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Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. research assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at National University of Singapore

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Its a great place for exploring your strength as an individual.

    Cons

    is not a place for people who are nor progressive in thinking and learning

  2. Good compensation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    The staff and colleagues were friendly, willing to help, and provide a learning platform. The environment was encouraging for growth and learning.

    Cons

    The job scope was stagnant after a while. Facing the same team of people every day might not be everyone's choice.

  3. one year master experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    high ranking university with good facilities, funny prof, the module really help me to become a team player

    Cons

    lots of avtivities are hold after 6pm, that we can not join because of having class

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  5. Suitable for those who wishes to work till retirement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    Stable & pleasant working environment.

    Cons

    Can be quite stagnant in growth.

  6. one of the best local universities besides Singapore management university

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    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

    comprehensive, good mix of local and overseas researchers and students

    Cons

    spaces too congested and hilly

    Advice to Management

    open their university accommodation to researchers from other universities as well as research institutions such as ASTAR or DSTA

  7. Good for a retirement job

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    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.

  8. Good place for work

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    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!

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

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    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.

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

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    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

  11. good and time flexible for researchers

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    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.

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