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Old 24-07-2020, 01:54 PM
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Hi All,

Am in my mid-30s and looking to transit to a middle management role in MPA IT sector. But i am not able to find any information with regards to the culture and pay ranges online.

Any experts would like to shed some info on the above.

Many thanks in advance !!

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It's my former coy, their paying power is very high as they collect port duties. Every Sep will announce corporate bonus (lump sum) based on the amount of port duties collected. This is in additional to the public service bonuses. The rest of the benefits more or less same.

For grade and salary, they do not follow MX and their grades + salary range cross MX grades and ranges. Entry level starts from grade 8, MX12 = 9/10, MX 11 = 11/12, etc. Their salary ceiling is very much higher too. For grade 10, the ceiling is $66xx compared to MX12 ceiling of $58xx.

Culture wise, personally don't find it good when I was there. Most senior management were parachuted in from private or from navy or amy. Everyone has their own agenda, very hard to work. Some other divisions, even within themselves also have politics. A lot of people hang on for the pay and bonuses because the annual remuneration is really very good. Their PB quantum is also higher - I got 2.5 for C+ grade when I was in grade 10.

There are also reviews on Glassdoor which you can reference to.

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Thanks bro for enlightenment.

Can share roughly how was your interview process like?

Also i curious the reason u left?

Thanks !

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It's my former coy, their paying power is very high as they collect port duties. Every Sep will announce corporate bonus (lump sum) based on the amount of port duties collected. This is in additional to the public service bonuses. The rest of the benefits more or less same.

For grade and salary, they do not follow MX and their grades + salary range cross MX grades and ranges. Entry level starts from grade 8, MX12 = 9/10, MX 11 = 11/12, etc. Their salary ceiling is very much higher too. For grade 10, the ceiling is $66xx compared to MX12 ceiling of $58xx.

Culture wise, personally don't find it good when I was there. Most senior management were parachuted in from private or from navy or amy. Everyone has their own agenda, very hard to work. Some other divisions, even within themselves also have politics. A lot of people hang on for the pay and bonuses because the annual remuneration is really very good. Their PB quantum is also higher - I got 2.5 for C+ grade when I was in grade 10.

There are also reviews on Glassdoor which you can reference to.
A lot of Ivan Lim type of people?
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wa ... omg like that ..

oh yes if u dun mind can roughly share how is the typical merit increment like? is it like usual stat board.. around 5 to 7 percent?

agar how many rounds of interview during ya time?

thanks once again !
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During my time (a couple years ago) one 1 round of interview. Just the Dir and HR and another neutral party or your direct sup. Get their offer within 3 days. If you are from private sector, can try and negotiate a higher salary and make sure they don't shortchange you on your grade. If you are a transfer from public service I think everything remained the same.

MI is ~3-4%, it's a lump sum but in percentage it's around there. Even though it might be lower than what people here claimed, bear in mind that their salary range for every grade is much wider than MX scale and they pay corporate bonus every Sep. Also, your next MI will be on your first anniversary then next MI (Apr), will be prorated based on when you join. E.g. join Mar 20, next MI is Mar 21, in Apr 22 your MI will be prorate (Mar-Dec). Most agencies are adopting this practice cos first year is standard grace C, your MI will be lower due to lower performance grace.

Ivan Lim type of people, I personally didn't met any during my time. The industry is supportive of MPA cos they provided some much funding. Anyone from the industry will know to be nice to MPA so their request for funding will be approved.\

As to why I left, there was an opportunity for me to move to a better environment and learn something new. I could have stayed for a while more and try to aim for AD but the internal fight is too much. My Dir wasn't great, colleagues weren't collaborative enough. For the money I was taking, it wasn't worth it managing the work (mine and those that others cannot deliver) and the environment. I'm taking about 10-15% less annually but I am very much happier with more time for family and things important to us.
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Old 25-07-2020, 11:34 PM
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Thanks bro. Really appreciate your sharing of your insights! It's very detailed

Based on your feedback, it seems like you overtime alot during your stint in MPA haha... Can share your role there also incase i am shortlisted and its the same role lol then i really need to consider


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Which post are you applying for? Not comfortable sharing what I was doing because quite specific.
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Which post are you applying for? Not comfortable sharing what I was doing because quite specific.
Hi to hijack on this thread, i am trying to apply for Manager/ Senior Manager (Maritime Cyber Security) and IT Manager/ Senior IT Manager (Sectoral Systems Development).
Do you happen to have any info on the above 2 jobs? as i saw the reviews from glassdoor seems quite bad for IT Roles in MPA. TIA
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