Regulatory Affairs Specialist in Singapore
Good work-life balanceGood work life balance but lack career progression. Great place to start for fresh graduates to understand about local regulations and build connection in the industry. However, promotion and career progression is difficult due to it being a very local role instead of regional or global role.
Thermo-Mechanical Intern in Singapore
Did a half year engineering internship. Learnt many real-world skills translated from classroom knowledge. Hands-on experience has been wonderful.Time is spent between lab conducting experiments according to department/supervisor's discretion and office workspace to analyze data using various software tools. Great place to pick up engineering knowledge in the workplace.
Little to no career progression. Poor leadership and decision makingCost cutting and yearly restructuring in the last few years. People in the leadership position only care about surviving the year. Due to this restructuring exercise, there is little to zero people development. Reasonable good pay and work life balance but that's all. Can forget about career progression because nobody cares. Yearly performance review is for show only.
As per all organization, it boils down to your line manager and leadershipThey are KPI orientated which is good but twisted as they only want to meet the KPIs being tracked which means a few things. Those not being tracked are neglected despite being important. Face value and creating a persona is important which leads to employees being too scared to tell the truth. Its a good place to try if you are new in your career but not one to grow when you're more experienced. Too much internal politics. Leaders are not engaged with employees. A lot of initiatives are done but its more of face value to say something is done rather than being done right. They have taken the concept "done is better than perfect" to the wrong extreme.
Sales Assistant in Varies
Nice colleagues and supervisorsMaybe required more training before I could do the job effectively. There was only one training on one product and the floor managers did not really train us on product functions. If they were to start this sales promotion team again I would advise them to train people properly before sending them on the job so we do not give customers wrong info.