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Depends on lab group

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Experience will vary widely depending on lab group and PI. I enjoyed the independence from my current lab group, available facilities and PI whom I could get along with.
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OK overall

Decent coworkers, but work is very dependent on your supervisor/mentor. Lots of scrambling for papers and authorship which leads to a lot of suboptimal research teams and papers
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Based on 12 survey responses
What people like
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Time and location flexibility
Areas for improvement
  • Support from manager
  • Fair pay for job
  • Energizing work tasks

Fun working environment!

Great people and great place to learn the ropes and prepare myself for a full time job! People are lively and great, and are always willing to help or guide me
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Good, but need to have some improvementswhether NUS is the right choice for you depends on your individual preferences, academic interests, and career goals. It's essential to research the specific programs, campus facilities, and overall environment to determine if it aligns with what you are looking for in a university.
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Productive and fun environment

My colleagues have been both supportive and collaborative. Teamwork is highly encouraged, and I have had the opportunity to work with talented and dedicated individuals. NUS provides ample opportunities for professional development. I have benefited from various training programs and workshops that have enhanced my skills.
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Overall exp highly dependent on your PI & his or her direction for the lab. Likewise for colleagues, most are nice and helpful. PhD students (ie doing part time PhD and part time RA) can seen as cocky and need people to do experiments for them despite it being their own things
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HR freezes in Dec 2022, not a fair treatment

HR is not professional. Not cooperative with departments. Hired people with diploma qualifications, when signing contract said it is freezes for this track. Very irresponsible


Sounds good


Not really good, especially pantry setting
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advanced stimulating environment

The National University of Singapore stands as the epitome of advanced learning, offering a rich and stimulating environment for a comprehensive educational experience. Its academic facilities and resources are state-of-the-art, enabling students to delve into a vast array of subjects and disciplines.Despite the fact that salaries might not rival those found in the industrial sector, the university compensates with a culture of flexibility in work arrangements. This flexibility allows individuals to strike a balance between their professional commitments and personal endeavors. It fosters a conducive atmosphere for research, creativity, and personal growth, making it an enticing place for both students and educators.
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good place for research

good work life balance (also depends on PI); salary is relatively low; job security is high if your performance is very good (also depends on PI's funding situation)
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Nice place and kind people.

What is the best part of working at the company?Nice environment , nice canteen, What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Pantry is shared by many different departments, small and not enough appliances to be used. Toilet no hand paper What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Good, only when you have not easygoing colleagues, it would affect a bitWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Busy to run between a few locations
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not bad

not too bad of an environment i must really really kinda say. It is my school. Taking a bachelor's there. Not bad, meet good people but also bad people.
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Low pay

Pros:Get to learn alot of things and the culture is OTOT.No micromanagement as far for me.Cons:Low pay and sometime you are required to take on more roles.
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Chill work place

School is a great environment to start your first step into the working world, great seniors provide good guidance and professors are well knowledgeable
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Work is interesting as my job involves on-boarding suppliers to the new SAP-Ariba e-Procurement platform

With specific KPI's to achieve, I get straight down to work and it's fun working with colleagues and external suppliers, via phone or zoom calls. The experience has taught me useful lessons on handling customers, telephone mannerisms and email etiquette. The management is supportive and provide all tools to be successful in the job.The biggest challenge is self education on system requirements. We overcome this through collaborative exchange of ideas with colleagues in reading through software manuals and applying to the daily job.My biggest satisfaction is derived when we assist suppliers to be successfully registered in the system and receive call back thanking us.


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Unable to work from home
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Good benefits, but not an agile place

Good benefits, generous AL, welfare, but not an agile or forward thinking place. Good for gaining experience for those looking to gain work experience, but not for staying too long.
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Depends on your team and department, you can get different work culture and environment. The amount of annual leaves you get is great but pay is below the market rate.
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Productive and work-life-balance

Great to have an excellent work-life balance and still pursue your career development. Felixible work time, great sport facility, great colleague. Also fantastic chance to mingle with great minds.
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Bad place

Bad place for a student. Organization is very unhelpful and nor forthcoming of assisting students with multiple queries or issues, even if these are major ones.
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Good work life balance

Reasonable workload, no OT required unless involve in events/functions. A lot of planning, coordinating, compilation and checking, typical administrative tasks. Salary quite good as well for the role.
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Professional Work environment

A great place to work and learn! Thoroughly professional. The colleagues are helpful and you get an opportunity to learn a lot. The compensation is also good
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fun work place

nice company to work on as a beginner stepping stone. good assist from colleagues and superiors on any problem faced. low salary and no bonus at all, every year not doing well
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Based on 402 reviews

Ratings by category

3.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

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