National University of Singapore

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National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
249 Reviews
3.9
249 Reviews
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National University of Singapore President TAN Chorh Chuan
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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.  

    I have been working here since my PhD

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Fellow  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Working as a research fellow, you have the freedom to manage your own work well and prepare for the next phrase of your career. The working time is flexible, but this also means that you can easily work over time.

    Cons

    It's a contract job. If you don't have a plan for yourself, this job does not help you much in the long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Perhaps more perks are needed for good performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Rich education resource

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    the university consists of dozens of faculties, and each faculty is made up of dozens of departments.

    Cons

    varied cultures across different faculties, departments

  3.  

    NUS clerk

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Clerk  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Clerk in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at National University of Singapore as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed environment and very nice serene place

    Cons

    good for your own personal development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good in welfare for employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    working environment is OK. Food is cheaper in campus.

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

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

    Pros

    Food is cheaper in campus. Most labmembers are easygoing

    Cons

    University is in the west part of Singapore, Not convenient for ppl living in east part.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great colleagues, poor benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Student  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    - My colleagues from my department and my institute are very friendly and helpful
    - Pleasant working environment - our office and labs are well-furnished, and the campus has lots of greenery

    Cons

    - Poor compensation and benefits
    - Research staff and students are completely at the mercy of the PIs, with no recourse for grievances (as mentioned by other reviewers)
    - Human Resources, Finance and the Registrar's Office are full of sadists who enjoy tormenting staff with administrative red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - The university really needs a proper avenue for staff and students to report grievances, such as an ombudsman office - there are too many sad tales of exploitation and unjust treatment
    - Administrative red tape is overwhelming needs to be brought under control

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A flexible working environment

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

    I have been working at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    Time schedule is very flexible, and the job is very relaxed.

    Cons

    Low salary, there is no much challenge in the work .

  8.  

    Nice working environment and good place to engage in world class research

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

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

    Pros

    -Good funding scenario for the project and great facilities
    -Competitive environment
    -Friendlier colleagues

    Cons

    -Salary and compensation a bit on the lower side (at least in my department) compared to the market trends.
    -very little opportunity to expand beyond the current job scope
    -Long working hours
    -Very tiring paper works and bureaucracy for trivial things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Admin burden is little too much to bear.
    Provide competitive salary packages to the researchers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    NUS gives you knowledge that is sometimes useful in uour later career.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    You'll be trained in all aspects of life.

    Cons

    Competition is high that sometimes is very annoying.

  10.  

    Great

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

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues to work with. And highly affordable food! Work-Load also not that heavy!

    Cons

    Sometimes there is absolutely no work! Just come to work to sit in air-con! Frustrating for some; relaxing for others!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please stop calling us "Temp-Staff" I know that is what we are, but that makes us feel unwelcome!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    people are nice and a lot of paid leaves. colleagues are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    varied regulations and culture between different department and institutes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more opportunity for communication between areas or department, help employee feel more connected.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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