National University of Singapore

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Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good for a retirement job

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at National University of Singapore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good location with lots of cheap food options nearby. Physical working environment is really pleasant for most departments; as NUS is a huge place, it really depends on where the department you would be working for is situated.

    Cons

    Just as in other organisations, it all depends on your department's head (the DIrector, Deputy Director). Get a bad one, you're done for. The pay for executives and above is dismal as they don't even give 13th month. Bonus, even for good performers is not more than 3 months. It just doesn't add up...

    Advice to Management

    To the top management (i.e. President/Provost), you really have to watch the Directors... an inept one causes such grief and suffering for the department.


  2. Good place for work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

    I have been working at National University of Singapore full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, all kinds of facilities available at very low prices. Nice working environment and staff.

    Cons

    A little bit crowded, wouldn't be a con if you prefer to be among people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work!


  3. Helpful (1)

    Working at a subsidiary owned by NUS but with NUS pay scales (but no benefits)

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National University of Singapore

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance, intellectually fulfilling

    Cons

    Slow progression, annual increment just matches inflation, no default one month bonus (all performace), HR not transparent, in general bonus cannot compare with the civil service at all


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  5. Great environment and strong research assets within the organisation. Culture is conducive for thinking and self-improve

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Clementi New Town (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Clementi New Town (Singapore)

    I worked at National University of Singapore part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well-known name and reasonable location at the South-west of Singapore. Ample parking space at reasonable monthly rate that is pocket friendly

    Cons

    Depending on your role within the organisation, it may be hard to progress beyond. Considering the fact that it is not as profit driven as other companies, moving on to an opportunity in a profit company may not be smooth.

    Advice to Management

    Look at removing certain processes and red tape to enhance efficiency. The vision and mission is currently in my opinion aligned with the present state of the environment.


  6. good and time flexible for researchers

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National University of Singapore

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    time flexible and friendly working environment

    Cons

    salary is not high, and some times too busy in deadline period... Less attention on employer's family

    Advice to Management

    It is good in general... if possible to improve, it might be good to consider add in more activities for family people.


  7. Good university for students

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National University of Singapore

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    NUS is the top university in Asia.

    Cons

    Considering the limitation of singapore, relatively small including the market


  8. Research assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    Freedom Autonomy Flexibility Structured Guided

    Cons

    Limited advancement prospects, low salary


  9. Helpful (1)

    Ok to work for a short period

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at National University of Singapore

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

    Pros

    stable and simple working environment.

    Cons

    Low pay and no career path


  10. Positive

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National University of Singapore

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, great colleagues, great environment, casual culture, great benefits, stable job

    Cons

    Not much long term career prospect, comparatively small annual bonus, no formal training


  11. research assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National University of Singapore full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good research environment, flexible working time, work and life balance, relatively stable position, long holiday every year, can go for high study

    Cons

    sometimes feel boring, limited social hub, salary is increased very slowly, under one boss, limited improvement space,



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