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Old 17-06-2021, 10:02 AM
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Hi all, I am a fresh grad from NUS and recently received verbal offers from LTA and DSTA for their software engineer role. HR only asked if I was interested and will be processing background check before sending me offer letter. Would like to get some advice on which would be a better statboard to join in terms of career progression and prospects, pay etc. TIA!
Is your background from Computer Science?

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Is your background from Computer Science?
Nope, I major in political science with a minor in economics

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Old 17-06-2021, 04:34 PM
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What's the total compensation like in admin service nowadays? Asking for the sake of curiosity.

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Hi all, I am a fresh grad from NUS and recently received verbal offers from LTA and DSTA for their software engineer role. HR only asked if I was interested and will be processing background check before sending me offer letter. Would like to get some advice on which would be a better statboard to join in terms of career progression and prospects, pay etc. TIA!
would advise against dsta. based on glassdoor and the dsta thread, seems like there are major organisational issues in the sb...

dsta also least transferable skills if you want to leave after a few years.
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would advise against dsta. based on glassdoor and the dsta thread, seems like there are major organisational issues in the sb...

dsta also least transferable skills if you want to leave after a few years.
Yup need to be careful of public sector. They pay higher starting salaries for a reason.
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Nope, I major in political science with a minor in economics
I was the one that posted #12060 as I thought you are a Com Eng thats why asking why not Govtech.

DSTA and LTA, not the best for SWE.. but if you need to choose, then LTA.

HDB, IRAS, CPF or STB are a few good place to beside Govtech for Software engineering role.
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Old 18-06-2021, 07:15 AM
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would advise against dsta. based on glassdoor and the dsta thread, seems like there are major organisational issues in the sb...

dsta also least transferable skills if you want to leave after a few years.
After reading many reviews in Glassdoor, I realise every company is a bad company. Apparently, unhappy staff took to Glassdoor to voice their unhappiness against the company. Every company will surely have unhappy staff due to misfit or personality clashes with bosses or colleagues. So I suggest you can read reviews in Glassdoor, but donít be too overly influenced by all the negative reviews. My father works whole life in DSTA btw. Of course he has his fair share of ups and downs, but he is well compensated for all his hard works.
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Old 18-06-2021, 09:37 AM
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Yup need to be careful of public sector. They pay higher starting salaries for a reason.
Could you elaborate further? Is it to hook graduates in for a few years before they realise they are irrelevant/unsuitable/inapt to the private sector? I'm assuming pay progression is very slow in public sector too (anyone else can opine)? The perks is the iron rice bowl I guess?
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After reading many reviews in Glassdoor, I realise every company is a bad company. Apparently, unhappy staff took to Glassdoor to voice their unhappiness against the company. Every company will surely have unhappy staff due to misfit or personality clashes with bosses or colleagues. So I suggest you can read reviews in Glassdoor, but donít be too overly influenced by all the negative reviews. My father works whole life in DSTA btw. Of course he has his fair share of ups and downs, but he is well compensated for all his hard works.
not to say that your father's experience isn't accurate, but i think it would not be right to dismiss the reviews in general based on one person's experience, especially given the volume of negative reviews which i must say is really unusual even for glassdoor. after all it is a big organisation and your father most likely is not in the departments that are experiencing real mismanagement issues. unhappy staff may be due to misfit/personality clashes, but it can also reveal actual problems in their department, especially if they are systemic.

so, suggest the poster who is lucky enough to have both dsta and lta offers, take the glassdoor reviews with pinch of salt, but don't ignore the negative reviews at the same time. best is if you can actually talk to someone in dsta to get an idea if possible
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Could you elaborate further? Is it to hook graduates in for a few years before they realise they are irrelevant/unsuitable/inapt to the private sector? I'm assuming pay progression is very slow in public sector too (anyone else can opine)? The perks is the iron rice bowl I guess?
Yep this is the main reason basically. Same as why uniformed organisations pay even more than just standard civil service at the fresh grad levels. Once you are accustomed to the high pay, you wont ever get out
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