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Monday September 22nd 2014

Blacklisted Companies

Dear Friends,

We have heard from many of you out there complaining about companies who exploited you by forcing you to work long hours, delaying salary payment and even dismissing you without any valid reasons.

We want you to be brave and  expose such errant employers by posting the company names and wash their dirty laundry in public.

It will also alert  many other people from working for such shitty employers.

Simply post your rant below on the comment page if you have a particular complaint against certain employers you  came across and want others to be forewarned.

Thanks and be brave Singaporeans!

Regds,

Gilbert Goh

President

Transitioning – unemployment support services

 

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104 Responses to “Blacklisted Companies”

  1. RM says:

    Hydrogen Group. (Recruitment agency)

    I saw they fired a staff after 2 weeks. They hired this guy from a completely different industry BUT, he already sent out candidates for interviews by the 3rd day AND brought in new client worth over USD 50k by the second week. That’s when he got fired. Be careful of the politics there.

  2. SAF says:

    I work for a Singapore local university, in one of their research centres. I was shocked to see on my first day that 80-90% of the staff were foreigners (Indians)! All living on Singapore taxpayer’s money!!! Also I later found out that many of them are really not qualified and have no technical skills or are really unprofessional and stupid. Damn disgusting!!!

    • 胡文斌 says:

      The best thing about Singapore’s Foreign Talent Scheme is that Singaporeans who SUCCEED in say, getting a place in the local universities can always feel MUCH MORE SUPERIOR to their compatriots who DO NOT, even if they qualify.

      Being in a Singaporean university is sufficient to put anybody, no matter what their nationality or GENDER, on a pedestal.

      oh poon ping (“paul”)

  3. rb says:

    Small design agency called +angoshark. Boss is basically a tyrant and cannot tolerate his ego being bruised. Constantly hurled sexual comments about staff’s dressing; dress too short, blouse’s designs etc. Have constant mood swings, one moment he’s fine, the next moment banging the table and shouting vulgarities. Very rude and sarcastic to staff, especially to those he doesnt like or those who are giving notice.

    Avoid of this place at all costs!

  4. elcubex says:

    A chair manufacturing company called Benel. Totally non-compliance with MOM Employment Act (Cap.91) S38(1)(b).

    Workers are working from 8.45 to 6.30 everyday with 45 minutes lunch break. That is equal to 9 hours work everyday (EA states 8 hours per day) or 45 hours work every week (EA states 44 hours per week). To get around this, the company declares a 15 minutes tea break which does not exist but rather, time for the staff to go toilet.

    Does not pay OT for anything despite being stated in EA S38(4). Company around 80% malaysian, china chinese or malaysian turn PRs (to get around the dependency ceiling) with only a handful of Singaporean.

  5. Anon says:

    Britol College

    Scam school
    Students from India come to work with full knowledge of the principal.

    Failure to pay salary.

    Did not come for MOM labour court.

    Still not getting salary after labour court judgement

    Lotsa shady deals.

  6. Teacher says:

    Kits4Kids

    It is a special needs school who hired almost all foreigners as teachers and therapists. Parents paid more than 1k of school fee monthly, and most teachers are just qualified with in-house certifications.

    In the employment letter, the employee is supposed to ensure herself having the required qualification to conduct the job duties efficiently. (Isn’t it the company’s responsibility?!) And new staff are bonded for 1 year without any incentive nor the probation period.

    I can’t imagine how the children learn language when most of the teachers are foreigners with strong accent of their own countries, including the speech therapist.

    • Mrs Lu says:

      I sent my son to kids4kids when he was 3 years old after being diagnosed with ASD (Autism). I pulled him out of the school after few months with them when I realized the teacher in-charged was not professionally trained and the service provided was not as good as what it had marketed. I placed my son to another private school and later to Rainbow (Towner Road) after he got a place at Rainbow. Now, he is happily with Pathlight School. To my experience, I must say that Rainbow and Pathlight are 2 really properly and professionally run schools for Children with Autism.

  7. Dan says:

    Panelplace is one,you can see their website at panelplace.com,

    they ask intern to work for $600 a month,when work is not done they ask them to work for over time.

    They are remaining days when they ask people to stay back extra days and not pay them the salary.

  8. Kay Poh says:

    NTU Computer Centre is totally populated with Indians except their boss. They make the toilets so dirty and smelly! Does NTU have so little confidence in its local graduates that instead of hiring them they have to hire graduates from Indian universities???

    • Jafri Basron says:

      Time to petition the Prime Minister Office …
      Reduce the in flow of the Indian, Filipino and the Myanmar community… Singaporean are disadvantaged and marginalised by their presence in the country.

      • Dico says:

        Petition the Prime Minister Office???

        This is the arsehole who had created all this mess and he will never listen until he is ousted!

        This is the same arsehole who signed the traitorous CECA free trade agreement with India that allow free access of Indians to Singapore’s job market!

        So who benefitted from the CECA in Singapore’s side? The cronies of PAP! They get access to the lucrative banking and telecommunications sectors, the ports managements and other businesses that give benefits to the GLCs which feeds their Elite Chauvinistic Pigs scholars big fat salaries! UOB and OCBC also benefited from the CECA. Why? because UOB is one of the major customer of Lee & Lee Law firm!

    • 胡文斌 says:

      So what?

      I noticed the best thing about Singapore’s Foreign Talent Scheme is that Singaporeans who SUCCEED in say, getting a place in the local universities can always feel MUCH MORE SUPERIOR to their compatriots who DO NOT, even if they qualify.

      Being in a Singaporean university is sufficient to put anybody, no matter what their nationality or GENDER, on a pedestal.

      oh poon ping (“paul”)

  9. xavier the saviour says:

    hey upstairs, do you really believe petition works?

  10. Tan Ah Kow says:

    Dated This: 16/April/2014.

    To:

    (1) To Whom It May Concern:

    (2) Ms Maureen Koh.
    The New Paper Reporter.

    Hi Ms Maureen Koh,

    Today I called up the TNP hotline at 1800-7334455 and was told by the Receptionist Ms Isah that you would only be in after 3 pm or so. But I am having a meeting at that time. Therefore I could not call you. I have left a detailed message with Receptionist Ms Isah. Not sure if she passed them to you.

    I am the Main Complainent In-Chief, the person co-ordinating the whole episode, like in MediaCorp dramas, whatever you call it, in this Case and have known Dr Woffles Wu for at least more than ten (10) calendar years.

    It is regarding your article in the TNP yesterday (15/April/2014) on the Medical Suspension Case of that Plastic Surgeon, Dr Woffles Wu Tze Liang, Pink NRIC S1409986G.

    In your that article, you seemed to put Dr Woffles Wu in a good light. I do not know how much you know about this person. Please allow me to share with you some additional facts which Dr Woffles Wu did not share with you.

    On the issue of Dr Woffles Wu fined S$1000.00 for asking his staff cleaner named Mr Kuan Yit Wah to take the rap. Before he was successfully convicted, NUMEROUS interviews were done at the CPIB and at several times, the CPIB said that this case was closed already. Without my own international media friends, UN, USA President Obama, and other international parties for their assistance, I would safely say that this case would not have come to light. At that time, I have sought the UN and the USA President Obama for assistance. But I have to tell you now that whether they intervene or not, I do not know. How they do that, they have not revert back to me and I do not know. But I have strong reasons to believe that since the CPIB have told me and several of my friends that this case was closed, now that Dr Woffles Wu was convicted, then it must be the external super powers who have assisted in one way or another. Make sense??

    You mentioned that Dr Woffles Wu did volunteer work in Myanmar and Indonesia to repair cleft lips. You did not specify the dates or period. So, the readers would reasonable assume that either this was done on a regular basis or quite recently. But do you know that this volunteer work actually took place about in year 2000 when Dr Woffles Wu was a Consultant Plastic Surgeon with the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) “J” Clinic ?? And that was BEFORE he came out into private practice at the current Camden Medical Centre after about the year 2000. Since he came into private practice at Camden Medical Centre, he did NOT do any of this type of volunteer work any more overseas. On the topic of cleft lips repairing, do you also not know that this is not a one-off type of surgery. A child who is born this way, would need multiple surgeries, preferably with the same surgeon who operated on him/her and follow-up for at least a couple of years later. Therefore, do you think that he got this type of time to do it??

    Also, do you also not know that around that year 2000 he was fined S$2000.00 by the Singapore Medical Council (SMC), the same authority who currently medically suspended him, for asking some of the SGH patients who consulted Dr Woffles Wu when he was in the employment with SGH, to go to Mdm Jospehine Law (the first concubine of Dr Woffles Wu’s biological father) to buy creams or some other cosmetic products INSTEAD of purchasing them at the SGH Pharmacy. I am sure you missed this juicy part. You can write in to the Singapore Medical Council (SMC) to enquire if this is accurate. In the event that your querry is not answered in any ways, most probably it is being covered up by SMC. I teach you a trick or workabout on this. You ask your international media counterparts to enquire directly with the SMC. With the international media, the SMC would have think twice before not answering back to your international media. Wa, smart la. No choice. If I can win until this stage, without being involved in any legal matters myself, I must have some (or a lot of) tricks under my sleeve, you know.

    Next, on the Pro Bono work as reported by youself, not sure if Dr Woffles Wu said them himself. Do you also not know that his fees are one of the two highest, in comparable with another Plastic Surgeon named Dr Martin Huang in Paragon Medical, who also got himself in trouble for taking photos of a teenage girls’s underwear in the consultation room for some mole removal or something like that. Exact details, you may want to find out yourself. If Dr Woffles Wu is indeed into charity, why would he set his fees so high SINCE HE MOVED OUT INTO PRIVATE PRACTICE ?? Any common sense so far ?? Does it make any sense?? He was in fact “fired” from SGH from that cream incident. Do you think that in fact, would SGH allowed him to do Pro Bono there?? The doctor who does the mitigation for Dr Woffles Wu during that cream incident is the current SGH Senior Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Prof S. T. Lee. Once and again, please ask your international media counterparts to verify directly with SMC.

    One more common sense question – Do you know of anyone in Singapore, maybe you friend, who only got fine of S$1000.00 for speeding about six calendar years LATER ?? Even that, does the Law Minister or AGC came out into the public to give Press Release, Media Interviews and even heatedly debated in Parliament, for a simple Speeding Offence??? To the best of my knowledge, NONE since Singapore Independence in 1965. And I believed that with that cream incident, SMC think really cannot give chance anymore and he was medically suspended for Fraud and Dishonest and tarnishing the good reputation of the medical profession.

    Ms Maureen Koh, really not easy dealing with Dr Woffles Wu, you know.

    Hope this helps in your additional truth reporting about this Dr Woffles Wu again in your next upcoming articles in the local newspapers. You can go along this lines and if you can dig out more facts, through you international media counterparts, then I think that you would be awarded the Media Person of the year by MediaCorp. Sure one. Anything dealing with Dr Woffles Wu, sure become high profile case and news one.

    Thank You.

  11. Anoyamous says:

    A local company who hires so many FT due to cheaper salary and bonds all new hires to work there for at least 3 years.

    • Sandwiched between Citizen n Foreigners says:

      hi, I am a SG PR and im very frustrated by the pay these Indians get… the Indian IT prof get minimum of $5000 starting pay when people like me, who has same kind of expenses (Including resting a flat) is not getting that kind of pay as the companies count me as local headcount.! I dont know what i should do.

      You guys think they jire foreign labor because they are Cheap? Hell no! they are bloody pricy and are havng a great life… especially Indians and ang mohs. But on the other side, Filipinos are having the short end of the stick as they work for very low salaries here..

      thoughts?

  12. Pauline says:

    Can we have FT for MPs?
    I think it’ll be much more cheaper.

  13. Lynn says:

    I worked in Fujitsu at Science Park more than 10 years ago where I was pregnant with my 1st child.
    My superiors, they made my life difficult by “forcing” me to resign by my own. They dump alot of work to me. Making me work till 10pm almost everyday & it’s so tiring carrying a baby. But I pulled through. I made it and had my maternity leave there. Resigned 1 year later after the birth of my child.

  14. andy01 says:

    I work in a local bank as a IT contract staff through an agent which also have many pinoy and indian IT staff.

    After my contract completed ,my employer extend my contract for another one year and gave me a small increment.

    Throughout this contract there will some bullying tactics like sabotage from the foreign staff as locals outnumber them.After five months extension of contract my boss suddenly tell me my contract will terminate in 1 months time stating my projects already completed and face with budget issues while the other foreign staff still working with new contract extension or move to other new projects.

    I feel very unfair as i work very hard during the project phase sometimes late in the night and coming back on weekends and my salary was comparable to those foreign staff.

    Is there a way i could bring up this issue to MOM or TAFEC ?Will it be useless?Can anyone care to comment?

    One year until now one of the foreign staff whose performance is weaker than me still working in the bank and i am still jobless.

  15. Youwouldknow says:

    8 Bosses, Owner’s name Eric Teo has an Uncle who owns The Green Book publishing with his wife Priscilla Tang (Mediacorp Advertising Manager). During my time of hire there, never paid a single CPF when promised. always giving excuses that it’s complicated for them.

    Just be wary.

  16. Jenkins says:

    BMC International College. Forein kecturer as well as receptionist PRC Indian. HR Indian. Kecturers Indian. Principal Indians. Payment late. Contract flimsy.

  17. Martin says:

    d’Amrico ,ACGI,Ishima the accounting dept is controlled by a shameless lady . I just worked there two weeks, then firday I was notified they terminate the contract. I asked HR any misconduct or mistakes I did. HR can’t answer me. They said my attitude problem, that’s a fucking silly excuse! I not first day work in the world, I basically know attitude issue! I asked HR anyone can face to face point out my attitude problems? Frankly the ugly lady she playing dirty! Never come to the co s finance dept!

  18. Unhappy says:

    I was working for Oncard International (Buffet Club, Mum Hon Club)

    When I first join the organization, the Sales Director had fired at least a handful of marketing executives / Managers, Sales Executive, Customers Executive (i do not care how they terminate their contract however they terminate my contract with a lousy excuse)

    For my role as marketing Manager / Executive,
    proposal hotel & Restaurant the Sales Director would reject any proposal and terminate them saying they did not perform and give all sort of reason.

    They had at least 6 to 8 Marketing Manager / Executive in and out of the organization. (turnover rate is petty high in a short period of time)

    Please be aware of this organization.

    Thank you.

  19. SG Companies sux says:

    SPS Overlay Asia

    Beware of this company.

    No Medical Reimbursement , even for confirmed permanent employees.No AWS or variable bonuses. Entire Company especially the top management scolds vulgar language “Fuck” & CB in every sentence at meetings. Threatens to fire staff all the time. Backstabbing General Manager who only has a diploma & hurl vulgarities at those reporting to him as they have Masters Degrees from Local NUS. Never in the office , lazy fat pile of shit. Ugly & digusting guy

    Malay lady who lies that she has a double degree from NUS when she was from ITE & only has a private diploma. Really desperate & puts an act in front of management.

    Avoid this company at all costs.

    • Mike says:

      Next time secretly record,what they say and circulate in the internet….u should bring this issuse of medical reimbursment to MOM

  20. Mike says:

    Eps consultants is a recruitment agency.I don’t have any unpleasant experiance with this agency or staff.Infact they are quite nise.Recently,NCS was hiring IT Support both senior and junior position’s.The venue of interview was at eps.There large presense of china prc,indian nationals ,pinoy and malaysians.I even come across a msian,who had just spm,he is working as sales asst,in cold storage,taking part-time diploma,yet he was scheduled for second interview….WHO IS TO BLAME NOW? The govt’s lack policy,enable those who are already working under work permiy,to quit the job and look for new job….in time they will have s-pass and pr…..Why so relaxed policy???…Why is ncs hiring truck loads of foreigners,when there are lot of IT professionals born and bred in spore,looking for it job?????

  21. Thomas Tan says:

    Loreal Singapore Pte Ltd hires Filipino sales promoters and pays them even higher salaries than the local Singapore sales promoters! How’s that for exploitation?

    I was told Filipino promoters are paid as much as S$2,000 per month whereas local Singapore promoters are paid only a starting salary of S$1,200 per month! How’s that for exploitation?

    Boycott Loreal Singapore! Traitor MNC company that betrays local Singapore employees!

    • fairworkplace says:

      because Filipino hiden something about their Epass salary declaration.most of them salary stated sd5000 but they only get 35%from there..then they can work long hours..this Filipino cannot see others work better than them,they will find problem to make them resign.that why my place all is Filipino.many local and malaysian already resign coz cannot stand with their attitude.

  22. Afraid o say says:

    JConnex http://jconnex.com/
    They invited me to come to Singapore waiting for a project this year, I arrived in January and worked on par-time with them waiting for the contract to come and with the promise that during that time I was getting reimbursed for the rental costs and days that I was working. When I started asking for it, the Manager, Jason Conway, an English man that doesn’t even has a degree, but even so, was able to build a career in Singapore, asked me for written proof of the agreement we made. Of course, I trusted his word and I don’t have any write agreement.
    Beware with Jconnex and Jason Conway. Unskilled and unethical professional cunning his way in Singapore. Even his name and company name say everything.

  23. Schlim says:

    A website blacklisting tutors and tuition agencies so parents can avoid them http://www.sgtutorsblacklist.wordpress.com

  24. minti says:

    ACP consulting and training.This is a fraud company .This company should be ceased.I request singapore government to investigate on this company and close the company as soon as possible so that many people might save from their trap.There already many complaints in mom on them.They trap the people in very intelligent way with no proof. Thats how they are surviving from many years cheating the employees.Employees please be careful and don’t fall in their trap.I once again request singapore government to take severe action on them as soon as possible.

  25. Fair? says:

    Don’t ever work in Abacus International. Crap place – snr mgt all white termites and favour their own kind. Retrenched for no good reason even when they are still making money and then re-hire lower grade staff to do the same job. Work like shit and not recognized but kenna criticized. Refused to allow to amend KPIs when job change and then say you never meet. Dunno why MOM don’t look into them.

  26. Grieved says:

    Avoid – Apple Plus School

    90% PRC teachers.
    Unscrupulous recruitment method, I was not shown the contract agreement beforehand.

    The bitch boss personally interviewed and verbally promised 2k per mth but renegade. No written contract so no point crying foul. Left ASAP.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Companies to look out for for dismissing employees without valid reasons – Patrick Mirandah Co. (S) Pte Ltd or PMC in short. The other company is Siemens Singapore.

  28. Anonymous says:

    EUBIQ CONCEPT STORE @ IMM ( RETAIL )
    2 Jurong East Street 21
    #02-03
    IMM Building
    Singapore 609601

    Tel : +65 6899 4901
    Email : imm@eubiq.com
    Website : http://www.eubiq.com

    Overcharging for products and services and refusing to resolve or issue a refund even if the order is just been placed.

    Conman tactics to make you pay in full and then their attitude will change.

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