Works Applications Employee Reviews about "flexible working"

Updated 16 Nov 2020

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  • "A lot of developers outside of Singapore / Shanghai are very inexperienced(in 10 reviews)

  • "Working hours can seem to be pretty long some times(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Good for fresh graduates, lot of opportunity to grow!"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Works Applications full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - High salary for Fresh Graduates - Latest Technologies being used in new Products - Flexible work hours, Good work life balance - If you are proactive then you can easily get promoted, getting more ownership and experience within the initial years of your career. ( I have seen people with 3-4 YOE within the company, getting promoted to Senior SDE/Tech Lead positions) - If you are in a Good team then you have lot of opportunity to grow, many of the new teams in Singapore have startup kind of environment

    Cons

    - Salary is not so good after 4-5 years as compared to Industry standard - Bad management policies: they are trying to improve slowly - Startup kind of environment: Few products make through the Go-live, others are dropped in between - Lack of experienced Industry leaders within the company - Promotion can sometimes be solely compared to how much proactive you were, simply completing the given tasks won't make you rise faster

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  2. "Ok to start, not for career growth"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Works Applications full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible work time and nice friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Management is inexperienced. No proper planning. Not enough opportunities to grow your career. Promotion/salary increment hardly happens even though you work very hard. And the list goes on....


  3. "Good Company to work for as an entry level"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Software Developer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good managers Lots of perks Working time flexible Work from home

    Cons

    Some teams do not have enough work Sometimes have to sit for late hours

  4. Helpful (1)

    "okayish company to work for"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Works Applications full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Freedom of decision making, flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Extremely poor management, policies changing everyday.

  5. "ERP vendor"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Works Applications full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, relatively high payment for graduate

    Cons

    Weak management and problematic tech selection

  6. "Good work-life balance"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Works Applications full-time

    Pros

    High salary for fresh graduate, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Like to reinvent the wheels. Management lacks technical knowledge.

  7. "Work Environment"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Works Applications full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, good working environment, flexible work hours, with work life balance

    Cons

    Too flexible, hard to arrange meeting

  8. "Software Engineer"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours allows you to adjust for work-life balance. Work at your own pace. Free fruits and snacks every Monday.

    Cons

    The evaluation system is not too good.

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  9. Helpful (4)

    "Worksap-Rating-Bubble"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - R&D Software Engineer in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Works Applications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Easier to start as a newbie. - Flexible work hour (doesn't mean short work hour) - Can be relaxing depending on the team - Friendly environment - Good HR department

    Cons

    - Higher up sucks. They dont have a good plan to run company. Actually they had: go public IPO and profit as much as they can. After that they dont care about how the company does. But Japanese stock exchange did not let them(they are not stupid). So their so called worksap-good-company-bubble burst. Just see the glassdoor rating curve over the years. Their financial status is not good. Their product is not ready and their pocket is running dry. - Manager dont know how to schedule & manage teams. Here you can become manager after 3 yrs, so obviously they dont have enough business knowledge to manage a team. - They treat developers as liabilities rather than asset.

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    "Challenging, fast paced but Pathetic and unprofessional management"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Works Applications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Provides higher pay then the market average for fresh graduate - Has flexible working hours - Opportunity to learn a lot of technology is you are in right team - High growth, in fact, a little bit too much. - Supports Employees in moving between departments

    Cons

    Well, this is gonna be a long list, but it's worth every minute reading. - Delusional board members: CEO, COO and every board members, high management personals used to believe (or at least that's what they want to show) that the company was the most innovative in the world, that the company could do impossible things nobody can achieve with absolutely no backing evidence of any great product. They constantly reminded employees once a month that they are the top notch on the market, that their engineers are better than those at top tech companies. On top of that, they hired thousands of fresh graduates (non CS) and make them code and design product with no real product engineer, as a result the products are full of bugs and development time took 4/5 times than usual. Hence delivery to customer failed and some cancelled the contract. Recently there has been a change in upper management and they are doing damage control since then. - Incompetent managers: Most managers don't have good management skills. Some of them got promoted to be manager just after 3 years of being engineer from entry level plus some are of non CS background. With lack of both technical and management knowledge, they could not make critical decision in how to proceed with the project. Almost all projects (I would say 90%) could not meet the deadline. - No real system architect: They don't hire any expert to design the architecture of the system (There is no such position). As the result, engineers have to take the task and come up with terrible designs, which cause a lot of mess in current development. During some iterations, the entire Jenkins and GitLab keep failing because of incapability of CI. - Not following industry standard: With most employees do not have CS background, instead of using UML and other standards of Software Development, they decided to put everything in spreed sheets. Without a unified format for those spreed sheets, it is impossible for engineers/managers to communicate. It might take up a lot of meetings in order to sort out a simple problem. - Pay no attention to system performance: Although the original intention is to achieve 100 ms in every services, they did not carefully evaluate the overall performance. Without experienced engineers to do code review, bad codes incrementally added up that ruin the whole system. There is completely no stress test. Although the system is distributed, engineers and QE normally only test as the system runs on a single machine. - Politics, a lot of politics: How you advance in you career is not decided by your talent and contribution but rather depends on your relationship with your boss. Your boss's decision is the one and only one that will affect your evaluation. All your teammates and colleagues' good words do not matter. - Wasteful use of employees: They do frequently restructure the organization of all departments (probably once a year). During the process, a lot of bad job allocation happened. E.g, assign engineers to do feature documentation, consultant to do coding, UI designers to do CI. Their philosophy is everyone is the same, and anyone can do anyone's tasks. - Recruitment: Somehow, they believe it is a good idea to recruit 1000 new graduates with no background of computer science/coding to become engineers (happens mostly in Japan). As the consequences, a large percentage of existing engineers can't even produce proper codes. "As long as they love the company and believe in our philosophy, they will overcome any obstacles", said a VP. - Career path: what career path? there is none. After being engineers for couple of years, you will automatically become manager, and steer away from tech to management, no other choices. After that, you have to attend meaningless meetings and write useless reports. - The company is struggling: Business is worse than ever (You can try to look for their financial report). They are basically surviving base on "Japanese use Japanese product" principal. Even that is slowly turning away from them. Recently they are cutting down people and slowing down the hiring process. - Good people are leaving: While the company is laying off people, some are leaving on their own as well. Almost all good engineers I know already left the company ( only a couple people from my batch are remained and I believe they will leave ASAP).

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