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Good place to start your career as you transition from a fresh grad who knows nothing and hone your skills. Get out while you still have worth unless your plan is to "lie flat" from once you enter


Free breakfast once a month
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fun, good mentorship, can learn alot

mentors are nice and patiently guide you and suggest different types of solutions when you meet errors in your work. there are some bonding activities within the team. gym is pretty good.
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Collaborative environment

Work pace is comfortable although the amount of work is not less. Colleagues are very friendly and passionate about helping each other out. Welfare is always in place.
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Helpful peers

How much u learn and how happy U may be may depend on the type of bosses you worked under.. I saw some others are happy in their roles and workload seems manageable.. guess I was the unfortunate one.. haha


Mandatory to clock training hours with budget for it.. can learn something that goes a long way


Long hours, inequitable distribution of workload, may not be that fair in compensation considering the workload
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Good place for internships

Was only there for a month as an intern, but the mentor was very nice and did not micromanage at all. We were allowed to explore and learn on our own. The environment was quite chill, although certain things can be troublesome due to security.
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Experience as an intern, so mileage may vary

As an intern, I'm probably given a different experience from fresh hires here, so take note, fresh hires. This was during Covid measures, so everything was done work from home.Typical day for me would be to just get on my personal computer and develop/run code. It was a solo project, so there was no collaboration to speak of. The main points of the internship were the weekly meetups with my mentor to catch up on progress. Personally, I prefer the social aspect of working in a group, so this experience wouldn't be the best fit for me, but I can see it being an ideal experience for someone who is more self-motivated and independent. Can't really comment on workplace culture, but senior admin do their best to engage the interns as well. As an intern viewing the relationships of the full time workers and bosses there, hierarchy feels relatively flat and amicable.


Nice work culture as intern


Intern experience doesn't accurately reflect actual working experience
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Relax Company

- 2 hours lunch break. - Time for breakfast in the morning - The work is very relax. - Vendor will help do everything- Overall, this is very stable job.


Relax and no pressure.


Lack of career progression and learning.
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Good place to start

Good training for new staffEqual opportunities for women and men alikeFriendly colleaguesHeavy processesDecent work life balanceGood payInteresting technologies


Friendly colleagues


Heavy process
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Incompetent senior manager

Silly and incompetent manager (who is a president scholar) is dumb enough not to investigate or query why a staff has no laptop to carry out necessary work, and when seeing staff using the hand phone (which is used to check information over the web)
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Uncertainity management behavoir and restricted

Many red tape and complete task at silly timing. Follow up badly and keep repeating same task. Due to different project, team work is minimum possible.


2 hours lunch unannounced


Red tape and zero adv., poor mgnt esp like to blame and play forgetful
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Structured learning environment

DSTA provides a structured learning environment where engineers are trained systematically. The job work/life balanced leaves much to be desired but the salary and benefits are excellent.
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Cohesion event

The Cohesion event is fun and look like big family gathering and lucky draw etc. Managing building infrastructure projects all the camps and ensure the project on schedule.


Fee lunch


Yes long hour
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Great teamwork and a meaningful job

My team members and I would meet up every morning to discuss the things we want to achieve that day. I aim to keep communication lines open and we will discuss anything my engineers, project managers put on the table. I will give guidance, set up what we to do and recap the day activities, i.e meetings I have to do..etc. This helps the team to grow very close to each other and strong as everyone is on the same page. I set a firm goal for myself and my team and once this is defined, we will take the necessary steps to achieve those milestones. I have a very strong team and this make my work enjoyable. I learn new things everyday e.g. a process or someone else projects, no matter how small or insignificant the matter is, I am constantly growing. There are always a lot of technical and project sharing in my center. This helps me gain some insights of the right things to do and wrong things to be avoided.


Good training programmes to ensure you have to right skill set to do the job


everything is dependent who your bosses are and if you are in their good books
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Productive and Fun Place

Good Techno-Functional skills in Design, Configuration, Development, Testing and Production Support. Good skills in testing, debugging, troubleshooting and code review to check for program optimization, correctness & performance.
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Based on 19 reviews

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3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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