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Salary for Software Engineer in Electronics Company

Postby freenux » Tue, 27 May 2008 1:42 am

Dear All,

My friend just be called to join with Electronics Company as Software Engineer in Singapore. His salary is S$3700.

He has been working for 6 years in Electronics Company too. But not in Singapore.

Is it normal that he will take that salary?

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Postby jpatokal » Tue, 27 May 2008 4:04 am

That seems on the low side to me, but it's hard to say without more details. Where was your friend working before? Does he have any special skills?
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Postby freenux » Tue, 27 May 2008 8:45 am

jpatokal wrote:That seems on the low side to me, but it's hard to say without more details. Where was your friend working before? Does he have any special skills?


Yes, actually he had been worked for Hardware Engineer for 3 years and 3 years for Software Engineer.

He confuse to choice whether he will join in Hardware or Software. For Hardware, he has experience in PCB design, EMI/EMS, ESD, Audio/Video measurement, and product development management. The last position is project leader.

After 3 years, he was requested to join in Software team (he is one person only that can handle software) and start to be software engineer. After 2 year, he is asked to be software project leader.

Actually, his has many experiences both of software and hardware. Because he has skill in programming, his Bos asked him to move to software.

When he applied job, he confuse because his experiences is not focus in one part.

Last year he was called by Electronics Company HRD. he was asked about his experience. And he said everything about himself. But HRD refuse him because he is out of company's spec. HRD need person who experience in hardware for 5 years or person who experiences in software for 5 years.

Actually, he had been worked for 5,5 years. But because he was in hardware only for 3 years and in software for 2,5 years, he was refused.

Is it loss too has experiences in different job?
(Actually, he just want to work well and follow his boss request)

Is there any company that need person who has experience like him?
Do you think that salary about S$3700 is only for his experience in software?

Thank you

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Postby qguan » Tue, 27 May 2008 9:50 am

you can check this and download the highlights

www.mom.gov.sg/labourmarkethighlights

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 27 May 2008 10:39 am

You failed to answer one of JP's questions......

Where was your friend working before?


Which country?

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Postby freenux » Tue, 27 May 2008 3:50 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:You failed to answer one of JP's questions......

Where was your friend working before?


Which country?


Ups, I'm sorry.

He is from Indonesia.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 27 May 2008 5:28 pm

I would say his salary is probably in line with others that are coming from our regional neighbours.

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Postby jpatokal » Fri, 30 May 2008 10:36 pm

freenux wrote:After 3 years, he was requested to join in Software team (he is one person only that can handle software) and start to be software engineer. After 2 year, he is asked to be software project leader.

Actually, his has many experiences both of software and hardware. Because he has skill in programming, his Bos asked him to move to software.

This is the thing -- having "many experiences" is generally not a good thing. Employers want specialists and will pay extra if there's something that you can do and others cannot do.

But HRD refuse him because he is out of company's spec. HRD need person who experience in hardware for 5 years or person who experiences in software for 5 years.

Actually, he had been worked for 5,5 years. But because he was in hardware only for 3 years and in software for 2,5 years, he was refused.

Gotta love HR (*,)

Anyway, I agree with SMS: take the job. He will get into the Singapore market and either a) get promoted pretty fast if he's better than they expected, or b) can more easily find another employer who can pay him what he's worth.
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Postby awesomearpit » Sun, 01 Jun 2008 1:20 pm

the salary is ridiculously low,
but if its the only offer her has .. then well like jpatokal said: take it and look out for something better to turn up.


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