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Updated July 15, 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. Helpful (1)

    "DSD"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good place to say and have life

    Cons

    need to change the management style and often talk to staff and have input from them

    Advice to Management

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  2. "world leading univ"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    beautiful campus, good facility, very silent because far away from city

    Cons

    no ac provided in the weekend. so , if you want to ot, you have no place to go expcept for utown.

    Advice to Management

    please do provide ac in the weekend. a lot of people want to work in the weekend. just provide sufficient condition to let them work.

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Contractor - Research Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Contractor - Research Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National University of Singapore as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    have access to library, food is cheap

    Cons

    salary is not so high


  4. "Research Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent Ridge (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent Ridge (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good place to do the research

    Cons

    salary is lower compared to inductry.

    Advice to Management

    good place to manage


  5. "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


  6. "PhD Candidate"

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    Former Employee - PhD Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - PhD Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The sports complex is very nice.

    Cons

    - Toxic work environment. Lacks professionalism.
    - You are constantly reminded that you are a "foreigner" and therefore "must appreciate this opportunity". They don't listen to you no matter what, because you don't matter.
    - Limited funding. Can't even buy a 600$ software.
    - Low pay. The common PhD stipend is a bare minimum. It doesn't take into account the social life.
    - (In School of Computing) The program takes min 5 years, unlike the advertised 4 years. And your scholarship will not cover the 5th (or 6th) year. Then you will have to pay $15K per semester. ( The faculty and administration are aware of this issue, but would not extend the scholarship, because they think you will work better/faster, when you fear for the payments for your 5th year.)

    Advice to Management

    - Create a more positive and dynamic workplace.
    - Do not ignore PhD students' problems/ concerns. They are people too.
    - You must end the wide spread xenophobia in the institution. It's 2017, not okay to mistreat foreigners anymore.


  7. "master of computing"

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

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

    Pros

    all new techs you can learn here

    Cons

    time is tight, course work but not research

  8. "A good place to work"

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

    Pros

    very good scientific environment and support. flexible woring time, good salary. Freedom to work on your ideas and projects. Good work life balance, very family friendly.

    Cons

    many scientists are only part time in Singapore


  9. "Laboratory Executive"

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    Current Employee - Lab Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Lab Executive in Singapore (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have learnt a lot of new knowledge and skills.

    Cons

    Miss match of expectation

    Advice to Management

    Explain more on expectation on the employee.


  10. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent Ridge (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent Ridge (Singapore)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible, good pay, lovely supervisors and good culture to work in if you're keen to progress into the academia

    Cons

    lack of opportunity to progress


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