Nanyang Technological University

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Nanyang Technological University Reviews

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
170 Reviews
3.5
170 Reviews
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Nanyang Technological University President Prof Bertil Andersson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • work life balance is good, resource is tremendous but inefficiently utilized (in 18 reviews)

  • Flexible working hours (which implies responsibility) (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Low salary, less exposure, less learning opportunity (in 5 reviews)

  • No career advancement and very little transferable skills (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Bad experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Alot of experiences exposure. Work life balance

    Cons

    People are not helpful and promotion are super slow

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Very dissipointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Food is cheap. Building are good. Nature friendly

    Cons

    Not a good salary. Poor Professor,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to manage or teach some professors how to do right advise and encouragement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A good place for work-life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Executive Officer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    work life balance
    fixed working hours
    good for people looking for stable job

    Cons

    near zero salary
    no career prospect
    management who are mainly consist of faculty members are more concern of their own KPIs (H-index) than caring for the students or staffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop using bell-shape curve to rank your employees, it is not productive and it causes low moral amoung staffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    No good for money, and no promotion at all

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Officer
    Current Employee - Technical Officer

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    standard working hours, no OT.

    Cons

    Salary is low compare to outside company. No career progression at all. Even you have got a degree cert but still holding the position under lots of older colleagues who has only diploma and wait for their retirement life. Because every year HR only give 2 quotas for a big department which has 80+ peoples.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place to study but not for career development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Project Officer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Library, wifi, nice campus environment. Cheap canteen food (the price is rising though). 21 days annual leave. Healthcare.

    Cons

    Content of your work is very much dependent on your professor. Do thorough research about him/her before taking the job. Some professors are better at applying for funds than leading a research project. Some even do not have a clear objective about what to achieve.
    Research is a very lonely job. Most of the time you will be alone. You can spend a whole day in office or lab without talking a word. Think twice before taking a PhD program.

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

    About Working in NTU

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly and Family like colleagues.

    Cons

    Kind of chaotic currently with new initiatives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nil

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good work-life balance, but low pay.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good work-life balance, lot of autonomy.

    Cons

    Low pay. Far away from city, need to travel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Review of project officer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Project Officer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Nanyang Technological University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Adequate leaves.

    Cons

    No career prospect. Poor salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cannot attract singaporeans with the existing environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Poor remuneration package

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Project Officer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Can't think of any pros

    Cons

    Way too far and poor remuneration package

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It really depends on who you report to

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Demoralizing experience at NTU

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University

    Pros

    Flexible working hours with adequate benefits. Salary is average but with good number of leave. Most colleagues are cordial and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Poor management, especially the lack of transparency in promotion and tenure. The focus on undergraduate teaching is lost. Management does not take suggestions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fairness and transparency in promotion and tenure is an important part of staff satisfaction. In addition, to staff and student feedback should be taken seriously instead of encasing oneself in a cacoon.

    Doesn't Recommend

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