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National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated 21 August 2014
Updated 21 August 2014
245 Reviews

3.8
245 Reviews
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National University of Singapore President TAN Chorh Chuan
TAN Chorh Chuan
87 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is definitely a lot better than most companies and organisations out there (in 21 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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  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.  

    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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Very good learning and teaching experience!

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    Former Employee - Lecturer  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Lecturer in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Nice working environment, friendly professors and lecturers are ready to offer help whenever needed, and the students are very bright, pleasant, and eager to learn.

    Cons

    More training should be provided to non-local graduate students who are teaching, and there is a significant pressure when it comes to workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have more perks for employees and more time off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good working environment

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    Current Employee - Industry Liaison  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Industry Liaison in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Nice and vibrant academical environment

    Cons

    Not clear on career progression

  7.  

    Great working experience ! very vibrating university !

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    Nice facilities, great staff, nice benefits

    Cons

    all good except the contract is only for one year

  8.  

    Good welfare with work-life balance but poor prospects, bureaucratic & myopic management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at National University of Singapore full-time

    Pros

    Great for research and academic appointments; excellent work-life balance and welfare

    Cons

    Poor prospects for appointments other than research & academic appointments; slow moving with huge bureaucracy and some turf mentality; some of the senior management aloof from the rank and file with poor people's management skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    NUS

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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 3 years

    Pros

    Work is stable. Flexible working hours. Campus environment. Access to a well maintained library

    Cons

    Low salary. Lot of paper work. Bureaucratic in nature.. Comparatively lower growth opportunities. Policies differ from department to department

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    A relaxed environment to work in as a Research Fellow

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at National University of Singapore as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The working environment is very relaxed. You can reach your lab at any time and leave at any time. Reporting officer is also quite lax on the topic of research as long as you publish papers for him

    Cons

    One of the downside is that it is only on a contract basis. You need to continually apply for funding to support yourself. Also, there is no usually no bonus given. Hence, the total package for a research fellow is relatively low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work for people with family/dependent

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bureaucratic. Rigid salary structure. Promotion move slowly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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