National University of Singapore

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National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
253 Reviews
3.8
253 Reviews
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National University of Singapore President TAN Chorh Chuan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working times are such that it gives you a great work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • The working environment is good in general: modern facility, nice college (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Also, there is no usually no bonus given (in 8 reviews)

  • Not clear on career progression (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    A pleasant place to build a career

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    1. Very strong scientific community to interact with
    2. Excellent resources
    3. Global attraction of talents

    Cons

    Can have better benefits/remuneration for post-PhD holders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National University of Singapore as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    simple, friendly environment. not stress for intern.

    Cons

    There is limited opportunities for growth

  3.  

    Satisfactory experience working at NUS

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

    I worked at National University of Singapore as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Get chance to learn more about research

    Cons

    limited work scope, less benefits and salary for staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should increase benefits for research staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National University of Singapore full-time

    Pros

    not stressful, good for work/life balance

    Cons

    career oppotunities, low salary and bonus

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice time in NUS

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    • 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 as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. A lot to learn. Good place for fresh graduates.

    Cons

    By contract. Hard to get promoted.

    Recommends
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    Frenzied Pace during Peak Period, Staggeringly Slow Pace during Off-peak

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Officer  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Officer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at National University of Singapore as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    The will to serve students is strong here. To be able to contribute in some small way to their future education is satisfying, be it simply giving relevant subject prerequisite information or answering anxieties of campus life.

    Cons

    Once the peak period is over, having a full bench of staff around can prove to be a futile attempt to find meaningful work to do. It can quickly devolve to incessant usage of the Internet or idle bantering to pass time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allocate free time after the peak period to various goals such as process improvement through feedback or implementing experimental social channels to connect with perspectives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Dynamic work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National University of Singapore full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent environment that fosters professional growth of an individual

    Cons

    Adaptation to local work practices

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    NUS research

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

    I have been working at National University of Singapore full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Hardworking and highly capable people in NUS.

    Cons

    None. Generally a good institution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    NUS is a great place to work in. Singapore is a great place to be in.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Assistant  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at National University of Singapore as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The researchers are world class, cooperative, the students are very enterprising and are enthusiastic to get into research and the support staff are amazingly efficient and approachable.

    Cons

    Living in Singapore can be expensive.

  11.  

    Very good place to learn and collaborate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Lot of funding available for projects

    Cons

    Bad bonus package and increments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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