A*Star Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Nov 29, 2021

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A*Star Chief Executive Officer  Frederick Chew
Frederick Chew
117 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance, good opportunities(in 112 reviews)

  • "There was a good working environment(in 79 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Career progression can be quite stagnant(in 53 reviews)

  • "some work life balance maybe required(in 29 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Nice place to work at

      Oct 18, 2021 - Lab Officer in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good bonus, nice environment, work life balance

      Cons

      Very slow career progression and contract basis

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Ok

      Nov 22, 2021 - Assistant Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It is a Good atmosphere and colleagues

      Cons

      There is no work life balance

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good place to develop research competency

      Nov 29, 2021 - Research Scientist in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Reasonable work-life balance, flexible working hours, opportunity of learning

      Cons

      Unclear career path, job insecurity with contract terms, unclear organizational positioning, poor communication between different functional teams

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    4. 4.0
      Current Contractor, more than 3 years

      Decent

      Nov 5, 2021 - Research Officer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work life balance Flexible working hours

      Cons

      Lack of development for research officer Lack of recognition for research officer Hard to progress

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    5. 4.0
      Former Temporary Employee, less than 1 year

      Enjoyable working experience

      Oct 31, 2021 - Temp IACUC 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Enjoyable working atmosphere, friendly colleagues, good work-life balance

      Cons

      Far location from the east side

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good job benefits but difficult career progression

      Oct 6, 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work life balance and medical benefits

      Cons

      Competitive and difficult to be promoted

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    7. 4.0
      Current Intern

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      Sep 18, 2021 - Internship in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pioneer research company in SG

      Cons

      Work life balance is poor

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Lateral and horizontal growth

      Sep 30, 2021 - Senior Engineer/Researcher in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Internal opportunities , good bonus

      Cons

      No work life balance Traditional

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good work life balance

      Sep 8, 2021 - Research Officer in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work life balance and good mix of ppl

      Cons

      Location was a little inaccessible.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Contractor, more than 1 year

      Good annual pay package but no career progression

      Sep 6, 2021 - Research Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits including bonus, especially if you work in a lab. Good work life balance compared to the private sector. The work here is nowhere compared with private sector even if you have multiple projects.

      Cons

      Scientists will not help in lab work and you are pretty much on your own for projects. Lack of career development for research engineers.

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