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Updated June 20, 2017
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  • No bonus for research staff (12-mth package) (in 21 reviews)

  • Career progression is more about how long you have served rather than your achievements and capabilities (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Visiting Research Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Visiting Research Fellow in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Visiting Research Fellow in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great respect toward Ph.D.; very friendly people; extremely clean environment; well paid;

    Cons

    Hot weather; accented English; small; non-smoking; pricy alcohol;


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "Great opportunity"

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

    Pros

    good working environment, great staff, flexible working time

    Cons

    no cons at all, at least for my three month working experience.


  5. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    pick up important technical skills

    Cons

    career development may be limited


  6. "NUS is awesome"

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

    Pros

    Excellent staff and students and campus environment!

    Cons

    Pace can be slow depending on departments.

    Advice to Management

    Stay rooted to the ground, lest the ivory tower label sticks.


  7. "It was great working at NUS, not so much pressure and the research resources were complete"

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    Former Employee - Research Engineer
    Former Employee - Research Engineer
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Great research group

    Cons

    not supportive for Employment visa

  8. "great work environment, nice people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good paid, nice food on campus

    Cons

    long working hours, a bit stressful


  9. "Research associate"

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    Former Contractor - Research Assistant in Kampong Baharu (Singapore)
    Former Contractor - Research Assistant in Kampong Baharu (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National University of Singapore as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get Flexible working hours.

    Cons

    The work is get's rather routine. Depends on research area


  10. "student"

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

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

    Pros

    good environment and benefit in the school

    Cons

    a lot of limit in the school

    Advice to Management

    good


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