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Additional benefits for employees

Post by ramacpr » Wed, 22 Jun 2022 11:16 pm

Hi All,
I have accepted a Software Engineer job here in SG and I will be moving to Singapore shortly.
Currently, the company will be providing monthly pay, 13th-month pay, health insurance, and dental.
Are there any other benefits I should be aware of and be negotiating with the employers? I also heard that as I will be moving into Singapore on EP the employer needs to provide relocation benefits. Should I be asking them for this?
Please guide me with info on the benefits which I should be discussing with the employer.

Thank you in advance... :)

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Re: Additional benefits for employees

Post by Lisafuller » Thu, 23 Jun 2022 3:54 am

Will they be providing money for housing? Do you have kids? Where is your home country?

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Re: Additional benefits for employees

Post by therat » Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:07 am

I'm confused.

Your other post (viewtopic.php?f=78&t=148008&p=868126#p868126), you mention you have book a slot to walk in for LTVP completion.

This post you stated, you will be coming to Singapore under EP.

2 posting is 3 min different,

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Re: Additional benefits for employees

Post by ramacpr » Thu, 23 Jun 2022 9:11 pm

therat wrote:
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 10:07 am
I'm confused.

Your other post (viewtopic.php?f=78&t=148008&p=868126#p868126), you mention you have book a slot to walk in for LTVP completion.

This post you stated, you will be coming to Singapore under EP.

2 posting is 3 min different,
Sorry for the confusion, let me clarify... I replied with an update to the post quite late. I received LTVP 2nd week of May and only yesterday my EP application has been submitted.

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Re: Additional benefits for employees

Post by ramacpr » Thu, 23 Jun 2022 9:12 pm

Lisafuller wrote:
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 3:54 am
Will they be providing money for housing? Do you have kids? Where is your home country?
money for housing - No (is this a benefit many get in Singapore?)
have kids - No
home country - India

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Re: Additional benefits for employees

Post by therat » Thu, 23 Jun 2022 9:43 pm

Just my 2 cents.
I think housing allowance is only for expat.
your home company post you to another country

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Re: Additional benefits for employees

Post by Lisafuller » Fri, 24 Jun 2022 4:23 am

ramacpr wrote:
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 9:12 pm
Lisafuller wrote:
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 3:54 am
Will they be providing money for housing? Do you have kids? Where is your home country?
money for housing - No (is this a benefit many get in Singapore?)
have kids - No
home country - India
Housing allowances are quite common for expats.

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Re: Additional benefits for employees

Post by Lisafuller » Fri, 24 Jun 2022 4:24 am

therat wrote:
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 9:43 pm
Just my 2 cents.
I think housing allowance is only for expat.
your home company post you to another country
But open he never specified if he was posted to singapore, the way it was phrased, if anything, suggests that he was offered a position here which he accepted.

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Re: Additional benefits for employees

Post by therat » Fri, 24 Jun 2022 9:15 am

Lisafuller wrote:
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 4:24 am
therat wrote:
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 9:43 pm
Just my 2 cents.
I think housing allowance is only for expat.
your home company post you to another country
But open he never specified if he was posted to singapore, the way it was phrased, if anything, suggests that he was offered a position here which he accepted.
ya. her statement all quite confusing. especially she create few topic.

Let me try to regroup her topic time line

1st. Topic: Remote work with LTVP - post on 18 Mar
viewtopic.php?f=78&t=147191&p=863961#p863961
"My husband has an EP and I will be getting my LTVP in 2-3 weeks. I have found a remote job that is not based in Singapore. As they are not based in Singapore they cannot apply for an EP for me but would be paying me as per my country of residency (India).
My question is can I work remotely from Singapore (with LTVP)?"
2nd topic : Can I walk in for LTVP completion? - post on 11 May
- asking about can she just walk in to ICA to completed the LTVP

3rd topic: Have I made a mistake? - post on 22 Jun
asking -
I am a software developer with 9 years of experience in C#, .Net, C++, WPF, etc
I have accepted a job here in SG for S$6600 per month (before taxes). When I asked a few of the people they said that it is a good number but as I see many other developers with similar years of experience getting paid almost double that me... :cry:
I am wondering if I have agreed too soon and made a huge mistake by doing so as this would be my base salary against which my salary in the next company (if I ever decide to switch) is negotiated.
4th topic - which is this thread.
Which she has answer on her 2nd topic. She has received LTVP 2nd week of May -- isn't that mean she already in Singapore?

and 22 June, her EP application has been submitted.

For what I read, she has find a job locally while she is in LTVP and accepted it.
Which mean.. local term. It is not a expat job.
If that is the case, does housing allowance apply to her?

I think need HR expert to advise.

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Re: Additional benefits for employees

Post by bro75 » Fri, 24 Jun 2022 9:25 am

Your list of benefits are standard and is ok. How much vacation leaves are given?
Other companies provide ESPP (discounted stock purchases), RSU (stock grants), annual bonuses, shared tickets to SG attractions, optical reimbursement, bachelor/master degree reimbursement and time off allowance, fuel reimbursement for field positions, mobile reimbursement, hybrid working, internet and WFH supplies reimbursement.

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Re: Additional benefits for employees

Post by smoulder » Fri, 24 Jun 2022 9:33 am

Lisafuller wrote:
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 4:23 am
ramacpr wrote:
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 9:12 pm
Lisafuller wrote:
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 3:54 am
Will they be providing money for housing? Do you have kids? Where is your home country?
money for housing - No (is this a benefit many get in Singapore?)
have kids - No
home country - India
Housing allowances are quite common for expats.
Nope they are not. They are few and far between nowadays. Most foreigners get posted here on local terms, whatever that may be for the role and level that they are filling.

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Re: Additional benefits for employees

Post by Lisafuller » Sat, 25 Jun 2022 4:55 am

smoulder wrote:
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 9:33 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 4:23 am
ramacpr wrote:
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 9:12 pm

money for housing - No (is this a benefit many get in Singapore?)
have kids - No
home country - India
Housing allowances are quite common for expats.
Nope they are not. They are few and far between nowadays. Most foreigners get posted here on local terms, whatever that may be for the role and level that they are filling.
Sounds like we have very different experiences, most of my friends who are expats are either European or American and have come to Singapore with their children’s education being paid for, along with some housing allowance that allows them to be able to afford to rent landed properties in the Thomson & Woodlands area.

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Re: Additional benefits for employees

Post by Lisafuller » Sat, 25 Jun 2022 4:56 am

therat wrote:
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 9:15 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 4:24 am
therat wrote:
Thu, 23 Jun 2022 9:43 pm
Just my 2 cents.
I think housing allowance is only for expat.
your home company post you to another country
But open he never specified if he was posted to singapore, the way it was phrased, if anything, suggests that he was offered a position here which he accepted.
ya. her statement all quite confusing. especially she create few topic.

Let me try to regroup her topic time line

1st. Topic: Remote work with LTVP - post on 18 Mar
viewtopic.php?f=78&t=147191&p=863961#p863961
"My husband has an EP and I will be getting my LTVP in 2-3 weeks. I have found a remote job that is not based in Singapore. As they are not based in Singapore they cannot apply for an EP for me but would be paying me as per my country of residency (India).
My question is can I work remotely from Singapore (with LTVP)?"
2nd topic : Can I walk in for LTVP completion? - post on 11 May
- asking about can she just walk in to ICA to completed the LTVP

3rd topic: Have I made a mistake? - post on 22 Jun
asking -
I am a software developer with 9 years of experience in C#, .Net, C++, WPF, etc
I have accepted a job here in SG for S$6600 per month (before taxes). When I asked a few of the people they said that it is a good number but as I see many other developers with similar years of experience getting paid almost double that me... :cry:
I am wondering if I have agreed too soon and made a huge mistake by doing so as this would be my base salary against which my salary in the next company (if I ever decide to switch) is negotiated.
4th topic - which is this thread.
Which she has answer on her 2nd topic. She has received LTVP 2nd week of May -- isn't that mean she already in Singapore?

and 22 June, her EP application has been submitted.

For what I read, she has find a job locally while she is in LTVP and accepted it.
Which mean.. local term. It is not a expat job.
If that is the case, does housing allowance apply to her?

I think need HR expert to advise.
Quite a bit of admin work on your part hahaha! If it was a job accepted on local terms then no, there shouldn’t be any housing allowance. OP would be expected to finance their housing with their salary.

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Re: Additional benefits for employees

Post by midlet2013 » Sat, 25 Jun 2022 6:09 am

Lisafuller wrote:
Sat, 25 Jun 2022 4:55 am
smoulder wrote:
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 9:33 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 4:23 am


Housing allowances are quite common for expats.
Nope they are not. They are few and far between nowadays. Most foreigners get posted here on local terms, whatever that may be for the role and level that they are filling.
Sounds like we have very different experiences, most of my friends who are expats are either European or American and have come to Singapore with their children’s education being paid for, along with some housing allowance that allows them to be able to afford to rent landed properties in the Thomson & Woodlands area.
They seem to be very talented people.

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Re: Additional benefits for employees

Post by midlet2013 » Sat, 25 Jun 2022 6:10 am

Lisafuller wrote:
Sat, 25 Jun 2022 4:55 am
smoulder wrote:
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 9:33 am
Lisafuller wrote:
Fri, 24 Jun 2022 4:23 am


Housing allowances are quite common for expats.
Nope they are not. They are few and far between nowadays. Most foreigners get posted here on local terms, whatever that may be for the role and level that they are filling.
Sounds like we have very different experiences, most of my friends who are expats are either European or American and have come to Singapore with their children’s education being paid for, along with some housing allowance that allows them to be able to afford to rent landed properties in the Thomson & Woodlands area.
They seem to be very talented people.

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