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Old 05-07-2009, 03:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Real Story View Post
This is true. Engineering is having the one of the worst pay in Singapore. Even though, you are a A star scholar or whatever, the pay is still worse than those of your peers that ventures out into business sectors.

If you are thinking of having an engineering background degree and ventures into other occupation successfully and getting better pay. I can tell you, then you shouldn't go for engineer at all, at the 1st place.

I do know of people who do career switches, and they do it only investing in 2~3 years in engineering. And those that are highly paid and rewarded engineers are in fact known as entreprenuer.

I was a NSTB scholar in local university. NSTB is now known as A star. That's was 10+ years ago. After gradated, I work in few MNC. Now hold a manager position. But constantly, we are face with recession, and lay off. In fact, even though I consider myself lucky. My salary was not even comparable to those classmate I know of in IT or business line.

Engineering can be market as very rewarding. But in fact it isn't. These are all marketing engineers are needed to be the base for the industries.
Sincere advice: you can probably get ahead by first brushing up on your writing. Read more and learn to express yourself clearly in proper English.

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Old 10-07-2009, 11:39 AM
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I read in previous post someone earn 200k pa selling servers & IT services
Well, talking about sales, how much in general sales earn compared to the performance? 5% of sales volume? 10% of profit made?

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Old 04-04-2010, 01:56 AM
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Hi All,

As an update, NTU/NUS/SMU graduates entering banking operations & IT (as a business/technical analyst) are given annual package of 45-55K in year 2010 intake.
Apparently, this coincides with this news (dated 27th March 2010):
Banks step up hiring

Besides back office positions, front office positions such as private bankers, investment bankers, asset managers, as well as consultants are pretty much in demand too.


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Old 29-04-2010, 09:20 AM
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Default precisiong engineering

how about precision engineering?

any thoughts on this disciplinary?
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Old 25-05-2015, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by begtodiffer--- View Post
I am an ex-engineer working in a bank as some calls it front office treasury role.
This is another kuku bird. Treasury is a MID office role.
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