Nanyang Technological University
3.5 of 5 135 reviews
www.ntu.edu.sg Singapore, Singapore 1000 to 5000 Employees

Nanyang Technological University Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.5 135 reviews

                             

80% Approve of the CEO

Nanyang Technological University President Prof Bertil Andersson

Prof Bertil Andersson

(55 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
135 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Flexible working hours, nice computers, nice food"
    in 14 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
  • "No career advancement and very little transferable skills"
    in 3 reviews
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    Good Atmosphere!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWell-organized educational environment in west of Singapore, Big-size campus, Always keep renovating buildings in the campus. welcome and friendly staffs and faculties.

    ConsFar from the Central District of Singapore, so far few taxi in the night or weekend.

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    Good work place

    Project Officer (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    Prosgood to learn a lot of new things and highly innovative environment

    Conspoor hierarchy and low salary

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

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    Project Officer (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsPleasant working environment,
    Good remuneration,
    Flexible work timings

    ConsI don't perceive any cons yet.

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

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    A good place to study but not for career development

    Project Officer (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

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

    ConsContent 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.

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

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    A good experience, if you get the right supervisor

    Research Fellow (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsRelatively well paid for Asia, although living costs are also high.
    Singapore is a good base from which to visit much of Asia
    Good if you like the hot weather, and can bear the humidity

    ConsMy supervisor had very poor management skills, which proved very detrimental to my job and hence my academic career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI think management need to make it easier for employees to make their concerns heard by someone completely independent of their supervisor. For me this did not happen, and my supervisor still gets away with an unacceptable attitude towards his researchers and students.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPretty nice work environment to be in.

    ConsIt is difficult to travel to and from NTU every day.

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    A good environment for research

    Research Fellow (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsAs a researcher, you have flexibility for your work and you could plan your work relatively independently. The university has pretty modern equipments and good infrastructure.

    ConsThe job of researcher is mostly offered based on 1-year or 2-year contracts. Salary is acceptable, not very high, and one should not expect high bonus.

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

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    Nice place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefit, nice people, good facilities, flex time, good work-life balance, many canteens. 3 shuttle buses run in the campus.

    ConsIf you love the work, nothing to point out as negative.

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    Good

    Research Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible time,family oriented working environment

    ConsLow salary, less exposure, less learning opportunity

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    Good Research Facilities

    Research Fellow (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsTop notch facilities, ability to work on own projects. flexible working hours
    A lot of potential for personal growth as long as supervisor is supportive.
    Nice environment to work in.

    ConsOutput is measured only in terms of high impact publications.
    Paper count is what matters most. No support for research staff to attend conferences.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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