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Updated Nov 5, 2021

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3.8
85%
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Temasek Polytechnic Principal and CEO Peter Lam
Peter Lam
33 Ratings
Pros
  • "Stable job and work life balance(in 29 reviews)

  • "Good working environment during my time there(in 8 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Red tapes strict rules and regulations(in 11 reviews)

  • "Career progression maybe somewhat stifled(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Former Employee

      It was a learning experience

      Dec 8, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      It gives job security

      Cons

      It is a very rigid organization.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Comfortable Place But Not Dynamic

      Sep 21, 2016 - Manager in School, MO
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Stable and comfortable for most people Nice campus, working environment - just next to the scenic Bedok Reservoir Predictable workload - given almost everything runs based on the yearly academic calendar Work-Life Balance (depends on who your boss is, and which department you work in)

      Cons

      Very centralized decision making, usually based on the Principal. I believe the new Principal has a more autonomous approach so things could be better now (since mid 2016). Unexciting - tends to take the "safe" or "proven" route (follow what we did before-approach) "Do-things-right" over the "Do-the-right-thing" culture Progression and promotions are non-existent for most, and slow for others (even the hi-po talent takes forever to get to something like Section Head or Manager)

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      not too bad

      Nov 1, 2021 - Senior Executive in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Worklife-balance, encourages upskilling and learning to enrich oneself

      Cons

      Rigid salary scale, increment very low compared to private sector

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Employer not daring to try new things

      Nov 5, 2021 - Program Lead in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good relax place if you just want to pass time

      Cons

      Don't expect the management to be daring enough to try new things. Always behind the other 2 top poly

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      work life balance

      Oct 11, 2021 - Deputy Manager in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      work life balance and great students

      Cons

      work load and related stress factors

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Best place to learn about public service and upskill

      Sep 21, 2021 - Senior Executive 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Caring bosses, good PCEO that will encourage and uplift all the staff.

      Cons

      Layer of bureaucracy may not be as effective but is common in government work.

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      So-so

      Oct 1, 2021 - Lecturer in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Location is in the east side of Singapore.

      Cons

      Political organisation. Little promotional chances as all the positions are hold by senior management who are around for a long time.

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Awesome

      Sep 14, 2021 - Administrative Executive 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are great and staff welfare are good

      Cons

      Inflexible working hours. And timming is strict

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      manager at TP

      Sep 27, 2021 - Manager in Singapore
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      Pros

      focus people development and staff welfare

      Cons

      Appoint and payscale are sometimes misaligned - ie. position underpaid

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Pretty Good

      Sep 9, 2021 - Lecturer in Tampines New Town,
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      Pros

      Quite supportive of what I do.

      Cons

      Somewhat rigid and inflexible with regards to the red tape.

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