National University of Singapore
3.8 of 5 206 reviews
www.nus.edu.sg Singapore, Singapore 5000+ Employees

National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated Apr 18, 2014
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3.8 206 reviews

                             

95% Approve of the CEO

National University of Singapore President TAN Chorh Chuan

TAN Chorh Chuan

(73 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
206 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work-life balance is definitely a lot better than most companies and organisations out there"
    in 19 reviews
  • "nice working environment with strong support from school"
    in 14 reviews
Cons:
  • "No Bonus, No AWS, Only Basic Salary given"
    in 7 reviews
  • "limited motivation or challenges which after a while begins to dull your senses; limited career progression; stagnant pay;"
    in 6 reviews
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Dynamic work environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsExcellent environment that fosters professional growth of an individual

ConsAdaptation to local work practices

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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gain experience, lots of opportunities

Research Assistant (Current Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

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

Prosusually, the office/ office rest rooms are cozy. because of as a research scientist or assistant, one is easy to get touch with research equipment or instruments, so may gain more experience in one area.

Consoften job offers are coming with contract, so need to recontract if PI has continuous funding, ortherwise have to look for another position (but as I said in Pros, one can have experience with that research area, it should be easier to secure one than those fresh grads.)

Advice to Senior ManagementNA

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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PhD Programme in NUS

PhD Candidate (Current Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at National University of Singapore full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood facility, good staff, good research environment, strong research faculty and lab group.

ConsLong working hours, a little low salary compared to the high living cost.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lifelong journey

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at National University of Singapore

ProsThere are rooms for personal improvement.

ConsAcademic focus is too strong

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4 year experience in NUS

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at National University of Singapore

Prosgood equipment facilities, good environment, strong research faculty and lab group... Enjoyed the 4 year Ph.D years here

ConsSalary a little bit low compared to the rising performance, especially in house rent. Working hours generally long

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Challenging Environment

Research Assistant (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

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

ProsLatest research topics being worked on. Highly challenging project work happenning in SOC in NUS. Good personal skills with superiors.

ConsNo Bonus, No AWS, Only Basic Salary given. Also contract is usually given for one year. Should be suitable for a phD candidate.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation Benefits should be addressed.

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Academic

R&D Engineer (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

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

ProsFlexible time. Not to bad salary. No pressure.

ConsNo bonus. No career track. Not relevant to industry

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a career track for R&D Engineer

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great student experience

PhD Student (Current Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

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

ProsResourceful, competitive, surplus funding and world class research

ConsCan be inflexible at times if you deviate from the "norms"

Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds more understanding of student issues and cut down copious amount of paper work needed for trivial things

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great work-life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at National University of Singapore as a contractor

ProsWork-life balance is definitely a lot better than most companies and organisations out there. The colleagues that I worked with were friendly and easy to get along with. The workload was manageable most of the time.

ConsThe work was quite repetitive and observed that there wasn't much career progression.

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poor culture and environment to work and learn in

Senior Executive (Former Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

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

Prosthere is no pros in my opinion

ConsPoor leadership skills from the management, result-orientated, only cares about the end product. Management is demanding (depends which school), employees having poor work-life balance. If the management doesn't like you and / or is unable to control you, they will find ways to make you leave.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo employees will work happy or stay long with low morale. More encouragement, less judgmental and believe less in rumours will ease the tension within the team. Be more professional. Should go more courses to increase professionalism on how to manage a team

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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