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Updated Apr 10, 2021

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3.3
68%
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IDA Managing Director Jacqueline Poh
Jacqueline Poh
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "good culture, good work-life balance and growth opportunities(in 20 reviews)

  • "Good working environment and colleagues(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Being govt there are red tapes and lots of paper work(in 7 reviews)

  • "Bureaucracy, paperwork, cumbersome procurement processes(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      great company to work for if you want stability

      May 7, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      very stable, fair pay and good life

      Cons

      same as pros. not suitable for young ppl who want to get rich.

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Manager

      Jan 25, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Opportunities to implement projects at a larger impact

      Cons

      Lack of technical training to upgrade

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great team

      Jul 30, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      pushing the boundaries of govt-led industry development

      Cons

      bureaucracy but somewhat expected.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Rigid processes

      Jul 21, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Stability and reasonable pay package

      Cons

      Rigid HR policy, many red tapes

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Project Manager

      Jul 19, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance. Good bonus for High achievers

      Cons

      Too rigid. Too many unnecessary red tapes

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      IIPL not bad

      Nov 13, 2016 -  
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      Pros

      Nice friendly and great learning opportunities

      Cons

      No oversea travel opportunity. Greater benefit

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Manager

      Oct 22, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High community impact that is very visible

      Cons

      Fast paced environment. Management is tilted towards media attention, than long term deep engagement.

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good career exposure.

      Oct 3, 2016 - Applications Consultant in Bukit Panjang New Town,
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      Pros

      Guidance is provided to assist you in your job. Great exposure as it will involve engaging different stakeholders and understand their operational perspective. Good exposure in improving soft skills

      Cons

      Lots of documentation to follow up. Lots of processes to follow up that will possibly takes substantial time to complete a task.

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Depends on which division you are

      Aug 16, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance Flexible timing Good remuneration and benefits

      Cons

      Micromanagement (when declaring micromanagement) A lot of bureaucracy Don't speak the same language No one dares to speak up even constantly been told that you should speak up (you die faster)

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Doing mostly project and vendors management as well as procurement for the Government

      Jul 23, 2016 - Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      As a project manager we are mainly doing administrative stuff which are not technically difficult. Laid back working style and leave office on the dot

      Cons

      The current job scope deal mainly with Government processes and very little hands on technical IT stuff. After a while you will forget all your technical IT skills

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