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Updated Jul 14, 2019

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Ngee Ann Polytechnic CEO Clarence Ti
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sabotaging from middle management and poor staff management for academic staff"

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    Former Employee - Lecturer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ngee Ann Polytechnic full-time

    Pros

    There are variety of activities to engage in with the students or with family. If you are senior staff on old pay scheme, this is a great working environment. There are plenty of work-life balance and light teaching load for this group.

    Cons

    The school leadership trusted only the middle management. The middle management likes to form clique and sabotage others. While the middle management are engaging in their activities, the working level received most of the damage. While the school leaders said that they are open to listen to feedback, the feedback will always trickle down to the middle management, which resulted in collateral damage. The school constantly requires staff to volunteer for students' activities. Although it is opened to all staff to volunteer, only designated staff who volunteered gets the work, others will get the flak from the middle management. These days the management are moving towards designating staff to do activities, rather than discussing with the staff. There are no discussion with the staff on the career progression and direction one would like to head towards. The short meeting/discussion between the staff and the management is leaning towards informing for awareness. The staff could reject during the session, but will still have to do what is set out by the management. Compounding to the problem, the management favours master and PhD holders. Despite the school and MOE is educating the students of higher importance of working experience over paper qualification. Staff without them are at the mercy of those who have. Although the school is always saying they are doing things for the best interest for the students, many times the management are blindly following the rules and regulations rather than really helping the students. Weaker students might not get the help required unless stipulated by the system. Or unless the students are of value to the students, especially students who can represent the school in competition, etc. As the education sector in Singapore is heading towards SkillsFuture, this is adding to the woes of the staff. Every academic staff have to teach in these courses, regardless whether you have the domain in the topic. On top of lacking in domain knowledge, staff are not paid as this is part of your work scope. Timetable scheduling might not be optimised due to special requirements from the senior staff. You could be teaching night classes today, and have 8am class the next morning. While NP is looking at reducing the headcount on yearly basis for the coming years, this make the situation worst as staff are more inclined to spend the least amount of time on the students in their academics, and more towards other highly valued activities by the management.

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    Ngee Ann Polytechnic2019-07-14
  2. "Good working environment"

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    Current Employee - Adjuct Lecturer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ngee Ann Polytechnic part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The working environment is pretty stress free. A lot of incentives and benefits given to workers for work-life-balance.

    Cons

    There are a lot of unnecessary paper work.

    Ngee Ann Polytechnic2019-03-11
  3. "OLT"

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    Former Contractor - Temporary Media Producer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ngee Ann Polytechnic for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly Staff, Good Working Environment

    Cons

    Little progression, limited staff benefits, not the best paying job

    Ngee Ann Polytechnic2018-04-03
  4. "--"

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    I worked at Ngee Ann Polytechnic

    Pros

    Very nice working environment and colleagues.

    Cons

    Sometimes found difficult to use instruments without booking

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    Ngee Ann Polytechnic2016-02-10
  5. "Data Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Director in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ngee Ann Polytechnic full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good place to work as the working environment is conducive and lively, colleagues are helpful and friendly. It focus on people development too.

    Cons

    It could be stressful at times. To provide better quality of service, one needs to sacrifice some weekends and family time.

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    Ngee Ann Polytechnic2015-01-27
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