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PES 10-03-2017 01:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 95266)
dsta to reach 100k per annual need how many years

Dsta have very good pay!

I think engineer in private sectors need at least 7-10 years to reach $100k/year?

Which engineer level in government sector to reach 100k/ year?

Unregistered 10-03-2017 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by PES (Post 95399)
Dsta have very good pay!

I think engineer in private sectors need at least 7-10 years to reach $100k/year?

Which engineer level in government sector to reach 100k/ year?

Hi PES, are you in government service as an engineer right now? care to elaborate on the annual increment for an average performer? thank you in advance

Unregistered 15-03-2017 10:33 PM

I received email to do g50 clearance after 2 weeks instead of the usual 1 week means?

How long after the interview do they usually send out the rejection email?

Unregistered 19-03-2017 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 95619)
I received email to do g50 clearance after 2 weeks instead of the usual 1 week means?

How long after the interview do they usually send out the rejection email?

can share when you apply and when you received call for interview?

Unregistered 08-06-2017 06:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 95000)
lol why is it the lower the class, the better the offer. please state your working experience when posting the salary. it will be very helpful.

how many years if experience should I have to command $4,900 for second lower? Please advise. Greatly appreciated.

Unregistered 12-06-2017 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 95416)
Hi PES, are you in government service as an engineer right now? care to elaborate on the annual increment for an average performer? thank you in advance

If no promotion, normal increment will be 200+.

If there is promotion, normal increment plus promotion increment will result in overall 500 increment roughly.

Unregistered 04-07-2017 09:57 PM

cybersecurity
 
how is the cybersecurity role like in dsta? technical ? where do people usually go to after leaving dsta?

Unregistered 05-07-2017 05:35 AM

There are many types of roles in cybersecurity. If you are interested in a technical role, you are better off joining companies that specialised in cybersecurity solutions.

nautilus 05-07-2017 10:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 98444)
There are many types of roles in cybersecurity. If you are interested in a technical role, you are better off joining companies that specialised in cybersecurity solutions.

i agree cybersecurity is currently a big domain.. but i would want to do solution evaluation / VA / PT / IT audit / forensics kind of work and does dsta have that?

Unregistered 18-07-2017 11:23 PM

working culture?
 
whats the culture like in dsta? lot of politics?

hows the workload like?

Liberators 19-07-2017 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 98812)
whats the culture like in dsta? lot of politics?

hows the workload like?

Politics is existent everywhere, even in DSTA. But in it, it's less lethal and happens less frequently. It's not so much backstabbing. More of "see you buay song" kind of politics but within your own entity, politics seldom is a problem.

Workload is dependent on which entity you are in. In the ones that work closely with the army and recently, Cybersecurity, their workload is more xiong...but compared to outside, you can still take things slow and learn in a pace which you'll probably get kicked out if you are working outside.

Unregistered 13-08-2017 01:50 AM

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Originally Posted by zero_88 (Post 95119)
Anyone went CSIT pre interview technical tets before?

How many question are there?

What type of question will they ask?

How you all prepare for the MCQ test?

Hi, any tips? I also got one upcoming...

Unregistered 15-08-2017 12:59 PM

when you guys say like 2nd upper 4.9k with 16 months package means 4.9 per month x 16 months or 4.9x16/12 to be given out monthly?

Liberators 15-08-2017 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 99544)
when you guys say like 2nd upper 4.9k with 16 months package means 4.9 per month x 16 months or 4.9x16/12 to be given out monthly?

...package usually means the whole contract.

16 months is what you get average for a year...provided you don't cock up.

Unregistered 16-08-2017 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Liberators (Post 99549)
...package usually means the whole contract.

16 months is what you get average for a year...provided you don't cock up.

so it means 4.9k x 16 =78400 annual right?

Liberators 16-08-2017 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 99565)
so it means 4.9k x 16 =78400 annual right?

On average.

You are almost assuredly not going to get that for your first year because of pro-rates.

Unregistered 16-08-2017 08:55 PM

Let say i 1st class with Ns starting 4.9k.

let say I am an average C performer over the next 5 years.

- how much shall be the annual increment for average C performer, how many %?

- let say after 3 years, i got promoted. how much shall be the promotion increment for average C performer, in %?

- what will be the basic salary after 5 years consider the above scenario?

Unregistered 01-09-2017 01:37 PM

Mugica leslie
 
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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 99572)
Let say i 1st class with Ns starting 4.9k.

let say I am an average C performer over the next 5 years.

- how much shall be the annual increment for average C performer, how many %?

- let say after 3 years, i got promoted. how much shall be the promotion increment for average C performer, in %?

- what will be the basic salary after 5 years consider the above scenario?

why not you join and find out?

Unregistered 01-09-2017 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 99915)
why not you join and find out?

apply 3x but after that no reply from them.
If not I will be the one sharing the info.

Unregistered 09-10-2017 10:01 PM

Anyone recently apply to any of their job opening?

guestchr123 17-10-2017 10:26 PM

DSTA Vs STE
 
Hi all,

Recently, I have been awarded both DSTA and STE local scholarships.
Even though both organisations may seem similar, they are quite drastically different in terms of roles and responsibilities. A DSTA engineer's role mainly revolves around project management while an STE engineer's role consists of technical and engineering design work.

Personally, I would accept STE scholarship as I really enjoy what they are doing. However, a number of my friends encouraged me to accept DSTA scholarship as it has a higher starting pay and better environment/culture as compared to STE.

Really hope any insiders/veterans can shed some light.

Unregistered 23-10-2017 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by guestchr123 (Post 101022)
Hi all,

Recently, I have been awarded both DSTA and STE local scholarships.
Even though both organisations may seem similar, they are quite drastically different in terms of roles and responsibilities. A DSTA engineer's role mainly revolves around project management while an STE engineer's role consists of technical and engineering design work.

Personally, I would accept STE scholarship as I really enjoy what they are doing. However, a number of my friends encouraged me to accept DSTA scholarship as it has a higher starting pay and better environment/culture as compared to STE.

Really hope any insiders/veterans can shed some light.

DSO does technical stuff as well. You can take the DSTA scholarship and join DSO at the end of your studies. One downside is that DSO has quite significant number of scholars so you don't really stand out from the rest.

STE is famous for paying their engineers like technicians as they have to pay their bloated management made up of retired SAF personnel. Nevertheless, as a scholar in STE, you could be fast tracked up to management as their scholar ratio is quite low.

Unregistered 01-11-2017 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 101168)
DSO does technical stuff as well. You can take the DSTA scholarship and join DSO at the end of your studies. One downside is that DSO has quite significant number of scholars so you don't really stand out from the rest.

STE is famous for paying their engineers like technicians as they have to pay their bloated management made up of retired SAF personnel. Nevertheless, as a scholar in STE, you could be fast tracked up to management as their scholar ratio is quite low.

I have friends at DSOm from my understanding is DSO now offers their own scholarships. But dsta scholars can still appeal to stay at DSO after their WEP( many beg to do so than to go dsta esp after their education overseas). I suggest that your stay at DSO or ST to build up technical conpetency first then decide down the road where you wanna go. Unless you get to do development or cyber work in DSTA, you wont develop much technical nor transferrable skills, speaking from experience. And you wont get to build on much from your uni education. My 2 cents worth of advise.

Unregistered 01-11-2017 11:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 101365)
I have friends at DSOm from my understanding is DSO now offers their own scholarships. But dsta scholars can still appeal to stay at DSO after their WEP( many beg to do so than to go dsta esp after their education overseas). I suggest that your stay at DSO or ST to build up technical conpetency first then decide down the road where you wanna go. Unless you get to do development or cyber work in DSTA, you wont develop much technical nor transferrable skills, speaking from experience. And you wont get to build on much from your uni education. My 2 cents worth of advise.

DSO does offer their own scholarship, but I don't think they offer a scholarship that allows a undergraduate overseas education after one has completed JC.

If you study science majors rather than engineering, it's likely that you'll go to DSO.

But if you're doing engineering, make sure that you go to DSO for your internship as that's the time when you choose between DSO and DSTA. There is really not much turning back after that, unless you serve your 6 years bond in DSTA before transferring to DSO.

Unregistered 12-11-2017 07:37 PM

If you are unsure of what you want to do in life, then DSTA scholarship will be the better choice. Stable environment but can get too comfortable, and as pointed out by someone earlier, not much transferable technical skills as most of the engineers in DSTA are doing project management i.e. they engage contractors to do the real work to put it bluntly, they are the middlemen between MINDEF people and contractors. Culture wise, I suppose it is pretty standard for a public sector so if you are ok with bureaucracy and red tapes, then take the scholarship. Otherwise, think twice as getting the money is one thing, being happy during your stay is another and probably the longer term consideration.

Unregistered 24-01-2018 01:27 PM

I applied a week ago and no response so far

juniordude 09-04-2018 12:12 PM

Hi guys, will like to ask usually how long does it take for CAT 1 security clearance to be approved?

Unregistered 09-04-2018 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by guestchr123 (Post 101022)
Hi all,

Recently, I have been awarded both DSTA and STE local scholarships.
Even though both organisations may seem similar, they are quite drastically different in terms of roles and responsibilities. A DSTA engineer's role mainly revolves around project management while an STE engineer's role consists of technical and engineering design work.

Personally, I would accept STE scholarship as I really enjoy what they are doing. However, a number of my friends encouraged me to accept DSTA scholarship as it has a higher starting pay and better environment/culture as compared to STE.

Really hope any insiders/veterans can shed some light.



Take DSTA for sure... end of the day ... money speak the loudest....what dreams and aspiration those are bs........

Unregistered 08-05-2018 09:02 PM

Starting Pay of a engineer at DSTA
 
Hi, does anyone know what is the estimate starting pay for a male graduate with second upper engineer degree from local university. NS is also completed.

Unregistered 11-05-2018 12:21 AM

anyone know the pay for first class ICL?

pandemonium 11-12-2018 09:42 PM

Bachelors:
Male:
FCH: 5k
Second Upper: 4.9

Female:
FCH: 4.6k
Second Upper:4.5k

Masters:
Male: 5.2k
Female: 4.8k

Unregistered 13-01-2019 07:10 PM

reccent interview
 
Anyone went for dsta interview this week?

Unregistered 03-03-2019 11:34 PM

Camera Phones in DSTA
 
Hi, can I ask for those who are already working in DSTA (especially in procurement), are camera phones allowed in DSTA? Or in other words, are you allowed to bring in camera phones into your workplace at DSTA?

Thanks for your help/answer in advance! (:

Unregistered 04-03-2019 11:38 AM

nope not allowed, i have a friend there. did u go for interview recently?

Unregistered 04-03-2019 06:41 PM

Can i know usually how long do they take to call up applicants for interview from the time you submitted your resume?

Unregistered 04-03-2019 11:26 PM

Camera Phones in DSTA
 
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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 114407)
nope not allowed, i have a friend there. did u go for interview recently?

Hi, thanks for replying haha. your friend work in which job role? procurement? and yea to answer your question, yes i did

Unregistered 04-03-2019 11:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 114450)
Hi, thanks for replying haha. your friend work in which job role? procurement? and yea to answer your question, yes i did

Hi, can i know when did you apply and how long did it take for them to schedule an interview? Thanks in advance!

Unregistered 05-03-2019 12:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 114452)
Hi, can i know when did you apply and how long did it take for them to schedule an interview? Thanks in advance!

I applied sometime in Jan, and it took one week (or slightly longer) for them to get back I think. The HR were rather nice, efficient and friendly haha

Unregistered 06-03-2019 10:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 114433)
Can i know usually how long do they take to call up applicants for interview from the time you submitted your resume?

has anyone gone for interview in this month already?

Unregistered 06-03-2019 11:13 AM

interview
 
Anyone applied for naval system or system management went for interview already?


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