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National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated June 22, 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. "Good Uni"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


  2. "Great opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    pick up important technical skills

    Cons

    career development may be limited


  4. "Nice research oriented university"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great facilities and labs, lots of reknowed scientists and many conference are organized and hosted by NUS

    Cons

    Many of the PIs are holding multiple positions around the globe, and you will hardly see them.


  5. 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.


  6. "Great learning exp"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High tech, iteractions with the top people in academia, great learning experience

    Cons

    Pay depends in lab and professor, singapore is an expensive place to live in


  7. "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.


  8. "Nice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good facility, Nice research labs

    Cons

    Singapore is damn costly, Nice

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "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
    Recommends
    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


  10. "Diverse working relationship across functional unit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Conducive environment for learning and personal growth.

    Cons

    Some office culture lack of good people management manager.


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