Singapore University of Social Sciences Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 18 Dec 2020

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Singapore University of Social Sciences President  Cheong Hee Kiat
Cheong Hee Kiat
9 Ratings
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  • "Office politics running way too rampant, from school offices all the way to the administrative offices(in 3 reviews)

  • "SUSS has a deeply toxic work environment with high levels of politics and even bullying(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Executive for Programme"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Executive in Singapore

    I have been working at Singapore University of Social Sciences full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Family-like environment - Good Work Life Balance - Good bonuses, with 13 month bonus split into monthly salary - Provides external training opportunities with budget and time off

    Cons

    - Progression based on experience and years at company - New systems and procedures added practically every semester

  2. "review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Singapore University of Social Sciences full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits, bonus pretty decent too

    Cons

    Severe lack of work life balance


  3. "Stable Job, not Career Advancing"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Manager 

    I have been working at Singapore University of Social Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Job security Work life balance

    Cons

    Team silos and fragmented collaboration Slow career advancement

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Join at your own risk"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Singapore University of Social Sciences full-time

    Pros

    - Some colleagues are genuinely nice and helpful - Adequate staff welfare

    Cons

    - Most departments and staff work in silo - Many services still depend on SIM - Weak/ineffective/mean leadership in some depts - Lack of work-life balance

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  5. "Great Colleagues but Admin needs Improvement"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Singapore University of Social Sciences full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great performance bonus package, open to hiring fresh graduates - Great work-life balance

    Cons

    Terrible admin processes - lots of emailing here and there without proper, integrated SOPs for a public university

  6. Helpful (5)

    "Horrible boss"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Singapore University of Social Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    Horrible management style and not a good place to learn or grow. The department manager has unrealistic expectations, bad temper and not a good mentor. No mentorship and help will be given for new employees and they are expected to figure out on their own. If you need help, you will be yelled at for being "incompetent". Worst of all, the management condole such unprofessional behaviour and overlook high turnover for the position (mostly because the manager doesn't think anyone can match her expectations). An advice for young ladies who are looking to start a family, look else where. Company has no compassion for pregnant ladies and even find ways to terminate them.

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Recommended Workplace if Family is Your Priority"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Singapore University of Social Sciences for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Many opportunities to upgrade and learn new skills with the annual training budget. - Good work-life balance and friendly culture between colleagues - Attractive benefits such as Family Leave, Childcare Leave, Flexible Benfits, Overtime and Transport claims - Relatively good bonus, AWS and variable bonus

    Cons

    - Little opportunities for progression - Meagre pay increment - Lack of clear communication and direction from management - Top-down management approach

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Family-oriented culture with great department activities"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Singapore University of Social Sciences full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    My department was very family-oriented (though my boss is single) and supportive. Colleagues generally friendly and get along well (even with other departments) Little politics Great work life balance A lot of department activities and FREE FOOD :)

    Cons

    Pay is rather low for executives and lower Office location can be rather out of the way Work can get repetitive and boring/mundane after a while - not challenging

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  9. "realiable work life balance"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Officer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Singapore University of Social Sciences full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work life balance for all staff that work here full time. Proper goverance.

    Cons

    Pay incremental not up to market standard. No study leave for full time staff studying

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  10. "Good work life balance"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Singapore University of Social Sciences full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, plenty of organisation wide activities.

    Cons

    Low increment, high turnover

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