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Updated May 31, 2017
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  • Red tapes are still present, similar to many of the other stat boards and governmental sectors (in 11 reviews)

  • It's a trade-off between work life balance and better pay job (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to settle down"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work life balance. slow pace. good place if you want to have a decent salary without too much stress.

    Cons

    can be too slow pace for some people. internal politics.


  2. "Middle Management Not fully equipped"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits such as leave, of course the unlimited train/bus rides.

    Cons

    Middle Management wasn't fully equipped but asked to stay and end up pushing all the work to lower management. The titles are discriminating to new hire & middle Management should not be so afraid of top management. A lot of politics and wayang. A let down.

    Advice to Management

    Cut away middle Management who aren't performing as tasked, a lot of new ones are willing to learn and step up.

  3. "Not good for fresh grad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SMRT full-time

    Pros

    work life balance is good

    Cons

    hard to learn useful skills, people are not team players


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Heavy top, too much military management with no relevant background"

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

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

    Pros

    salary higher than market rate

    Cons

    There're directors who are hired due to connections and military background. High staff turnover rate under certain management, but directors are never questioned.


  5. "Internship in SMRT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SMRT (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work and life is balanced
    transportation is provided from MRT station to company

    Cons

    salary is not high compared with others


  6. "Decent place"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a decent place to work at, be it starting a job or mid career or retirement place. Depending on which department or team you are at, your mileage varies. But hardly any obnoxious people around.

    Cons

    Company having a tough patch recently in light of transition in the transport industry and spotlight due to several incidents. salary is not very high.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to diversity. Cut costs on areas other than salaries. People, even at lower executive grades and non-executives are your most important people.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "No future"

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

    I worked at SMRT full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Best for lazy people
    Relaxing if not involved in Politics
    Promotion for people who can talk

    Cons

    Red tapes
    Goals are not matched with performance review
    VP and chief engineers (9 out of 10) try to escape problems

    Advice to Management

    Micromanage Senior Managers and VPs. Drawing higher salary but not productive.

  8. "SR Auditor"

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

    I worked at SMRT full-time

    Pros

    Good Bonus Package. Best CEO

    Cons

    Much red tape, politics, inconsistent pay

    Advice to Management

    Try to take care of the young professionals who will one day be your future leaders


  9. "Not recommended if you want to work hard and get rich quick"

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    Current Employee - Executive Engineer in Toa Payoh New Town (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Executive Engineer in Toa Payoh New Town (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance-- at least for most of employees

    Good bonus for a engineering company.
    Travel is totally free.

    Cons

    Very hard to work with old people. Mindset too rigid. Too many rules. Ppl who do not make mistakes get promoted. But those are the same ppl that have done nothing over the years.

    Advice to Management

    Management please fire those senior managers who think smrt is their retirement home. If they don't want to work hard, screw them.


  10. "assistant engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    work life balance. follow and do

    Cons

    lack of engineering knowledge. knowing of their system function.

    Advice to Management

    find focus. engineering of finance.


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