National University of Singapore

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National University of Singapore Reviews

Updated 24 November, 2014
Updated 24 November, 2014
264 Reviews
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264 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.  

    It is political and out of the way from the rest of Singapore but I liked the people there.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    Great facilities, love the co-workers

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, out of the way from Singapore,

  2.  

    Fun and exciting

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National University of Singapore

    Pros

    High ranked University, Nice city

    Cons

    It is difficult to get used to new environment

  3.  

    Research internship

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

    I worked at National University of Singapore as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Smart, hardworking people. Ambitious, high research goals. Ample funding.
    Very competitive environment. Great comfort and amenities. Amazing campus and infrastructure.

    Cons

    High workload. Monotonous lifestyle. Only work, not much fun and leisure.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Personal opinion: projects going on slow sometimes

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

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

    Pros

    In terms of research, lots of valuable research resources from various research institutes and professors.

    Cons

    The institute i worked at did not encourage collaboration, and there are a lot of paper trails. I feel like most of the time I am writing emails instead of doing research or projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegation and trust.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Research Assistant

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

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

    Pros

    Very flexible - competitive salary
    Very good for career development and professional growth

    Cons

    No chance of promotion
    contract basis - no certainty of renewal

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, but clunky system

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    - Pretty flat hierarchy
    - Great peers, great colleagues--best part of the job.
    - Wonderful students, a really bright, diverse, friendly bunch
    - Good benefits
    - Good food at all the hawker centers
    - Good location.

    Cons

    - Departments sometimes don't communicate to each other, leads to some conflict, some confusion, some overlapping work.
    - Huge bureaucracy--takes a long time for paperwork to get done.
    - More communication between people needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify, simplify, simplify.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    singapore

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

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

    Pros

    easy accomodations, good scientific level

    Cons

    life is expansive, too much humidity

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    postdoctoral fellow

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

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

    Pros

    well-paid, less pressure, flexible hours

    Cons

    sometimes boring, lack of communication with colleagues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nil

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Average

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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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly colleague and nice working environment

    Cons

    No career progression and limited career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more incentives to attract more people.

  11.  

    Research work in NUS

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good environment and funding. Nice colleagues and easy to fit in. The salary is fair enough to live in Singapore and better than US schools.

    Cons

    Regulation is very strict. May take long time to process. But better than some US universities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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