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Singapore Work Culture

 
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Hi,

Can somebody let me know work culture of Singapore? I have been selected as a permanent employee for one of the UK based Investement Banks in Singapore. The nature of work is executive in JAVA & J2EE domain.

Please share your experience about work culture in Singapore.

Thanks

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Kandy
 
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I worked in Singapore for almost 7 years as a Java/J2EE Developer. People tend to work long hours there. I felt work places lacked efficiency. One notable difference is that I have not seen smart developers throughout my career there, only a few good once worth taking note of.

Now I work in Australia and I can clearly see the difference in work cultures. Here people have more respect for one another, more prfessional, do not work long hours, know how to balance personal life with professional life. Most importantly I have seen very smart people and working with them has been an absolute pleasure.
 
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Thanks buddy. I have been getting the same response from other friends as well.
 
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It is surprising. I was expecting the work culture at Singapore to be similar to US/Europe (since it is a developed economy). But from what you have mentioned, it resembles culture of Indian service companies.
 
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Singapore Work Culture Sucks!
 
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Originally posted by Saliya Jinadasa:
[QB]People tend to work long hours there. I felt work places lacked efficiency.

QB]



Cannot agree more
 
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I believe that work culture depends on specific company; we cannot generalize a country as a whole. For example employers likes Barclay´┐Żs Capital maintain good work culture, means fixed working time (not my experience, I got feedback from one of friend). The same may not be true for other company. Also, it depends on project Phase. If SIT/UAT goes on, then it can eat you weekends. I met with a lot of smart and knowledgeable people. Overall, I find Singapore is a good place to work. You can give a try
 
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I moved from US to Singapore after 8 years and I do agree with each line you posted . I dont see smart developers ,lack of competency , dull kinda ppl .

Originally posted by Saliya Jinadasa:
I worked in Singapore for almost 7 years as a Java/J2EE Developer. People tend to work long hours there. I felt work places lacked efficiency. One notable difference is that I have not seen smart developers throughout my career there, only a few good once worth taking note of.

Now I work in Australia and I can clearly see the difference in work cultures. Here people have more respect for one another, more prfessional, do not work long hours, know how to balance personal life with professional life. Most importantly I have seen very smart people and working with them has been an absolute pleasure.

 
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Is it good to shift from India to Singapore for work?
 
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