GIC Reviews

Updated 27 Feb 2021

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GIC Chief Executive Officer  Lim Chow Kiat
Lim Chow Kiat
15 Ratings
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  • "Work-life balance is sometimes quite bad(in 15 reviews)

  • "very old tech, not flat, a lot unnecessary processes that slow down everything, slow career progression(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Innovative, people-focused, visionary"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Vice President in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GIC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with some of the smartest folks in the industry Collaborative & constructive work culture People care is of the highest standard Access and reach to breadth & depth of expertise Long-term vision & thoughtful strategy

    Cons

    Extensive virtual working in this period, however that is a 'new normal' across the industry

  2. COVID-19

    "Great platform to learn about singapore working culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GIC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - competitive comp and benefits - polite culture (no one would shout at you) - generally smart colleagues - flexibility (especially after CoVid) - progressive compared to other government-linked companies

    Cons

    - polite could be not genuine and can be passive aggressive (also gossipy), may not be unique to GIC but could be a Singaporean thing - progressive enough but can go a long way to meet its ambitions

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  3. "Good place to learn"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GIC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Many practices are ahead of the market, good place to learn

    Cons

    Drain their people dry. Very long working hours

  4. "One of a kind place, but sometimes not in a good way"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Singapore
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GIC full-time

    Pros

    High performance culture, great leadership. Generally good benefits

    Cons

    Pretty elitist. A lot of quirks that don't exist anywhere else in the industry in terms of how to communicate or get things done that isn't always shared openly.

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  5. "Great working environment"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GIC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pro family and people firm

    Cons

    Difficult to get in without fully understanding the firm

  6. "Good experience"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Investment Analyst in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GIC full-time

    Pros

    Great culture with helpful colleagues

    Cons

    Not for the laid backs

  7. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Associate in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GIC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Forward thinking culture - Friendly colleagues - Great training benefits & pantry

    Cons

    - Difficult to get a promotion to the next grade

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  8. "Software Tester"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Tester in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GIC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Work, Good Working Environment and great culture!

    Cons

    I see no cons working here !

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Room For Improvement"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GIC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Workforce full of hardworking individuals Nice culture, everyone is approachable and helpful Greater sense of meaning and purpose

    Cons

    Compensation is no longer competitive, many dissatisfied High employee turnover Standards of new hires are dropping Lots of politics

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Strong purpose, smart & nice people, progressive HR practices"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Singapore

    I have been working at GIC full-time

    Pros

    Strong purpose & mission, breadth & depth in investing as well as the corporate functions CEO is down-to-earth and likeable Progressive HR practices

    Cons

    People here sometimes worry too much about offending others

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