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Found 1,371 of over 2K reviews
3.8
76% Recommend to a Friend
Agency for Science, Technology and Research Chief Executive Officer  Frederick Chew
91% Approve of CEO

Found 1,357 of over 2K reviews

3.8
76%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
Approve of CEO
Agency for Science, Technology and Research Chief Executive Officer  Frederick Chew
Frederick Chew
175 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work life balance, good opportunities(in 112 reviews)

  • "Flexible working hours if you are in a lab that allows(in 52 reviews)

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

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

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Nice welfare

      17 Nov 2022 - Research Officer in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible hours independent research environment

      Cons

      stressful appraisal competitive long hours

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Learning Environment

      23 Nov 2022 - Senior Officer in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Flexible work arrangement - Great Culture - Good in-kind benefits (Gym subsidy & leave)

      Cons

      -Low increment -Slow career progression (especially for new joiners)

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A growing organization with strong potential to be the world's best!

      22 Nov 2022 - Assistant Manager in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A*STAR is currently the best company I have worked for so far in my short professional life. It is vibrant, filled with energy, and the people here really do care for one another here. We are all in it together to make A*STAR the leading R&D organization in the world!

      Cons

      I don't have anything to say.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      19 Nov 2022 - Intern in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice work environment, friendly people

      Cons

      Not a lot of competitiveness

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Research Engineer

      18 Nov 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Work-life balance, Good Management

      Cons

      No big cons to A-stars.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Free working environment

      10 Nov 2022 - Research Engineer in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Free working environment, a place where academics and engineering are combined and where individual ability is valued.

      Cons

      No significant cons, salary may be slightly below industry

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    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Very divided organisation

      24 Nov 2022 - Assistant Head 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The brand name of A*Star. There are many training opportunities available if your manager is supportive and doesn't overload you with work.

      Cons

      The culture is divisive, and there's not a sense of teamwork to achieve a common goal, especially in the corporate services. The direction in each corporate group division feels self-centred to their own needs. For the staff on the ground, this means running around in circles and doing busywork (doing work for the sake of the leader to look good). If you have any pride and interest in your work, this organisation will find ways to sap it away. It feels like misdirection from the top trickles down to chaos at the bottom.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      ARTC Developer

      23 Nov 2022 - Software Development Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Job stability, good salary with promotional chances, the ASTAR branding is good for resume, company events with free food

      Cons

      Red tape especially for developers, changing technical direction means team mates often lack the required skills for project, technical personnel are covering the work of other departments, good experienced people are constantly leaving, inexperienced bad colleagues are staying.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Internship experience

      7 Nov 2022 - Research Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Valuable, stimulating experience. Learned a lot

      Cons

      Low pay, benefits (but to be expected for most research internships)

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    11. 5.0
      Current Employee

      good culture

      6 Nov 2022 - Research Scientist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good culture and leadship for the development

      Cons

      Less pay compared with industry

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    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Agency for Science, Technology and Research employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Agency for Science, Technology and Research. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

    76% of Agency for Science, Technology and Research employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Agency for Science, Technology and Research 3.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

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