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Looking to return to singapore from the us. Spent the last 10 years consulting in the us - 4 with ibm and 6 with slalom. Any tips on which firms to target or avoid, based on prospects and culture?

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you should definitely try out ST Electronics, it is a premium system integration and tech consulting firm which does major groundbreaking projects for SG govt as well as major private firms.


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PM me. I can refer you.


Wanna join EY in Singapore? Lots of travel within SE Asia and SG Government projects tho

RFQs from the government and government linked corporations (GLCs) are hard to win and deliver due to some mechanisms 1. they look for 3 vendors who can offer the cheapest rates due to a governmental policy being set up that takes effect for all vendor contracts across governmental agencies. 2. RFQs from them are usually written in an all-encompassing manner. Which means the requirement is not precise and can be interpreted in many forms. It may seem good as then vendors can be creative with their solutions, but in reality it is so that the clients can argue their way out of a delivered piece of work by saying we did not meet their requirements. this results in massive scope creep as they try to interpret what they have written in the RFQ as more work is delivered by the vendors. 3. high frequency of status reporting from the vendors is required. these status reports consume way too many hours in terms of face2face meetings and often involves the developers as clients would always want to speak to them to understand the technical limitations. they typically do not trust the vendor's business analyst and clients would have hired a functional project manager or business analyst on their side to take care of the 'translating functional requirements to technical work' when in reality they just ask for updates very frequently throughout the day. 4. frequent demonstrations of the system while it is in the process of being delivered. this happens when the system is marked as a high visibility project aimed to get most of the people on the client's team their promotion, or to be used for massive policy changes in Singapore. expect lots of time where you cant perform your system integration work and have to prepare the system as if it has already gone live for their demonstrations to their bosses (eg. ministers).


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