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Updated December 12, 2017
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  • No bonus for research staff (12-mth package) (in 23 reviews)

  • No career progression or prospects (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "I was a research assistant for a study abroad program"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National University of Singapore part-time

    Pros

    Absolutely gorgeous campus, plenty of things to do in Singapore, and the food is both cheap and amazing

    Cons

    Honestly, didn't really have any cons. One of the most amazing experiences of my life


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Design Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National University of Singapore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had to enter at least 5 words for Pros.

    Cons

    inter-departmental politics; a lot of time spent doing work to prove that you're doing work (assessments / evaluations / KPI etc); meetings for the sake of holding meetings (an indirect way to prove that work is being done...related to previous point); fear about chain of accountability -- nobody takes charge or takes risks b/c of a fear that, should something go wrong, the heat will fall on them. These issues existed within my own department as well as within OHR as well. OHR was continually evasive and failed to address the root of my grievances (they went unresolved throughout the entire course of my employment). In one instance, instead of resolving an inquiry with my directly, they began discussing my inquiry with other members of my office, which I felt was a gross violation of confidentiality and professionalism.

    Advice to Management

    celebrate and support your staff; let them grow.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible time and good working enviroments

    Cons

    I do not have any comments on this


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good good good working hours

    Cons

    nothing much really. they are not a bad employer.


  5. "Graduate student @ NUS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great professors and great research environment. All kinds of advanced experimental equipment at hands. All staffs are highly professional.

    Cons

    NUS itself is always the best, but still, the campus is a little too small, and weather of Singapore never changes. And, Singlish can be really hard to understand sometimes.


  6. "Research Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at National University of Singapore full-time

    Pros

    Nice City, beautiful weather and good university

    Cons

    Small country, limited domestic collaborations due to fact that these are only two generalist Universities in the whole country.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Working as a Research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice benefits package and working environment

    Cons

    Limited conference opportunity compared to North America and Europe.

  8. "Good Uni"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National University of Singapore full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work in. Nice People to work with.Beautiful campus. Encouraging supervisor. Supportive coworkers. Feel great to work with professors and students. Good but cheap food.

    Cons

    Not much to me. Health insurance for the research staff can be better. there was no bonus available at the end of year. No clear career path. difficult to be promoted.


  9. "student"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National University of Singapore part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good place to study and work you will meet great professors and students
    you can find good labs as well

    Cons

    too crowded since this school has accepted a lot more students than before and resources are provided enough for the new increased number of guys

    Advice to Management

    make more resources available to students and quickly finish all the construction sites and places shifting. focus on quality not only on quantity


  10. "Researcher experience"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in Lutherville, MD
    Former Employee - Research Associate in Lutherville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, and admin staffs, good and safe working environment, salary is fair

    Cons

    Research work is project based, so once the project finished, no more contract.

    Advice to Management

    Nice management staffs


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