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Unregistered 12-01-2021 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 153185)
Procurement

The hierarchy seems to be
Executive (2 years) -> Lead (2 years) -> Manager (2 years) -> Senior Manager (2 years) -> Assistant Director -> Deputy Director?

Anyone able to shed light on the corresponding monthly salary (16 months) and the time to clock for each step?

IIRC, there is also a specialist path for procurement.

Unregistered 16-01-2021 09:44 PM

How does this path works?

Unregistered 29-01-2021 11:31 PM

seems that here is a lot of unhappiness on glassdoor from procurement staff...

Unregistered 30-01-2021 10:38 PM

From what I see, the working environment and hours for dsta procurement staff is very overloaded and stressful. May I know if it is the same for the tech-related staff in dsta (like software engineers), or is the working environment and hours for them better?

Unregistered 03-02-2021 01:06 PM

I applied for 4-5 jobs in Dsta that I am interested. It has been a month and the status is still Submitted. Does this count as rejecteD?

Unregistered 03-02-2021 01:41 PM

Applied in Jan. Feb receive rejection letter.

Unregistered 03-02-2021 01:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 155624)
Applied in Jan. Feb receive rejection letter.

Via the automated email? What about the status in the dsta job portal?

Unregistered 03-02-2021 04:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 155625)
Via the automated email? What about the status in the dsta job portal?

through email. portal status change to unsuccessful.

Unregistered 04-02-2021 11:05 AM

Till date all the applications are submitted. No email of unsuccessful application or sort.

I kinda feel i am being ignored.

Unregistered 04-02-2021 12:04 PM

Those that got rejected or ignored, may I ask what is your GPA? I applied for the procurement position in December and they have not get back to me too. I am a 2:1 from local uni. Studying science so not sure if itís relevant which explains the delay

Unregistered 04-02-2021 01:03 PM

I am a 2.2 from with part time SUSS degree but with 8 years of experience. Perhaps I will wait till March and see how it goes. Not really considered a fresh grad as part of my experiences fit the job requirements.

Unregistered 02-03-2021 11:27 AM

Run while you can
 
PSA: if you want to have a normal work-life balance, don't even consider Procurement.

Unregistered 04-03-2021 06:31 PM

concur with the poster above...procurement folks in dsta look so stressed and angry all the time. Staffing is constantly changing due to many quitting

Unregistered 07-03-2021 05:42 PM

What is the average annual increment for engineer in dsta? Not referring to promotion increment

Unregistered 15-03-2021 01:19 PM

Hi, can I check if DSTA follows the grading such as MX 13,MX12 etc just like other SB and ministries for its procurement sept?

Unregistered 16-03-2021 12:55 AM

if you are considering an offer from procurement, pls be advised to think very carefully before accepting it. the job scope and work tempo may be very different than what you imagine it to be.

other than the high workload and stressful culture mentioned by others, do also remember that dsta is an engineering and technology focused org, and engineers will naturally be valued more over procurement staff.

Unregistered 16-03-2021 08:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 157727)
concur with the poster above...procurement folks in dsta look so stressed and angry all the time. Staffing is constantly changing due to many quitting

I just describe to my wife about this issue and my wife goes "dsta" is company that buy supplies and sell ah? Why so many procurement...

Their main business is not defense science and technology ah

Unregistered 16-03-2021 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 159334)
I just describe to my wife about this issue and my wife goes "dsta" is company that buy supplies and sell ah? Why so many procurement...

Their main business is not defense science and technology ah

defense acquisition also part of dsta's job mah...just that instead of supplies, dsta procures military equipment

Unregistered 16-03-2021 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 159334)
I just describe to my wife about this issue and my wife goes "dsta" is company that buy supplies and sell ah? Why so many procurement...

Their main business is not defense science and technology ah

Explain to her that equipment and software are needed to perform science and create technology?

Unregistered 18-03-2021 12:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 159340)
Explain to her that equipment and software are needed to perform science and create technology?

other industry also have a lot of procurement

Unregistered 25-03-2021 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 159223)
Hi, can I check if DSTA follows the grading such as MX 13,MX12 etc just like other SB and ministries for its procurement sept?

i thought mx grade is only for ministry? or is it stat board aso follow mx grading system...

Unregistered 25-03-2021 06:04 PM

mx is a general scheme.

dsta ppl are tech specialist and uses their own pay scale

Unregistered 02-04-2021 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 157464)
PSA: if you want to have a normal work-life balance, don't even consider Procurement.

wew I heard of horror stories so I rejected the offer

Unregistered 02-04-2021 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 155686)
Those that got rejected or ignored, may I ask what is your GPA? I applied for the procurement position in December and they have not get back to me too. I am a 2:1 from local uni. Studying science so not sure if itís relevant which explains the delay

strange... I am also a 2:1 from ntu studying science also. They got back to me after a month

Unregistered 03-04-2021 01:17 AM

don't bother with procurement here. unless you're ok with being worked to the bone and getting bullied by the toxic middle management.

though i'm sure i hardly need repeat this when there are so many earlier posters sharing similar opinions.

Unregistered 05-04-2021 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 163469)
wew I heard of horror stories so I rejected the offer

I'm the earlier poster... Currently feel like I saved someone's life.

Unregistered 11-04-2021 01:14 PM

Does anyone know what is the culture like in building and infrastructure dept?

Unregistered 11-04-2021 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 165053)
Does anyone know what is the culture like in building and infrastructure dept?

u got the interview for B&I?

Unregistered 12-04-2021 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 165098)
u got the interview for B&I?

Nope, I'm still thinking whether to apply to B&I or not.
Are you planning to apply as well?
Do you know anything about the job scope or culture at B&I?

Unregistered 12-04-2021 09:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 165124)
Nope, I'm still thinking whether to apply to B&I or not.
Are you planning to apply as well?
Do you know anything about the job scope or culture at B&I?

Applied but no news. Not sure about the culture.

Unregistered 15-04-2021 11:15 AM

Fresh Grad should definitely have an edge. Currently have 5 years working experience but wanted a career change. Applied for senior engineer role in Digital Labs, have a relevant local U masters. only offered 6XXX. Gov sector takes around 2 months to reply your application.

Unregistered 21-04-2021 12:56 AM

engineer or not, only accept if you intend to stay here forever. scope of work here is very niche and not easily transferable to private sector, or even to other public agencies. will be difficult to move out without a pay cut if you only intend to hang around for short term

Unregistered 26-04-2021 01:56 PM

How many rounds of interview do they have?

Unregistered 27-04-2021 07:43 AM

stay away from this place.
 
enough said.

Unregistered 27-04-2021 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 166058)
engineer or not, only accept if you intend to stay here forever. scope of work here is very niche and not easily transferable to private sector, or even to other public agencies. will be difficult to move out without a pay cut if you only intend to hang around for short term

Yes agreed, it's a sign on job

Unregistered 27-04-2021 09:29 PM

DSTA engineer pay
 
Heard that DSTA engineer fresh grad pay is 5k pm. Any idea what is the progression and increment like? How long will it take to hit 10k pm? TQ.

Unregistered 29-04-2021 02:34 PM

Hi
 
Hi, for DSTA jobs which require CAT2A clearance by the vendor, are candidates who converted and now are Singaporean eligible? or totally cannot clear if not born Singaporean? Thanks

Unregistered 02-05-2021 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 167002)
Hi, for DSTA jobs which require CAT2A clearance by the vendor, are candidates who converted and now are Singaporean eligible? or totally cannot clear if not born Singaporean? Thanks

don't think you can get a definitive answer for this man. this sort of thing is not supposed to be public knowledge to start with

Unregistered 02-05-2021 08:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 166058)
engineer or not, only accept if you intend to stay here forever. scope of work here is very niche and not easily transferable to private sector, or even to other public agencies. will be difficult to move out without a pay cut if you only intend to hang around for short term

Is it worth to jump to somewhere like ST engineering?

Unregistered 06-05-2021 11:01 AM

doesn't seem like many positive things are being said about dsta. is the culture really that poor?


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