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National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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3.8 237 reviews

95% Approve of the CEO

National University of Singapore President TAN Chorh Chuan

TAN Chorh Chuan

(84 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is definitely a lot better than most companies and organisations out there(in 20 reviews)

  • nice working environment with strong support from school(in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • No Bonus, No AWS, Only Basic Salary given(in 7 reviews)

  • At the mercy of PI; no avenue of recourse for greivances if PI decides to work you like a slave, no work-life balance(in 4 reviews)

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    Frenzied Pace during Peak Period, Staggeringly Slow Pace during Off-peak

    Customer Service Officer (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsThe will to serve students is strong here. To be able to contribute in some small way to their future education is satisfying, be it simply giving relevant subject prerequisite information or answering anxieties of campus life.

    ConsOnce the peak period is over, having a full bench of staff around can prove to be a futile attempt to find meaningful work to do. It can quickly devolve to incessant usage of the Internet or idle bantering to pass time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllocate free time after the peak period to various goals such as process improvement through feedback or implementing experimental social channels to connect with perspectives.

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

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    Dynamic work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent environment that fosters professional growth of an individual

    ConsAdaptation to local work practices

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

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    NUS research

    PhD Student (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsHardworking and highly capable people in NUS.

    ConsNone. Generally a good institution.

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

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    NUS is a great place to work in. Singapore is a great place to be in.

    Research Assistant (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsThe researchers are world class, cooperative, the students are very enterprising and are enthusiastic to get into research and the support staff are amazingly efficient and approachable.

    ConsLiving in Singapore can be expensive.

     

    Very good place to learn and collaborate

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLot of funding available for projects

    ConsBad bonus package and increments

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

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    Top brains, they work hard - normal University constraints

    Director (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsAmongst the 40 top tier universities of the world... with a clear agenda to go higher. Easy to understand why NUS will get better - the city of Singapore is a nice place to be... The University is working hard to recruit the best research talent -and student talent.

    ConsClassical old world governance and management - but if you can survive - you can make a great difference! All not-for-profit universities have weak management... but there are real opportunities to make a difference - because the faculty strength is 100% there.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep to the plan.... we will get there!

    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 work with good people

    Research Assistant (Former Employee)

    ProsDepending on the office, working hours can be flexible

    ConsNo real downside, though promotions and what not are highly structured.

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    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsFlexible working schedules, smart people to work with, get to know a lot of smart students

    ConsNot really. the promotions are a long way.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Lots of learning experience in the r&d sector

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsI was lucky to have a very patient prof in a small start up lab. As such, i was able to work alongside with my prof and learnt alot of stuff directly from him. There are lots of room for self-experimentation as well.

    ConsLab experience varies from lab to lab. You really need to know your prof before you decide to work with them. Quite slow-paced research and might not be suitable for people in the faster-paced industry.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It is a good experience, not easy, but fruitful.

    Research Engineer (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsThe university has good equipements to do research. The students are from different countries which gives you an opportunity to know different cultures.

    ConsThe work is not easy. Competetion is there. Research stuff usually needs to spend more time than in company to get some progress.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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