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Unregistered 09-04-2022 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 212139)
Not sure what role you applied for, but the first round should be a coding test. After passing, you will attend the interview with the director/supervisor

One round coding test. Round 2 online interview, some technical design.questions and career aspiration . Developers can work in C3, Info, EIT.

Unregistered 09-04-2022 11:26 AM

Is it true must be born in Singapore as a Singaporean to meet the clearance for DSTA??
My friend Malaysian PR convert to Singaporean after NS tio rejected hhahahaha

Unregistered 09-04-2022 02:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 213155)
Is it true must be born in Singapore as a Singaporean to meet the clearance for DSTA??
My friend Malaysian PR convert to Singaporean after NS tio rejected hhahahaha

DSTA has very high security clearance, almost no chance if got connection to neighbour country

Unregistered 10-04-2022 12:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 213153)
One round coding test. Round 2 online interview, some technical design.questions and career aspiration . Developers can work in C3, Info, EIT.

Can I know what is the platform use for the coding test and how many question are there?

Unregistered 10-04-2022 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 213244)
Can I know what is the platform use for the coding test and how many question are there?

Did mine on HackerRank. 2 qns . Good luck!

Unregistered 10-04-2022 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 213288)
Did mine on HackerRank. 2 qns . Good luck!

Thanks really appreciate your reply

Unregistered 28-04-2022 08:20 PM

One of the BEST place to start
 
Just started working in DSTA not too long ago :)

- Pay is about 5k for a Graduate in an Engineer job.

- Additional 400 dollars allowance every month.

- Bi-Annually increment of 3% to 5% (~$150)

- EOY bonus of 3 to 4 months

- Performance bonus in Apr every year ($100~$200)

Average salary: ~ 7.3k (per month about including 4months of bonus in the calculation)

BETTER THAN CONTRACT PAYING JOBS of 6k per month without bonuses.


I personally think it is a good place to start learning all the basics as there is PLENTY OF TIME for self-development (if you have the discipline to).

Being on TGP (Technology Graduate Programme) is AWESOME because a mentor will be assigned to you typically (a senior/principal engineer). This is extremely important in the early years of a career. Not to mention he/she (the mentor) is extremely EAGER to provide guidance for where we wanna venture into. Generally, people are wholesome in DSTA.

Look forward to meeting you, peeps! :)

Unregistered 28-04-2022 08:42 PM

One of the BEST place to start (part 2)
 
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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 216069)
Just started working in DSTA not too long ago :)

- Pay is about 5k for a Graduate in an Engineer job.

- Additional 400 dollars allowance every month.

- Bi-Annually increment of 3% to 5% (~$150)

- EOY bonus of 3 to 4 months

- Performance bonus in Apr every year ($100~$200)

Average salary: ~ 7.3k (per month about including 4months of bonus in the calculation)

BETTER THAN CONTRACT PAYING JOBS of 6k per month without bonuses.


I personally think it is a good place to start learning all the basics as there is PLENTY OF TIME for self-development (if you have the discipline to).

Being on TGP (Technology Graduate Programme) is AWESOME because a mentor will be assigned to you typically (a senior/principal engineer). This is extremely important in the early years of a career. Not to mention he/she (the mentor) is extremely EAGER to provide guidance for where we wanna venture into. Generally, people are wholesome in DSTA.

Look forward to meeting you, peeps! :)

after including*


To address the point brought up mentioning that the skills are not transferrable, there are Ex-Employees going into CSIT, Govtech, Facebook, Bytedance, Google and Banks after working in DSTA.

One thing's for sure, any form of IT-related skills in any company is always transferrable, but it really depends on how we learn and apply our skills.

Additionally, the benefits of working for this company not only include being able to contribute back to Singapore in various ways but there are also courses mandatory for new employees to go through to brush up on our cyber security knowledge and skills. (which may be really useful in our current digitalisation age)

Unregistered 28-04-2022 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 216069)
Just started working in DSTA not too long ago :)

- Pay is about 5k for a Graduate in an Engineer job.

- Additional 400 dollars allowance every month.

- Bi-Annually increment of 3% to 5% (~$150)

- EOY bonus of 3 to 4 months

- Performance bonus in Apr every year ($100~$200)

Average salary: ~ 7.3k (per month about including 4months of bonus in the calculation)

BETTER THAN CONTRACT PAYING JOBS of 6k per month without bonuses.


I personally think it is a good place to start learning all the basics as there is PLENTY OF TIME for self-development (if you have the discipline to).

Being on TGP (Technology Graduate Programme) is AWESOME because a mentor will be assigned to you typically (a senior/principal engineer). This is extremely important in the early years of a career. Not to mention he/she (the mentor) is extremely EAGER to provide guidance for where we wanna venture into. Generally, people are wholesome in DSTA.

Look forward to meeting you, peeps! :)

wow mean your pay is 5k+$400 every month sia.

also first time heard one year got 2x increment of 3 to 5%each ...

Unregistered 28-04-2022 11:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 216069)
Just started working in DSTA not too long ago :)

- Pay is about 5k for a Graduate in an Engineer job.

- Additional 400 dollars allowance every month.

- Bi-Annually increment of 3% to 5% (~$150)

- EOY bonus of 3 to 4 months

- Performance bonus in Apr every year ($100~$200)

Average salary: ~ 7.3k (per month about including 4months of bonus in the calculation)

BETTER THAN CONTRACT PAYING JOBS of 6k per month without bonuses.


I personally think it is a good place to start learning all the basics as there is PLENTY OF TIME for self-development (if you have the discipline to).

Being on TGP (Technology Graduate Programme) is AWESOME because a mentor will be assigned to you typically (a senior/principal engineer). This is extremely important in the early years of a career. Not to mention he/she (the mentor) is extremely EAGER to provide guidance for where we wanna venture into. Generally, people are wholesome in DSTA.

Look forward to meeting you, peeps! :)

Thank you for sharing this! If I am not wrong, they adjusted the pay for fresh graduate this year too! (around + 200/300)

Unregistered 29-04-2022 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 216069)
Just started working in DSTA not too long ago :)

- Pay is about 5k for a Graduate in an Engineer job.

- Additional 400 dollars allowance every month.

- Bi-Annually increment of 3% to 5% (~$150)

- EOY bonus of 3 to 4 months

- Performance bonus in Apr every year ($100~$200)

Average salary: ~ 7.3k (per month about including 4months of bonus in the calculation)

BETTER THAN CONTRACT PAYING JOBS of 6k per month without bonuses.


I personally think it is a good place to start learning all the basics as there is PLENTY OF TIME for self-development (if you have the discipline to).

Being on TGP (Technology Graduate Programme) is AWESOME because a mentor will be assigned to you typically (a senior/principal engineer). This is extremely important in the early years of a career. Not to mention he/she (the mentor) is extremely EAGER to provide guidance for where we wanna venture into. Generally, people are wholesome in DSTA.

Look forward to meeting you, peeps! :)

Still you are doing PM role managing vendors. If this is the type of job you want, go ahead. Quite a number of people have already left for better opportunities elsewhere.

Unregistered 01-05-2022 11:48 PM

Anyone here know how's working in dsta procurement like right now? Is it still as bad as what the glassdoor reviews are saying?

Unregistered 02-05-2022 09:09 PM

peeps joining dsta, think again....lotsa of old folks as principal engineers doing nothing and just drawing high salary.....if you are old, might like it....if you are young...pls run asap

Unregistered 02-05-2022 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 216642)
peeps joining dsta, think again....lotsa of old folks as principal engineers doing nothing and just drawing high salary.....if you are old, might like it....if you are young...pls run asap

Run to where? Name 1 place paying more than DSTA for old world engineering (mech/eee)

Unregistered 03-05-2022 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 216160)
Still you are doing PM role managing vendors. If this is the type of job you want, go ahead. Quite a number of people have already left for better opportunities elsewhere.

DSTA is like a big elephant. Project management work. Yes. Software development work, yes. Procurement work, yes. So need to pick the correct job. Being a contract staff employed by one of those hands on software companies netizens touted, & attached to DSTA to support software maintenance, I can say that some of the DSTA engineers didn't realised how lucky they are.

Why I didn't switched? Not due to some non poaching agreement between the companies but due to my degree and school. It still matters for Govt jobs.

Unregistered 03-05-2022 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 216699)
DSTA is like a big elephant. Project management work. Yes. Software development work, yes. Procurement work, yes. So need to pick the correct job. Being a contract staff employed by one of those hands on software companies netizens touted, & attached to DSTA to support software maintenance, I can say that some of the DSTA engineers didn't realised how lucky they are.

Why I didn't switched? Not due to some non poaching agreement between the companies but due to my degree and school. It still matters for Govt jobs.


the dsta guys are in a cocoon....hardly a few able to survive in outside world

Unregistered 03-05-2022 11:25 AM

s://.glassdoor.sg/Reviews/Employee-Review-Defence-Science-and-Technology-Agency-RVW63037573.htm

Unregistered 03-05-2022 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 216701)
the dsta guys are in a cocoon....hardly a few able to survive in outside world

Aiya, same across public service. it's a S'porean thing.

Unregistered 03-05-2022 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 216699)
DSTA is like a big elephant. Project management work. Yes. Software development work, yes. Procurement work, yes. So need to pick the correct job. Being a contract staff employed by one of those hands on software companies netizens touted, & attached to DSTA to support software maintenance, I can say that some of the DSTA engineers didn't realised how lucky they are.

Why I didn't switched? Not due to some non poaching agreement between the companies but due to my degree and school. It still matters for Govt jobs.

Contract staff can be non-Singaporeans ? Saw Indians working there

Unregistered 03-05-2022 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 216650)
Run to where? Name 1 place paying more than DSTA for old world engineering (mech/eee)

any other govt agencies ?

Unregistered 03-05-2022 02:03 PM

Why is no one talking about the first yr probation
 
heard that 1st yr probation pay is 3.9k for second upper?

Unregistered 03-05-2022 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 216714)
any other govt agencies ?

Obviously you dont know the difference between DSTA payscales and other gov agencies. Perhaps the only comparable one is HTX, but its essentially the same nature of work.

Unregistered 03-05-2022 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 216717)
heard that 1st yr probation pay is 3.9k for second upper?

No such thing as probation pay, it's 5K+ for 2nd upper now (male)

Unregistered 03-05-2022 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 216727)
No such thing as probation pay, it's 5K+ for 2nd upper now (male)

So still base on degree class, like civil service. Should have probation, but pay the same as confirmed staff

Unregistered 06-05-2022 10:01 AM

Lol, the difference in class honours doesn’t differ much, only up to $400 nia.

Unregistered 06-05-2022 11:02 AM

Glassdoor got 1 reply so jialat that DSTA HR had to reply. :o

Unregistered 06-05-2022 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 217007)
Lol, the difference in class honours doesn’t differ much, only up to $400 nia.

What! $400 a mth doing the same job, doesn't seem unfair ?

Unregistered 06-05-2022 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 217038)
What! $400 a mth doing the same job, doesn't seem unfair ?

Not that there's a bond right ? Anyone is free to move, if they disagree with such discrimination. but everywhere also got lah

Unregistered 11-05-2022 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 216069)
Just started working in DSTA not too long ago :)

- Pay is about 5k for a Graduate in an Engineer job.

- Additional 400 dollars allowance every month.

- Bi-Annually increment of 3% to 5% (~$150)

- EOY bonus of 3 to 4 months

- Performance bonus in Apr every year ($100~$200)

Average salary: ~ 7.3k (per month about including 4months of bonus in the calculation)

BETTER THAN CONTRACT PAYING JOBS of 6k per month without bonuses.


I personally think it is a good place to start learning all the basics as there is PLENTY OF TIME for self-development (if you have the discipline to).

Being on TGP (Technology Graduate Programme) is AWESOME because a mentor will be assigned to you typically (a senior/principal engineer). This is extremely important in the early years of a career. Not to mention he/she (the mentor) is extremely EAGER to provide guidance for where we wanna venture into. Generally, people are wholesome in DSTA.

Look forward to meeting you, peeps! :)

Can attest to this. Range was given to be around 4.9 to 5.3K as a incoming fresh grad joining DSTA.

No comments on the additional $400 allowance per month. Although I've heard about it, but there hasn't been anything substantial on how they give it (stated to be for specific IT roles?).

No comment on increments, although gauging from the range of 3 - 5%, I'd wager to say that it is a good and accurate estimate out there (as to the baseline for government increments).

EOY bonus is not 3 to 4 months. There is a mid-year bonus and an EOY bonus which, if combined together, is roughly ~1 month on average. Depends on the public service, really. I would presume that the commenter might have mistaken this with the additional 13th month bonus (not the same as mid-year and EOY bonuses!), which is issued around this timing.

Performance bonus is definitely graded and is a way lot higher than the range given. Discussed with HR back then and was told that the average PB is around ~2 months for an average performing worker.

Average salary is more or less around there ah. Really depends on the range, really, but from non-TGP but in technology-related roles, I would say it's about the same.

And yeah, looking forward to meeting you all too!

Unregistered 20-05-2022 11:45 AM

Anyone knows how much a Principal Enginner would be getting, and isit also aroind a 16mth package?

Unregistered 20-05-2022 09:38 PM

When does TGP start

Unregistered 21-05-2022 05:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 218457)
When does TGP start

Already started, saw the new hires on TGP. Very fortunate

Unregistered 21-05-2022 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 218488)
Already started, saw the new hires on TGP. Very fortunate

Just curious, how are the working hours (or future working hours) like for this?

Thank you!

Unregistered 22-05-2022 01:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 218488)
Already started, saw the new hires on TGP. Very fortunate

Meanwhile I just had my tgp interview this Friday, no wonder they ask me how soon can I start work. Haven't even gotten my uni final sem results though.

Unregistered 22-05-2022 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Unregistered (Post 218368)
Anyone knows how much a Principal Enginner would be getting, and isit also aroind a 16mth package?

You offered as Principal Engineer ? That is quite rare as you need to clock the tech competencies needed for the job.

Unregistered 15-06-2022 09:20 PM

Anyone know how is the salary package like more manager role in corporate services. Such as hr or marketing?

Thanks.


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