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.  

    nice place to work

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    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
  2.  

    Excellent Research happens here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National University of Singapore

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Nothing in particular, everything is fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing in particular, everything is fine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

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

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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not so many guidance. one have to be self promoted and good at time management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    gain experience, lots of opportunities

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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

    usually, 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.

    Cons

    often 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 ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It has been an important period for my career development with minimal and competitive funding support.

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    Former Employee - Associate Professor  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Associate Professor in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at National University of Singapore full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good facility and high standard of KPI.

    Cons

    There are many hidden agenda.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good funding, bad paperwork

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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

    Pros

    Research 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.

    Cons

    Pace 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 ManagementAdvice

    Cut 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    Great facilities, love the co-workers

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, out of the way from Singapore,

  9.  

    PhD Programme in NUS

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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Lifelong journey

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    There are rooms for personal improvement.

    Cons

    Academic focus is too strong

  11.  

    Challenging Environment

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

    I worked at National University of Singapore full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation Benefits should be addressed.

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