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NUS used to be a good place to work until management came up with a lot of initiatives to drive turnover. No replacement for departed staff and the work get distributed to the rest of the team members.
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Great workplace, little room for growth

Great place to learn and super supportive environment from colleagues and upper management. Everyone is super smart, which is very inspiring.Unfortunately, there isn't much room for growth for research assistants/associates unless you pursue higher education (masters or PhD) which is ultimately not for everyone


Friendly environment, work-life balance


Little room for advancement
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Good workplace

Heavy workload but less manpower due to organisation excellence. Should streamline the processes and hire more people for better distribution of the workload.
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Good for fresh grads

Good starting point for fresh grads, quite a number of long service staff who are friendly and provide guidance and advice on complex work matters. Good working pace if you are planning to take part time dip/deg/prof cert as there are exam leave given. Supportive bosses.


Work life balance, exam leave, good bosses


Slow career progression, salary below market
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good work life balance

good work culturework life balanceso many leaves / work life balance / learning new thingsCan use facilities like gym / swimmin pool and other play areas with less cost


so many leaves / work life balance / learning new things


salary hikes very less
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Good place to learn for starting of career.People there are generally pleasant to work with. But some departments tend to have a crazier amount of workload with a very tight deadline.


Good number of annual leave and food is cheap when dining in university as compared to CBD area.


Heavy workload for some departments and issues might be pending from multiple different parties
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Good Benefits, Slow Progression

You will feel small working in this company and taking orders from the academic staff. No say in anything you want. Job security, decent pay and benefits.
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A relaxing and chill workplace

people are generally nice and chill. people are more intellectual than outside and value smartness . cheap food around campus and many talks and lectures that you can attend after work
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Stressful and political environment

There are a mixture of good and bad colleagues. Hierarchical and toxic workplace with lots of daily meetings. Management cannot make up their mind on the processes. Kept changing roles and processes. Mirco managing environment. High turnover rate.Colleagues belittle you if you do not have certain qualifications and/or previously not an Auditor.


Good benefits, Affordable canteen food


Toxic environment, high turnover, emotionally taxing
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Low pay and no career progression

No career progression and low pay. Doing mundane work such as data transcription and coding for the employers. Work that is meant for students to do to get some part time income.
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Nice environment

working there is relaxed and not pushing, colleagues are friendly and nice to deal with, but wish they could increase the pay for research staff, it is too low for now
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Highly dependent on the office

Work is highly dependent on the office you are in. At my office, there was no work life balance and the managers were often pushing work and blame to subordinates. Environment was toxic and not welcoming. Salary was average for fresh grads. No AWS and extremely low yearly pay increment. Other than that, university-wide efforts such as wellbeing day and being able to knock off earlier on some Fridays are some of the nicer benefits.
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Not great

Bureaucracy is rather prevalent but your experience would really depend on the department. Great salary to work as a student. Some jobs are chill, some are not.
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relaxed environment

Work pace is quite relaxed, since the professor does not check on you that much. How much you work accomplished each day is entirely upon your plan. However the pay is poor compared to the private company


relaxed work culture


poor pay
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cons: internship was slightly below average for uni grads (<1k), department was understaffed so i often see my managers working long hours to pull workload or responding to work even on leave. admin side had some delays in the processing of my pay.pros: gives a lot of autonomy to interns working on projects, inclusive of new ideas and likes to hear our opinions. depends on department but mine was collaborative in nature & everyone was nice and helped each other out a lot. a great learning opportunity as an intern.
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Senior executive

Slow paced environment with no micro managing. Colleagues working in silos and is work is manageable. However, you will need to figure out how to do things on your own initiatives
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Productive and relaxing working environment

I found it was pleasant working for NUS All staff were very friendly and helpful. I will consider working there again if given an opportunity.Regards.
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Productive and fun workplace

Your experience will differ depending on which department you join. In general, NUS offer excellent benefit packages and has good work-life balance. In certain roles, there will be no AWS and has bonus capped at 1 month
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A good place to learn

Did multiple parttime internships throughout my undergrad years. PIs I was assigned to were great mentors, I learnt a lot from them. Can't say much about the benefits as I was paid hourly.
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Fun place to work and truly performance oriented.

It has good work culture and you can do a lot of good work. Facilities and labs are well established. This is the right place if you want to do a collaborative research.
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strong research institution

provide lots of funding for researchbut the competition is intenseAcademics and supervisors are knowledgeable and supportive. The University of Newcastle provides a scholarship which includes health insurance, living allowance, and tuition fee for PhD candidates.


research support


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Based on 348 reviews

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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
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

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