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National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.8 237 reviews

95% Approve of the CEO

National University of Singapore President TAN Chorh Chuan

TAN Chorh Chuan

(84 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is definitely a lot better than most companies and organisations out there(in 20 reviews)

  • nice working environment with strong support from school(in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • No Bonus, No AWS, Only Basic Salary given(in 7 reviews)

  • At the mercy of PI; no avenue of recourse for greivances if PI decides to work you like a slave, no work-life balance(in 4 reviews)

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    Dynamic work environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    Great place to work for people with family/dependent

    Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGood work life balance. Pretty generous in number of leave.

    ConsBureaucratic. Rigid salary structure. Promotion move slowly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good environment. High research quality.

    Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsNUS gathers the best research fellows in the world. NUS supplied many things for researchers. There are many opportunities to meet seniors from other countries.

    ConsMost researchers are from China. They usually work and live together. It is hard for foreigners to integrate into Chinese groups.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNil.

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    very good working environment, good people to work with and learnt a lot form the job

    Research Scholar (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsThe work circle consists of some of the smartest people and it is really stimulating to work with them

    Consthere are very few people you can get to know if you work in the lab all day long, sometimes its a bit lonely

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

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    Great Working Environment and Work-Life Balance

    Research Assistant (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsThe working environment is nice. There is a lot of training opportunities for technical expertise as well as personal development. Office culture varies from office to office. People are generally nice. There is a number of health and wellness related lunchtime talks for staff.

    ConsThere is usually no promotion opportunity for research staff.

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

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    Good experience

    Resident Assistant (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGood support from colleagues and superiors. Convenient work and living environment

    ConsNot stable for leaving student, need to seek new jobs

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    As good as the university's ranking

    Junior Research Assistant (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsFree and easy, and independent learning. The tough competition makes working there more fulfilling especially when you have succeeded in your research findings.

    ConsTough competition makes it stressful and a need to perform well quickly.

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

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    Worthwhile experience

    Senior Research Fellow (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGood funding, On campus housing, cultural activities, good HR support.
    Lots of cafeterias around, swimming pool, tennis courts, fitness. MRT right on campus.

    ConsOccasional total incompetence on the Professorship level but nothing which can't be dealt with.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey will not listen anyway.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Associate

    Research Associate (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsOpen environment for research. Free flow of ideas welcomed

    ConsNot much translational work going on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease consider translational research to improve industrial impact

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Great experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFriendly colleagues, work life balance

    ConsCan't think of any cons

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