Works Applications Employee Reviews about "high salary"

Updated Nov 26, 2020

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Pros
  • "Flexible working hours (depends on the team)(in 21 reviews)

  • "Good for beginners, high salary(in 21 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Communication barrier exists sometimes between Singapore and Japan(in 10 reviews)

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

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Nice company for junior engineer

      Jul 26, 2020 - Software Engineer in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High salary for junior and can acquire the programming skills

      Cons

      Salary doesn’t increase a lot. After 2-3 years working, most of employees resigned.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good work-life balance

      Apr 26, 2019 - Manager in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High salary for fresh graduate, flexible working hours.

      Cons

      Like to reinvent the wheels. Management lacks technical knowledge.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Weak management

      Apr 17, 2019 - Software Engineer in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High salary for freshers. Open culture. Freedom to pursue your ideas. You can drive a lot of changes if you want to.

      Cons

      Do not follow the best practices in the industry Do not expect any perks and benefits.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Should avoid this company

      Dec 22, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      High salary for freshers seems motivating

      Cons

      1) Lack of properly defined roles. Developers have to perform requirement gathering and write catalogs. 2) Poor leadership - People with no coding experience give orders to developers. 3) Incorrect task allocation - Some teams are always working over time and some are always free 4) Non existent salary hikes - Salary hikes are relatively few 5) Favouritism - Asslicking is preferred over merit

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Good boss helps

      Nov 8, 2018 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - High salary - Good boss at that time for me

      Cons

      - Hard to learn

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    6. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Not a tech company

      Jan 18, 2018 - Research and Development Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - High salary for fresh graduates The starting pay for fresh graduates is higher than average - Talented and friendly colleagues (depends on the team) The office is full of young people. There are some who are really talented and most of co-workers are nice and friendly. - Flexible working hours (depends on the team) The working hours are pretty flexible if deliverables are not due and you do not have meetings to attend. However, there is no option to work remotely. - Possibility of transferring to Japan It is possible to request for a transfer to Japan after you stay for a certain period of time in the company. It's an opportunity for those who wants to experience the Japanese culture. - Excellent sales team The sales team in Japan is top notch. They are actually able to sell software based on nothing but paper. In fact, they are the ones that are lifting the entire company.

      Cons

      - 50 shades of managers Clueless, racist, incompetent, pushers, know-it-alls, pretenders, and the list goes on. Just name a trait and you have a very high probability of finding a manager like that. - Out of touch top management The top management is completely out of touch with the situation on the ground and the actual status of the product. Because of this, they are making decisions which becomes a hindance or has no impact value. - Politics among managers When you try to request help from other teams, the other team managers always find some way to avoid it instead of trying to find a solution. There is no smooth collaboration between team managers. In the end, nothing gets done and delays keep piling on. - Spreadsheets for everything They love to use spreadsheets for all purposes, instead of using proper tools. This applies even for diagram drawing. Can you imagine how troublesome it is to create complex diagrams in excel? - Misallocation of resources PhD holders do screen mockups; Master's holders do trivial work; Arts graduates write code; Developers write essays and draw UI instead of coding. There isn't a proper allocation based on skills and interest. - No experts with experience The tech architecture leads are wannabes who has no real experience with production software. Their decisions are supported with weak evidence at best. There is no real tech lead who has the know-how and expertise to lead the way. - Reinventing the wheel They love to reinvent the wheel instead of using something that has been battle-tested. Instead of paying a small cost to use commercial software, they pay even more money to reinvent it in-house, which ends up being subpar. Some excellent libraries and frameworks are even open source so it costs nothing to use . They recreate everything in-house, claiming that what is in the market cannot achieve what they want. The outcome is a bloated piece of mess that constantly breaks every step of the way. In addition, the upper management forces these frameworks to be used, which totally hinders productivity. - Dubious development cycle Their "sprints" have all the negatives of agile and waterfall, but none of the benefits. - Resistance to change Even with all the above cons, the higher management refuses to admit their mistake and change their strategy. Instead, they pat themselves on the back and say all is dandy. The bottom level can so clearly see the inherent flaws and there are so many calls for change but it doesn't happen. - No structured training There is no process where people can pick up skills in a natural manner. Because you don't learn much, your skills remain stagnant.

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Research and Development Engineer

      Jan 30, 2018 - R&D Engineer in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Just high salary w.r.t its competitors , and earlier Singapore as a job location was one of its perks but as now it has changed so salary remains the only positive point.

      Cons

      Inefficient management. Unprofessional behavior. People get fired without any proper notice. The planning committee of the company is worse than a grocery shop. Just think you are a big wig company of japan and a subtle loss in profits they start firing their employees on large and revoke offer letters of freshers Company which you cannot trust. As the day goes by the company is losing its credibility too that too in japanese market. It is known that these companies thrive only because of "japanese use japanese products" ideology and inspite of that the downfall of this company is on an exponential note

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      R&D Engineer at Works Applications

      Sep 3, 2017 - R&D Engineer in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Very high salary for beginners - Opportunities to resolve complex issues - Able to transfer to overseas offices - Talented individuals can grow professionally within the company

      Cons

      - Most Japanese managers are not very good - A lot of developers outside of Singapore / Shanghai are very inexperienced

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Pathetic and unprofessional management

      Sep 17, 2017 - RnD Engineer in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - High salary for freshers - Nothing more I can comment on since I declined the offer

      Cons

      - No job security, can be fired immediately after 1 month training

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      25 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Random Termination, Bad Evaluation System, Poor Hiring Decision

      Jul 28, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Working with good engineers from some different countries - Quite high salary (only) for freshers

      Cons

      - Bad Evaluation System We are judged by our seniors with A, B, C, D, E. Somehow, anyone may get E with unclear reason. Even after we worked so hard, leaved the office until the last train, came to office on the weekend, we may still get E with no acceptable reason. Once you get E, you will be terminated even if it's your first E. If you get C or D, you may also have a chance to be terminated. - Random Termination Anyone can be terminated, no matter how good you are. Currently they need to reduce their expense by firing people. And to terminate people, they will give you E as an excuse. "You are fired because you get E". So they will brand you as a very bad engineer with unclear reason, and they will terminate you. - Poor Hiring Decision They started to do mass hiring since a couple years ago. Suddenly quantity become more important than quality. After this bad hiring decision, and the revenue is not increasing as expected, sadly they are blaming us (employees) for it. - No Raise, Even After a Promotion Currently get a promotion to higher class doesn't mean we will get raise. In the past, they still increase our salary with a small amount, but it's not worth the effort & time.

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      34 people found this review helpful
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