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Ministry of Manpower Reviews

Updated November 19, 2017
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  1. "It has been a good experience."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investigation Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Investigation Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Condusive environment. You learn something new almost every day. People are supportive and help you when you need it. Good teamwork.

    Cons

    There are many cases. Its can be taxing and overwhelming from time to time. Need to engage alot with people (if you're not a people person then you may not like it).


  2. "Investigations Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investigation Officer
    Current Employee - Investigation Officer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Approachable superiors, flexibility with working hours. Many events to reward staff and also opportunities available for staff growth and development. Can be a rewarding job if you successfully crack a case.

    Cons

    Volume of work or cases assigned is high. KPI driven backed with stats. It really depends who the PS or Minister is, he or she will affect the behaviour of the organisation. Stay away if you are someone who cannot cope with alot of workload.

    Advice to Management

    Communication with staff and understanding the ground more is key in ensuring the morale and the productivity of staff. Policies should ne used as a guidance and to follow strictly will question if we are enforcing the right laws or just doing for the sake of doing.

  3. "Great colleagues, but loss of direction amongst senior management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ministry of Manpower full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1) Friendly and easygoing colleagues
    2) Direct bosses were open to ideas when it came to policy changes, flexible and were able to see the big picture
    3) Work-life balance was not too bad

    Cons

    1) Senior management had a loss of direction; too many changes implemented in a short span of time which led to a lot of uncertainty and doubt amongst staff
    2) Lack of meaning in work
    3) Very reactive approach; lack of understanding when it comes to the private sector / industry trends

    Advice to Management

    1) Listen and act on the feedback given by staff, instead of just sweeping it under the carpet
    2) Communication processes should be more open; to better explain the rationale for certain changes and to communicate it earlier on
    3) To be more proactive instead of reactive; take effort to really find out what is happening on the ground and industry norms before implementing certain policy changes


  4. "good good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good place to work in

    Cons

    less benefits
    not flexible with leaves


  5. "Very lousy organisation to work for!!!!!!"

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    Former Employee - Statistical Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Statistical Specialist in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ministry of Manpower part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No pros to this job!!!! Wish I had something positive to write but sadly there is really none at all to share!!!

    Cons

    Extremely low pay in fact one of the lowest among the government agencies and stat boards!!!
    Bad and unreasonable bosses!!!!
    Very calculative bosses who only care what time the employee come in everyday and not job productivity!!!!
    Middle management feel threatened that younger and more capable staff will take over their job so they often micro manage!!!
    Monotonous work everyday!!!!
    High staff turnover rate!!!!!
    No work life balance at all here!!!
    Very bureaucratic organisation!!!
    A lot of politics and bootlicking if u want to survive in MOM!!!!
    Very ironic this organisation foes not practice what it preaches!!! 👎👎👎😡😡😡

    Advice to Management

    Improve on the staff welfare!!!


  6. "10years in Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Felxibility
    Many departments to move around
    People are nice

    Cons

    Senior management had politics that somehow trickles down to others under them.
    Changes take forever to implement.


  7. "Statistical Agency Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Chance to interact with many fellow interns from the other universities

    Cons

    Job scope was very one-dimensional and hardly related to analysis of the primary data collected

    Advice to Management

    Training provided could be shortened or self-initiated by interns (instead of organising "lecture" styled briefings)

  8. "One of the nicest work environment"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer in Muscat (Oman)
    Current Employee - Lecturer in Muscat (Oman)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Ministry of Manpower full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, pay and benefits

    Cons

    There isn't anything much really

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. "."

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

    Pros

    Helpful permanent staff, a lot of friendly people. My supervisors were very kind and understood troubles I had. They let me take some unpaid leave.

    Cons

    A lot of politics, unfortunately. I was never in full face of it but it was always there for the permanent staff and it affected them bad.


  10. "Work experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ministry of Manpower full-time

    Pros

    Management is progressive, respects staff's choice of work-life culture

    Cons

    Depts may not be talking to each other

    Advice to Management

    Can be more bold about removing red tapes to innovation, streamline resources and improve efficiency


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