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National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated Jul 14, 2014
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3.8 237 reviews

95% Approve of the CEO

National University of Singapore President TAN Chorh Chuan

TAN Chorh Chuan

(84 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is definitely a lot better than most companies and organisations out there(in 20 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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    great work environment, nice people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood paid, nice food on campus

    Conslong working hours, a bit stressful

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    Good environment. High research quality.

    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementNil.

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

    Research Scholar (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

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

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

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

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    Good experience

    Resident Assistant (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGood support from colleagues and superiors. Convenient work and living environment

    ConsNot stable for leaving student, need to seek new jobs

     

    Great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFriendly colleagues, work life balance

    ConsCan't think of any cons

     

    Rich education resource

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosthe university consists of dozens of faculties, and each faculty is made up of dozens of departments.

    Consvaried cultures across different faculties, departments

     

    NUS gives you knowledge that is sometimes useful in uour later career.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou'll be trained in all aspects of life.

    ConsCompetition is high that sometimes is very annoying.

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    Excellent Research happens here

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery good research atmosphere. Collegues are talented and good funding.

    ConsNothing in particular, everything is fine.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing in particular, everything is fine.

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

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    gain experience, lots of opportunities

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    Prosusually, the office/ office rest rooms are cozy. because of as a research scientist or assistant, one is easy to get touch with research equipment or instruments, so may gain more experience in one area.

    Consoften job offers are coming with contract, so need to recontract if PI has continuous funding, ortherwise have to look for another position (but as I said in Pros, one can have experience with that research area, it should be easier to secure one than those fresh grads.)

    Advice to Senior ManagementNA

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

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    A pleasant place to build a career

    Research Fellow (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    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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