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Old 01-05-2020, 06:45 PM
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What is the typical career progression for procurement executive? i.e how long does it take to promote to the next position? And how are the increments in salary?

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Old 02-05-2020, 12:53 AM
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I was "fooled" into joining dsta because of the high salary when I first graduated three years ago. Hoping to get out of the company now but with lack of necessary skills, employers are not keen in hiring me. I feel like I'm stuck in a blackhole.
Are you still stuck in DSTA? I've seen people from totally non-related fields switch to data science after taking some courses, is it possible in your case?

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What is the typical career progression for procurement executive? i.e how long does it take to promote to the next position? And how are the increments in salary?
2 years to next grade. subsequent grade will about 2-3 yrs

increment ~300+ is the highest as comapred to other agencies doing prcourement fucntion

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2 years to next grade. subsequent grade will about 2-3 yrs

increment ~300+ is the highest as comapred to other agencies doing prcourement fucntion
I see. By grade, do you mean that the job title changes too? So from executive to lead then to manager? By any chance, do you know how the whole compensation of the role is like? Aws, bonus, leaves etc. Thanks in advance!
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So my husband working in dsta for 8 years. He always say they never increase his salary. No promotion. But he always go out for a drink to celebrate collegue's promotion. Then I accidentally open his phone and I found out his take home money is 6400 plus. After the navy he study 4 yrs degree electronic Enge. Weapon department. Husband lied. Why?
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So my husband working in dsta for 8 years. He always say they never increase his salary. No promotion. But he always go out for a drink to celebrate collegue's promotion. Then I accidentally open his phone and I found out his take home money is 6400 plus. After the navy he study 4 yrs degree electronic Enge. Weapon department. Husband lied. Why?
Which part is lying? Promotion and increment are separate issues.
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Hi, may I know why you said the skills is non transferrable for engineering side/roles if you are jumping to the new company given that both the companies belong to the same industry?
From quite a bit of research (across the forums, nothing formal at all), a lot of people are saying working in DSTA is mostly project management. No idea though
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Old 04-05-2020, 08:43 PM
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I received an offer for DSTA merit scholarship, 3 years sponsorship but bond capped at 2 years. Seems that people are saying if you join DSTA, your skills will be nontransferrable but that is mainly for the engineering side/roles. I am studying data science so does it seem reasonable to say that these concerns will not be there for me since data science done at dsta could be more outwards-transferrable than engineering? Also I know you obviously will get nowhere near FAANG renumeration, but is it even less than the median 5k starting for say, nus biz analytics?
bump for you, also want to know.
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Anybody applied for procurement this year and cleared the security check yet?
Received a verbal offer 1 week aft interview. Awaiting g50 clearance right now


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Hello folks,

I was browsing through the careers page at DSTA, when I saw an opening for procurement executive/snr executive at DSTA.

I have been told that the procurement department experiences high turnover, mainly due to the high workload. I have also heard some stories (anecdotal in nature; unverifiable) that the working hours are very long in the procurement department, so much so that the earliest you can leave for home is 6:30PM, assuming that report to work at 8:30am.

Another pain-point would be the routine work, which I don't mind honestly. But from what I gather, it is a gloomy picture of DSTA's procurement department. Anybody can give inputs? How are the bosses like?

Applied for their role because I needed a job. At the stage where they are asking for additional documents. No invites for interviews yet, probably due to the circuit breaker period.
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