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National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated July 24, 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. "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


  2. "Work life balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexibility at work, good work life balance. Suitable for candidate with family

    Cons

    Management and limited career advancement

  3. "Well Paying Job"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    If you are a curious soul, you could offer to observe how the main research team conduct's their analysis and most of the time the more senior research staff would be happy to let you learn.

    Cons

    It is limited to students only.


  4. "flexible working conditions"

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

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

    Pros

    you are free to do what you are interested

    Cons

    it is difficult to learn something new here. Salary is not high.


  5. "Institute of Systems Science (ISS) - High staff turnover!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National University of Singapore full-time

    Pros

    Nice campus albeit somewhat inaccessible, decent HR policies and benefits.

    Cons

    Each department/institute/school operates independently hence culture varies greatly. ISS staffed with too many old ex-public sector types at senior levels who have little empathy for the people under them while they reap the rewards of their staff's hard work.

    Advice to Management

    NUS management should seriously take long overdue action to address the low morale and high staff turnover at ISS and cut all the excess who are not pulling their own weight but got appointed because of who they know.


  6. "Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at National University of Singapore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Peaceful and easy, friend place

    Cons

    No career progression or prospects


  7. "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National University of Singapore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Able to work with bright students and the reputation of NUS convenient working with external (outside of NUS) partners.

    Cons

    Indecisive leadership with senior management. Constant change in direction.

    Advice to Management

    Do walk the ground instead of relying on feedback from directors and HoDs where they present mainly the "nice" picture instead of the "true" picture that you require to make management decisions.

  8. "NUS Research Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National University of Singapore full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, motivating and intellectually stimulating environment

    Cons

    Highly beaureucratic, and very less scope for career advancement


  9. "Research Engineer"

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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

    You can have experience for cutting-edge research.

    Cons

    Some professors are too passionate to make you enyoy your life.


  10. "Research scholar"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible office hour;
    Nice working environment;

    Cons

    a bit monotonic;
    lack of challenge


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