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Updated September 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (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. "So so salary"

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

    I worked at PSB Academy full-time

    Pros

    Great training opporturnity available and relaxing culture

    Cons

    Salary wise cant improve much


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good environment
    Friendly colleagues
    Empowering bosses
    Fair salary and benefits
    Open and transparent management

    Cons

    Work can be rather hectic during peak period.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good Organization to work if you have growing mindset"

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

    Pros

    Good environment with full of learning opportunities
    Friendly colleagues with spirit of teamwork
    Transparent communication with empowerment
    Good location
    Dedicated staff with shared values
    Willing to change
    Fair opportunities to staff who is willing to grow

    Cons

    Legacy which makes reaction to market change not up to speed
    Peak season everyone needs to stretch themselves
    Productivity and efficiency is not be able to optimised due to system limitation

    Advice to Management

    Keep up driving the Organization towards students first
    Be bold to invest to improve Organizational efficiency and productivity


  6. Helpful (1)

    "full time staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good location, transparent management, fun colleagues, good bosses

    Cons

    a lot of paper work and processes

    Advice to Management

    try to cut processes and the paper work. too many forms and procedures to follow. inflexible finance department


  7. Helpful (2)

    "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

  8. "Good or bad? You decide"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location and good food nearby

    Cons

    Lack of teamwork between departments


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing department"

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

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

    Pros

    No advantage at all maybe good colleagues that will suffer with you together. Also, need to do overtime regularly due to poor management expectations and ad hoc request.

    Cons

    Politics and favouritism. Marketing is always bullied by the sales team. Only the sales team stay on for years because they are in their comfort zone and protected by big boss. Marketing always suffer when blamed that no leads were provided.

    Poor leadership and TOP management.

    Advice to Management

    Time to restructure the sales team. Some of them are just getting monthly pay without hitting any sales figures and putting the blame on marketing. Is that fair?


  10. "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.


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