National University of Singapore

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National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated 24 September 2014
Updated 24 September 2014
253 Reviews
3.8
253 Reviews
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National University of Singapore President TAN Chorh Chuan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working times are such that it gives you a great work-life balance (in 23 reviews)

  • The working environment is good in general: modern facility, nice college (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Also, there is no usually no bonus given (in 8 reviews)

  • Not clear on career progression (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Dynamic work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Excellent environment that fosters professional growth of an individual

    Cons

    Adaptation to local work practices

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    From PhD perspective

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    Current Employee - PhD Student  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - PhD Student in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    The working environment is good in general: modern facility, nice college. The work schedule is quite flexible.

    Cons

    The welfare is not so good. No free tea and coffee break. The air-con doesn't work at weekend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the working environment by adding more service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Impressively efficient and organised.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Huge compound with lots of very affordable food and unbeatable transportation within the compound. Great staff benefits.

    Cons

    Tonnes of paperwork given the amount of administrative work involved in procurement and multi-step processes. Rigid structure makes it unsuitable for a creative individual.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Part time for a couple of months

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    Former Employee - Casual Staff  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Casual Staff in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at National University of Singapore part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible timing, bosses are approachable.

    Cons

    the turnover rate is ridiculously high which could lead to low morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Student's review

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    Current Employee - Student  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Student in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Facilities are world class, at least in most of the labs, classrooms, lecture halls etc., compared to a public university in the US where I spent 6 months.

    Cons

    This is definitely NOT a place where they encourage you set your path in academia, nor do they provide much help or encouragement if you wish to. Some faculty members are of the lowest quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Similar to other Universities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Fellow  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    The benefits are similar to working at any university, access to a gym, pool, tennis courts, and libraries.

    Cons

    I am not originally from Singapore, but the health insurance policy was very poor. I have not been able to fully understand what is and is not covered. Preexisting conditions are not covered unless you have been an employee for more than 1 year. The system for filing an insurance claim in not very clear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Fantastic University.. On its way to be the Stanford of Asia

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at National University of Singapore full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great work environment. Good benefits. Word class colleagues. NUS is on its way to being among the very best in the world. The resources available to do research are amazing. The students are also extremely bright.

    Cons

    Can be a little bureaucratic. Lots of paper trail for everything. Much better terms for expat faculty compared to local faculty. Singaporeans do not recognize the value of this institution.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great colleagues.

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    Current Employee - Professor  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Professor in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at National University of Singapore full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The research environment is world class.

    Cons

    Difficulty in placing PhD graduate students.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NIL

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at National University of Singapore as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Working times are such that it gives you a great work-life balance. Compensation is fair. Great learning experience and very friendly environment. Highly Professional.

    Cons

    No negatives from me. I was happy with my experience.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome Internship at NUS

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at National University of Singapore as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Meaningful projects to work on.
    Access to bountiful pantry.
    Friendly and nurturing work environment.

    Cons

    Steep learning curve and fast paced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! Excellent job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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