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Safra Singapore Reviews

Updated May 26, 2019

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  1. "Administrative assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Safra Singapore

    Pros

    Pretty chill environment, able to listen to music during work

    Cons

    The manager would sometimes micromanage and use harsh words on you. C'mon, I was only a high schooler at that time, of course there are somethings I do not know.

    Safra Singapore2017-10-18
  2. "Safra"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Safra Singapore full-time

      Pros

      They are good to staff.

      Cons

      Bad career progression for staff.

      Safra Singapore2019-05-26
    • "Okay okay"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Safra Singapore full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great club facilities - gym, swimming pool etc.

      Cons

      Crazy work hours to meet unrealistic deadlines.

      Advice to Management

      Senior management needs to be more open to feedback.

      Safra Singapore2019-04-01
    • "Consider seriously before joining"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Safra Singapore full-time

      Pros

      Free swimming pool usage for staff.

      Cons

      A stagnant organisation. Management are all busy pushing reponsibilities away from themselves and there is no cross department synergy. Management blame staff when things go wrong and do not take accountability. Seems that the organisation just wants to get on by with talks of improvements not put into action. Terrible management. No direction and decision making ability. Instructions keep changing. Everyone is so afraid...

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      Advice to Management

      Do sincerely take in proposals from ground staff and reflect. Take ownership and accountability of your work and dont push blame to staff. You are supposed to lead them!

      Safra Singapore2018-11-16
    • "Stop overworking your people"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at Safra Singapore

      Pros

      gym benefits but nothing else

      Cons

      there's way too many projects to handle, designers and associates alike are overworked, drained and have become like machines. It would be understood if peak periods which expect employees to pull their weight but every week with 3/5 days working almost 12-13 hours is absolutely unacceptable.

      Advice to Management

      Put a limit to how much work and budget you have for your staff. Renovate the office and incorporate more windows for fresh air as your staff keeps falling sick. It would be so much better if you would not underpay your staff (we work more than we are paid). Senior management only focuses on cutting cost but compromising quality of work.

      Safra Singapore2018-01-30
    • "Basic necessities"

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

      I worked at Safra Singapore

      Pros

      - amazing and supportive manager - wellness benefit are right at your door step (gym and pool), so you can head for lunch workout

      Cons

      - terrible department head - low pay - poor benefits - some staff are restricted from accessing internet

      Safra Singapore2016-10-21
    • Helpful (3)

      "It's decent enough"

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      Former Employee - Executive in Singapore
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Safra Singapore for more than a year

      Pros

      I worked in SAFRA for a good two years. It really ultimately depends on who your supervisor is. I have 3 bosses during my three years (due to management structure changes, people resigning or being transferred out), only 1 was good. However, if you are willing to work hard and be serious, they will treat you well. Safra has improved in its overall progressive for staff already. It took a while but it is happening. ...

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      Cons

      A lot of work, a lot of events (their major events meant all staff needs to help out), definitely will have to OT `pretty regularly'

      Advice to Management

      promote staff based on achievements, dont emphasis too much on paper qualifications.

      Safra Singapore2016-06-29
    • "Great learning job role"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Safra Singapore full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Friendly , no OT, 8 to 5. Free access to gym, good food, hawker

      Cons

      Just basic programming, good place to start, general IT service, good

      Advice to Management

      Nill

      Safra Singapore2016-04-27
    • Helpful (1)

      "Top down micromanagement, extreme office politics, stifling culture with great distrust among colleagues and management"

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

      I worked at Safra Singapore for more than 3 years

      Pros

      - Free usage of facilities - SAFRA card promos and benefits

      Cons

      - Extreme office politics among the team and between departments - Top-down micromanagement, always barking vague orders on one direction and changed the next and push the blame to you - Middle management lack of vertebrate to stand up for their own ideas and initiatives, simply a follower - Lack of trust within the organization - Career advancement non-existent - Have to work on weekends and overtime for events...

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      Advice to Management

      Please reflect on the high turnover rate and low morale and identify the culprits who always try to pull strings.

      Safra Singapore2016-05-10
    • Helpful (10)

      "Think not twice but thrice about working in Safra National Service Association"

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      Former Employee - Executive in Singapore
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Safra Singapore full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      30 days outpatient sick leave. Very generous just like the good old days. Good place for fresh grads to experience the harsher side of corporate worklife; a perfect place to learn how to deal and work with difficult people.

      Cons

      Many senior management staff have no qualms confronting each other and quarrelling in front of junior staff. They adopt a military leadership style barking out instructions and scolding staff with and without reason. Apologies are unheard of even when they make mistakes or accuse you of something you didn't do. Suggestions are not welcomed. Management has the final say. Work processes are painfully manual and systems...

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      Advice to Management

      Stop barking. Instead, learn to listen and speak in a civilised manner. Many new staff bring with them years of working experience in other companies. Sharing their experiences/ideas/suggestions on how to work smarter, better and efficiently goes a very long way in Safra.

      Safra Singapore2016-02-02
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