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PSB Academy Reviews

Updated June 1, 2017
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  1. "Associate Lecturer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PSB Academy part-time

    Pros

    Organized programs; management receptive to feedback

    Cons

    Administrative staff tend to be inflexible


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Poor management and leadership"

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

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

    Pros

    Good for those who like to learn a lots and do work

    Cons

    Poor leadership, reporting officer
    1 way communication
    Favoritism
    Bullying culture from senior people

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the people who really work for you

  3. "Good working environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at PSB Academy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working hour. Good transparency and exposure to the senior management. The company culture promotes generations of ideas.

    Cons

    Slightly lower pay since it is in education sector


  4. "Overtaxed full-time teachers/lecturers"

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    Current Employee - Lecturer
    Current Employee - Lecturer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PSB Academy full-time

    Pros

    The total renumeration package for a full-timer is pretty good when compared to other PEIs without the same standard of reputation. There is a certain amount of order and efficiency with the different depts dedicated for different purposes. Locations are centralised.

    Cons

    Full-time lecturers/Teachers are treated like robots with schedules that require you to bring a pee-bottle to class. There isn't always time to refuel by eating, apparently we run on air and have no output except for our work. Full-time lecturers/teachers have to fulfill astronomical teaching hours which makes up only half of our duties and responsibilities. The other 50% is management of ALs (contract lecturers) - checking on them/their work/satisfaction of their students; handling and being given ownership of non-teaching programs from start to finish; travelling at the last minute with no notice and little direction to support sales initiatives (while still meeting the teaching hours requirement); coming to work while on MC to clear requests in email for documentation of tasks not related to the teaching assignment because the schedule doesn't leave any other working hours to handle these things. Chances of a promotion to the next rank of the ladder is dependent on a staff member doing their job and that of 2 others to qualify for a promotion which then brings on an even heavier workload to justify the promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat lecturers like machines. Even machines breakdown from overuse and lack of maintenance. Lecturers are human beings who deserve your support, appreciation and who are the reason you have a job, not the sales department. Having students without teachers do not a school make. Qualified and caring lecturers/teachers do not grow on trees or drop from the sky, care for what you do have, stop using "my way or the highway" attitude towards the staff and install proper academic management with a focus on quality of education not number of passes (especially when students don't deserve them). How much extra work a person does ought not be the sole reason for promoting someone, instead look at what they have achieved within their scope of duties as well as their willingness to go the extra mile to decide if they merit a promotion.


  5. "Great place to work for Associates"

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    Current Employee - Associate Lecturer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Associate Lecturer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PSB Academy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work hours, polite students and helpful staff members.

    Cons

    Technology in the old campus tends to be a pain to use but the new campus should more than accommodate those small shortcomings.


  6. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management believes in looking ahead

    Cons

    Too many reorg in the company. No staff retention plan

    Advice to Management

    Improve the staff welfare


  7. "Company you should avoid"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at PSB Academy (More than a year)

    Pros

    The only pros is that you are near to Tiong Bahru Plaza and the MRT station.

    Cons

    No AWS
    No leadership from the Management Team
    No teamwork between departments
    The working environment here is very dead

    Advice to Management

    The management should work on how they are retain their workers, the turnover rate here is too high!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good culture"

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

    I have been working at PSB Academy full-time

    Pros

    Good culture with the new refreshing management team

    Cons

    In need of more appreciative staff to work hard for the organisation

    Advice to Management

    keep it up on the encouragement and drive


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Transforming higher education"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Professional, forward thinking workplace. Mission to transform the face of private education. Inspired senior leadership and hardworking teams. Creative students and learning environment. Strong offerings in life sciences, sport sciences, business and engineering.

    Cons

    Hard work needed. Not a place for faint hearted. Campus can afford to modernise. Incorporate more technology to let students experience cutting edge learning.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the transformation!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Feedback"

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    Former Employee - Student Programs Coordinator and Administrator in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Student Programs Coordinator and Administrator in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PSB Academy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was in a friendly working environment and i had made good friends while working there.

    Cons

    Lacking of prospective opportunities.
    Plus, the finance department was very slow in processing my monthly paychecks and eventually my manager then had to make a few phone call and waited a few more weeks before the payment was in. .

    Advice to Management

    Please increase the level of accountability to its employeees; both part timers and full timers. More cohesion activities so as to increase the level of familiarity of folks from different departments.


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