Nanyang Technological University

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Nanyang Technological University Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
177 Reviews
3.5
177 Reviews
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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.  

    Good place for the unambitious

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pro-family. Hardly any OT. Good for those who do not put career as priority.
    Nice environment.

    Cons

    Far if you do not live in the west side.
    Work is hardly challenging.
    Poor career advancement.
    Those who work in the corporate offices/ administrative are often less regarded. Academic staff are royals while administrative staff are lowly peasants.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good work life balance, limited career progression if you are not academia.

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

    I worked at Nanyang Technological University full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good working environment and work life balance.

    Cons

    There is a ceiling for pure engineers but great for academia.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The salary of project officers is a bit low compared to industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nanyang Technological University

    Pros

    nice environment, muticlutural basis, good research

    Cons

    busy job, shortterm period, paper jobs required

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  5.  

    A place where you can find work life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice tranquil location, people are friendly, lots of facilities available for staff use.

    Cons

    Only that at lunch time, the queues can be bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Incredible journey in NTU

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

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly environment, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Low performance bonus and low salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Research Fellow

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Jurong Town (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Jurong Town (Singapore)

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Good research and publication opportunities
    - Opportunity to work with leading opportunity

    Cons

    - Contractual term work
    - Career progress may be difficult
    - Salary not competitive as other universities or research institution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Relatively good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment and office culture. Normal working hours, rarely requires overtime or working on weekends. Relatively good benefits package.

    Cons

    Relatively inaccessible as there is only one bus in and out (excluding the shuttle buses). Contract based - low job security with no much advancement opportunities. Bonus not as attractive - strict requirements.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very nice

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University

    Pros

    timing is very flexible with. One has the freedom to work on any topic of their interest.
    Good infrastructure to conduct research

    Cons

    Since its an academic environment, it is difficult to sustain and move to industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good experience, nothing special to boast about

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

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

    Pros

    The professors allow you to work at your pace.
    The university is good with many facilities.
    It is slowly growing up in the rankings.

    Cons

    It is located at the farther end of the city, travelling takes time if you are staying elsewhere.
    The salaries are a bit on the lower side, however that depends on the department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could make it more lively to work by introducing some refreshing activities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Nice work environment and smart people

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

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

    Pros

    smart people and a lot of opportunity to share ideas with researchers internationally.

    Cons

    If you work as a research associate, expect similar pay as a doctoral student, but it gets you enough to live well there.

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