Nanyang Technological University Employee Reviews

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Very beautiful and green campus
Graduate Research Training (PhD) (Current Employee) –  singaporeDecember 7, 2019
Cosmopolitan environment to learn and grow from people of other cultures. Very safe campus. Very fast paced research. Work culture is fine. Food is good.
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Good for retirement
Office (Former Employee) –  SingaporeDecember 4, 2019
If you are a fast-pace person, you will often feel frustrated in the slow-pace working environment. Managers will comment that you have nothing to do if you complete your task faster than others. Crazily strong politics within a small department. High turnover rate. But of course, it really depends on which department you go to. I have seen happy colleagues from other departments with great bosses though. So, good luck!
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Research Associate (Current Employee) –  SingaporeNovember 22, 2019
work life balance
need to be more independent especially when you work in research
no much career progress
long annual leave
most enjoyable when you can publish your journal
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Work culture is pathetic
Student (Former Employee) –  PioneerNovember 11, 2019
Overspecialisation results in no one being able to answer anything even related to the job scope. Every time an issue pops up, its arrow via email to shoot someone else.
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Stressful yet fun
Internship (Former Employee) –  SingaporeNovember 4, 2019
Work typically 9am to 5pm.
Stressful when it comes to heavy works that required ot.
Professors and staff there are very professional.
Management team did a great job
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Cut Throat
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Marina BayOctober 29, 2019
It's not about what you know but who you know that gets you further working at NTU. Management does not care about lower level staff and even some who have worked for years get forgotten compared to younger staff who tend to "carry points" with those in charge.

Most staff begin on contract and depending on whether your manager finds you "useful" you could be stuck as a contract staff for years hoping that year on year you will get extended.
Pros
Flexible yearly benefits
Cons
no job security
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4.0
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Great collaboration
Project Officer (Former Employee) –  SingaporeOctober 16, 2019
A research staff is at mercy of their P/I. Some are objective while some are just plain slave drivers. Good collaboration between labs or institution.
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Melting Pot of different backgrounds and skillsets
Senior Executive, Administrator for ATM Studies (Current Employee) –  ATMRISeptember 25, 2019
Opportunity to learn and expand knowledge from different people of diverse backgrounds. Acquired skillsets and knowledge from various personalities and professionals. Overall an eye opener experience.
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Old Bird culture
Assistant Director (Former Employee) –  JurongSeptember 3, 2019
Old birds view new staff as a threat and tried all means to eliminate any threat and so many areas are rather stagnant. they need to learn how to work together with new blood and together move the organisation to a higher level.
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Dont increase salary even if you work the best
Staff (Former Employee) –  NTUAugust 26, 2019
I worked very well; boss was very happy with my work. But when came to increasing the salary, they increase it by few tens of dollar. Overall not an encouraging place for your growth. You are encouraged to not to work.
Pros
Don't have to work a lot.
Cons
There is no growth in your life.
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Productive with a lot of facilities like gym, swimming pools, play grounds freely available
Research Assistant (Former Employee) –  SingaporeAugust 25, 2019
Productive with a lot of facilities like gym, swimming pools, play grounds freely available. The research facilities are also easily available and accessible. A lot of good canteens. a bit far from the central Singapore area but they have free shuttle bus up to pioneer mrt station.
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Nice place, poor management
Senior assistant manager/counsellor (Former Employee) –  UWCAugust 13, 2019
Pros:
- I like the physical environment of the place. The ergonomics of the workplace is good and conducive for staff and user.
- Culture still ok, able to find like minded colleagues who are helpful.
- Meaningful to work with students. Students are largely open and receptive.

Cons:

-I personally felt cheated into the organisation as what transpired during the interview wasn’t promised.
-Poor management/supervisors. Management not open to new approaches of doing things. Direct supervisor would sometimes insist their way of completing tasks, which is not innovative and efficient at all.
-Though they tried to make reparation, trust was already broken and breached.
-Resignation process and exit interview process doesn’t seemed to allow individuals to voice their honest feedback.
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4.0
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Pro family workplace
Senior Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  PioneerJuly 23, 2019
NTU is good for young family and have worklife balance. The location might be a problem as it is far away from the city and need to take bus into the campus.
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a place for learning
Research Associate (Current Employee) –  SingaporeJune 13, 2019
a good work-life balance here, and a comfort environment, a good place to learn new things.
a good place to do research with many opportunities.
The colleges are good also
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Workplace culture
Temp Procurement Executive (Former Employee) –  PioneerMay 14, 2019
I have a reporting officer who is very nice to be with all the times. She taught me how to be a fast learner while working as I am still a fresh graduate. I learn many things in this position too.
Pros
Flexible Lunch
Cons
Siting arrangement
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Poor management, stuck-up colleagues
Academics (Former Employee) –  Jurong EastMay 13, 2019
Taught at NTU, left, won't look back.

Cons:
1) Stuck-up colleagues: if you're not in his/her research group or in same level/rank as him/her, beware of receiving the looks side-ways or heads high up on you. On the other hand, the lower rank or the new ones, i.e. assistant profs and research staff members were quite nice and friendly. Those higher up profs, i.e. associate and full profs, OMG, are really showing stuck-up attitude, if you're less significant in the department. Even some of the admin staff are having stuck-up attitude. Most of the times, I just didn't want to be bothered about these stuck-up individuals.

2) If you're not a full-time staff, beware that you might be treated less important than the full-time staff. That means that you might get some services (salaries, IT support, etc.) late or even no responses. A colleague of mine (who is not a full-time staff) received the paychecks two months late; not one time, but a number of times.

3) Lousy/immature students who are mostly expecting their instructors to spoon feed them with solutions; no critical thinking skill at all. Majority still think in high school/junior college/poly years. You might think that such a highly reputable university would have a much % of smart students - think again. If you don't spoon feed them, beware that your end-of-semester feedback will be seriously affected, and ultimately department comes to you and your career are in the chopping block, as (the disappointing thing is that) the department seemed to only look at the negatives, not the positives from students' reviews;
  more... as though the department cares only about what the students say, not the instructors. Perhaps, the department wants to retain the enrollment status, so students are the "king". Of course, I'm referring to those below the assoc. profs rank, cuz the assoc/full profs are already "secured" in their jobs, regardless of the feedback. Truthfully (and with disappointment), from the times I taught at NTU, out of 100 students in a class, for example, only 10% of those 100 enrolled students were truly intelligent (with thinking skill) and fit (qualified) to be in such a highly reputable ranked university.

Pros:
The only good thing I've to say is that it is a highly ranked university. That translates to: it shows good on your resume.

Note: There are more cons than pros. Maybe it just happened to me, not to everyone. But that's my opinion about having taught at NTU.
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Nice place to work
Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Jurong WestApril 11, 2019
I came with an idea and NTU was willing to take me and try out my dream project with me!
However, there is little oversight on the pace of work, so there is little accountability.
The names are misleading. The food technology center does not know anything about the food-science that goes into preparing food.
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3.0
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Flexible and not stressful workplace
Learning Technologist (Former Employee) –  SingaporeFebruary 12, 2019
you can balance your life here and there are a lot of activities you can attend freely or with little cost. Also, you can conduct a new project from beginning to end if your boss agrees.
Pros
Flexible and not streeful
Cons
limited promotion
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NTU is a great workplace
Research fellow (Former Employee) –  SingaporeDecember 30, 2018
I studied and worked in NTU, in a laboratory-based environment. The HR in NTU is great. The campus is beautiful. The laboratories are well-equipped with various facilities.
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Easy and Friendly colleagues
Part-time, Administrative and Design Assistant (Former Employee) –  SingaporeOctober 28, 2018
- Free and easy working hours
- Problem solving in soft wares and technical issues
- Liable supervisor and friendly co-workers
- Cons: Problems happen frequently, must be attentive 100%
- Pros: Free license to access and update soft wares
Pros
Accessible to soft ware liscenes
Cons
Machine gets broke down easily
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