PSA International Reviews

Updated Jun 2, 2020

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3.4
69%
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PSA International Group CEO Tan Chong Meng
Tan Chong Meng
60 Ratings
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  1. "-"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Engineer in Singapore

    I worked at PSA International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great workplace with strong work ethics

    Cons

    Long working hours and fast paced.

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    PSA International2020-06-03
  2. "Good learning ground for fresh graduates"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PSA International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are willing to teach and help

    Cons

    Working hours can be long at times

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    PSA International2020-05-09
  3. "Decent place"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PSA International full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits with fun colleagues

    Cons

    Long hours and shift work

    PSA International2020-05-21
  4. "Good"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PSA International full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Bonus is above market rate

    Cons

    Frequent OT, 2-3 times per week

    PSA International2020-05-03
  5. "Lots of incentive during peak period"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Operations Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PSA International full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of incentives during peak period, ample opportunities for growth

    Cons

    shift working hours , lots of KPI to hit

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    PSA International2020-04-08
  6. "Company with vision and foresight"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Manager in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PSA International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company has laid out a plan to grow beyond just container handling business, into the logistics industry. Hence, new business units are being set up and thus more opportunities for staff to grow in new areas. Pay package is pretty good when look into totality (i.e. gross) as they pay industry-median salary but with very good bonuses. Top management is objective-driven, wiling to learn new things and accepts the fact that change is the only constant. Company (as a Group) is led a very good Group CEO, Tan Chong Meng. In IT, transformation was initially slow, but is picking up pace. Agile product devt teams are growing in numbers.

    Cons

    Like many companies, middle-management is a mixed bag. There are really great managers/leaders, and really bad ones who are actually competent individual contributors.

    PSA International2020-02-17
  7. "Poor management"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at PSA International full-time

    Pros

    Good Bonus And work life balance

    Cons

    Poor management And admin staff

    PSA International2020-02-28
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not the best place for learning"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Singapore
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PSA International full-time

    Pros

    remuneration better than mkt rate

    Cons

    slow to changes, not open to new ideas although mgt say they are

    PSA International2020-02-06
  9. "Work at psa"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PSA International full-time

    Pros

    3 days work 2 days off

    Cons

    No welfare, low pay for high safety job

    PSA International2020-01-20
  10. Helpful (4)

    "If you live and breathe tech. Steer clear of this place."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PSA International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pretty much none as you shall see.

    Cons

    Office politics that crosses a line. People get promoted on seniority and favouritism even if they engage in moonlighting and personal day trading activities. Technically weak organization, more a project management role crossed with programmer role than that of SWE. No automated CICD pipeline, partial automation is not automation. No agile practices. I’m a scrum master and have pushed it for years there. They finally decided to do agile on projects with people already earmarked for promotion. Not for their technical foresight, they weren’t the ones pushing for agile. Pretty certain their move to microservices is again not well thought out. No OO for such a large scale system let alone application of SOLID principles let alone CAP theorem. No unit testing. They may assert otherwise but there is not a line of test code that I have seen. It’s triggered manually. I shall leave out the details. No QA team or QA testing. You are on your own. Teams come to integration testing with bugs that can and should be caught at unit testing. Managers are all more old school project management. No product owners. Managers are technically extremely weak, or wilfully incompetent (qualify this by saying if they even know some of the concepts listed in this post the only logical alternative is wilful incompetence). Many basic concepts of modern software development processes fly right over their head. Basically there is no tech lead or software development managers. If you contend with the fact that they are mere project managers, then it’s upper management that is the problem. Whilst there are some logical demarcations in the software system that’s probably a result of conway’s law there is very little robustness in the design. Error and fault propagates cross departments and result in extremely challenging 24/7 duty on calls. Pay is low for the work I can but can’t produce due to the above stated reasons. But pay is too high for the actual quality and technical sophistication as a whole.

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    PSA International2020-02-08
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