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National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated 19 January 2015
Updated 19 January 2015
279 Reviews
3.8
279 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working times are such that it gives you a great work-life balance (in 25 reviews)

  • The working environment is good in general: modern facility, nice college (in 23 reviews)


Cons
  • No career progression and limited career growth (in 8 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Worked as a Research Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at National University of Singapore full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pleasant Campus Environment
    Good Work Life Balance
    Sponsored Conferences
    Nice and Economical Food Canteens and Eateries
    Gym Facilities

    Cons

    Limited promotional prospects unless you have higher qualifications
    Nature of work depends on supervisor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Academic atmosphere, laid back and conducive for research, but not great salaries.

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    Former Employee - Research Fellow
    Former Employee - Research Fellow

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

    Pros

    Academic atmosphere, laid back and conducive for research

    Cons

    Does not provide great salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and promote talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    very relaxed environment and good culture

    Cons

    sometimes hard to learn new things

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  5.  

    You are probably better off in other Universities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    Bonus is better, compared to another University.

    Cons

    Unfriendly work environment, especially if you are new. The people there has worked for more than 10 years, and they are resistant to new people and changes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider some work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Rewarding, up to a point.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editor in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Editor in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    Cheap canteen food, work-life balance, scenic environment, generous annual leave (up to 21 days).

    Cons

    Mostly contract-based employment, limited to no medical benefits (for contract staff), lack of job security, bureaucratic red tape

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider putting more staff on permanent full-time employment so they can receive more benefits.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lots of resources

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PhD Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - PhD Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Fortunate to have a professor that i could get along with, lots of resources such as books, journal access, equipment.

    Cons

    Lack of cooperation among professors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Flexible and good scientific ezposure

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Assistant
    Current Employee - Research Assistant

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

    Pros

    Flexible timing
    Casual manner
    Get to learn a ly of new skills
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Salary is not too high and bonus is poor unless you're a prof or senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send research staff to more conferences or workshops, only students or long term employees get such opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Good!

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

    I have been working at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    28 days of annual leave.
    work and life balance.

    Cons

    Contract based. No promotions. Very little bonus.

  10.  

    Internship @ NUS Enterprise

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Intern in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Meet lots of new starts ups. Friendly and nurturing work environment.

    Cons

    Office wifi can be unreliable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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