National University of Singapore

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National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
273 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working times are such that it gives you a great work-life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • The working environment is good in general: modern facility, nice college (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • No career progression and limited career growth (in 8 reviews)

  • Also, there is no usually no bonus given (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Student's review

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    Current Employee - Student in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Student in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Facilities are world class, at least in most of the labs, classrooms, lecture halls etc., compared to a public university in the US where I spent 6 months.

    Cons

    This is definitely NOT a place where they encourage you set your path in academia, nor do they provide much help or encouragement if you wish to. Some faculty members are of the lowest quality.

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

    Similar to other Universities

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    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits are similar to working at any university, access to a gym, pool, tennis courts, and libraries.

    Cons

    I am not originally from Singapore, but the health insurance policy was very poor. I have not been able to fully understand what is and is not covered. Preexisting conditions are not covered unless you have been an employee for more than 1 year. The system for filing an insurance claim in not very clear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic University.. On its way to be the Stanford of Asia

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at National University of Singapore full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Good benefits. Word class colleagues. NUS is on its way to being among the very best in the world. The resources available to do research are amazing. The students are also extremely bright.

    Cons

    Can be a little bureaucratic. Lots of paper trail for everything. Much better terms for expat faculty compared to local faculty. Singaporeans do not recognize the value of this institution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at National University of Singapore as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working times are such that it gives you a great work-life balance. Compensation is fair. Great learning experience and very friendly environment. Highly Professional.

    Cons

    No negatives from me. I was happy with my experience.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome Internship at NUS

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    Current Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at National University of Singapore as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Meaningful projects to work on.
    Access to bountiful pantry.
    Friendly and nurturing work environment.

    Cons

    Steep learning curve and fast paced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! Excellent job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Very good learning and teaching experience!

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    Former Employee - Lecturer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at National University of Singapore full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice working environment, friendly professors and lecturers are ready to offer help whenever needed, and the students are very bright, pleasant, and eager to learn.

    Cons

    More training should be provided to non-local graduate students who are teaching, and there is a significant pressure when it comes to workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have more perks for employees and more time off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good working environment

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    Current Employee - Industry Liaison in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Industry Liaison in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at National University of Singapore part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice and vibrant academical environment

    Cons

    Not clear on career progression

  9.  

    Great working experience ! very vibrating university !

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    Nice facilities, great staff, nice benefits

    Cons

    all good except the contract is only for one year

  10.  

    A great learning opportunity for new graduates, highly beneficial to mid-career and family-oriented employees.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    NUS is huge. Every faculty, central office is an individual organisation and culture on its own. Therefore you can't use your experience for the whole NUS. In general, NUS offers good training opportunity, nice HR benefits, systematic and clear career path if you plan to stay in long term.

    Cons

    For a faculty, the treatment for different categories of staff is widely varied. Most important is faculty staff, followed by admin staff, then research assistant staff. This usually affects the staff's morale.
    Salary increment is relatively modest, career advancement can be slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good welfare with work-life balance but poor prospects, bureaucratic & myopic management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at National University of Singapore full-time

    Pros

    Great for research and academic appointments; excellent work-life balance and welfare

    Cons

    Poor prospects for appointments other than research & academic appointments; slow moving with huge bureaucracy and some turf mentality; some of the senior management aloof from the rank and file with poor people's management skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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