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National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
279 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.  

    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 a 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
  2.  

    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 a 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
  3.  

    Good working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

    Pros

    Nice and vibrant academical environment

    Cons

    Not clear on career progression

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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    NUS

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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

    Work is stable. Flexible working hours. Campus environment. Access to a well maintained library

    Cons

    Low salary. Lot of paper work. Bureaucratic in nature.. Comparatively lower growth opportunities. Policies differ from department to department

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Great place to work for people with family/dependent

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    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 (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
  10.  

    Good environment. High research quality.

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    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 (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.

  11.  

    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 (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

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