Works Applications Employee Reviews about "working hours"

Updated 29 Nov 2019

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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. Helpful (3)

    "R&D engineer"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Works Applications full-time

    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


  3. Helpful (23)

    "Excellent Opportunity for Freshers"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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

  4. Helpful (18)

    "Great place for fresh graduates to learn and grow"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Wo"

    4.0
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     in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Works Applications for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Fixed Working Hours, Lunch not provided, Expensive accomodation

  6. Helpful (31)

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

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to begin with"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

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

    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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  8. "WAP"

    4.0
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    I worked at Works Applications

    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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