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Singapore Work Culture

Kandy Dave
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Joined: May 31, 2004
Posts: 2
Hi,

Can somebody let me know work culture of Singapore? I have been selected as a permanent employee for one of the UK based Investement Banks in Singapore. The nature of work is executive in JAVA & J2EE domain.

Please share your experience about work culture in Singapore.

Thanks

Regards,

Kandy
Saliya Jinadasa
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Joined: Jul 21, 2003
Posts: 49
I worked in Singapore for almost 7 years as a Java/J2EE Developer. People tend to work long hours there. I felt work places lacked efficiency. One notable difference is that I have not seen smart developers throughout my career there, only a few good once worth taking note of.

Now I work in Australia and I can clearly see the difference in work cultures. Here people have more respect for one another, more prfessional, do not work long hours, know how to balance personal life with professional life. Most importantly I have seen very smart people and working with them has been an absolute pleasure.
Kandy Dave
Greenhorn

Joined: May 31, 2004
Posts: 2
Thanks buddy. I have been getting the same response from other friends as well.
Vijay Chouhan
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Joined: Sep 01, 2005
Posts: 30
It is surprising. I was expecting the work culture at Singapore to be similar to US/Europe (since it is a developed economy). But from what you have mentioned, it resembles culture of Indian service companies.
Rajesh Rajaram
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 63
Singapore Work Culture Sucks!


Rajesh Rajaram
Suresh Thota
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Joined: Sep 24, 2003
Posts: 152
Originally posted by Saliya Jinadasa:
[QB]People tend to work long hours there. I felt work places lacked efficiency.

QB]


Cannot agree more


SCJP 1.6
Anil Kumar Saha
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 111
I believe that work culture depends on specific company; we cannot generalize a country as a whole. For example employers likes Barclay´┐Żs Capital maintain good work culture, means fixed working time (not my experience, I got feedback from one of friend). The same may not be true for other company. Also, it depends on project Phase. If SIT/UAT goes on, then it can eat you weekends. I met with a lot of smart and knowledgeable people. Overall, I find Singapore is a good place to work. You can give a try


Regards,

Anil Kumar Saha
SCJP 1.4
http://www.agilej.blogspot.com/
NJ Joshi
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Joined: Jun 14, 2006
Posts: 82
I moved from US to Singapore after 8 years and I do agree with each line you posted . I dont see smart developers ,lack of competency , dull kinda ppl .

Originally posted by Saliya Jinadasa:
I worked in Singapore for almost 7 years as a Java/J2EE Developer. People tend to work long hours there. I felt work places lacked efficiency. One notable difference is that I have not seen smart developers throughout my career there, only a few good once worth taking note of.

Now I work in Australia and I can clearly see the difference in work cultures. Here people have more respect for one another, more prfessional, do not work long hours, know how to balance personal life with professional life. Most importantly I have seen very smart people and working with them has been an absolute pleasure.
Prabhu Venkatachalam
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Joined: Nov 16, 2005
Posts: 502

Is it good to shift from India to Singapore for work?


Prabhu Venkatachalam<br />SCJP 1.4,SCWCD 1.4<br />prabhu.venkatachalam@gmail.com
 
 
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