Nanyang Technological University

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Nanyang Technological University Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
170 Reviews
3.5
170 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.  

    A good place for work-life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Executive Officer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    work life balance
    fixed working hours
    good for people looking for stable job

    Cons

    near zero salary
    no career prospect
    management who are mainly consist of faculty members are more concern of their own KPIs (H-index) than caring for the students or staffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop using bell-shape curve to rank your employees, it is not productive and it causes low moral amoung staffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    No good for money, and no promotion at all

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Officer
    Current Employee - Technical Officer

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

    Pros

    standard working hours, no OT.

    Cons

    Salary is low compare to outside company. No career progression at all. Even you have got a degree cert but still holding the position under lots of older colleagues who has only diploma and wait for their retirement life. Because every year HR only give 2 quotas for a big department which has 80+ peoples.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It's a great university

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Nanyang Technological University full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great prof, great people. nice environment. my window view is the forest, so i feel like living inside jungle.
    air is clean.

    Cons

    the food in canteen taste so bad
    low paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please set deadline for every project

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Research Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Good work Life Balance.
    Flexible timing
    Good for those who want to pursue PhD and work

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth unless willing to do PhD.....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Atmosphere!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  7.  

    Good Place for further study

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nanyang Technological University full-time

    Pros

    Free time, flexible, further study

    Cons

    Lack of incentive, Pay is too low, may increase the pay

    Recommends
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place to study but not for career development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Project Officer in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Content 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good experience, if you get the right supervisor

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Relatively 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good work place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Officer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Project Officer in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    poor hierarchy and low salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    NTU review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    Pleasant working environment,
    Good remuneration,
    Flexible work timings

    Cons

    I don't perceive any cons yet.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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