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Updated May 23, 2017
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  • Bad work life balance, low efficiency (in 34 reviews)

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

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  1. "no work life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NCS full-time

    Pros

    no pros to speak of

    Cons

    no work life balance
    bonus no good
    management does not care about the employees below

    Advice to Management

    n.a

    NCS Response

    Feb 26, 2017 – NCS Director of HR

    So sorry to see that you are not enjoying your time at NCS. We do care and that’s why we invest time, effort and money in Your Voice Survey and in fact this year, took pains to get deeper ... More


  2. "Project manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NCS full-time

    Pros

    professional management, rich opportunity to learn new knowledge.

    Cons

    stressful environment due to high demanding of customer.

    Advice to Management

    increase the basic


  3. "Business Development Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NCS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Staff discount for Singtel services.
    Good exposure to emerging technology in IT sector.
    Company will ensure that you are well equipped to perform your job.

    Cons

    Pervasive bottomline driven culture.
    Lack of unity within the organization.
    Some teams are over stretched and unable to deliver in accordance to what was committed.
    Backend units reluctant to support small value projects.
    Senior management is not in sync with ground workers.

    Advice to Management

    Work to improve the company culture to be cohesive and cooperative. Place emphasis on collaborative team effort across the lines of business in order to align everyone towards the same direction. Senior management should strive to seek feedback and opinion from ground up with regards to goal/target setting to create ownership and a shared common objective within the various teams and company.

    NCS Response

    Feb 26, 2017 – NCS Director of HR

    Yup ! One of the best things working at NCS is the exposure to projects that can make a big difference to people. I am glad that you appreciate the training. Thank you for your advice to ... More


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  5. "About the company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NCS full-time

    Pros

    Offers good learning platform and training

    Cons

    Sometimes, working hours may be long

    Advice to Management

    NA


  6. "No support from management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Comprehensive medical insurance
    Regular health screening

    Cons

    Too result-driven, they don't care about their staffs
    No budget from management - imagine project estimation required 60 people, but they only hired 10 people
    Because of tight budget so do not expect any backup when you are taking leave.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck trying to save budget

    NCS Response

    Feb 26, 2017 – NCS Director of HR

    Hi there ! Totally agree with the advantages. As in all project work, the eye on the bottom-line cannot be understated. However, we do have project deadlines and timelines and very ... More


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Fickle corporate directions, excessively hierarchical, inculcate blame culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Ang Mo Kio New Town (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Ang Mo Kio New Town (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility
    u can remain uncontactable, and push away meetings as long as your boss is aware that you have urgent stuffs to settle for the day (most of the staffs are expected to work more than required hours and the bosses understand)

    Great bonding between peers
    ncs organizes events for employees to bond

    Protected canteen space solely for its staffs
    outsiders are restricted to enter the premise unless escorted by ncs staff

    Cons

    Hardly have time for breakfast, lunch, dinner and family time
    Bosses will ask you to postpone your eating hours due to workload so you need to eat at irregular hours

    Too hierarchical
    Excessively high number of approvals required for simple purposes

    Fickle minded top management
    Be prepared to b blamed for management's fickle mindedness and multiple rework. No clear direction, full of changes and staffs are expected to b on their toes, react fast for their unexpected changes and be recalled back to work for that purpose

    Easily made redundant, not advisable for those with families-
    May hire for a project purpose and fire because they realize they hire too much headcount but soon might re-hire back (cycle continues)

    Not for weak heart
    Lots of screaming happening at meetings

    Advice to Management

    To Middle managers: Stick to your decision made and be firm about it. Don't push the blame downwards and try to look good yourself in front of your bosses. It makes life very tough for people reporting under u

    To upper management : Stop loading more approval levels, processes, extra steps for tender etc. The supporting team has to deal with this workload as well and it demoralizes everyone

    To HR : be more protective on staff rights instead of listening only to the top

    NCS Response

    Feb 26, 2017 – NCS Director of HR

    Thank you for your feedback and for your contribution when you were with us. Glad you enjoyed the flexibility and also the bonding with colleagues. Such moments are precious aren’t they? I ... More


  8. "developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NCS full-time

    Pros

    Good team, nice colleague and some staff benefits

    Cons

    Bad work life balance, low efficiency


  9. "PTCA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NCS full-time

    Pros

    Make friends
    Make friends
    Make friends
    Easy to get in

    Cons

    unsatisfactory salary
    Unprofessional top/middle management
    Stressful work habits


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Lousy Selection Criteria for Directors"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Non- Billable Staff in Ang Mo Kio New Town (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Non- Billable Staff in Ang Mo Kio New Town (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at NCS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None because I came with the work experience. The salary and benefits ( leave days entitlement with half forfeited, medical insurance coverage . . . . ) is the worst among MNCs. So, there is really nothing at all to motivate. The career path with all the required competencies is a joke.

    Cons

    1) SAP database is a mess with so many problems ridiculous problems that is totally unacceptable yet the Director is not bothered 2) An weird unfortunate culture that does NOT allow you to feedback anything without your Director's approval although your Director is hopeless. Try and you will be badly punished. 3) Director who loves to blame her subordinates daily for several weeks for her own mistakes. After asking and checking, it was HER OWN mistake. 4) Pathetic Director who is hated within and outside the Department although she looks pleasant.

    Advice to Management

    Many people is aware that NCS has such a bad reputation from friends, neighbours and recruitment agencies since 2014. I really regretted not listening to them. But Talent Acquisition Team should not recruit base on Cheap / Immediately Available left overs in the job market. Wake- UP! We are glad that she resigned in December 2016.

    NCS Response

    Feb 26, 2017 – NCS Director of HR

    Hi there, Sorry to hear that your experience with us has been so unpleasant. We wish you every success in your future endeavors.


  11. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Long working hours and bad food

    Advice to Management

    Nil


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