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Zagro Reviews

Updated June 5, 2018
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  1. "Project Manager Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Great staff.

    Cons

    Training program not developed yet. OJT is great but some direction would be appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a training program.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Company from hell.. Avoid at all cost"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Zagro full-time

    Pros

    Nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing to say

    Cons

    Please don't be deceived by the beautiful rainbow painted by them during the interview. It's all rubbish . Once they managed to con u into the company.. U will be treated like an animal instead of a human being.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Suck Company Ever, can't find anymore in Singapore"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Zagro full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice Colleagues and helpful colleagues

    Cons

    Very unprofessional CEO and management, bad benefit and low pay, such a little increment will become your ALLOWANCE instead. AWS/VB will not given full with their own reason, see the mood and favouritism.

    Advice to Management

    CEO & Managers, pls treat your staff fairly and don't be bias obviously. CEO's skin thick like elephant skin. Suck !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  4. "IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    friendly and helpful colleagues.
    opportunity to learn

    Cons

    very unprofessional CEO.
    bad benefits and pay

    Advice to Management

    CEO, please treat your employees fair


  5. "sales and marketing director"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in Cairo (Egypt)
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Cairo (Egypt)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Zagro full-time

    Pros

    it is my career and i have 27 years experiences in the same position

    Cons

    best company same career with my speciality

    Advice to Management

    highly skilfull and presentable and director to our team


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Zagro Sucks Big time"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Marketing in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Zagro full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    only the work experience or basically it's like being a slave to the company

    Cons

    I have seen alot of foreigners in the company with minimum Singaporeans to meet the quota set by MOM. Even if a Singaporean gets into the company they tie them down for 3 years, so you should know what happens when you break the bond. HR isn't really friendly to flexible work policy , it's their way or the high way. They don't really celebrate success a lot too. Senior leaders do not walk the talk but set another rule for themselves. 3rd world working conditions. There's no one talking just ordering people to do work.

    Advice to Management

    CEO , please get your act together . Fire your senior leadership team now and put a team in that wants to win as a team . You want the best , pay for the best. Otherwise you are just 1 stingy old men.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Zagro Singapore Pte Ltd"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Zagro full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good for fresh graduates to gain experience.

    Cons

    Every employee, even managers, are tied down to the company for 3 years by the mandatory employment contract. If an employee decided to leave before 3 years, he/she has to pay the company 6 months of his/her salary,and in addition, serve 3 months of notice period. Otherwise , the management will not accept a resignation before 3 years and 3 months additional notice period. Since the bosses know that everyone there is tied for minumum 3 years and cannot leave, they do not promote people even after 3 years, and they do nothing to invest in any training for employees too.

    This company also hires many many foreigners from Malaysia, Phillippines, and nearby countries because they are cheaper to hire compared to the local Singaporean employees. Nearly 50 to 60% of the department where I worked at comprised of Malaysian employees, or former Malaysians who have just received PR in Singapore. Singaporean workers are hired just to make up the quota imposed by the government of the percentage of citizens that need to be employed.

    Advice to Management

    Do not tie your employees to the company with a mandatory 3 year bond. And to employees with foreign origin , do not be biased against Singaporean workers. Everyone should be treated fairly and equally.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Management needs to change attitude towards subordinates"

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    Former Employee - Procurement in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Procurement in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Zagro full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There used to be variable bonuses and annual increment.

    Cons

    Attitude of senior employees are stuck-up as well as the mid and upper level management people. A family owned business that emphasized too much on 'branding' of its products. Most are unwilling to assist, guide and coach new-comers. Technology and innovations are still outdated and no interests in investing for new systems or production machinery. Most employees remains stagnant or their skills are redundant.

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to open-up and listen to subordinates. Hierarchy levels are usually vertically inclined and never reaches to the upper levels management.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "I wish I had never enter Zagro"

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    Former Employee - Laboratory Tech
    Former Employee - Laboratory Tech
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Zagro full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Is there even Pros , maybe the sweet talking of HR and CEO when they first meet you

    Cons

    1. Low pay
    2. Get bonded for 3 years
    3 . Have to serve 3 months before leaving the company
    4. Is there even a structure at all or is it all just politics
    5. Local CEO that can't manage his people
    6. Does the company knows how to spell Benefits ?
    7. Is there even a word call flexiblity at all ?
    8. Is the company hiring cheap FTs ?
    9. All work and no play
    10. Expect full grown adults to use their tag to tap in to log their attendance , I felt i was back working in the 1970's era .

    Advice to Management

    Please grow up quick into the 21th Century


  10. Helpful (1)

    "One of the worst company in Singapore"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Woodlands New Town (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Woodlands New Town (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Zagro full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No any Pros in this comapny

    Cons

    Benefits like a crap
    Bond you 3 years without any benefits
    Global name, mice thinking
    No career path


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