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National University of Singapore Reviews

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

  • Slow career progression in department (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "research analyst of NUS"

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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 working time
    good environment to learn

    Cons

    bad management
    easy to get lazy


  2. "Good working environment with lot to opportunity to learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible timing, Learning opportunity, Work friendly, Respectable salary package

    Cons

    It depends upon under whom we work


  3. "Research assistant at National University of Singapore"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great research environment. Modern office. Opportunities to collaborate with excellent researchers. Working on the cutting edge research problems.

    Cons

    High pressure. The demand of publication is high.


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  5. "Great place to learn"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, exposure, learning environment, safety

    Cons

    No cons. I feel everything is positive.


  6. "Somewhat mix"

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow/Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow/Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Environment not bad. Time is very flexible.

    There is more than enough food court so overcrowding issue can be avoided

    Cons

    Admin management has more rule and purchase is slow. Not suitable for big and real project.

    Some part might could prevent real RnD project to be success

    Advice to Management

    Some change needed


  7. "Good benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    28 day's vacation, good work-life balance

    Cons

    It's a postdoc after all


  8. "Salary expectation"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Kent Ridge (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Manager in Kent Ridge (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National University of Singapore (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice working environment and colleagues

    Cons

    minimum increment, at time, long hours


  9. "Graduate Teaching Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A chance to work with professors and design syllabi

    Cons

    Difficult to cope with administrative responsibilities


  10. "Not a place for expats."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Absolutely none. I wish I could think of something positive to say but I honestly cannot.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, small minded, vicious people. Not for expats. Worst experience of my life. I am leaving soon.


  11. "Research Fellow @ NUS"

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

    Pros

    State of the art research tools at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. I was able to do my research easily.

    Cons

    None. I was working under an assistant professor, and i did not enjoy the high-stressed environment to help him churn out papers , although i did enjoy the process of exploring novel research.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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