National University of Singapore

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National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated 9 December 2014
Updated 9 December 2014
272 Reviews
3.9
272 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working times are such that it gives you a great work-life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • The working environment is good in general: modern facility, nice college (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • No career progression and limited career growth (in 8 reviews)

  • Also, there is no usually no bonus given (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good!

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

    I have been working at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    28 days of annual leave.
    work and life balance.

    Cons

    Contract based. No promotions. Very little bonus.

  2.  

    Internship @ NUS Enterprise

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    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at National University of Singapore full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Meet lots of new starts ups. Friendly and nurturing work environment.

    Cons

    Office wifi can be unreliable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    MBA Exchange review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    Big university, Large student cohort, Well known in local region, Decent rank, High local penetration

    Cons

    Average education system, small student cohort, Average company penetration for students, no student access to career fairs, limited ability

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Research internship

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

    I worked at National University of Singapore as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Smart, hardworking people. Ambitious, high research goals. Ample funding.
    Very competitive environment. Great comfort and amenities. Amazing campus and infrastructure.

    Cons

    High workload. Monotonous lifestyle. Only work, not much fun and leisure.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    only an Ok job

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

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

    Pros

    The salary is bit low compares other position in town

    Cons

    give opportunity for further education

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

    great city and university

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

    I worked at National University of Singapore part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    vibrant city, university and international faculty

    Cons

    nothing that is too bad or unmanageable, high cost of living

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Personal opinion: projects going on slow sometimes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at National University of Singapore full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    In terms of research, lots of valuable research resources from various research institutes and professors.

    Cons

    The institute i worked at did not encourage collaboration, and there are a lot of paper trails. I feel like most of the time I am writing emails instead of doing research or projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegation and trust.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A Leading Global University Centred in Asia, Influencing the Future

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

    I have been working at National University of Singapore full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Asian friendly university with many international staffs and students.

    Cons

    English speaking environment should be improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider PhD programs, restrict take-in process, reduce time for PhD study (like 3 years in EU) and pay higher scholarship.

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    Research Assistant

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

    I worked at National University of Singapore full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very flexible - competitive salary
    Very good for career development and professional growth

    Cons

    No chance of promotion
    contract basis - no certainty of renewal

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great people, but clunky system

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at National University of Singapore full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Pretty flat hierarchy
    - Great peers, great colleagues--best part of the job.
    - Wonderful students, a really bright, diverse, friendly bunch
    - Good benefits
    - Good food at all the hawker centers
    - Good location.

    Cons

    - Departments sometimes don't communicate to each other, leads to some conflict, some confusion, some overlapping work.
    - Huge bureaucracy--takes a long time for paperwork to get done.
    - More communication between people needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify, simplify, simplify.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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