Works Applications Employee Reviews about "working hours"

Updated Nov 29, 2019

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52 Ratings
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
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      R&D engineer

      Oct 19, 2016 - Research and Development Engineer in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The pay provided is higher than most companies for a fresh out of college person Work is pretty interesting People are very supportive

      Cons

      Can be boring some times Working hours can seem to be pretty long some times Language barrier is there in many situations

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      3 people found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Software Engineer

      Nov 29, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place for growth Can learn java 8

      Cons

      Stressful working hours A lot of documentation in Japanese Has to sync with people working in Japan who hardly understand English

      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Excellent Opportunity for Freshers

      May 11, 2016 - Manager in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      * Permit Failure : You can propose your Idea and they allow you to execute * Promote Creativity * High Salary * One of the world's best office location : Singapore * Promotion based on 360 Evaluation : - Myself Promoted Thrice in a Year !!! - Total raise from 2012'Dec to 2015'Dec : 110% Increment. [Please contact the company HR to verify this fact] * Ability to choose your interest area : - Backend/Frontend - Research / Architecture / Database - Even you can switch to Consultants or HR * Globalized Company : - Developers from 14 Nationality - Interestingly, in Singapore , Japanese Nationality is Minor !!!

      Cons

      * Sometimes communication barrier to convey your Idea * Long working hours - Please note ... more work DOES NOT MEAN more pressure --------If people consider this as cons-------------- * Coffee machine not good * Free drinks finish fast * Pantry only has

      23 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place for fresh graduates to learn and grow

      Feb 17, 2016 - Software Engineer in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very good pay for a fresh graduate. Opportunity to experience the Japanese work culture. Flexibility(to some extent) in working hours

      Cons

      Very high working hours Too much pressure Lack of communication(as most of the Japanese developers don't know English)

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      18 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Wo

      Aug 28, 2015 -  in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High salary, Work Independence, Tea , Coffee and beverages available.

      Cons

      Fixed Working Hours, Lunch not provided, Expensive accomodation

      5 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Work is okay. Pays well only for the beginner salary for first 1 year. Salary Increments are non-existent.

      Jul 30, 2014 - Software Engineer in Singapore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      No pros as such. The salary looks good on the surface, but believe it isn't worth all the frustrations and ridiculous amounts they ask you to work.

      Cons

      Promotions are not possible - Extremely random process based on how good your relation with your manager is, although even that doesn't guarantee a promotion/pay raise. Huge amount of working hours - the average time you spent in the office per day is well over 11-12 hours. There is frequent scolding at Indian engineers. Managers have no respect for Indians here. There is bias in terms of treatment given to the Japanese and Indians at the same position in the company. No management structure. You end up doing everything by yourself. This leads to very low productivity, which means that you end up staying in the office for longer hours during release cycles. You even need to come on weekends. Only 20% of the batch has been promoted (read 10% salary raise) even after working for almost 2 years now. The weird STM training process of 4 months. Waste of time for people who already know software development.

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      31 people found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to begin with

      Dec 12, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. You get to learn some new technologies like Cassandra and get to work in challenging Projects like AI , Machine Learning 2. Easy Relocation Options between Japan Singapore and Shanghai 3. Stability of Job

      Cons

      1. It works according to Japanese Work Culture which means longer working hours. 2. Hardly any Work-life balance 3. Older and Experienced colleagues are reluctant to change easily

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      WAP

      Jul 4, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High salary. Many good colleagues. Applied a lot of new techniques, so one can learn a lot of new things.

      Cons

      The working hours is a bit long, but may due to high salary. Communication is sometimes an issue in collaboration.

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