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People's Association Reviews

Updated September 30, 2017
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  1. "Work-life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, colleagues are helpful. Many opportunities to attend work-related courses to upgrade skills. As usual with civil service employment, there a range of benefits.

    Cons

    Can be quite a challenge to manage grassroots expectations. There can be meetings at night to discuss project matters with grassroots, but this is compensated by a half-day off

    Advice to Management

    Nil


  2. "Grassroots Finance systems & Processes"

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

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

    Pros

    Efficient culture in finance systems and processes
    Non-favouritism- you are assessed on your ability to meet kpis and to a certain extent you set the bar for each kpi
    Flexible - portfolio after 1 year is rotated and employees play a part in the assignment
    Forward looking bosses
    Work life balance oriented - claim
    Off for weekends worked

    Cons

    Forward looking also means more work in systems and processes
    Not a place to go if you do not like working in a team and facing unknown challenges, as we frequently tap on each other to help out and half the time we have no prior experience
    Work in the operations side can incorporate a lot of non accounting duties

    Advice to Management

    Focus a bit more on work reducing system changes for the diploma level as that level is the most packed in terms of work load vs pay

  3. "PA workplace politie"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at People's Association (More than a year)

    Pros

    ok to work in PA but...some people

    Cons

    too many politics, many struggling for power, few greedy people, wants to have authority for self...interest... loopholes in places...

    Advice to Management

    change management every 2 to 3 years to reduce and avoid the same mistake made by the greedy hunger for power...


  4. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at People's Association (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High turn over rate means plenty of young colleagues

    Cons

    Lots of weekends and weeknights


  5. "Meaningful job but demanding most of the time"

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    Current Employee - Constituency Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Constituency Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It is a job for people who loves to interact with people and organise community events. The job scope is broad.

    Cons

    People tend to encounter difficulty managing work-life balance. Employees are expected to work on weekends and do shift work.


  6. "Very Diverse Job"

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

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

    Pros

    If you like interacting and events planning. This job allows you to explore different kinds of job all into one.

    Cons

    The diverse job scope and communication with many different parties.


  7. "Friendly co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good environment and helpful colleagues

    Cons

    none

    Advice to Management

    -

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Working in PA"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Recommends
    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.


  10. "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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