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thepacifist
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Advice needed on IT consulting

Postby thepacifist » Sun, 30 Oct 2011 7:50 am

Hi ppl,
Long time lurker here and this is my first thread here. I have tried searching the forums and did glean some information about my queries but hoping that a few can help me more specifically with a set of questions I have.

I'm an SAP Consultant working with Deloitte in US, and IBM before that. I completed my Bachelors and MBA both from reputed Indian schools (top 10). and have a total of 6 years of experience.

I am planning to move closer to home(India) and was looking for opportunities in Singapore. My questions specifically

a) Do firms like Deloitte, Ernst and Young, KPMG, or others in a similar category hire in Singapore for SAP? If yes, are they hiring currently?
b) What is the job like in terms of travel? Is it limited to local projects or involves traveling internationally? If international, is it a 3-4-5 like US or long term relocation?
c) What is the average salary one can expect to earn. I'm currently making $90k (plus expenses if traveling) here in the US.

I would appreciate if you can answer my questions or direct me to links.

thepacifist

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Postby ausinsg » Sun, 30 Oct 2011 2:53 pm

If you are already working in a consulting firm in the US, why not find out internally what projects the company has in Singapore and ask to be assigned across, at the conclusion of your current engagement?

I was told SAP have been hiring here in Singapore, but that is only from a friend who was pushing me to apply there. Why not check the websites of SAP and the consulting firms and see what is available? Then you can ask if anyone here works in position X at company Y and if it is a good environment to grow your skills/to make money/to have a work life balance.

That could be a better use of the talents and experience of the people here.

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Postby thepacifist » Mon, 31 Oct 2011 8:20 am

I am hoping to see replies from SAP consultant (senior) from firms like Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Accenture etc to understand the current hiring trends, roles, how much travel, and where, is involved and an overall idea of the SAP marketplace in Singapore.

Talking to my firm to look for internal transfer is something I prefer to do at the last stage - because, as a flip side, the firm gets the idea that I'm planning to move and eventually will change firms if internal transfer doesn't happen. This will affect my opportunities here, if I'm not able to move by the end of the FYI.

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Postby beppi » Wed, 02 Nov 2011 9:12 pm

My wife was SAP consultant with one of the big guys.
Pay is about the same figure as in USA, but it's S$ not US$. Some of the difference is absorbed by lower taxes, but living cost is higher in Singapore too.
There are few projects on the little red dot that is Singapore, so travel is needed. My wife came back for a weekend every other week. Others pay only once a month. Time off is not usually given.

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Postby thepacifist » Fri, 04 Nov 2011 12:10 am

Thanks for the reply beppi.

I notice you mention that your wife was a consultant. Did she get a chance to move to another role? What roles do you think are accessible for SAP consultants?


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