Nanyang Technological University Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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Nanyang Technological University President Prof Bertil Andersson
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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. 2 people found this helpful

    Put Up and Shut Up: Hierarchy and Isolation

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University

    Pros

    The salary is well above assistant Professor level in the USA. The location of South East Asia leaves many interesting cultures very accessible. It's a good place for older professors to come as a visiting professor to pad their retirement. It is not good for a person trying to begin as Assistant Professor and expect promotion. There are a few lucky ones but there is no Rhyme or Reason as to who gets promoted. It is not due to the work achieved. No one knows what the standards are everything is kept unknown.

    Cons

    The management is top down only. Even the Chair and Dean can do nothing. They only take orders from the Provost and President who are completely detached and have no idea what the specific school is about. At the faculty meetings a member of faculty is to say nothing, if they do they could get a letter from the chair telling them never to talk at a meeting again. But why bother speaking at a meeting? The faculty are only there to go through the actions, because they are to listen and follow through on new procedures only. They have no input. The university is extremely compartmentalized. The management does not have to give you a reason for anything. There is no mentorship of any kind. Professors go to their office and then to the classroom and goes home there is no social communication between professors. Singapore is artificial and very expensive. A glass of wine is 20-25 dollars. If your favorite places are "lovely Hotels" then is may be the city for you! The culture is hierarchal. They may go through the motions to have a "networking luncheon" between schools and when you arrive there is a buffet and a VIP buffet!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management would have to have an over haul from top to bottom culturally. it is hierarchal with no communication between top management -faculty -students. they go through little charades of faux communications but it has no meaning. Real discussions are looked down upon. it is very frustrating to work at this institution. So many things need to change that there is no point in going over it here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. very nice environment, boss is super cool

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University

    Pros

    very flexible timings, all facilities for research available

    Cons

    nothing as such, need a more friendly environment, more interaction between staff

  3. generally good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University

    Pros

    good working hours, flexible work arrangement

    Cons

    compensation not competitive as industry

    Recommends
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  5. ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University

    Pros

    good enviroment, ok , ok , ok

    Cons

    low salary,ok oko kokok, ok

  6. I have just graduated from this university.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University

    Pros

    This university is very professional, with plenty educational sources and high level competitors. People are well educated and get progress after graduation.

    Cons

    There is really not so much cons in this university actually and students may not have great performance only if they did not do well themselves.

  7. just a few words to describe the position as the project officer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University

    Pros

    convenient travel path, working environment

    Cons

    pale working content not really challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Relaxing Working Life

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nanyang Technological University

    Pros

    The daily work life is relaxing with a lot of benefits such as vacation days, organisation events, nice and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    Pay is not that good.

  9. research scientist

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

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

    Pros

    time is flexible, the research atmosphere in ntu is ok.
    the people are nice, and the administration is collaborative

    Cons

    the salary is not high, the campus is a little far away from the city region. The students are not that smart.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    currently, I have no advice for the management. I just hope the salary can be higher, at least matching the other similar positions in NUS or ASTAR.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Quick and good learning process

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Nanyang Technological University as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Learnt many things from supervisor

    Cons

    Lack of new equipment for experiments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Average

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    Current Employee - Project Officer in Boon Lay (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Project Officer in Boon Lay (Singapore)

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University

    Pros

    Work hours can be flexible depending on PI

    Cons

    It is of a lower pay than industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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