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EP pending on week 4 now

Postby teejay_ » Thu, 18 May 2017 2:54 am

I recently got a job offer as a product designer for Grab in Singapore with a monthly offer of $7k SGD a month. I got my bachelor's degree from University of California, Santa Barbara and have work experience in the Bay Area/Silicon Valley. Grab HR applied for my EP 3 and a half weeks ago, and the status is still pending. Why is this taking so long? Should I be worried?
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Re: EP pending on week 4 now

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 18 May 2017 8:41 am

teejay_ wrote:I recently got a job offer as a product designer for Grab in Singapore with a monthly offer of $7k SGD a month. I got my bachelor's degree from University of California, Santa Barbara and have work experience in the Bay Area/Silicon Valley. Grab HR applied for my EP 3 and a half weeks ago, and the status is still pending. Why is this taking so long? Should I be worried?


You just gotta wait it out.

You hold an American passport I guess.

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Re: EP pending on week 4 now

Postby teejay_ » Thu, 18 May 2017 9:33 am

I thought having an American passport and coming from silicon Valley would help speed it up. Why do you say that's why it might be delayed?
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Re: EP pending on week 4 now

Postby jamie9vardy » Thu, 18 May 2017 9:53 am

teejay_ wrote:I thought having an American passport and coming from silicon Valley would help speed it up. Why do you say that's why it might be delayed?

Not due to that. Singapore government has tightened up over the past 18-24 months in granting employment pass. They're scrutinizing locals-foreigner ratio in a company, more thorough vetting of your educational and professional background, etc.

http://m.todayonline.com/singapore/empl ... d-swee-say

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Re: EP pending on week 4 now

Postby Barnsley » Thu, 18 May 2017 9:58 am

teejay_ wrote:I recently got a job offer as a product designer for Grab in Singapore


When you finally get your pass , can you design something that keeps giving me good offers :D

Is GrabPlane or GrabBoat being developed?
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Re: EP pending on week 4 now

Postby ecureilx » Thu, 18 May 2017 10:21 am

teejay_ wrote:I thought having an American passport and coming from silicon Valley would help speed it up. Why do you say that's why it might be delayed?


Are you an American by birth ??

Barnsley wrote:
teejay_ wrote:I recently got a job offer as a product designer for Grab in Singapore


When you finally get your pass , can you design something that keeps giving me good offers :D

Is GrabPlane or GrabBoat being developed?


There is Grab Heli in Philippines. Not sure what's the uptake :D

http://www.techpatrl.com/grab-helicopter/

Models in the News Bit NOT included ;)
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Re: EP pending on week 4 now

Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 18 May 2017 11:42 am

teejay_ wrote:I recently got a job offer as a product designer for Grab in Singapore with a monthly offer of $7k SGD a month. I got my bachelor's degree from University of California, Santa Barbara and have work experience in the Bay Area/Silicon Valley. Grab HR applied for my EP 3 and a half weeks ago, and the status is still pending. Why is this taking so long? Should I be worried?


You might want to be worried, but it's hard to tell.

$7k aint much... more than EP minimums, true... but about the average salary of a 5 to 7 year IT professional in Singapore... so... I am sure they are debating over a kopi whether or not granting you an EP will cost a local a job.

You don't say how much experience you have, but if it's limited, then the gahmen is going to want to know why Grab can't find "product designers" locally. Face it, mate... it's a software business... and product designer can mean anything.

So, the folks ponder just what in the hell a "product designer" might be and whether or not a local could fill the role.

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Re: EP pending on week 4 now

Postby teejay_ » Sat, 16 Sep 2017 9:51 am

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Re: EP pending on week 4 now

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Re: EP pending on week 4 now

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