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Updated September 17, 2017
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  • No bonus for research staff (12-mth package) (in 21 reviews)

  • No career progression or prospects (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "graduate student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    learned new knowledge in the working lab. very good working office........really.

    Cons

    high workload. there is no work life balance for some of my colleague.really annoying.

    Advice to Management

    hope the university can do more for their graduate student. graduate school should be a stepping stone for the future career.


  2. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at National University of Singapore as a contractor

    Pros

    Friendly Colleagues, Long leave benefit, good team work

    Cons

    Contractual, Unstable employment pending research grant

  3. "V few chance to grow"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Kent Ridge (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Kent Ridge (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National University of Singapore full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Work life balance. Good for family oriented. Stable. Colleagues are nice. Dont hv too much pressure. Fun environment. Ok

    Cons

    Very difficult t to grow. Don't have too many opportunities if there are no people leave. Salary is under market average.


  4. "Pay little"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National University of Singapore as an intern

    Pros

    Reasonable workload, no overtime and work can be satisfying

    Cons

    Internship pay very low.


  5. "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    the pay is pretty amazing for an intern pay - 1.8k

    Cons

    slightly disorganised, certain supervisors may or may not exploit you


  6. "Good while looking around"

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Clementi New Town (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Clementi New Town (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National University of Singapore full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free time to pursue own research interest

    Cons

    No job stability at all. Have to leave eventually

    Advice to Management

    Keep your own people


  7. "Slow career progression."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good environment in the campus. Food is cheaper than outside even though it can be quite lack of varieties.

    Cons

    Used to have good management. But things have changed for worse. Very hirerical. Challenge to push for changes. Slow progression.

  8. "A good place to retire"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National University of Singapore full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and relatively comfortable in terms of workload

    Cons

    Career progression is more about how long you have served rather than your achievements and capabilities.


  9. "good and bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work time is very flexible, even though there is a suggested work time in the handbook.

    Allocated personal online storage in NUS server for staff is quite large.

    They are migrating to a better online system.

    Cons

    There is little to no interaction between admin and new staff during orientation, except HR department.

    Online system still outdated, but this is general issue for Singapore university.

    Healthchoice spendable point is lower. Tender process is headache, may not a good place if you plan to do a real industrial project with the final product has to be delivered within a tight deadline

    Need to pay everything for sport usage as a staff. Gym hour open too late.


  10. "A good place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible time management, good place for self-development

    Cons

    Contract based, heavily depend on local finance environment


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