students/what to do as a relief teacher.


  9. "Relief"

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

    I worked at Ministry of Education Singapore part-time

    Pros

    Great pay, flexible, short-hours, learnt a lot of management skills in class. Colleagues are great. Would recommend to all who want to learn about teaching.

    Cons

    Can be hard to manage classes if you are not strict. Students may complain to their parents if you are too strict. Must find a balance.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for the opportunity to work here. I am truly grateful for this chance and learning period to learn more about being an educator.


  10. "Stable and rewarding job"

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    Current Employee - Secondary School Teacher in Kampong Tampines (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Secondary School Teacher in Kampong Tampines (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay with bonus payouts, rewarding experience for those who love teaching

    Cons

    Long working hours, lots of administrative, committee and CCA duties, frequently have to work at home on weekends


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