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by throwawaypep
Sat, 30 Nov 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Positive Experiences/Success Stories
Replies: 17
Views: 3021

Re: Positive Experiences/Success Stories

I am in a somewhat good spot now. I've lived in Singapore for a little more than 10 years, moving here when I was young and naive for my first job out of university. I make good money now, but i'm bored out of my mind - I feel a severe lack of interesting things to do and people to meet outside of w...
by throwawaypep
Tue, 30 Apr 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: How to deal with companies that insist on seeing your payslips before making an offer?
Replies: 12
Views: 5366

Re: How to deal with companies that insist on seeing your payslips before making an offer?

Thanks for your perspectives, BBCDoc and SE. The firm is a large and well known financial institution, and the role is at a fairly senior grade, typically awarded to people with 10 to 15+ years of experience. I know independent of the recruiter that the role *can* pay up to this level - I have seen ...
by throwawaypep
Tue, 30 Apr 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: How to deal with companies that insist on seeing your payslips before making an offer?
Replies: 12
Views: 5366

How to deal with companies that insist on seeing your payslips before making an offer?

I have 10+ years of experience and have been interviewing for mid to senior roles in software / data engineering. I am in the late stages with a large finance / fintech firm, but they insist on knowing my current comp and seeing my payslips before they can proceed with an offer. I make around 200 k ...
by throwawaypep
Tue, 21 Aug 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Multiple applications for Employment Pass
Replies: 7
Views: 2294

Re: Multiple applications for Employment Pass

SMS's attitude towards job-hopping, or as he puts it, "playing hopscotch" is rather objectionable. You don't owe it to your employers to continue working if they can't keep up with market pay. And "market pay" is simply what you can convince an employer to pay you. Let's not pretend that employees a...
by throwawaypep
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Which job offer would you take?
Replies: 3
Views: 1268

Which job offer would you take?

I'm at a crossroads with having to decide between 2 job offers, and I'd love to hear the forum's opinion on it. Here is my current situation: I'm a hybrid data scientist / software engineer. I work for a large finance MNC, and make around 210k all-in. I can work remote or from home for almost 100% o...
by throwawaypep
Thu, 26 Jul 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Salary comparison : India vs Singapore
Replies: 5
Views: 2767

Re: Salary comparison : India vs Singapore

I think somewhere between 120-150k is likely what most people would get offered at your level, especially if they were interviewing for the job from outside the country. But - don't let that stop you from asking! Life can be quite expensive here, especially if your kid is of school going age.
by throwawaypep
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Salary comparison : India vs Singapore
Replies: 5
Views: 2767

Re: Salary comparison : India vs Singapore

That would be on the high side, but no harm in asking!
by throwawaypep
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: Question about Salary Negotiation?
Replies: 2
Views: 1198

Re: Question about Salary Negotiation?

What kind of data science work will you be doing, what industry does the MNC operate in, and what did your previous experience consist of?

Depending on your answers to these questions, most people in SG will be making between 8-15k per month.
by throwawaypep
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Will this plan for freelancing in SG work?
Replies: 7
Views: 5461

Re: Will this plan for freelancing in SG work?

Thanks for the thorough explanation SE, i appreciate it! You are right, i didn't know that you need a business entity in Singapore to provide goods and services in Singapore. I scoured the forums even more over the last few days, and i saw this post you made in 2016: https://forum.singaporeexpats.co...
by throwawaypep
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Will this plan for freelancing in SG work?
Replies: 7
Views: 5461

Re: Will this plan for freelancing in SG work?

The Singapore company that i will be freelancing for will sign a contract with the foreign corporation. I will be an employee of the foreign corp, and I will have no directorship / ownership in it. All this while i'll continue working for my current employer to keep my PEP. My current employer is of...
by throwawaypep
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Will this plan for freelancing in SG work?
Replies: 7
Views: 5461

Re: Will this plan for freelancing in SG work?

Thanks for your reply, SE! Also, thank you for the numerous posts you have made on this forum, i appreciate them very much! See, the only way you can declare your foreign income in Singapore is via an unregistered sole proprietorship. You file your business earnings on the SP sheet of you personal i...
by throwawaypep
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Business in Singapore
Topic: Will this plan for freelancing in SG work?
Replies: 7
Views: 5461

Will this plan for freelancing in SG work?

Hi all, First off, let me thank the numerous contributors to this forum, i have learned a lot from you! :) I hold a PEP, and i have opportunities to work as a freelance / contractor for Singapore companies. I know that you can't normally freelance if you are on an EP or PEP. MoM doesn't care if have...
by throwawaypep
Sat, 09 Jun 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: UBS salary
Replies: 14
Views: 3665

Re: UBS salary

Thanks for your perspectives, Brian and the_ref. We have people who work for us who both match and exceed your (very general) profile and have the specific domain skills we are need. Could you elaborate more on the specific domain skills you are referring to? Even though some of your skills are in d...
by throwawaypep
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: UBS salary
Replies: 14
Views: 3665

Re: UBS salary

What kind of roles do you hire for, Brian? Do you have any experience hiring for data science / machine learning / advanced analytics? Do you think there are reasonable chances of making 350k+ with my background?
by throwawaypep
Fri, 08 Jun 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Careers & Jobs in Singapore
Topic: UBS salary
Replies: 14
Views: 3665

Re: UBS salary

Okay, here is some background about me: 10 years of experience in data science, machine learning & AI. Out of those, around 6 years were in academia, 1 year in startups and the rest in finance. I have published novel ML research, have a Masters degree from a local university and have lead small (4-6...

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