National University of Singapore

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National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated November 6, 2014
Updated November 6, 2014
264 Reviews
3.9
264 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.  

    Worthwhile experience

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

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

    Pros

    Good funding, On campus housing, cultural activities, good HR support.
    Lots of cafeterias around, swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness. MRT right on campus.

    Cons

    Occasional total incompetence on the Professorship level but nothing which can't be dealt with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They will not listen anyway.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, work life balance

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice environment to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working time and schedule if you have a nice boss.
    Very friendly working environment!
    Good facility for research.

    Cons

    Relatively low salary considering the high living cost in Singapore. Really low salary compared to industry.
    Not very good school reputation for the academic development compared to the US top universities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the administration efficiency and simplify the documentary processes in general.
    Improve the employees' income to make it more competitive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Research Fellow in NUS

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    good for continue doing research work

    Cons

    not stable, need to look for new contract

  6.  

    Good university, getting better.

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

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues. The university is improving.

    Cons

    Still a rather top down place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I have been working here since my PhD

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    NUS clerk

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (less than an 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
  9.  

    working environment is OK. Food is cheaper in campus.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    Great colleagues, poor benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (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
  11.  

    A flexible working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 .

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