Nanyang Technological University

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Nanyang Technological University Reviews

Updated Jul 19, 2014
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3.5 136 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

Nanyang Technological University President Prof Bertil Andersson

Prof Bertil Andersson

(55 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible working hours, nice computers, nice food(in 18 reviews)

  • work life balance is good, resource is tremendous but inefficiently utilized(in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • It's not for an ambitious professional, there is little career development(in 4 reviews)

  • Low salary, less exposure, less learning opportunity(in 4 reviews)

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    Generally good, Inefficient use of resources

    Research Student (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    Proswork life balance is good, resource is tremendous but inefficiently utilized. good facilities and accessibility

    Consbad compensation except those faculty members, little prospect in advancement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great research support and facilities

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat research support, facilities and generous funding. World class reputation. University is rapidly on the rise and conducting cutting-edge research.

    ConsCampus is a bit out of place, but it is also quiet and conducive for work.

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    Studied and worked here, very satisfied with it.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsThe renumeration is competitive and the environment is vibrant, it's a fast rising university and the funding success rate is rather decent. However, the quality of training/ work-environment is very much dependent on the specific lab or department you work with - or should I say people. Some people take a laissez-faire attitude to work, some others take a more driven attitude to work.

    ConsIncreasing red tape is not good for research. Regardless, quite a bit of the emphasis is on publishing, which does not always encourage scientific inquiry. Has a philosophy that best teachers are also best researchers - just means that PIs get extra stressed and that translates to the staff too, everyone suffers.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Research Associate

    Research Associate (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsFlexible working hours, nice computers, nice food

    ConsLong working hours, The air condition is cold

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork hard! Work harder! Work hardest

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    New (start-up), upcoming medical school, opportunities for development

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros+ Get to watch a fairly new faculty grow
    + Able to be involved in new projects and contribute to new learning methods
    + Interesting work place in a revamped heritage building
    + Colleagues are fabulous people to meet and work with, small offices allow you to interact
    + Good medical benefits

    Cons+ Office politics is a little silly, as it is not a huge organization, power seems to be the thing on everyone's minds.
    + Salary for mid to low-level employees is pretty mediocre
    + Mundane workload

    Advice to Senior Management+ Listen to the advice of your subordinates, take them into consideration and not brush them aside.
    + Try not to make decisions based on gender

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    bad

    Assistant Professor (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    Proslow cost accomodation, low ot, flexible working time

    Consinflexible in general, slow at responding to situations

    Advice to Senior Managementn.a.

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

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    Research Fellow in NTU

    Research Fellow (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGood environments, supervisors, research interests, etc.
    1. Research Fellow has a flexible working time. But you need to accomplish the goals given by your employers.
    2. The supervisors in NTU are very famous and young. They have strong motivation to contribute the hot topics in research areas.

    ConsSalary is not highly attracting.
    1. The salary in NTU is not high comparing to other universities in Singaproe.
    2. The bonus is also not attractive for employees, just only 1-2 months per year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementServer as a bridge to other famous companies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Can be fun if you enjoy your work

    Project Officer (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    Prosinteresting and challenging problems to solve

    Consmay not be what you look for if your goal is compensation and benefits, unless you are academic staff.

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    a good place for doing academic research

    Research Associate (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsFlexible work schedule, professor is not pushy about publication, lab facility is very advanced, a good place for implementing innovative ideas for research

    Consjob is project-based, in other words, don't have career path; the bonus comes from your publication, but still very little

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    project officer

    Project Officer (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    Prosthe university has a good environment, which is very beautiful. At the same time, all the people are nice.

    ConsThe location is a bit far from the down town. It takes about one hour to go the best shopping centre.

    Advice to Senior Managementgood one

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

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