Nanyang Technological University

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Nanyang Technological University Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
176 Reviews
3.5
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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.  

    I am a PhD student working on characterization and control of hysteresis in the piezoelectric actuator.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University

    Pros

    Working together with professors of different background and communication with them benefit me a lot. Specially, their research achievements and experience are of special value for my study and open my horizon.

    Cons

    Waiting for the manufacturing of my setup took a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I hope technicians in the workshops are more efficient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person 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
  3.  

    Fantastic

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    Former Employee - Divisional Director in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Divisional Director in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Nanyang Technological University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great workplace.
    Fantastic worklife balance.
    Zero overtime!

    Cons

    There are zero cons actually. Great place!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not Applicable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University

    Pros

    good working environment and people around you

    Cons

    bad career development for long term

  6.  

    ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University

    Pros

    ok for on going research

    Cons

    could do little more for scientific freedom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    mo

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    design algorithms

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nanyang Technological University

    Pros

    good research environment, work-life balance, good supervisors and colleagues, interesting research topics

    Cons

    contract based, salary is not competitive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Research Assistant (worked from home)

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

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

    Pros

    Got to choose how many hours I worked; working from home fit my schedule at the time; wonderful boss and department. Department was one of the newer ones in the university and was very well-funded compared to its NUS counterpart.

    Cons

    Like most other work-from-home jobs for a university, this job had no promotional opportunities by its nature. I was only looking for a short-term job related to my interests while pursuing something bigger, so this worked for me at the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N.A.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Friendly colleagues and no one surveillances you, most research and lab work

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

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

    Pros

    relax atmosphere and regular meetings with boss and group members

    Cons

    lack of motivation, not much pressure and many worms on the ground

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Project Officer

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    Former Employee - Project Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Project Officer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Nanyang Technological University as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Highly dependent on your professor. Professors with more authority have more opportunities such PhDs available, company-collaborated projects. Very flexible working hours as long as you produce results in timely fashion and according to boss's expectations.
    As NTU is a large organisation, you will get quite a fair deal of benefits (FlexiBen) as a research staff. 21 days of leave.

    Cons

    Literally no career progression. slow increment in pay as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to do research

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    great research environment, good colleagues
    people here focus on publishing conference and journal papers
    asian food is just terrific

    Cons

    lonely, no entertainments
    things are not so cheap here, especially vegetables
    digital products are also expensive comparing to Hong Kong and USA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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