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NCS Applications Consultant Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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  • Bad work life balance, low efficiency (in 35 reviews)

  • no work life balance, work is overload (in 19 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (9)

    "So far so good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant, Applications
    Current Employee - Consultant, Applications
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NCS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working environment is decent. Permanent staff have decent benefits.
    Very nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Lots of OT.
    Low pay.
    Contract staff have to work at least 2 years under contract before they can be considered to convert to perm.

    Advice to Management

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  2. "Not a professional company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Senior Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NCS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you know to lick the boot of management then you will enjoy your stay.

    Cons

    1. I have worked for other MNCs but never found a company of 5k+ employee with virtually no processes, no coding standards (there are few exceptions to this).

    2. Most of the managers are worthless. Their appraisal of employee is greatly influenced by their interaction (read lunch,coffess, buttering) etc with the employee rather than the work the employee does.

    3. Good bonuses are only for Managers. Appraisal is a joke.

    4. Company with this size has virtually no training system. Their are few trainings but that too just to promote their outdated platform or for the technologies that are outdated.

    5. Most of the Programmers working with here for more than 3-4 years hardly are aware of the latest techonologies.

    6. Awards are joke.


  3. "Senior application consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    1. Many benefits including medical and internet/phone bill
    2. Colleague are very nice and friendly
    3. Hard working will be awarded
    4. Many big projects with different domain knowledge

    Cons

    1. Working environment need to improve
    2. Salary increase slow
    3. Project resource is always with issue due to headcount
    4. ODC team not too reliable cos keep changing

    NCS Response

    May 4, 2017 – NCS Director of HR

    Hi there! Thanks for being a part of the team & for your contributions for more than 5 years! Totally in agreement with you on the pros! As for the cons, salary review is in line with market ... More


  4. "Low Pay, High and Increasing workload"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NCS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good and cordial colleague working relations

    Cons

    Very low pay compared to other SIs in Singapore.
    Workloads have been increasing tremendously for the past few years but pay is not rising as expected.

    Advice to Management

    With the integration of the 13 month pay into our monthly pay, overall pa package is very unattractive. HR does not have any intention of communicating with employees on pay package. HR always say to revert with RO but RO is only interested in increasing the workload for justification for "possible" pay increment. Please treat the pay dialogue with the employees seriously and not push everything to RO.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Very Boring , No Innovation , Senior Managers are very RUDE / UNPOLITE and so much politics."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Applications Consultant
    Former Contractor - Applications Consultant

    I worked at NCS as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    No Management , Bad Enviroment , No Process

    Cons

    Ok for beginner to start Job.

    Advice to Management

    Please talk to your senior manager , very rude and so much politics .


  6. "It's a good start for fresher"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can actually see how a big company work and function in IT field. Get chance to explore to different kind of people and projects as well. High potential in career development

    Cons

    Cannot claim for Over Time. Pantry just so small

    NCS Response

    Feb 27, 2017 – NCS Director of HR

    Hi, thanks for sharing your views. Glad you like the exposure. Keep learning !


  7. Helpful (1)

    "I like the people in NCS"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NCS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are not caring about your future then it's okay to refuse any workload and kick back. If you don't want just sit there and do nothing then you can ask to do more. It's quite flexible. Many people choose this company to retire.

    Cons

    If you are in some project with an urgent deadline, then a lot of OT should be anticipated. Most of the times the messes in projects come from lack of management or bad management, also from engineers lack of responsible .

    Advice to Management

    Please do your work

    NCS Response

    Feb 26, 2017 – NCS Director of HR

    Glad to see that you’ve been with us for 3 years and thanks for your contribution thus far! Quite refreshing to hear this point of view regarding employees choosing this place to retire. I ... More


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good for Fresh Grads, Bad for Long Term"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NCS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1) Competitive pay for fresh grads, even those from universities not well recognised
    2) Structured training programme for entry-level fresh hires
    3) Friendly staff

    Cons

    1) Lack of salary progression despite company growth
    2) Tedious, over-structured and ineffective performance review process
    3) Poor utilisation of manpower; some are very busy and overburdened, others can go for coffee breaks all day
    4) Complete lack of transparency in renumeration policies

    Advice to Management

    1) Pay mid-level employees more competitively; people promoted internally should be paid just as well as those promoted externally (studies shown internally promoted personnel are better performers anyway).
    2) Make renumeration policies more visible to employees so that they can understand what the company values. Existing employees should be paid just as competitively as fresh hires to prove that the company is worth staying in.

    NCS Response

    Feb 26, 2017 – NCS Director of HR

    Thanks for taking time to share your views! To attract both experienced and fresh hires, we must be market competitive or else we can even being the contractual relationship. Please contact ... More


  9. "Not a good company to stay for long"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Consultant
    Current Employee - Applications Consultant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NCS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Close working colleagues and supervisor

    Cons

    Low pay, new policies which greatly burdens the already daily heavy workload, no support given from management when needed at off-site

    Advice to Management

    Pay increment to the basic pay and restore the 13 month pay. Do not cheat on staff by making empty promises, like high bonuses when the higher management gets the high while the ground staff gets the scrimp-bites.

    NCS Response

    Feb 26, 2017 – NCS Director of HR

    Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. Agreed that the working relationships are good. We participate in annual salary reviews to ensure our ability to attract candidates to join us and the ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good if you take it easy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Applications Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NCS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Given training opportunities though budget is limited. Relatively good medical and welfare benefits. Availability of degree course sponsorship but with conditions.

    Cons

    Once, seconded to govt agency, highly likely you can't go back to hub. Appraisal is not done fairly. In house system is also not friendly for accessibility to staff at customer site.

    Advice to Management

    Appraisal system needs to be open and fair. Qualifications should not be the determining factor for a candidate with 8 years of working experience to join as the same grade as your fresh graduates.