National University of Singapore
3.8 of 5 235 reviews
www.nus.edu.sg Singapore, Singapore 5000+ Employees

National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.8 235 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
235 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work-life balance is definitely a lot better than most companies and organisations out there"
    in 19 reviews
  • "nice working environment with strong support from school"
    in 14 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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    Research is well funded

    Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsBenefit and salary is competitive

    Conscontract basis for research staff

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Do not have chance to learn a lot.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay. Professors have weekly meetings.

    ConsDo not have chance to learn new stuff.

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    Excellent working environment

    Research Fellow (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsVery good opportunities to pursue my research interests. Good support for collaboration. The campus has all the facilities I would ever ask for.

    ConsSalary could be significantly higher. There could be better collaboration _between_ the different faculties. I some labs there is too much focus on publishing lots of papers instead of publishing good papers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Many opportunities for student jobs

    Student Researcher (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsA wide range of jobs to choose from, from helpers for events, logistics and library staff to teaching assistants and research helpers.

    ConsThe standard rate of 8.74 for students may be considered a bit low, and is limited to 16 hours per week during semester.

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

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    NUS offers Good progression and a challenging environment for young individuals to strive in

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsAccess to academic resources and opportunity to participate in vibrant discussions

    ConsStressful and very competitive. Jobs are very demanding and internal customers are a handful.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNA

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

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    Cool place to focus on research

    Research Engineer (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsFreedom in research and lots of funding opportunities

    ConsGrowth opportunity not so promising... DO your research and move somewhere else

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a place to advance in your career

    Research Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsGood for academic research. It's a good way to gain experience fresh out of graduating while looking for jobs.

    ConsThe research work and goals can be too demanding and unrealistic at times.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    nice campus, nice environment, good facilities,

    Research Engineer (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    Prosnice campus, nice environment, good facilities,

    Consno much career development as a researcher

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsFlexible job arrangements (for me), 28 days annual leave, healthclaims, collegial work environment, not as stressful

    ConsLittle career advancement, no job security

    Advice to Senior ManagementHope to increase the starting salary for research assistants

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsThe time schedule is relatively relax.

    ConsSometimes need to work under presure

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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