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People's Association Reviews

Updated February 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, with birthday leave and other welfare leave (in 3 reviews)

  • Good pay compared to market rate (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance when it comes to events (in 5 reviews)

  • Some of the positions involve shift-work, especially those in the constituency offices (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "high pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at People's Association part-time

    Pros

    good basic pay and shift allowance given

    Cons

    not much work life balance


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Working in PA"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at People's Association full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good exposure to volunteer management, community development work.

    Cons

    Be prepared to sacrifice weekends and weekday nights. It gets tiring after sometime though!

    Advice to Management

    Go in with an open mind.


  3. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at People's Association full-time

    Pros

    Close to the grassroots
    Real change in your constituency
    Meaningful public sector job, knowing that your work affects everyday Singaporeans

    Cons

    Balancing between what volunteers/grassroots leaders want and what your bosses want


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  5. "Temp Job at PA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Role is clear cut and straight forward

    Cons

    Lots of bureacracy, dealing with problematic residents a pain in the butt too


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    "RC Manager"

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    Former Employee - Constituency Management Executive/RC Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Constituency Management Executive/RC Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at People's Association (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are many activities created for residents. I am very happy to get to know them better and interact with them. We organized tours and games for them and get to know their interests, likes and dislikes.

    Cons

    Sometimes we have to visit residents before we step into our office. These takes up much of our time and thus left us with lesser timing to rush through our work for the day.

    Advice to Management

    The management should be more flexible in our working timings that we are unable to be in the office at the office hours at times and should understand that we tried our best to interact and please our residents.


  7. "Depends on your constituency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at People's Association full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good mix of events, office work, so it won't be boring
    - Good progression opportunities
    - $450 fixed allowance monthly for shift work, or if you have to attend events on weekends
    - Leadership allowance for higher ranked staff
    - Work closely with politicians

    Cons

    - Uneven workload across organization
    - Degree holders made to carry tables and chairs, logistics
    - Not much differentiation in work if you're on the constituency track
    - constituency/'on the ground' track less prestigious

    Advice to Management

    - Value ground staff more
    - Let employees decide instead of politicians


  8. "events"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    fast moving and implementations, pays better than most agencies

    Cons

    messy in terms of dynamics, too comparmentalized


  9. "Constituency manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at People's Association full-time

    Pros

    They pay you fairly well. Really depends on which constituency you are sent to. Some constituency office have really nice synergy and good colleagues. Also depends on your supervisor if he/she is flexible with your off days as we have to work on weekends as well.

    Cons

    Work closely with the grassroots, they are volunteers who is not getting paid hence from time to time they will treat you like their personal assistant. Even though they are supposed to be taking up the role and responsibility as we are supposed to facilitate them. If you meet nice volunteers you are lucky and should stay in this job.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that we have to go into ground up initiatives. But most of the time when volunteers does not have initiatives, staff are the ones carrying out the activities/initiatives. Also staff are here to work, why do we not have authority over what we do?


  10. "Able to withstand the challenges"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Managed to meet an easy going boss who don't micro manage and see end results.

    Cons

    Handling the volunteers who expect 110% from you. Capable to handle them.

    Advice to Management

    Depending on which Division


  11. "Make a difference"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Constituency Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Deputy Constituency Director in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at People's Association full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to make a difference to society.

    Cons

    A lot of time is needed to establish strong working relationship in volunteer management.



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