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Ministry of Education Singapore Reviews

Updated July 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 21 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. "Not for the Faint-Hearted but the Passionate"

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    Current Employee - Educator
    Current Employee - Educator
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    A chance to impact, influence and ignite young minds.

    Cons

    Finding a work life balance would be a stretch.

  8. "Depends on School/Boss"

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Ministry of Education Singapore part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Proud to be a teacher in Singapore.
    Not a perfect system but one that is advance looking and aims to grow child holistically.
    Learning and training opportunities abound if you actively seek it

    Cons

    Too many projects, student centred no doubt, but stretches teachers thin

    Highly boss/school/department dependent. I have had awful and wonderful heads who make a whole lot of difference in my experience.

    Class sizes (37 to 42) are not set to come down just yet. We have great teachers who can still produce good national results, but we could do a lot more with the children if we had fewer to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Great direction for the nation and for the students.
    Be conscious of number of things on teacher's plate.
    Reward teachers who teach well, not just manage many projects. Good teachers don't get appreciated in the grading system as much as project managers who can run many things in school.


  9. "Good and supportive working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Provides lots of opportunities for one to learn

    Cons

    Red tapes and inefficient processes


  10. "Change of Environment"

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

    I have been working at Ministry of Education Singapore full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, salaries and remunerations

    Cons

    Work Politics and have to bring work back home.


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