Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
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Will teach you numerous things if you are willing to learn. Depending on which lab you end up in, you will meet both nice and toxic colleagues and bosses.
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A typical work day is to start off with checking emails. Print out and attach the emails to claims. Process of claims and submit to reviewer to check.
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Good colleagues
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Long hours
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They will provide guidance and help whenever needed. Don't be afraid of making mistakes. Ask whenever you need help! They will always be willing to help :)
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Good environment to learn and develop people skills. It enhance our growth capabilities and also help us achieve our desired needs in life. Being a junior officer, I learnt and grew more as the environment developed me to be a better person.
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Colleagues took the time to teach new skills that were not easy to grasp and were patient.
Learnt how to handle mice and rats when performing animal studies.
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Good for starting out, company invests in your skill training. Not sure about career growth in the long term. Environment is nice. Work life balance is good
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It is research environment so it is suitable for those who love research job, provide great opportunity and research environment for researcher. It is fun place to work
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It's a routine job. since i am a temporary staff, there is not much work. i was waiting for a permanent position but was not offered, despite recommendations from colleagues and superiors.
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You get sufficient funding to do the type of research that you love/like. Environment is quite competitive and cold and network is extremely important
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Good funding
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Competitive, cold culture
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Good environment for budding scientists, opportunity to interact with fellow peers across the RIs.

Salary and benefits are reasonable but career progression is limited.
Pros
good work-life balance
Cons
No job security
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High turnover, lack of manpower, overloaded staff in corporate division. Many temp staffs employed to support full time staff. Certain Staff are doing more than what their roles entails. Unfair distribution of work.
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A pleasant working environment with positive vibes. Learned a diverse range of skills here including interpersonal skills and operational skills. A big organisation with ample opportunity to advance within.
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Working in A*STAR for my FYP was extremely enriching. I learnt the importance of planning meticulously before performing every single experiment which is an important skill to acquire. Moreover, the staff in A*STAR are extremely helpful and inspiring.
Pros
Own time Own target
Cons
Long hours
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Good exposure and opportunities to learn and grow
Very friendly and helpful senior staff members

Involved in very futuristic, innovative ideas and projects
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Work is a little stressful especially during Mondays and Thursdays. Work culture is ok, Opportunity to learn about auditing as well. The Management is average.
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A*STAR management have very strong support on implementation of safety and health management programme in all it's research facilities. Although, research activities are very dynamic, HSE procedures are well establisehed.
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J'ai eu l'occasion de faire mon stage dans une des structure d'AStar et je dois avouer que l'environnement est très dynamique et stimulante avec pas mal d'opportunités.
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Overall about the company is good , giving good incentives and bonuses. Just that i had to stop working due to my newborn that born last year she need to be bottle fed hence i could not get back to work.
Pros
Family day, performance bonus, completion. Bonus
Cons
Had to 24hrs on standby for delivery cases.
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Good team member, and good work environment. Accumulate many experience
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Work life balance was good.

Learnt many techniques and how to work in an orderly fashion as the labs get crowded. Most enjoyable part was the availability of resources and people who were very helpful in teaching me what I need to know.
Pros
Seminars/talks
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Good benefits. Friendly colleagues. Good bonus. Work-life balance. Good location and accessible with MRT. Flexible working hours. Conducive environment.
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3.9
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3.8
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3.4
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