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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Reviews

Updated 11 Sep 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
  2. "Kaust is amazing!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Cultural diversity, helpful people, all the facilities available in campus.

    Cons

    it can get very hot during summer

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-09-04
  3. "Overall a good place to live if you have a family with you and you don't care about social activities."

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow 
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    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.

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-08-31
  4. "Good university"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student in Thuwal
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Academic facilitates are one of the best. Very safe campus.

    Cons

    The students are not on par with the good universities.

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-08-30
  5. "BDA role interview"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Amsterdam
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy to get along with with the norms and conditions.

    Cons

    Some hectic salary problem prevails always.

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-09-12
  6. "Good environment. Good ideas. Not very good execution"

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    Former Employee - Chief Technology Officer in Riyadh
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    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    New idea in the region. Helping automate book keeping

    Cons

    Too many ideas with too many directions. Development team is offshore.

    Advice to Management

    Focus

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-08-26
  7. "Good place for research if you are single"

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    Current Employee - PhD Student 
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    I have been working at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time

    Pros

    Excellent research equipment, very good stipend

    Cons

    Remote location, super slow delivery speed

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-08-07
  8. "Good management, good colleagues, good pay"

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Jeddah

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

    Pros

    flexibility, teamwork, experienced people, good international environment

    Cons

    Not much, it was an overall enjoyable experience, depends on the team or group of people you are with

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-07-21
  9. "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
  10. "A great university."

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    Current Employee - Director in Thuwal
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    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
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