National University of Singapore

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National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
279 Reviews
3.8
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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.  

    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
  2.  

    Great Working Environment and Work-Life Balance

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    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    The working environment is nice. There is a lot of training opportunities for technical expertise as well as personal development. Office culture varies from office to office. People are generally nice. There is a number of health and wellness related lunchtime talks for staff.

    Cons

    There is usually no promotion opportunity for research staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Research Associate

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    Current Employee - Research Associate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Open environment for research. Free flow of ideas welcomed

    Cons

    Not much translational work going on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider translational research to improve industrial impact

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Resident Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at National University of Singapore as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good support from colleagues and superiors. Convenient work and living environment

    Cons

    Not stable for leaving student, need to seek new jobs

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    As good as the university's ranking

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    Former Employee - Junior Research Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Junior Research Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at National University of Singapore as an intern

    Pros

    Free and easy, and independent learning. The tough competition makes working there more fulfilling especially when you have succeeded in your research findings.

    Cons

    Tough competition makes it stressful and a need to perform well quickly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Worthwhile experience

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    • 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
  8.  

    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

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice environment to work

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    • 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
  10.  

    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

  11.  

    Good university, getting better.

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    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

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