King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Reviews

Updated 2 Jul 2020

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  1. "Good management, good colleagues, good pay"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    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

  2. "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

  3. "A great university."

    4.0
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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

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  4. "Beautiful campus... but"

    1.0
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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 some holdouts there. Corrupt and unethical practices abound!!!

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  5. "An amazing organization to work with"

    5.0
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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

  6. "Good in general"

    5.0
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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

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  7. "Nice international environment for research."

    5.0
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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.

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  8. "Great University"

    5.0
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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

  9. "Lab Coordinator"

    3.0
    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

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  10. "Great place"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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