ST Engineering Reviews
38% would recommend to a friend
(885 total reviews)
73% approve of CEO
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- "Good work life balance and well being" (in 169 reviews)
- "my colleagues are friendly and willing to teach" (in 162 reviews)
- "Most people are nice and willing to help" (in 43 reviews)
- "Good working environment where you can learn a lot" (in 36 reviews)
- "Good exposure and job security with good learning opportunity." (in 20 reviews)
- "poor management and no direction of what to do for the workload that you have" (in 82 reviews)
- "Low salary and shift job" (in 76 reviews)
- "Low Pay and a stagnant career." (in 75 reviews)
- "Slow career progression which I think is solely and mainly based on time spent in the company" (in 58 reviews)
- "Compulsory overtime with no benefit." (in 40 reviews)
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- 5.010 Sept 2023Quality EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSingapore
- Great environment for fresh grads. - A lot to learn and understand a generic company structure
- Have to be a fast learner to be dependent.
- 5.020 Aug 2023Senior EngineerFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsSingapore
Advanced technology, extremely great place to learn due to the extensive scale of projects. Able to learn full scale of software, from Low level to high level architecture, is the software engineer is keen about learning and proactive at doing. My direct superiors were software proficient as well, and division Dy HD is extremely motivational.
Some management involved in the tech projects might be ex-military and has poor understanding of software methodology / technology. Furthermore they draw a sizeable salary but does not contribute much to a project’s progress, or might even retrograde a project’s progress or cause tech debt due to their backwards mentality - similar to SAF they are inefficient and does not leverage on tech well enough. I do not blame them as it is well acknowledged that SAF officers aren’t very bright. They do have their strengths as being willing to work under extreme conditions, so if used in the right role they might even be slightly constructive. Fortunately there are other technology proficient managers at management level to balance their weaknesses. Also software engineers with real skills are overworked but paid extremely low, while those without skills might cruise along and still get the same performance rating. Rating for management would have been 5/5 if there were no ex-SAF personnel involved in managing the tech projects, and software engineers were paid according to market rate.7
- 3.023 Oct 2023Software EngineerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearSingapore
- Very stable job, many employees have been working for decades and have never changed jobs - Trainings are given to employees with less experience
- Almost zero wfh arrangements. The best chance is if the client company you are being sent out to asked for wfh arrangements for you, which is rare as well. - Traditional mindset in most teams - be at your desk, reach on time at 8.30am and leave at or after 6pm, unable to leave early even if you have shorter lunch breaks than others - Slower pace of work make a lot of employees afraid to jump companies because they are afraid that they cannot keep up in the commercial industry
- 1.014 Nov 2023ManagerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearSingapore
Basically, none except that you are thinking of retirement as there is no learning of new technologies over there. Juniors are waiting for seniors to provide the steps to do the projects or work.
Management don't know how to lead and always said that they are taking care of businesses and didn't know anything about technology. Management only follows KPI from the top like doing 365 feedback session but won't be doing anything after that. Sad to see this here. Employed foreign peers just sit on the projects and did nothing at all. Every week, they can cope up a story to lie to management that believes them in management meeting but telling people that issues aren't solved for internal meeting. How contradictory? Like what is what? Truth is on which one? Perhaps telling the truth will affect their bonuses and future.
- 1.022 Aug 2023Technician/Senior Technician/Service EngineerFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsPaya Lebar,
You can continue to under perform and they can still keep your employment. There will be Friday prayer time for all Muslim employees which you can be off from 12pm to 230pm on every working Friday. Everyone will pretty much get about 2 to 2.5 month bonuses at every end of work year. You can be lax at work because the company culture seems to be clueless. It is easy to push away your own responsibilities without any consequences. You can clock maximum overtime and no one will question you, that is if you are low life being without a soul.
Absolutely clueless management who only take care of themselves, no vision, no leadership and waiting instructions from the very top of the organisation. Production workers are overworked with limited manpowers and expertise. They love to preach about quality products and services but practices’alternate ways’ to get the job ‘Done’. Workers have no pride in their work or in representation of the company. Company management are really old Schools of thinking. Not many young locals join as production workers which will pose serious problems for this company in no time to come. Pay package is also below Average. Advancements for Production workers is as slow As a Snail. Welfare for production workers is almost non in existence. Sometimes we felt like Being the Bangla of this company. Facilities are run down and equipments Can be considered pre historic. Management are Pound Foolish and Penny wise. Management are authoritarian because most came from the military. Nepotism and characters who are narcissistic are abundant in the work place. The workplace culture is basically very toxic.1
- 3.03 Dec 2023Software EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearSingapore
High job stability Friendly team but depends on assigned project
Not much learning opportunities; working on the same project for over a year and doing repetitive tasks. Benefits are not good.
- 3.030 Nov 2023Installation EngineerCurrent EmployeeAng Mo Kio New Town,
-Learn and grow slowly pace. Project long way to go and boss willing to teach. -
-Abit too freedom and spoonfeed. -Increment very little.
- 2.030 Nov 2023Systems EngineerFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsAng Mo Kio New Town,
Big name in your resume
Will squeeze you dry. More than half the department leave. Retrain newcomers and they leave too. Very demoralising. Low pay.
- 2.024 Oct 2023Senior EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsSingapore
Entry level inexperienced engineers can benefit from a semi-sandbox-esque environment while they find their feet and gain experience. Iron rice bowl, just a tad small. If work is just a means to the ends for your life goals outside of career, this is a good idea.
Management is very short sighted and ego-centric. It's easier to progress in career by coaxing the right people than doing the right things. It's 99% optics, and 1% half completed work done.
- 3.027 Nov 2023Principal EngineerCurrent EmployeeSingapore River
very good exposure for projects and tenders
the human aspect of the house require serious improvement and attention from higher management. Too much office politics that hinders work delivery
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ST Engineering has an overall rating of 3.0 out of 5, based on over 1,922 reviews left anonymously by employees. 38% of employees would recommend working at ST Engineering to a friend and 45% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.
38% of ST Engineering employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated ST Engineering 3.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.7 for culture and values and 2.8 for career opportunities.