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Singapore Press Reviews

Updated Aug 15, 2019

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Singapore Press CEO Ng Yat Chung
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  • "Long hours, limited budget, understaffed department(in 12 reviews)

  • "Poor work-life balance if you're in the news desk(in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Intern"

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    Current Employee - Marketing and Event Coordinator in City of Industry, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Singapore Press for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible, Can initiate your own projects

    Cons

    Very lean company, not well structured

    Singapore Press2015-11-01
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Developer"

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

    I worked at Singapore Press full-time

    Pros

    - Work life balance. Seldom working overtime - Lots of autonomy on the surface

    Cons

    - Bureaucratic management. Requirement, deadline comes canned from management. No further questions allowed. Autonomy is just on surface. Everything is judged silently but not communicated back to developers. - Feedbacks to management falls on deaf ears. Management asked for feedback, nothing changes. - Middle management likes status quo, resulting in boring and not challenging developer's life. Idea is that doing...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to people on the ground

    Singapore Press2018-08-09
  3. "Come if you love journalism"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Singapore Press full-time

    Pros

    Reporting can be fun and fulfilling

    Cons

    low pay is a problem.

    Singapore Press2019-08-15
  4. "Good starting place but don’t stay too long"

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    Current Employee - Journalist/Reporter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Singapore Press full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Exposure to a wide variety of experts and topics. PR, Govt and other newsmakers tend to treat reporters from the national daily The Straits Times better than other publications.

    Cons

    Company doesn’t seem interested in keeping employees or planning a career for them.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t surround yourself with yes men. Don’t be the emperor in the fairytale the emperor’s new clothes.

    Singapore Press2019-07-27
  5. "Sales"

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

    I worked at Singapore Press full-time

    Pros

    Good reporting manager at time of employment.

    Cons

    Too many old "timers" in the organisation which leads to compliancy.

    Singapore Press2019-07-05
  6. "Editor"

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    Current Employee - Editor in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Singapore Press full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Easy life, can coast, people are accepting of diversity

    Cons

    No future, no direction, if you are a high performer you just get loaded with more work, favouritism

    Advice to Management

    Communicate what your strategy to survive being a sunset industry

    Singapore Press2019-06-30
  7. "Room for improvement"

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

    I worked at Singapore Press

    Pros

    Good learning exposure due to its size

    Cons

    There are still a lot of old veterans in the company which lead to old practice, ideas and “politics”. The company is not advancing as fast as the society gets modernized

    Advice to Management

    Have the veterans be more open minded and accept changes and new ideas

    Singapore Press2019-07-12
  8. "great work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Singapore Press full-time

    Pros

    work life balance opportunity to explore new technologies supportive management

    Cons

    high turnover rate, somehow good developers are not staying long

    Singapore Press2019-06-22
  9. "Finance Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Singapore Press part-time

    Pros

    A healthy working environment with supportive colleagues.

    Cons

    Not applicable for my job designation

    Singapore Press2019-06-05
  10. "Not a bad company"

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    Current Employee - Senior DevOps Engineer in Toa Payoh New Town, Central
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Singapore Press full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    relax culture, not so anal in procedure

    Cons

    quite backward in tech, need to be updated with what is happening in the media world

    Advice to Management

    need to send employees for training

    Singapore Press2019-06-05
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