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Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts Reviews

Updated February 25, 2017
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  1. "Intern"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends

    I worked at Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues and they are super willing to teach you despite being an intern over there

    Cons

    There were rigid rules and regulations in place


  2. "Internship at MCI"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts as an intern

    Pros

    Friendly environment, mentors are willing to guide you and you get to learn quite a bit

    Cons

    There are some lull periods as an intern so it gets boring at times


  3. "Good learning ground"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work arrangements, scope for learning diverse work functions, periodic rotations to other ministries and agencies

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be an issue

    Advice to Management

    Need to give staff more say in postings


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  5. "Good place, but can be better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Officer
    Current Employee - Information Officer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great team, flexible hours, widen your knowledge of the world as well as work inter-department and agencies.

    Cons

    mobility might be an issue if you are not a scholar. however, this is prevalent in almost all government agencies.

    Advice to Management

    nil


  6. "Information Officer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good scheme with structured rotation and opportunity to learn and grow, vibrant young working environment

    Cons

    tedious bureaucratic processes to get through

    Advice to Management

    cut the red tape


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great working environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of training provided for those who wish to embark on a communications career. Frequent rotations among departments. Flexible work-arrangement (able to work from home twice a month), however this is subjected to department director's/supervisor's approval.

    Cons

    Communications work is demanding and requires a 24/7 presence. Leadership opportunities may become stagnant after a while.


  8. "Information Service - good if you plan on being a career civil servant"

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    Current Employee - Information Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Information Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fixed rotation opportunities every two years, meaningful job (at times), interesting work if you're interested in government communications

    Cons

    Civil service bureaucracy, promotion opportunities are limited, work life balance is non existent at certain ministries. You also don't get to choose your postings - if you get posted to a place you don't like, too bad.

    Advice to Management

    Engage more with staff and revamp the posting system


  9. "Working in MCI, a Singapore Government Ministry"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends

    I worked at Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Stable work environment with a nice corporate culture and job reward/bonuses. Striving to work for the better good of the community is one of the major attractions of working in this ministry.

    Cons

    Long working hours, expensive parking (if you drive). Food is great but costly.

    Advice to Management

    There is a need to prevent further silo mentality amongst the different departments. More team building exercises can be held to build up stronger interpersonal relationships.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "good for stable job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Information Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and job security. Lots of opportunities for training. Great environment to work in, almost everyone helps each other.

    Cons

    This is apparently one of the less hectic ministries but don't expect work any short of challenging. Information policies are still pretty hard to digest and sometimes there's no coordination between the departments. Be prepared for long hours (working past 8pm is normal) especially if major events like parliament, media festivals etc are around the corner.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good starting point with great potential."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Collegial environment
    Fascinating issues
    Comfortable place to learn from the pros

    Cons

    Younger officers may not be sufficiently stretched or challenged
    Recognition of good work can be improved

    Advice to Management

    Pick the right issues and lead the charge!
    MICA's branding can be improved tremendously, mobilise the ideas and energy of the employees!