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National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated 16 February 2015
Updated 16 February 2015
283 Reviews
3.8
283 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.  

    Great for part-time undergraduate positions!

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Good source of income while studying, and teaching helps to solidify your skills. You get a lot of freedom in your work, and it feels good to help the next batch of students learn. The hourly rate is decent and the hours are generally manageable. Fellow tutors that I've worked with were all friendly and willing to lend a hand.

    Cons

    Balancing school and work can get difficult towards the end of semester, and it's a commitment so you cannot give up halfway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tutors don't have staff printing privileges, but other than that everything's good!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    research assistant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good research environment, flexible working time, work and life balance, relatively stable position, long holiday every year, can go for high study

    Cons

    sometimes feel boring, limited social hub, salary is increased very slowly, under one boss, limited improvement space,

    Recommends
  3.  

    Nice place to work

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

    I worked at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    Good food everywhere, you do not need to cook

    Cons

    Weather is too hot and humid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More flexible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's fun to work with fresh graduates, and have plenty of time to do things you like.

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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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    -It's fun to work with fresh graduates;
    -You'll have plenty of time to do things you like;
    -You will be given encouragement and guidance by experienced seniors and be practicing your research skills if your are interested in this field;
    - The job is quite stable, at least for the junior ones;
    - You do not have to work with other people, just focus on your own.

    Cons

    - It will be boring if you are really not interested in research;
    - Payment is relatively low;
    - Too free for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't think of any for now.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Worked as a Research Engineer

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    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

    You are probably better off in other Universities

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    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
  10.  

    Rewarding, up to a point.

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    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

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