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IDA Managing Director Jacqueline Poh
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  • "Being govt there are red tapes and lots of paper work" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Rigid processes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IDA full-time

    Pros

    Stability and reasonable pay package

    Cons

    Rigid HR policy, many red tapes


  2. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IDA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance. Good bonus for High achievers

    Cons

    Too rigid. Too many unnecessary red tapes

  3. "great company to work for if you want stability"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IDA full-time

    Pros

    very stable, fair pay and good life

    Cons

    same as pros. not suitable for young ppl who want to get rich.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work. not many govt agencies could be like this.


  4. "Horrible work place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at IDA full-time

    Pros

    Gives opportunities to college graduates.

    Cons

    Bad salaries
    Abusive boss
    Can't provide what is promised to customers


  5. "IIPL not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice friendly and great learning opportunities

    Cons

    No oversea travel opportunity. Greater benefit

    Advice to Management

    More exposure thanks!


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IDA full-time

    Pros

    High community impact that is very visible

    Cons

    Fast paced environment. Management is tilted towards media attention, than long term deep engagement.

    Advice to Management

    Changes to title take too long to incentivise staff.


  7. "Good career exposure."

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    Former Employee - Applications Consultant in Bukit Panjang Estate (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Applications Consultant in Bukit Panjang Estate (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IDA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Guidance is provided to assist you in your job.
    Great exposure as it will involve engaging different stakeholders and understand their operational perspective.
    Good exposure in improving soft skills

    Cons

    Lots of documentation to follow up.
    Lots of processes to follow up that will possibly takes substantial time to complete a task.

    Advice to Management

    To review the necessary documentation that will help in speeding up the process flow

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Government Board"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Usual government board benefits. SOP, standard practices. Trying to inject new ideas to keep up with IT industry and to bring in younger employees.

    Cons

    Usual government board practices. Regimental and stringent practices. Too many senior citizens hanging around and passing time. Leaving a gap in middle age group (late 20s to 30s). Young or fresh employees are really on on-the-job-training.


  9. "Depends on which division you are"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IDA full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Flexible timing
    Good remuneration and benefits

    Cons

    Micromanagement (when declaring micromanagement)
    A lot of bureaucracy
    Don't speak the same language
    No one dares to speak up even constantly been told that you should speak up (you die faster)

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff below you
    Speak the same language else risk employees leaving


  10. "Good place to retire"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IDA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    work life balance
    good for people with kids

    Cons

    no career progression
    good place to retire

    Advice to Management

    Be clear of strategy and role


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