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Singapore Tourism Board Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (7)

    "I worked here as a senior marketing executive"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Executive
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Singapore Tourism Board full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The subsidiary have more fexibility. Given its primarly a marketing/ promotion firm, project change and new work come in quite often

    Cons

    Management and leadership is bad. HQ does not look into the Subs, no career development support given to employees. Some cases inexperience leaders are sent from HQ to lead the Subs, as not many Singporeans want to leave Singapore.

    Advice to Management

    Beauracy is generally bad. But it cannot be avoided. Leadership should look at elimanating bad processes and practice and implement good one.


  2. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Finance in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Singapore Tourism Board full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Basic pay is low but overall package is satisfied. Lots of staff benefits.

    Cons

    Depends which department you are in, if you can't blend in their working culture would be difficult to adapt. Too much bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Not just set times to listen to employees but to take physicals action to improve.

  3. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    -fun environment
    -able to work on tasks independently

    Cons

    -the protocol is a bit excessive, to many layers of approval authorithy


  4. "Asst Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends

    I worked at Singapore Tourism Board (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn and very supportive colleagues. Friendly and vibrant environment

    Cons

    Nothing much as I had a good working years there.


  5. "Good exposure, not so tolerant of different types"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Singapore Tourism Board full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good exposure to wide range of industries

    Cons

    Might be hard for someone who isn't the same as the majority
    Insecure middle management sometimes hinders young officers from being fully engaged

    Advice to Management

    Try to embrace all sorts of talent and encourage middle management to welcome and not be threatened by younger officers


  6. "Marketing Communications Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Orchard (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Orchard (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company provides enrichment courses to learn more about news and information related to tourism via lunchtime talks.

    Cons

    Government sectors are more resistant to accepting changes in the company. Therefore ideas take a longer time to be approved.

    Advice to Management

    Approvwment process can be sped up a little because by the time things get approved , it can be a little too late.


  7. "Dynamic workplace in the company of people with high EQ"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Singapore Tourism Board full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Government job with private sector's sassiness.
    Colleagues are driven to achieve results
    Tourism is an all rounded industry, great place to learn new things

    Cons

    Red tape in the spirit of governance caused delay of implementation of potential ideas
    Marketing campaign ends up being sterile and not as effective

    Advice to Management

    More coaching for budding leaders

  8. "Financial Operations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orchard (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orchard (Singapore)
    Recommends

    I worked at Singapore Tourism Board full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic stat board. Prime office location. Office ambiance is cool.

    Cons

    If you are someone who is looking for a commercial exposure, STB is obviously not a good choice.


  9. "Tourism Executive in local office"

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    Former Employee - Tourism Executive in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Tourism Executive in Manila, Manila (Philippines)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Singapore Tourism Board full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High travel exposure. You get to meet a lot in the travel industry and the trainings are substantial. Great to work at.

    Cons

    Quite poor with compensation. Even of you've stayed for some time already with good performance, the monetary pay is quite low.

    Advice to Management

    Review the salary matrix to make it more competitive across offices


  10. "Good Development"

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

    Pros

    Good team player environment and plenty of learning opportunities in aspects of Strategic Planning and Development to Government Policies.

    Cons

    As it is a government agency, the bureaucratic internal process could be daunting at times.


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