King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Reviews

Updated 2 Jul 2020

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  1. "It is good for student."

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD in Thuwal
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free housing. medical insurance. high scholarship

    Cons

    You will felt alone. The weather is hot.

  2. "PhD student"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PhD Graduate Student 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing high tech labs, very high salaries

    Cons

    Secluded campus, poor student diversity, average academic publications

  3. "Research facilities"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - PhD Candidate in Thuwal
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Best research facilities on par with the top universities in the world. Faculty and students keep a highly competitive environment. The only mixed-gender university provides the best international environment.

    Cons

    No cons in terms of facilities and research outlook.

  4. "Postdoctoral researcher"

    4.0
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    • 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.

  5. Helpful (3)

    "Generous Pay, Extremely Political"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Commercial Manager in Thuwal
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay packages at KAUST are generous, in order to entice expats to move there to work. Many amenities are very nice.

    Cons

    This institution is extremely political. Most universities are -- and this one has the Saudi culture of "wasta" or "pull." Only those who kiss up, move up.

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  6. "Great work environment"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Engineer 

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

    Pros

    Unlimited resources. Fast prototyping. Challenging projects Extended vacations 25-30 days per year

    Cons

    -Too much competition to the extent of sometimes being unhealthy.

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  7. "PDRF at KAUST"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Research budget is very generous, housing is paid for, medical insurance is provided, compound has excellent research and recreational facilities.

    Cons

    You have to live on a compound.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Safety Officer"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Safety Officer in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    My best reason to work at king abdullah unversity of science and technology is to achieve better experience and respectable position.

    Cons

    had not suitable and sufficient working conditions

  9. "Excellent work-life balance"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Clinical Psychologist in Thuwal
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance, high standard and challenging job, good salary

    Cons

    It's location is far from Jeddah

  10. "Grat place to work"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - IT Engineer in Jeddah

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

    Pros

    good pay and benefits. All facilities are nearby.

    Cons

    there is no cons at all. KAUST is a really great place.

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