A*Star Employee Reviews about "working environment"

Updated Nov 22, 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 Intern, less than 1 year

      great

      Sep 3, 2021 - Intern in Singapore
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      Pros

      great supervisor and environment to work

      Cons

      difficult problems and office is ugly

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Singapore Institute of Clinical Sciences

      Nov 22, 2021 - Assistant Manager in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly work environment. Rarely work overtime.

      Cons

      Upper management and PIs are unappreciative. Work is severely undervalued. Management wants work done but refuse to pay for quality. Work is constantly being revised and changes happen all the time. No room for autonomy or creativity, just do things according to what the management wants you to do.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good for aspiring fresh grad Engineers in the short term (~2 years)

      Nov 1, 2021 - Design Engineer in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Institute: ARTC - Generally good work environment, people are nice - Exposure to many different industries and big companies as our client/partner - Good opportunity to change job given the above exposure - Flexible working hours (depending on your superior) - Basic salary is lower than average but bonus per year is slightly higher than average

      Cons

      - One or two bad apples, fortunately not in the tech divisions. (HR) - Obscure career progression for Engineers. Organization system is designed for scientist researchers, which is fine for other RIs, but not for ARTC - TRL 4-7. Engineers may not get the exposure for the commercialization of a product, a full product life cycle, getting certifications for market release etc.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Contractor

      ASTAR

      Nov 10, 2021 - Research Fellow in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      dynamic, good working environment, learning exp

      Cons

      grant based, not much career progression

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    5. 4.0
      Former Contractor

      Autonomous working environment

      Oct 7, 2021 - Research Associate in Singapore
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      Pros

      autonomous and good working environment

      Cons

      more supervision would be better

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good mgt

      Sep 4, 2021 - Project Manager in Singapore
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      Pros

      Good mgt n good working environment

      Cons

      Politics between different groups sometimes can be really bad

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good working environment, good bonus and benefits, big company hierarchical arrangement

      Aug 26, 2021 - Research Engineer in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good working environment for my team, group and division, organisational structure is relatively flatter than other RI. Good bonus and benefits than outside

      Cons

      Stagnant career progression for non-phD employee, still hierarchical structure as a whole

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    8. 4.0
      Current Intern

      Nil.

      Aug 21, 2021 - Research Assistant in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible hours. Good company. Nice working environment. Beautiful area.

      Cons

      Food sold in the vicinity was expensive for a student.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Polymer

      Jul 6, 2021 - Research Intern 
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      Pros

      Good working environment. Nice supervisors

      Cons

      Slow paced working enviroment. Mundane work

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Nice working environment and good benefits

      Jun 25, 2021 - Research Officer in Singapore
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      Pros

      work environment, people, benefits, bonus

      Cons

      long working hours, but depends on invidivual lab

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