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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Reviews

Updated 7 Jul 2019

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Pros
  • "Good salary, good family life, and also generous for spouse can work as PTSA(in 13 reviews)

  • "World of oppurtunities here at KAUST(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Rumors about many internal things at KAUST create a more negative atmosphere(in 16 reviews)

  • "(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great opportunity"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time

      Pros

      Great place to work and live

      Cons

      Change in culture can be challenging for westerners

      King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2018-05-09
    • "postdoctoral scientist point of view"

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        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

        King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-07-07
      • "A great university."

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        Current Employee - Director in Thuwal
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        Young , Energetic, Lofty adjectives, strong resources.

        Cons

        Changing priorities, national and international awareness

        Advice to Management

        Focus on impact, long term plans , open up to the public

        King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-06-18
      • "Beautiful campus... but"

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        Former Employee - Manager 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

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

        Pros

        Saudis are wonderful and warm people - eager to learn if given an opportunity

        Cons

        It is my opinion/view - many expats in managerial and support positions are there through nepotism and bring no value to the mission of the university or the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Its all about money. There is very little effort or focus on transferring knowledge to Saudis,. Management uses every tactic to pay Saudis mediocre salaries while lining theirs and their cronies pockets. Some have left, but there are...

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        Advice to Management

        Management needs to weed out expat hires (managers and support staff) based on nepotism and recruit individuals with experience and knowledge that will bring value to the university.

        King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-06-29
      • "An amazing organization to work with"

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        Former Employee - Graduate Research Fellow in Thuwal
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

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

        Pros

        Very professional organization, relaxed work environment, free ample time to work on one's own ideas

        Cons

        Little less freedom of expression, lesser opportunities nearby

        King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-05-14
      • "Good in general"

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        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

        Advice to Management

        more promotion chances to researcher

        King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-05-03
      • "Nice international environment for research."

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        Current Employee - PhD Student 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

        Nice international environment for research.

        Cons

        None of cons to complain about.

        Advice to Management

        None.

        King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-04-11
      • "Great University"

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        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

        King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-03-24
      • "Lab Coordinator"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mecca

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

          Pros

          Good Pay, flexibility, great work-life balance,

          Cons

          small- knit community, everyone knows everthing

          Advice to Management

          none

          King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-03-16
        • "Great place"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

          Pros

          World-class research which stands out on your CV

          Cons

          None apart from the location which can be away from global events

          King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-02-06
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