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University of Malaya Reviews

Updated Jan 17, 2020

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3.8
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  • "Low rate of employment for foreigners(in 6 reviews)

  • "For GRAs the salary is depending on the grant amount(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Malaya full-time

    Pros

    work environment and salary

    Cons

    Lack of intellectual personals

    University of Malaya2017-08-28
  2. "Challenging And demanding"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Engineer in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends

    I have been working at University of Malaya full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Got to learn lots of skill

    Cons

    Less Promotion for staff, have to spent your own time to gain knowledge to solve the task given

    Advice to Management

    Please consider to all level staff career development and promotion

    University of Malaya2020-01-17
  3. "Good place to build your career"

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    Former Employee - Computer Operations Supervisor in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends

    I worked at University of Malaya full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The freedom for academic staff

    Cons

    The wellbeings of contract staff

    University of Malaya2020-01-12
  4. "a fellow"

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    Former Employee - Fellow in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at University of Malaya full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    professional harmony, seniors are very supportive , team work.

    Cons

    did not find any yet.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up

    University of Malaya2020-01-04
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Admin should be improved"

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    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Kuala Lumpur
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Malaya full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Large student body. Many teaching courses and workshops offered.

    Cons

    Not a good employer for foreigners

    University of Malaya2019-12-01
  6. "My experience as a research assistant"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at University of Malaya full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Many projects to work on

    Cons

    Limited budgets and high tuition fees

    University of Malaya2019-10-07
  7. "Working in UM"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Kuala Lumpur
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at University of Malaya full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good diversity and new labs available for medical research

    Cons

    -Poor grant management -Lack of grants for research -Equipment poorly maintained

    Advice to Management

    Do not politicize education

    University of Malaya2019-10-18
  8. "Research Assistant Job at UM, the best public university in Malaysia"

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at University of Malaya full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great learning environment; good for future PhD options

    Cons

    A ton of paperwork and bureaucracy

    University of Malaya2019-09-23
  9. "Good reputation in the country"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Kuala Lumpur
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at University of Malaya full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Being a government a university and one of the best in Malaysia, there are lots of Government grants. An excellent library with lots of options to search around for renown journals

    Cons

    Huge campus - most of the things scattered around, and there is no in-campus transportation. Weather makes it hard to walk around. As a research assistant, you may have to do the work for other projects which are not necessarily related to the project you are employed. In-campus parking space is awfull...during working hours it's very hard to get a parking space.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the parking area, if not, then provide continues in-campus transportation (every 15 mins).

    University of Malaya2019-09-03
  10. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at University of Malaya full-time

    Pros

    Good equipment and faculty support for buying new technologies.

    Cons

    Instability of the financial support for researches.

    University of Malaya2019-08-11
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