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Singapore General Hospital Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  • Slow career progression and low salary increment (in 9 reviews)

  • Career progression and training budget is limited for non-medical staff (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Human Resource Executive"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Singapore General Hospital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment, friendly and supportive.

    Cons

    Sometimes work requires weekend working hours. But you may still do it because you enjoy working


  2. "Focused on selecitive aspects"

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    Former Employee - Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Singapore General Hospital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance for non medical staff. no politics in my department.

    Cons

    Medical professionals' career advancement is explicitly outlined, whereas allied health and support staff are not. some of them have been stuck at the same position for 5 years. extremely slow career (if there is even) progression. low pay compared to other industries for non medical staff.

    Advice to Management

    Hospitals do not consists of only doctors and surgeons. Treat all staff with the same level of care and concern. Higher management are like a little closed group who does not understand the slightest challenges they are creating with their establishment of beuractatic rules and such.Please stay true to your motto: "Patients, At The Heart of All We Do"


  3. "Not Bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Singapore General Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Good guidance and helpful colleagues

    Cons

    Red tape and very hierarchical


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  5. "working life"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good bonus and colleagues good

    Cons

    Low salary and treat people as slave


  6. "Sgh"

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

    Pros

    Stable working environment. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Management tend to focus on the medical/allied health staff instead of the admin group


  7. "Great Company with great benefits, facilities and location."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Singapore General Hospital full-time

    Pros

    It has a very good brand name. The pay and benefits were great. Location was unbeatable, downtown. Great facilities, Tiong Bahru market just 10-15 mins walk away, very near Chinatown, several cafes to chill out (Tiong Bahru area) just 10-15 mins walk away. Depending on vocation, great exposure to a variety of diseased conditions, including rare ones. Big and fast paced.

    Cons

    Sometimes there would be stress from having to meet deadlines. Lack of vertical career progression as there are many people who have been working decades in SGH and waiting for retirement. Lack of lateral progression as well, based on my own experience. It was very hard to get management approval to learn something outside of your discipline. As the hospital structure was huge, you would mostly get to speciallse in one area. It might be a plus point for some, but not so much for people who like to explore different areas. Never heard of any lateral movements - rare.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on career progression & personal development, for all staff, regardless medical professionals, allied health, or others. Understand that the world is not like before, where people stay in ONE job until they retire, and it is important to keep things interesting.


  8. "Good place to start building work experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Singapore General Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, great job benefits, friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Hierarchical work climate, risk adverse (specific to department culture)

    Advice to Management

    Promote equal opportunities between subordinates and superiors for collaborative initiatives


  9. "Internship at Singapore General Hospital Academia"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I did not get to see my mentor very much but most of the other supervisors were always available and friendly

    Cons

    I did not get to do a hands on project as I expected but I got to participate in existing projects


  10. "Finance Executive / Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Accountant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Singapore General Hospital full-time

    Pros

    Variable and additional wage bonuses, leave days could be considered as attractive against the private sector, hospitalization benefits of up to S$12,000, doctor referrals to specialist clinics at subsidized rates from staff clinic.

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities for non-medical related jobs, unwillingness to share information / coach between or within departments & company cluster in order to work more efficiently and effectively


  11. "Experience at SGH"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work life balance for staff

    Cons

    Slow career progression and low salary increment


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