Works Applications Employee Reviews about "high salary"

Updated 26 Nov 2020

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Nice company for junior engineer"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.

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

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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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  3. "Good work-life balance"

    4.0
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    • 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.

  4. "Weak management"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - 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

    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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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Should avoid this company"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Works Applications full-time

    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

  6. "Good boss helps"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Works Applications

    Pros

    - High salary - Good boss at that time for me

    Cons

    - Hard to learn

  7. Helpful (28)

    "Not a tech company"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Works Applications full-time

    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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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Research and Development Engineer"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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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  9. Helpful (1)

    "R&D Engineer at Works Applications"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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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  10. Helpful (25)

    "Pathetic and unprofessional management"

    1.0
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RnD Engineer in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    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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