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Singapore Polytechnic Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  1. "Research Engineer"

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

    Pros

    good work and life balance

    Cons

    Nothing I can come up with right now

    Advice to Management

    good


  2. "Not a great place to work"

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

    Pros

    Location is good. Flexible timing.

    Cons

    Heavy workload and office politics.

    Advice to Management

    Trim paper work and cut politics.

  3. "Temp"

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

    Pros

    Really great work environment with great culture and colleagues.

    Cons

    None that I can think of right now.


  4. "Good for 2-3 years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work life balance and staff benefits.

    Cons

    No 13-month bonus and pay is below market rate for the same job.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Stability"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You enjoy Public Service benefits and the stability from having a Public Service job. Generally good work-life-balance.

    Cons

    Career progression is slow. You have to be patient. Impossible to get promotions in consecutive years regardless of how capable you are - something that may be possible in the corporate world.

    Advice to Management

    Please re-look the way that staff are appraised and more importantly, to do away with the bell-curve. When you have a team of top performers working together, the bell-curve only serves to drive staff out rather than motivate them to do better.


  6. "An established diploma education provider"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Singapore Polytechnic full-time

    Pros

    Structured and established processes. Academic needs and concerns are addressed clearly. Wide spread of departments to support the organisation.

    Cons

    May not be flexible enough to fit with fast-changing industries. Has some administrative load which may slow down in adopting and adapting to new technologies, processes, knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps more autonomy, and more support to streamline processes. Fast-changing industry requires nimble education.


  7. "For Part-time lecturers"

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    Current Employee - Part-Time Lecturer
    Current Employee - Part-Time Lecturer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Singapore Polytechnic part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment, flexible schedule, general creative freedom in lesson implementation, efforts to integrate new technologies, good relationships with immediate upper management

    Cons

    Some level of bureaucracy and accompnying difficulties, as well as resistance to changing systems, particularly those involving technology

    Advice to Management

    As with any structured company, keep your ears to the ground

  8. "Executive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Stable environment and friendly co-worker

    Cons

    Too many initiatives, may lost focus


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Research Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Singapore Polytechnic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good perks and benefits. Work life balance is encouraged. A lot activities to encourage team building team learning. Good place to start your career (for non-academic roles), or if you want an easy life (as a lecturer).

    Cons

    Some directors don't know how to manage their staff, and some are not even clear about the expectations of their employees. A lot of empty promises made. Growth and career advancement within the company is slow because they view your worth according to academic qualifications.

    Advice to Management

    Get bosses who are competent and not just there to collect a pay cheque.


  10. "IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Singapore Polytechnic (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good colleagues
    Caring and understanding direct supervisor

    Cons

    Can be dominant by old guard within mid-level management


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