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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Postdoctoral Reviews

Updated 25 Jan 2020

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  1. "Avoid"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Postdoctoral 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

    Pros

    I can't think of one.

    Cons

    Low salaries, poor management and heavy bureaucracy. I heard it was not like that, and my expectations were different. But the reality turned out to be different.

  2. "Electrical engineering, micro technology, nano fabrication, integrated circuit..."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Jeddah
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    High-quality research environment, good cleanroom, many equipments

    Cons

    Hard to have a faculty position


  3. "Very good research university"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time

    Pros

    Very good facilities, environment and management

    Cons

    Weather is very hot between April to September

  4. "Overall a good place to live if you have a family with you and you don't care about social activities."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They take care of everything. Salaries are very competitive, they are probably the highest in the region. International work and living environement. Calm campus and a very good place to live with families.

    Cons

    Less freedom, you have to share housing if you are single. Everything under control. A huge gap between people in the same community. Since they are from different places in the world, cultures are very different, and thus, there is less interactions with others. they don't think in the same way. Lack of social activities. Most people feel anxious some times.

  5. "postdoctoral scientist point of view"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Scientist 

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time

    Pros

    benefits: 100% housing cost covered and health insurance provided. No taxes in saudi arabia (only 5% vat tax on goods)

    Cons

    as a postdoc is not possible to apply for a professorship

  6. "Good in general"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Jeddah
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good salary, good family life, and also generous for spouse can work as PTSA

    Cons

    boring weekend, no too many places to go, especially for single

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  7. "Great University"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good university for research

    Cons

    No negatives about the university

  8. "Postdoctoral researcher"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Mecca
    Recommends

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent research facilities, many recreational activities are free.

    Cons

    Lack of social life, very hot in summer.

  9. "Working at KAUST"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Jeddah

    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    excellent facilities Excellent working atmosphere International community Active social life Good salary

    Cons

    Climate delay in procurement and supply of goods

  10. "Great Place for families"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 
    Recommends

    I worked at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great environment for families, absolutely safe place. Nice salaries, you can save money easily.

    Cons

    Lack of social life. Sometimes bosses just crazy and having fun by shouting at and "torturing" employees.

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