A*Star (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) - Page 2 - Salary.sg Forums
Salary.sg Forums  

Go Back   Salary.sg Forums > The Salary.sg Discussion Forums: > Companies

Companies Discuss companies and organisations.




A*Star (Agency for Science, Technology and Research)

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 24-01-2013, 07:49 AM
Verified Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 18
kakarukeys is on a distinguished road
Default

I won't do that usually. But some interviewer may just try to deceive you about the market rate salary thinking that you probably haven't done any research. It's you who have to debunk his claim. If he does not hire you, so be it, go look for other gullible.

Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 06-02-2013, 10:09 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default nothing ersamoH

Actually Gov job has its good side too. been working almost 10 years..from lowly paid desktop support to network consultant. Working for different huge US MNC. The monthly pay and benefits are better than Gov jobs but every cent is hard earned. There is no such thing as being paid 8k,9k,10k over 10k a month and can shake leg.

Prepared to worked like a dog. Worked day and night and sometimes weekend. With this kind of pay do not expect not to bring your work back home.Unless you simply dont care. Then you wont progress either. First to go if outlook not good.

In US MNC, you can't retire. You will be kicked out when you reach 40s + . some even younger if department closed down. But Gov jobs wont do that. yes lower paid but if these kind of pay like 4.5k with yucky increment like 50-100 every year till 50+, i think overall you might earn more than in US MNC because the career there isn't that long.

And some people might say well i can save more quicker and used for investment. True but how many can? those who earned 8K above..some driving expensive cars..expensive house.. might save even lesser than those earning 4.5k. so its all talk cock only.

Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 06-02-2013, 10:47 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

speaking as a former a*star scientist - it has its perks. you do get to work with a lot of fun, young people. and among stat boards, a*star pays reasonably ok. my gripe is that they don't really invest in developing and growing their own people. comparatively, a career elsewhere (other stat boards or industry) would have a longer trajectory and more multifaceted. you get to learn more skills.

Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 07-02-2013, 10:51 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
speaking as a former a*star scientist - it has its perks. you do get to work with a lot of fun, young people. and among stat boards, a*star pays reasonably ok. my gripe is that they don't really invest in developing and growing their own people. comparatively, a career elsewhere (other stat boards or industry) would have a longer trajectory and more multifaceted. you get to learn more skills.
'' get to work with a lot of fun, young people '' == shake leg tok kok with student researchers in the canteen.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 07-02-2013, 10:53 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
) would have a longer trajectory and more multifaceted. you get to learn more skills.
simi 'multifaceted' 'trajectory'? the problem with a* people - too many big words and powerpoint presentations, too little actual work done.


Primary School English Grammar and Vocabulary Drills
Primary School English Grammar and Vocabulary Drills


SG Bus Timing App
SG Bus Timing App - the best bus app - available on iOS and Android


SGX Stocks Android App - check share prices
SGX Stocks [Android] App - check latest share prices on the go


SGX Stocks for iPad - check latest Singapore share prices
SGX Stocks [iPad] app
| SGX Stocks [iPhone] app
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 12-11-2019, 08:24 PM
Verified Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 23
boomZ is on a distinguished road
Default

May I ask how much does A*star pays for position as 'Head' in a Corporate group. Non research position.


Relevant 15 years of work experience but non scholar background.

Any advice will be appreciated.
Reply With Quote

  #17 (permalink)  
Old 14-11-2019, 03:48 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by boomZ View Post
May I ask how much does A*star pays for position as 'Head' in a Corporate group. Non research position.


Relevant 15 years of work experience but non scholar background.

Any advice will be appreciated.
6k per month. Haha
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 17-11-2019, 10:17 PM
Verified Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 23
boomZ is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
6k per month. Haha
Wow.. thats quite low for a 'Head'. thanks for info thou.

Any idea for Deputy Directors?
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 20-11-2019, 05:23 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Pay is low because there's not much to do there.

It's an open secret that these researchers take a lot of funds but produce little output. Of course, with that said, don't expect much career progression.
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 13-01-2020, 10:10 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Got a friend working as a Head, about $8500.00. More than 10 years working experience.

DD should $10K up?

But I dont know head and DD got any difference in benefits?


Primary School English Grammar and Vocabulary Drills
Primary School English Grammar and Vocabulary Drills


SG Bus Timing App
SG Bus Timing App - the best bus app - available on iOS and Android


SGX Stocks Android App - check share prices
SGX Stocks [Android] App - check latest share prices on the go


SGX Stocks for iPad - check latest Singapore share prices
SGX Stocks [iPad] app
| SGX Stocks [iPhone] app
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
astar

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Research engineer interview at A*Star aaaaa Income and Jobs 0 06-05-2017 09:19 AM
Star Recruitment kittymark1987 General Discussions 2 02-06-2016 11:02 AM
Star of KovanSingapore PROPERTYSHOWFLAT General Discussions 0 19-03-2016 08:09 PM
Research Exec - market research HideSpore Income and Jobs 16 13-11-2013 12:22 AM
Bachelor in Science/ Applied Science daniu82 Income and Jobs 1 29-10-2012 09:19 AM

» 30 Recent Threads
NCS (SingTel subsidiary) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
602 Replies, 477,206 Views
Lawyer Salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
14,895 Replies, 5,054,819 Views
Cybersecurity/Info security career ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
199 Replies, 51,414 Views
MAS for Mid Career Professionals ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
666 Replies, 335,338 Views
Q: Big4 - Yearly salary increment ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
3,952 Replies, 1,514,683 Views
DSTA (under Mindef) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,059 Replies, 775,718 Views
GovTech ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
729 Replies, 383,752 Views
How is life as a doctor in... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
3,235 Replies, 1,534,806 Views
Changi Airport Group ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
419 Replies, 405,786 Views
Year end bonus for civil service ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
345 Replies, 71,624 Views
ST Electronics ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,409 Replies, 643,859 Views
Factual Local Bank Salaries - DBS... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
551 Replies, 320,772 Views
NUS (National University of... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
144 Replies, 128,800 Views
How much are you earning per annum? ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
12,861 Replies, 4,482,353 Views
Compilation of MAs/Analysts Gross... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
844 Replies, 245,520 Views
Whats your net worth ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,870 Replies, 987,325 Views
Compare civil service salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
12,968 Replies, 7,661,148 Views
Owning a car in Singapore - the...
1 Replies, 900 Views
AML/Compliance/KYC professionals... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,541 Replies, 767,741 Views
Roles in accenture singapore ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,182 Replies, 586,590 Views
SIA AO grades ( 1 2 3)
26 Replies, 12,805 Views
GovTech Tech Associate Program... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
180 Replies, 56,118 Views
Civil Service Performance Bonus ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,808 Replies, 2,164,535 Views
Citibank Singapore ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
172 Replies, 115,195 Views
Standard Chartered International... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
70 Replies, 78,411 Views
OCBC Graduate Talent Programme... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
932 Replies, 293,552 Views
Career at Keppel
4 Replies, 1,432 Views
Exxon Mobil Equipment tech or... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,930 Replies, 648,771 Views
IMDA (under MCI) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
213 Replies, 81,721 Views
Civil Svc/ Statboard - Typical... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
4,061 Replies, 1,882,936 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2



All times are GMT +8. The time now is 09:30 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2