National University of Singapore

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National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated September 20, 2014
Updated September 20, 2014
250 Reviews
3.9
250 Reviews
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National University of Singapore President TAN Chorh Chuan
TAN Chorh Chuan
90 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is definitely a lot better than most companies and organisations out there (in 21 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A relaxed environment to work in as a Research Fellow

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

    I worked at National University of Singapore as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The working environment is very relaxed. You can reach your lab at any time and leave at any time. Reporting officer is also quite lax on the topic of research as long as you publish papers for him

    Cons

    One of the downside is that it is only on a contract basis. You need to continually apply for funding to support yourself. Also, there is no usually no bonus given. Hence, the total package for a research fellow is relatively low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work for people with family/dependent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at National University of Singapore full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Pretty generous in number of leave.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Rigid salary structure. Promotion move slowly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good environment. High research quality.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at National University of Singapore part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    NUS gathers the best research fellows in the world. NUS supplied many things for researchers. There are many opportunities to meet seniors from other countries.

    Cons

    Most researchers are from China. They usually work and live together. It is hard for foreigners to integrate into Chinese groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nil.

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  5.  

    very good working environment, good people to work with and learnt a lot form the job

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

    I have been working at National University of Singapore full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work circle consists of some of the smartest people and it is really stimulating to work with them

    Cons

    there are very few people you can get to know if you work in the lab all day long, sometimes its a bit lonely

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Working Environment and Work-Life Balance

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at National University of Singapore full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The working environment is nice. There is a lot of training opportunities for technical expertise as well as personal development. Office culture varies from office to office. People are generally nice. There is a number of health and wellness related lunchtime talks for staff.

    Cons

    There is usually no promotion opportunity for research staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at National University of Singapore as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good support from colleagues and superiors. Convenient work and living environment

    Cons

    Not stable for leaving student, need to seek new jobs

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Worthwhile experience

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

    I have been working at National University of Singapore as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good funding, On campus housing, cultural activities, good HR support.
    Lots of cafeterias around, swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness. MRT right on campus.

    Cons

    Occasional total incompetence on the Professorship level but nothing which can't be dealt with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They will not listen anyway.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    As good as the university's ranking

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    Former Employee - Junior Research Assistant  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Junior Research Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at National University of Singapore as an intern

    Pros

    Free and easy, and independent learning. The tough competition makes working there more fulfilling especially when you have succeeded in your research findings.

    Cons

    Tough competition makes it stressful and a need to perform well quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Research Associate

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

    I have been working at National University of Singapore full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Open environment for research. Free flow of ideas welcomed

    Cons

    Not much translational work going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider translational research to improve industrial impact

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, work life balance

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

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