NUS working environment and pay scale? - Page 10 - Salary.sg Forums
Salary.sg Forums  

Go Back   Salary.sg Forums > The Salary.sg Discussion Forums: > Income and Jobs

Income and Jobs Discuss jobs, career options and of course salaries




NUS working environment and pay scale?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #91 (permalink)  
Old 26-10-2020, 01:11 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Local degree holder lab tech here. Just want to highlight that lab techologists are not necessarily non-degree holders. The two non-acad tracks have also since been relabelled as Executive & Administrative (Executive) for the former, and Executive & Administrative (Administrative) for the latter.

Salary with AWS (13 months) for us (degree, lab tech) can be on par with executives (12 months), unable to verify if the bonus average differs across the two. For lab techs, on good years we can get between 1.9-2.8 months vs bad years of 1.6-2.1 months (probably even less for 2020). Agree with his mention of increments of at least 100 and above (also dependent on economy), just note that its a pre-determined lump sum increment and not a % of your salary.

That said, I do recommend degree holders to avoid taking up the lab tech jobs due to the fact that the title does not match up with your actual job scope and would be bad for your future hiring outlook. (some of us, esp degree holders, are actually operating on a level of >= Executives & Managers in the Executive track)

Agree that while salary is lower than what most local degree holders are comfortable with, the environment is relatively welcoming and not as fast paced/stressful. If you are intending to join NUS as an interim job, I recommend one to take the opportunity to further your studies as a postgraduate part-time student in NUS by making full use of the staff concession scheme.

Hope this helps.
Sharing some of my thoughts:

I was a RA in NUS a couple of years back, I was offered the position by my FYP supervisor and stayed on for 5 years. If I have a choice, I would never want to move on from NUS. Like what the above commenter posted, NUS is a relatively welcoming place, and not as fast paced and stressful, very good work-life balance. I actually had a very hard time adjusting to my current workplace when I first joined cos it's was a very drastic change of environment.

Back as a RA, my contract was renewed every 6 months/1 year, when I was younger in my 20s, I am able to accept such contract basis jobs but as I'm older right now with other commitments, I can no longer deal with such job insecurity, and indeed it came to a point when my supervisor can no longer support me as the research grants have ran out.

My advice is it's okay to join NUS, if you like the environment, but do note that there is very little career advancement whether you are on the research or executive track. For the former, in order to promote from a research assistant to research associate, you need a Masters and to promote from a research associate to a research fellow, you need a Phd. For the latter, all the top roles in the executive positions are mostly reserved for Phd holders. Almost all positions in NUS are contract basis if I'm not wrong. Also, depending on the department you are working in, some departments have dull period when you get nothing much to do. I dare say that the amount of things I have learnt in a year at my current job is more than what I have learnt in 5 years in NUS. This is also the reason why I had the free time to pursue a part time postgrad when I was working in NUS.

Salary and bonus wise, I can only comment for the research track as I was never under the executive track. Salary is below market rate that's for sure, I never had any pay increment for 3 years and performance bonus was never more than 1 month. As for executive position, during my time, 13th month bonus was not factored in but it seems like a different case now based on what the above commenter posted.

In summary, if you have the drive to climb up the ladder, to earn a higher salary, then NUS is not the place for you. If you join NUS, take the chance to study postgrad, as the school fees are heavily subsidized. I heard of someone working in another academic institution as a lab tech, the person tried applying for jobs for many years but couldn't manage to find any, I suppose such stint does affect your future hiring outlook.

Hope the above helps.



SG Bus Timing App
SG Bus Timing App - the best bus app - available on iOS and Android


SGX Stocks Android App - check share prices
SGX Stocks [Android] App - check latest share prices on the go


SGX Stocks for iPad - check latest Singapore share prices
SGX Stocks [iPad] app
| SGX Stocks [iPhone] app
Reply With Quote
  #92 (permalink)  
Old 09-11-2020, 02:17 PM
archieluxury
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Anyone knows what the pay range is for first year management associates in NUS?

Reply With Quote
  #93 (permalink)  
Old 09-11-2020, 10:38 PM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Management associate in NUS? I think you'd better off spending your time hawking your swiss shitters Archie

Reply With Quote
  #94 (permalink)  
Old 10-11-2020, 01:52 AM
Unregistered
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Anyone knows how much does an internal auditor at NUS earn?
Reply With Quote
  #95 (permalink)  
Old 10-11-2020, 04:26 PM
archieluxury
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Management associate in NUS? I think you'd better off spending your time hawking your swiss shitters Archie
Shitters are your Seikos, phatek phileep grand classeeks are for the discerning punter
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MND Agencies Pay scale 4ossil Income and Jobs 18 12-08-2019 09:39 PM
Prospect and Pay Scale of Business Analyst ? Share your salary pls. happyman Income and Jobs 0 06-06-2013 02:39 PM
Msc Safety Health & Environment Technology sky Education and Personal Growth 3 05-08-2012 06:01 PM
Civil Service: Questions about the working environment in Ministries etc Dazzled Income and Jobs 20 25-04-2011 09:01 AM
Social Service Sector/ NonProfit VWO scale thelamb Income and Jobs 2 21-08-2010 01:50 PM

» 30 Recent Threads
Mid-Year Civil Servant Bonus 2020 ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
126 Replies, 31,765 Views
MINDEF DXO (All FAQ on it) ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
3,455 Replies, 2,048,336 Views
Insurance Management Associate... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
62 Replies, 20,465 Views
DBS tech seed programme ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
154 Replies, 16,373 Views
Career as Teacher ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,951 Replies, 1,809,566 Views
ST Electronics ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,041 Replies, 280,386 Views
OCBC Graduate Talent Programme... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
356 Replies, 124,382 Views
Civil Svc/ Statboard - Typical... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
2,799 Replies, 1,178,291 Views
Compare civil service salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
10,893 Replies, 6,023,227 Views
GovTech Tech Associate Program... ( 1 2)
16 Replies, 3,745 Views
anyone work as trainer with...
3 Replies, 2,038 Views
How is life as a doctor in... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,514 Replies, 1,002,213 Views
Exxon Mobil Equipment tech or... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,786 Replies, 533,581 Views
Q: Big4 - Yearly salary increment ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
1,045 Replies, 832,787 Views
I need advice
4 Replies, 746 Views
Job offer from Apple ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
492 Replies, 108,311 Views
Business / System Analyst
1 Replies, 1,020 Views
Feeling helpless, need advice... ( 1 2)
18 Replies, 6,584 Views
MAS : Mid Career Professionals ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
234 Replies, 145,291 Views
Lawyer Salary ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
9,724 Replies, 3,171,141 Views
HSBC Graduate Programme 2021 ( 1 2)
16 Replies, 2,498 Views
Job Application with MOE... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
251 Replies, 230,557 Views
Enterprise Singapore hiriing... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
122 Replies, 47,325 Views
How much are you earning per annum? ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
12,087 Replies, 3,882,269 Views
How much do you need to retire... ( 1 2)
13 Replies, 2,560 Views
GovTech career grade ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
134 Replies, 168,361 Views
Banker or Financial Advisor Career...
9 Replies, 1,194 Views
Compilation of MAs/Analysts Gross... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
157 Replies, 40,568 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2



All times are GMT +8. The time now is 04:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2