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  1. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The Public Service Division is forward looking and the work done there really do have impact on the wider community. It was great to have had the chance to see how policies are made and how they are relayed to the community. Great experience working with a fun and motivated team!

    Cons

    It was an enjoyable internship with several opportunities to learn. I loved the fact that we got to interact with other interns from other departments, divisions and even agencies. Overall, a great learning experience. Nonetheless, as per most other government agencies, there are red tapes and long bureaucratic processes to tackle.

    Advice to Management

    The internship programme is well structured with opportunities to work with interns from other departments and organisations. Great to be able to "visit" other organisations to learn more about the work they do. This internship gave a holistic perspective on what's it like to work in the Public Service.


  2. "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Decent salary and good benefits

    Cons

    Management was not very good


  3. Helpful (1)

    "For dreamers"

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

    Pros

    Loads of training. Pro development.

    Cons

    Only for dreamers. Vision of PSD is noble ie to make the singapore civil service a better workplace through its forward looking HR practices but a lot of those policies are only pretty on paper. Not a job for people who are looking for real work.

    Advice to Management

    If I could help I wouldn't be where I am.


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  5. "Culture"

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

    I have been working at Public Service Division Singapore full-time

    Pros

    Friendly culture with supportive colleagues and nurturing bosses.

    Cons

    Relatively small organisation which mainly focuses on HR-related policies.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Eternally grateful for the hardship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good training ground. If you've been through Hell (i.e. psd), your next company would be Heaven. Can become an investigator in future because you would have good eye power. you would be able to spot mistakes no matter how minor it is. Example: spacing between sentences.

    Cons

    Office politics the worst in both public and private sectors. Tonnes of scholars sitting in their Ivory towers with zero common sense. Quite a surprise that they are still breathing and walking around. Coming up with policy after policy or reviewing policies constantly but with zero results in reality. Not a place to stay long, will be jaded very fast.

    Advice to Management

    Nil. That's the system. Nothing can be changed.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "For dreamers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Ample training opportunities
    Job rotation internally and to other ministries
    Good intentions to improve civil service HR policies and processes and set the correct tone for pte sector

    Cons

    Great place for dreamers; A lot of fluff work
    Excellent if you like to showcase yourself at meetings all the time
    Tries to do too many things - lack of focus and unspoken expectations for staff to be able to do everything
    Middle mgt not devloped in people management skills
    Transient place to work. Not for long haul


  8. "Best place to be in Public Service if you are interested in HR"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Public Service Division Singapore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work Life Balance - flexi working hours, you can come in anytime from 7am to 10am and leave accordingly.
    Telecommuting - able to work from home is awesome!
    Organisation is big on Training - sends us on lots of training courses!
    Intelligent Bosses
    HR Centric

    Cons

    Slow Career Progession, especially in MX 12 and MX 11


  9. "Lots of learning opportunities and awesome culture"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Public Service Division Singapore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Provides various trainings (minimum of 100 hours a year), awesome colleagues (almost no politics)

    Cons

    Majority of the time will be spent on writing and editing submissions. Join if you enjoy writing :)


  10. "Great environment, pity the job scope"

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    Former Employee - Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Public Service Division Singapore full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great place to be at, with pro-worker/family initiatives and nice working environment.

    Cons

    The work is typical of the civil service, and career progression might be very slow. Nevertheless, it's a great place with you're ok with that.


  11. "Friendly workplace"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Public Service Division Singapore full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are nice. There are pro-family initiatives. Activities/events happening on a frequent basis to make the workplace more fun. Open working environment, encourages collaborations between departments

    Cons

    Long meetings. Need to have good writing skills. Quite a bit of ding-donging --> work gets dragged on. It may be okay for someone who wants to have a stable working environment. But for someone who wants to move up the ladder, it is not a suitable place.

    Advice to Management

    Make meetings fast and to-the-point


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