Nanyang Technological University Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Student Exchange, research

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nanyang Technological University

    Pros

    State of the art research facilities

    Cons

    living cost very high in singapore

  2. 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
  3. 3 people found this helpful

    More sob stories than fairytales

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Sits quietly at the very end of the west and surrounded by nature. General benefits are ok with a lot of annual leave. HR do conduct some trainings for staff.

    Cons

    Inconvenient work place. Progression is slow and very limited growth in this company. Increment is pathetic and one person can be asked to take up 2-4 people's jobs because they are cutting corporate side manpower cost and spending more on hiring professors and research instead.

    Too many bad things to comment about the management so I shall summarise them in a few sentences/words: Bureucratic, incompetent, top-bottom approach, reactive rather than proactive, because management are run by the academics (professors), they do not care much about non-academic staff's lives and deaths. They pumped in a lot of money into research to boost the ranking which obviously looks so good on the outside but the core of the apple is rotten. It rots till you can smell it from NUS *NUS is laughing*.

    Corporate side, a lot of kiasee colleagues asking for black and white documents for every little thing (on average 5 papers for one simple request). You will work with people who are here because of (little) but stable income. Nobody wants to help the organisation thrive or become better. People who only do what they need to do at work and go home. People who have no motivation to achieve something in life. People who refused to respond to you when they cannot answer your queries. I am not saying everyone in NTU is like this as I have met many competent and talented colleagues. Those talented ones have mostly left, some still remain but is mainly because of the bad job market out there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up your ideas. Listen to your staff who know best what they are doing. Fire those incompetent and mouldy workers who are here to free load and laze. Be decisive and stop switching and adding even more layers of administrative work (like NSS). Let non-academics be in-charge side by side with the academics because you don't know well what the corporate world is all about. You only care about academic ranking. Bear in mind without non-academics help, you cannot do anything except to teach and conduct your research.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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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. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Research Assistant (worked from home)

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    Former Contractor - Research Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Contractor - 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
  10. Empress Dowager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University

    Pros

    Good work-life balance.
    Friendly peers.
    Good beneifts.

    Cons

    Director of finance is a unqualified accountant who are domineering. It is very difficult to work with her whims and fancy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to assess your head's competency before you could hire a good working team for the department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Friendly colleagues and no one surveillances you, most research and lab work

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

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