National University of Singapore
3.8 of 5 235 reviews
www.nus.edu.sg Singapore, Singapore 5000+ Employees

National University of Singapore Reviews in Singapore Singapore

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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3.8 141 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

National University of Singapore President TAN Chorh Chuan

TAN Chorh Chuan

(63 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    very good working environment, good people to work with and learnt a lot form the job

    Research Scholar (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsThe work circle consists of some of the smartest people and it is really stimulating to work with them

    Consthere are very few people you can get to know if you work in the lab all day long, sometimes its a bit lonely

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Working Environment and Work-Life Balance

    Research Assistant (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsThere is usually no promotion opportunity for research staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good experience

    Resident Assistant (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

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

    ConsNot stable for leaving student, need to seek new jobs

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    As good as the university's ranking

    Junior Research Assistant (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worthwhile experience

    Senior Research Fellow (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey will not listen anyway.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Associate

    Research Associate (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsOpen environment for research. Free flow of ideas welcomed

    ConsNot much translational work going on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease consider translational research to improve industrial impact

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    working environment is OK. Food is cheaper in campus.

    Research Fellow (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsFood is cheaper in campus. Most labmembers are easygoing

    ConsUniversity is in the west part of Singapore, Not convenient for ppl living in east part.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice environment to work

    PhD Candidate (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good university, getting better.

    Associate Professor (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGood colleagues. The university is improving.

    ConsStill a rather top down place.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I have been working here since my PhD

    Research Fellow (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsWorking 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.

    ConsIt'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 Senior ManagementPerhaps more perks are needed for good performers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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