Singapore Management University
3.4 of 5 20 reviews
www.smu.edu.sg Singapore, Singapore 1000 to 5000 Employees

Singapore Management University Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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3.4 20 reviews

                             

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Arnoud De Meyer

(5 ratings)

57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible working hours, work in freedom, good part time job

    ConsLess opportunity to meet new people, only work as a small team,

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    No management science in the executive suite. Autocratic rule at a whim.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat location, great location, great location.

    ConsManagement, while smart at crafting research papers, lacks managerial professionalism.
    Benefits are fairly weak.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWalk the talk. Professionalize your management approach.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Singapore Management University

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTraining, benefits, location, facilities, nothing else

    Consno career growth, no work life balance, bad culture in certain departments

    Advice to Senior Managementstop listening only to your line management and do hear from the staff too

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great University but bad company culture.

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsThe office location is very strategic and closed to Bugis MRT station.

    ConsThe turnover rate is extremely high as the company does not provide coaching or anything to help employees in keeping their jobs. Employees are always bickering and stabbing each other. Favoritism is highly practiced and policy is not enforced. The upper management has no consistency on how employees or managers are reprimanded or counseled. They never speak to the ground staff or even look in their eyes when they walk by.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good but needs clear direction

    Manager (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsIf you like to "relax" and are planning for retirement, most departments here offer that environment.

    ConsIf you are young and adventurous, you may not get the exposure you want because you are very much contained in your own department.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOpen up. There are many talents within the organisation and not many are satisfied at what they are doing right now. Although there are opportunities for internal transfer, not many directors like to grant transfers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good working enviroment

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsThe benefit is above average, general compensation is pretty market rate
    good work life balance, great branding of the university

    Consit is a pretty hierarchy environment, therefore there would be less freedom to conduct projects or initiatives
    meanwhile the structure is quite stable which means there is less progress opportunity,

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

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    A Great Place to Work, Teach and Study

    Research Head (Former Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsCreative and Innovative Environment to teach and do research. Wonderful Deans and Fellow Colleagues. Wonderful group of students and post graduate students who excite and motivates us who supervise and teach.

    ConsA specialty university that is rather limited in it fields of study and research

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work of striving for greater creative and innovation. Continue to culture of being inviting and absorbing.

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

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    Great experience

    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsMy supervisor was a Professor and I only had to report to him so this review may be subjective. There was a lot of freedom and flexibility given in coordinating and planning classes and I learnt a lot from carrying out various tasks as they were all new to me.

    ConsLimited advice given regarding certain tasks - left to decide on my own.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood management, keep it up!

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

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    Great!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat worklife balance and benefits as well

    ConsThings may not move as per what you expect them to

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    very good university. People in SMU are quite nice and it's easy to approach them if you have any questions

    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

    Prosgood professors, good curriculum, good internship providing platform

    Consso competitive and too many stuff to do

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease provide more academic skills course

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