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Friday April 20th 2018

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

Founder

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251 Responses to “Blacklisted Companies”

  1. numberator says:

    Take note of this company : Smart Idea Pte Ltd

    They have very unethical HR practices. They hire fast and fire fast. Every month sure got one staff get terminated. Not retrenched, but TERMINATED. For stupid reasons too, such as poor performance (but they have no performance review document to prove it) or maybe they will say “no upcoming projects” but next day u see new staff join!

    They can do this and remain out of MOM radar because they terminate 1 staff per month, so it dont look like retrenchment or doesnt look suspicious!

    • WH says:

      Who is the boss of Smart Idea Pte Ltd? I want to find out more about him/her.

    • CuriousGeorge says:

      Can I know what position that was terminated? Terminate means leave on he spot or asked to leave within a month?0

      • Gin says:

        Most of the times, it is on the spot. Or, the Finance Controller would tell the employee the last day of service would be on a certain date, as according to the employment agreement. But she would ask the employee to leave on the spot the next moment when she got everything handed over by him/her, with the latter caught off guard.

  2. Guess says:

    Do not ever work for SPS overlay Asia at PSA labrador park ARC. E Johnny Lim guy implemenented no Medical benefits and fraud all e company money into his own salary. He is only a local polytechnic Diploma holder bt gets salary of close to $10,000 a month – Indonesian batam guy that nvr comes to office. Aso malay aryanti ITE n yr personal notebook and shame you in front of

  3. Guess says:

    Malay ITE vicious manager lie that she is a degree NUS holder when she is from ITE. Meetings are held w pronfanities and vulgarities by e Top Management. Malay woman will blame you for mistake costing hundreds and thousands she made. Shameless Digusting liar.

  4. Guess says:

    Warning not to join SPS overlay Asia at ARC. Johnny Lim Indonesian Batam guy Violate MOM law by implementing no medical benefits for staff while earning close to $10,000 for only being a local polytechnic diploma holder . This guy is also a hyprocrite not to be trusted. He will act like yr best friend and stab you in the back while you bleed to death. He & vicious Malay lady called Aryanti are despicable. Profanties & vulgarities , threats are explicitly used at meetings. Malay Aryanti lied abt education that she is an NUS graduate bt frm ITE only. Also she will backstab you by accusing you of making e mistake that cost the company thousands. Act so innocent to e mgt while being the devil in private to you. M not surprised she is divorced, she got a black heart.she will shame you and insult you in front of other collegues just to make you look bad. More toxic than a snake.

  5. Guess says:

    Also Aryanti will come over to yr desk and open yr personal notebook and flip all yr stuff without yr permission. Nvr met a more evil person than her. Get angry when you do not agree to lunch w her. Act all cooperative and suck up to mgt bt spit on you in private.

  6. Anna says:

    Beware of W3ISP Holdings Pte Ltd.

    Scam and scheming boss, made use of naive fresh graduates. No CPF for first 3 months of employment. Asks employees to pay for purchases of office supplies, without reimbursement. Owes employees salaries. Shameless!

  7. Anna says:

    De Lance Interior Design.

    The two bosses are gangster-like, unprofessional conmen. They made employees manage projects for free. It is commission-based, 50% of the profits go to the employee for that project. After the project is closed, all works done and handed over, the bosses refused to pay the employee the commission. Employees could not go to the MOM, as there were no employment contract signed in the first place.

    Beware!

  8. Sky says:

    Alpha Formation Pte. Ltd.

    The lady boss never gives chances. When she reckons that you’re “not up to their expectation”, you’re fired and asked to leave on the spot. She thinks her company is doing very well, when they only have Seoul Yummy to count on. Every Seoul Yummy outlet’s renovation works is done by them. So she thinks she’s very successful and capable. But she has no idea how big the world is. Pathetic frog in the well.

  9. Awao says:

    Bizhub Asia Pte Ltd

    The director who is a wife of the boss treated many interns from polytechnic school. She insisted that the interns cannot use the toilet. She forced them to wash the toilet first if they need to use toilet urgently.

    The boss forced the interns to buy him cigarettes, but the interns are 17 years old! 17 years old cannot buy cigarettes.

    The boss and his wife said, “We should hire more interns, cheap labour! They’ll do whatever we ask them to do because their grades are at stake.”

    The boss took advantage of the interns to deliver his daughter’s homework all the way from Tai Seng to his daughter’s school.

    The boss and his wife wrote negative and inappropriate comments about interns if they do not obey the boss/wife instructions.

    Pls be beware of Bizhub Asia Pte Ltd

  10. Tan KengSooi says:

    Rotten bosses in civil service too. E. G Mindef

  11. KANTHASAMY says:

    SURPASS..EXPLOITING PLS CHECK ACOOMADATION THEY GAVE 30 PEOPLE ON ONE HOME 3 BED ROOM.

  12. KANTHASAMY says:

    SURPASS MAN POWER AGENCY..
    THEY MADE A AGREEMENT AND WE SIGN VERY LOW SALARY.28 DAYS WORK 1400…THEY GAVE ACCOMMODATION ..I WANT TO SHARE SMALL BED ROOM WITH 6 PERSONS AT NIGHT,,DAY WORKER 6…NIGHT SHIFT WRKER..4
    NO TRANSPORT ELAUN GIVEN BUT THEY CUT FROM SLARY ..ASKED WE TO SIGN ..PLS HELP…HOME AT GUILLMARD..AND THEY HAVE MORE HOUSES LIKE THIS..WE R LIVING AS COW..PLS HLP MOM ,POLICE PLS CHECK.NEAR GEYLANG ALSO MY FRIENDS HOUSE SAME50PEOPLE 1 TOILET..UPPER SIDE OF SHOP BUILDING

  13. KANTHASAMY says:

    12 HOURS A DAY

  14. Anonymous says:

    Uber. I was approached to apply for a role; went for interviews and on my first day they changed my job description which I thought it was fine until my manager told me I was not meeting expectations into the third month. I passed probation period but a week later, she asked me to resign saying that their culture does not suit me. I was asked to resign on that day and leave on that day. Colleagues were shocked; i was shocked. The exit was not empathetic . Honestly it hurt my career and I had a huge tough time explaining myself at interviews on leaving.

  15. Anonymous says:

    I had been working full-time

    There is a chance for foreigner to start their first job because they hired foreigners for less salary.

    Everything messed up, no working plans (at first there were list of to dos).
    Bess plans and always change existing pre-planed things. Boss have no basic computer knowledge and do not trust our help.

    Its a family company everyone is related but you dont know. Only discovered by yourself.
    The only non-related Colleague is very rude & unfriendly in teaching but later apologized and explained that boss wants them behave like that.
    Then they resigned leaving only you as non related.

    You come with No experience and colleagues taught you wrong things and left. Boss expect you to know everything but criticizes mostly.

    High employee resignation and heard that past salary huge differences even though same job scopes.
    Many past projects messed up- missing pages n stuff.

    Have projects that need to stay past midnight to do, boss allows to claim OT, accumulated ot time but boss too busy to see O.t timings so you never allowed to claim it.
    Sometimes boss says pay will be delayed for a mth.

    any time you need to clean the bins as there is water or food in it by the family.

    Most of the plans will not continue as planed.
    Boss have problem with perfection and check your work many times even simple letters to sent out must be done in an organised way or rule exactly the same.

    If you are late 15-30 mins , you have to take half day leave so your boss will smile or else the face will black.

    There is no team lunch, meeting or team gathering organised.
    If you leave company, no farewell.
    In my experience,no body leave happily (there were cases to settle in court and many leaves and salary disputes with boss). I have seen them leaving. last movement was same for all. its worst. Beware of Emod Pte Ltd

  16. su says:

    NES GLOBAL TALENT is heavily biased for caucasians. They dont even want to look at your cv if you are not white. the md who is british-australian in australia and the regional director from uk who is based in singapore both are behind this preferred hiring. the company even got sent a warning letter from MOM because of their discrimination. for the same experience locals are paid $3500 to $5000 while the white expats get $5500 to $7000 plus housing allowance and annual flight home. their reason for hiring whites is because they are better than locals or asians. yet these expats dont do well and dont have great relationships with their clients who are locals.

    • Michael says:

      Hi Su,

      I am the Operations Manager for NES in Singapore. I was wondering if you could email me so we could discuss your comments. We have 80% Singaporeans in our business, everyone is paid equally and in some cases the Singaporeans earn more than the foreigners. Also our MD lives in Australia so I’m not sure why you are spreading such infactual information. NES is proud to support our Singaporean Core with jobs, a good wage and great career opportunities. You can ask any of our current staff. My email is Michael.court@nesgt.com please do send me and email in case there is anything in the past I can address as this is 100% not the business we are today.

      Best Regards, Michael

    • HH says:

      Dear Su,

      You are right, there are many Headhunting Firms are here in Singapore, its a platform for them to Pull and Hire FT, myself with so much relevant experience I tried these Firms just response back that I am not suitable, sure as NES said they hire Singaporeans for their Firm of course they do if not how can the firm survive, but Michael misunderstood and diverted the attention to say that 80% of their STAFF arer Singaporean, of course! Michael dont distract the readers we are referring to your recruiting Singaporeans for positions your clients are looking for. Many of these Firms dont give a care into Singaporeans CV, Robert Half, Hays, Kerry, Michael Page, the list goes on…..how many % of Singaporeans are hire for your clients positions…Tell Us All prove to us ALL.

  17. Joanne says:

    GREENCRED PTE LTD.
    Ran off with my $2k and never pay me and a lot of the other promoters.
    A lot of bad reviews online about this company already.

    BEWARE!

  18. july says:

    the company APF and Ceoasia are owned by the same guys and they run awards like brands for good to talk about corporate leadership, companies doing good etc while they have repeatedly not pay their guys and cpf and web developer etc

  19. guest says:

    Avoid Certis CISCO Security unless you do not mind to provide references & all yr Family Particulars plus NRIC to them to evaluate whether to shortlist you for interview or not.

    We have received your application for the role of XXX and would like to invite you the complete the attached application form for us to evaluate further.

    Kindly complete the attached form and send us a copy of your updated (if different from Jobstreet’s version) to us no later than XXX

    Thank you.

    Warm regards,

    Tan Kee Siang, Keith (Mr)
    Manager
    Group Human Resources
    Certis CISCO Security Pte Ltd
    Mobile: +65 9776 4349
    http://www.certissecurity.com
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  20. Angrykid says:

    Greencred pte ltd.
    Do not pay salary and avoid promoter after the events they complete. Everytime ask simple qns to them will say will let u know tmr and mia. Now totally avoid.

  21. LYL says:

    B9 Dental Centre (R&C Dental Pte Ltd)

    I worked at B9 Dental as a full-time D.Asst (Less than a year)

    Pros
    Nothing pros. Join the company at your own risk or avoid at all cost.

    Cons
    Poor Management
    No proper handover of work
    High turnover rate of staff
    Change employee appointment contract clause without notice
    Pay salary late
    Do not issue itemized payslip on time
    Do not cancel worker workpass immediately after the last day of employment
    Last minute changes of dental assistant schedule
    Invasion of privacy (Installation of Cctv as well as voice recording detector).
    Open the clinic late every single day and allows patient to wait. (Patient of all age. Patient carrying infant as well as patient of old age).

    Many D.Asst have already filed their claims against the company at the Ministry of Manpower.

  22. XXX says:

    Merchants Wine Singapore – do not work there, owned by Aussies.

    - Delay both full-timers and part-timers salary numerous times
    - Delay payment to suppliers and wine partners
    - Mistreat employees by being unhappy when employees need to go on sick leave
    - No business strategy. Hire and fire staff.
    - Bias against Asian staff and customers.
    - Thinks Caucasians are more superior (management attitude)
    - Go for holidays despite no cash flow

  23. Infuriated says:

    Do not work for Pamarine Pte Ltd.
    family owned business.
    no progression
    They shortchange your salary and do not contribute to cpf

  24. CT says:

    B9 dental centre (R &C private limited)

    Can work as much ot u want, even u don’t want.
    Ps: keep track if the ot is 1.5 or not most of the time error cos account busy work as counter all time (mistakes is reasonable) just remark to them will do.

    Always 1 man show, whole day 9-9 as counter and as assistant at the same time. To help to increase your talent and ability of work.

    Application of AL forever pending (management too busy) reasonable. U will know your leave is approve when the schedule is out for that week.

    Schedule only out every mon morning 4am-7am for current week sometime 2-3 days,weekly.
    (Management too busy reasonable)

    Only regonized gov clinic or hospital bill and only can claim consultations fee. If u sick better take leave then u go see dr. Cos need to go gov clinic to que half day and claim only consultation fee.

    there is full of cctv HD plus sound recording whole clinic every coner. Make sure of your safety of work.

    Good Luck for those who wants to work there! Enjoy

  25. TT says:

    Samsung CT Cor – run by a third national management and the HR was formerly from Surbana Jurong very good at terminating the employee without valid reasons just to impress the third national management. Always claimed she was highly educated but in end still being removed from her ex-employer which show she is really highly educated but no capability at all. Her real name is triple Ls (lame-ass, lardass, lezzie). This company dominant with so many idiotic personnel and busybody employee. Full of craps!!

  26. KISB says:

    B9 Dental Centre (R & C dental)

    WORK AT THIS PLACE @ UR OWN RISK!!!!

    I have been working in this clinic for a period of time. Boss is a non humane person with a evil heart.

    1) Salary always not on time
    2) Shortchange our OT & PH salary
    3) Annual leave always approved last min despite submitting early and countless chasing.. eg. few days before. Cannot plan important things in advance at all!!
    4) Forced to work OT ( planned into schedule)
    5) Public Holidays suppose to wrk 9-1pm but the doc( boss himself) comes in only after 1pm. Staffs forced to work till late(sometimes till 8-9pm)
    6) Does not care about staffs welfare. No time for proper lunch and dinner breaks. Always shortage of manpower, dental assistants often had to work 1 man show in the clinic.
    7) Full CCTVs all around. Not for safety purposes but to spy on staffs 24/7. Take screenshots of staffs and voice recordings.
    8) Promised varible bonus verbally during meetings but kept dragging. When confronted, claimed no such thing ever mentioned before!
    9) No payslip given.
    10) Scoldings and humilation in front of other staffs from boss when close clinic ON TIME!
    (commented not hardworking and dedicated to job if close clinic on time)
    11) Working schedules are given once a week and only received monday morning ard 4-6am
    12) Medical claim amount can suddenly change without advance notice.
    13) Always book appointment for patients when boss only comes in few hours later, causing massive wait for patients. Staffs often work in a pressured environment.
    14) No proper hygiene management and proper training for staffs.

    Cant think of any good points from this company. Many ex-staffs went to MOM to get back our rightful amount of salary.

    Good luck to those that wanted to join this company!

  27. Makhai says:

    Volmag Engineering Pte Ltd.
    Foong Ah Sing (Father)
    Elsie Foong (Daughter)
    Max Foong (Son)

    1. Unfair retrenchment after refuse to overtime.
    2. Fail to pay Salary In Lieu Of Notice, overseas allowance, payment for unconsumed annual leave as stated in Contract.
    3. Unauthorized salary deduction.
    4. Fail to attend TADM (Tripartite Alliance For Dispute Management) mediation meeting and ECT (Employment Claims Tribunals) case management conference.

  28. Foo Chi Tao says:

    Have not paid me my aws owed to me.

  29. Alsec says:

    But what is the name of this company?

  30. Mala Asokan says:

    Do not work for Rotary Engineering Limited, on the outside it looks good, but actually it is a company that completely disrespects staff, there is an individual named Jennie Tan who is the contracts manager of the procurement department, she has the tenancy abuse a belittle staff, when you approach HR with this Issue you will be branded a trouble maker and fired on the spot. Avoid at all cost.

    This company is well known for treating foreigners with dignity by giving them promotions and bonuses while treating locals like shit and giving them low positions. HR is completely useless in the company and will only side senior management, I been there for more than one year and the turnover rate is super high.

  31. Surya says:

    I guess this box is not good enough to write about them. But still let me list out certain important cons.
    1)Till the time you join everybody come on phone and plead you (Including CEO and all HRS) but the next moment you joined they treat employees as slave.
    2)Images they put on website are fake.Office is worst
    3)There are no surety of when your salary will be paid. Every month you have to fight and struggle to get salary.
    4)HR only wrote all those positive reviews after many people refused to join after that negative review.
    5)They claims as that he treats his employes as one among his family. Thats not at all true. They infact called us(emploee like ‘You guys are coming to warm up”. None of professional people use these kind of words.
    6)One of senior manager told that he get scold(in an very much unprofessional) manner every time from top management.
    7)Office is very poorly maintained.not even proper wash room, water, or place to have foods.
    8)Worst part these people ask employee to travel for work mostly on social/tourism visa repeatedly. It is illegal.If immigration catches then it is imprison punishment.
    9)Thank god after three of times I refused to go on social visa. They even threaten me to fire. But I somehow refused and saved myself.
    10)After all these odd everyone gets frustrates to go out of it. I am again looking for my chance to leave on.
    11) If your fate is stronger than you will end up joining here. Very negative and incompetent people.
    12)There are no 0 start here.Thats what choosing 1 star

  32. john says:

    I was forced to resigned by the management of the company because the management brought him his friend and specially created a position for him so they had no choice but to fins some excuses to ask me to leave.
    Has anyone have any experience with TADM? Basically I approach MOM to appeal against unfair dismissal but was told not eligible as I work for this employer for less than 12 months.
    Can TADM help to ask the employer to compensate me for unfair dismissal?

    • Makhai says:

      Yes you can try TADM. At the same time you may also want to write to Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP). My experience with TADM is that they don’t go according to the mediation guide and they favour the employer. Good luck!

      • john says:

        favour employer? I need to pay for the mediation right? if favour the employer then no point to try since most likely end up wasting money

  33. Joyce says:

    Contineo Media Pte Ltd/Karay Holdings/Asian Television Awards

    This company is the organiser of Asian Television Awards. Owes the staff months of salary and CPF. This is a continuous cycle whereby most staff will quit due to non/late payment, and the company will continue a new batch of staff to replace the ones who left. The senior staff will try to persuade the staff to stay on by telling them that the salary is coming in, there are potential investors/buyers – yet this doesn’t happen and staff end up working for free. I worked for the company for 2.5 months and in my 1st month, my salary was late by half month. Trusting my immediate manager, I stayed on but now, after visits to TADM and going through Employment Claims Tribunal at the State Courts, with the promise of having my outstanding monies paid in monthly instalments, there hasn’t been any sign of response from the company. A call to the company’s director, Raymond Wong, only received the reply that the company has no money. Clearly, this company has no intention to pay its staff – past and present. Yes, there are still ‘faithful’ staff working in the company, free of charge, still trusting.
    My ex-colleagues and I worked in the company in good faith and doing our jobs to our best, but looks like there is no protection for employees at all. In the case of the company going bankrupt, employees are at the bottom of the list of creditors. It is false that the company director has no money because money that is paid by advertisers are likely not well recorded in the accounts books and might be used for investments in other companies. To date, there is another company that has brought a civil case against Contineo Media. So people, please be warned. Do not join any company owned by Raymond Wong, unless you want to work for free and end up in debts.

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