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National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.8 238 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 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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    Good funding, bad paperwork

    Research Fellow (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsResearch funding is generous, seems stable. Food on campus quite OK. Nice location in Singapore. University seems to be on upwards trajectory.
    Salary quite good on international scale, though not so good on Sg scale.

    ConsPace of expansion is fast, some poor hirings. Awful paperwork and admin burden, some research support staff flaky (although some are good). Singapore is a bit hot. Some profs think they are god.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut the admin burden, let researchers research. Don't worry so much about publications etc., Singapore is trying to develop a research and innovation culture, not file a load of useless patents.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    nice place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    Consvaried regulations and culture between different department and institutes.

    Advice to Senior Managementprovide more opportunity for communication between areas or department, help employee feel more connected.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent Research happens here

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery good research atmosphere. Collegues are talented and good funding.

    ConsNothing in particular, everything is fine.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing in particular, everything is fine.

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

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    The pace of the working in NUS is quite nice. The environment is nice too.

    Research Fellow (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    Prosalmost no politics in work place. easy to make friend and extend the professional networks.

    ConsNot so many guidance. one have to be self promoted and good at time management.

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

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    gain experience, lots of opportunities

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    Prosusually, the office/ office rest rooms are cozy. because of as a research scientist or assistant, one is easy to get touch with research equipment or instruments, so may gain more experience in one area.

    Consoften job offers are coming with contract, so need to recontract if PI has continuous funding, ortherwise have to look for another position (but as I said in Pros, one can have experience with that research area, it should be easier to secure one than those fresh grads.)

    Advice to Senior ManagementNA

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

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    PhD Programme in NUS

    PhD Candidate (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGood facility, good staff, good research environment, strong research faculty and lab group.

    ConsLong working hours, a little low salary compared to the high living cost.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up.

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

     

    Lifelong journey

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are rooms for personal improvement.

    ConsAcademic focus is too strong

     

    It is political and out of the way from the rest of Singapore but I liked the people there.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat facilities, love the co-workers

    ConsBureaucracy, out of the way from Singapore,

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    Challenging Environment

    Research Assistant (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsLatest research topics being worked on. Highly challenging project work happenning in SOC in NUS. Good personal skills with superiors.

    ConsNo Bonus, No AWS, Only Basic Salary given. Also contract is usually given for one year. Should be suitable for a phD candidate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation Benefits should be addressed.

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    Academic

    R&D Engineer (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsFlexible time. Not to bad salary. No pressure.

    ConsNo bonus. No career track. Not relevant to industry

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a career track for R&D Engineer

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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