National University of Singapore
3.8 of 5 203 reviews
www.nus.edu.sg Singapore, Singapore 5000+ Employees

National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated Apr 07, 2014
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3.8 203 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

National University of Singapore President TAN Chorh Chuan

TAN Chorh Chuan

(71 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
203 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Also includes health care facilities as well as gyms/ sports facilities for a work-life balance"
    in 18 reviews
  • "nice working environment with strong support from school"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "limited motivation or challenges which after a while begins to dull your senses; limited career progression; stagnant pay;"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Not considered as employee and no bonus and other benefits"
    in 5 reviews
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Lifelong journey

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at National University of Singapore

ProsThere are rooms for personal improvement.

ConsAcademic focus is too strong

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4 year experience in NUS

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at National University of Singapore

Prosgood equipment facilities, good environment, strong research faculty and lab group... Enjoyed the 4 year Ph.D years here

ConsSalary a little bit low compared to the rising performance, especially in house rent. Working hours generally long

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Challenging Environment

Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I worked at National University of Singapore full-time for less than a year

ProsLatest research topics being worked on. Highly challenging project work happenning in SOC in NUS. Good personal skills with superiors.

ConsNo Bonus, No AWS, Only Basic Salary given. Also contract is usually given for one year. Should be suitable for a phD candidate.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation Benefits should be addressed.

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Academic

R&D Engineer (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I worked at National University of Singapore full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFlexible time. Not to bad salary. No pressure.

ConsNo bonus. No career track. Not relevant to industry

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a career track for R&D Engineer

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Bad place to work

Student (Current Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at National University of Singapore full-time for less than a year

ProsNone. The job as a whole is terrible. Pay you peanuts.

ConsLong hours and lack of rewards for hard work.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe kinder to employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great student experience

PhD Student (Current Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at National University of Singapore full-time for more than 3 years

ProsResourceful, competitive, surplus funding and world class research

ConsCan be inflexible at times if you deviate from the "norms"

Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds more understanding of student issues and cut down copious amount of paper work needed for trivial things

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great work-life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at National University of Singapore as a contractor

ProsWork-life balance is definitely a lot better than most companies and organisations out there. The colleagues that I worked with were friendly and easy to get along with. The workload was manageable most of the time.

ConsThe work was quite repetitive and observed that there wasn't much career progression.

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A pleasant place to build a career

Research Fellow (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I worked at National University of Singapore full-time for more than a year

Pros1. Very strong scientific community to interact with
2. Excellent resources
3. Global attraction of talents

ConsCan have better benefits/remuneration for post-PhD holders

Advice to Senior ManagementGood work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at National University of Singapore as an intern for less than a year

Prossimple, friendly environment. not stress for intern.

ConsThere is limited opportunities for growth

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Satisfactory experience working at NUS

Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I worked at National University of Singapore as a contractor for more than a year

ProsGet chance to learn more about research

Conslimited work scope, less benefits and salary for staff

Advice to Senior ManagementShould increase benefits for research staff

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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