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National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
244 Reviews

3.8
244 Reviews
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National University of Singapore President TAN Chorh Chuan
TAN Chorh Chuan
86 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is definitely a lot better than most companies and organisations out there (in 21 reviews)

  • nice working environment with strong support from school (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • No Bonus, No AWS, Only Basic Salary given (in 7 reviews)

  • At the mercy of PI; no avenue of recourse for greivances if PI decides to work you like a slave, no work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Awesome Internship at NUS

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Meaningful projects to work on.
    Access to bountiful pantry.
    Friendly and nurturing work environment.

    Cons

    Steep learning curve and fast paced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! Excellent job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good learning and teaching experience!

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    Former Employee - Lecturer  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Nice working environment, friendly professors and lecturers are ready to offer help whenever needed, and the students are very bright, pleasant, and eager to learn.

    Cons

    More training should be provided to non-local graduate students who are teaching, and there is a significant pressure when it comes to workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have more perks for employees and more time off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Industry Liaison  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Industry Liaison in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Nice and vibrant academical environment

    Cons

    Not clear on career progression

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  5.  

    Great working experience ! very vibrating university !

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice facilities, great staff, nice benefits

    Cons

    all good except the contract is only for one year

  6.  

    Good welfare with work-life balance but poor prospects, bureaucratic & myopic management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Great for research and academic appointments; excellent work-life balance and welfare

    Cons

    Poor prospects for appointments other than research & academic appointments; slow moving with huge bureaucracy and some turf mentality; some of the senior management aloof from the rank and file with poor people's management skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    NUS

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work is stable. Flexible working hours. Campus environment. Access to a well maintained library

    Cons

    Low salary. Lot of paper work. Bureaucratic in nature.. Comparatively lower growth opportunities. Policies differ from department to department

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    A relaxed environment to work in as a Research Fellow

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    The working environment is very relaxed. You can reach your lab at any time and leave at any time. Reporting officer is also quite lax on the topic of research as long as you publish papers for him

    Cons

    One of the downside is that it is only on a contract basis. You need to continually apply for funding to support yourself. Also, there is no usually no bonus given. Hence, the total package for a research fellow is relatively low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work for people with family/dependent

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Pretty generous in number of leave.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Rigid salary structure. Promotion move slowly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good environment. High research quality.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    NUS gathers the best research fellows in the world. NUS supplied many things for researchers. There are many opportunities to meet seniors from other countries.

    Cons

    Most researchers are from China. They usually work and live together. It is hard for foreigners to integrate into Chinese groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nil.

  11.  

    very good working environment, good people to work with and learnt a lot form the job

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    Current Employee - Research Scholar  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Research Scholar in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    The work circle consists of some of the smartest people and it is really stimulating to work with them

    Cons

    there are very few people you can get to know if you work in the lab all day long, sometimes its a bit lonely

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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