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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at GovTech.

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39 English questions out of 39

December 28, 2019

What is health insurance like at GovTech?

Pros

Note: GovTech is a large organisation with many divisions, this review is written from my experience as an engineer in the Hive office. Salary - Quite competitive compared to most technology firms in Singapore, good starting point for engineers with lesser experience. Don't be expecting FAANG or Sillicon Valley levels of compensation however. Benefits - Pretty standard package for all employees: 18-21 days AL, a decent monthly flex allowance, okay medical insurance. One hidden thing that cannot be overlooked is the generous training budget; you are encouraged to constantly upgrade your skills. Work - Many interesting projects going on here, all genuinely trying to tackle citizen-centric problems. Different challenges everyday (in a good way). You get to exercise not only your technical but also people skills. People and Culture - The Big One. Very progressive, the attrition rate is mind-blowingly low in our neck of the woods. People here are driven, passionate and technically strong. Plenty of autonomy for you to do whatever is neccessary for success. Leaders encourage failure and the learning that comes with it. Pretty flat hierarchy and teams generally feel psychologically safe. Camaraderie is strong and you never see politicking at least at my level.

Cons

All said above, one can see that there are polarising reviews on Glassdoor depending on which area you work in GovTech, or what stakeholders you are working for. There seems to be 2 main camps - our own engineering teams and those who have to manage projects (usually with external vendors). Corporate generally leaves us to do our thing but there are starting to be tighter processes when it comes to things like performance reviews or career progression as the organisation grows. As per typical Government organisations, you cannot fully escape the bureaucracy and red tape that comes with having to be accountable to the public.

Advice to Management

As demand for tech talent grows in Singapore, tangible benefits or incentives like compensation will need to be constantly reviewed. We have a lot of good people and retaining them is a precious endeavor. Take a look at how the best and happiest teams in GovTech function and try to spread that culture to the whole organisation. Agile == People over Process. Leadership is generally progressive, keep up the transparency and communication with the rest of us.

21 days AL, a decent monthly flex allowance, okay medical insurance.

December 28, 2019

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August 31, 2020

Does GovTech offer an employee assistance or workplace counselling program?

Pros

Good employee benefits, learning, career development.

Cons

Depending on who is your supervisor and the chemistry between you and supervisor. As it said, people joined the organisation and left because of bosses.

Good employee benefits, learning, career development.

August 31, 2020

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September 21, 2021

Does GovTech offer unlimited holiday?

Pros

Technologies, versatility, team work and good boss

Cons

Time consuming, work life balance

Advice to Management

Nil

Time consuming, work life balance

September 21, 2021

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November 18, 2021

What is the retirement plan like at GovTech?

Pros

- Exciting projects to work on - Almost trendy tools and framework used - Suitable for retirement :)

Cons

- Poor career progression unless you're a scholar or hired in by the talent programme - Directions of the organisation are very fluid

Suitable for retirement :)

November 18, 2021

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May 25, 2021

Does GovTech offer massages?

Pros

Top leaders are very clear in mission

Cons

No free meals which is expected.

No free meals which is expected.

May 25, 2021

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