King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Employee Reviews about "kaust"

Updated 6 Jun 2020

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  • "As KAUST is a small, insulated community, your personal and work lives can get intertwined very quickly(in 18 reviews)

  • "There were no cons for this placement(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Jeddah
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and flexible working hour.

    Cons

    There is no cons for KAUST

  2. "Positive Internship Experience"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Communications Intern 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Had the opportunity to work with engaged mentors Pleasant workplace environment Amazing Facilities and Campus

    Cons

    As KAUST is a small, insulated community, your personal and work lives can get intertwined very quickly

  3. "Postdoc review"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Thuwal
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    KAUST has great equipment resources for performing scientific research. Budget is never a problem here.

    Cons

    This place is super hot in the summer. Sometimes when you need to order simple equipment for your research it can take a long time to get here.

  4. "i had a very good time there,"

    5.0
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    Former Intern - Communication 
    Recommends

    I worked at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

    Pros

    there are so many activities you can do inside the campus. for example, if you are fan of sports, kaust has a lot of gyms and swimming pools a lot of activities basically for free! the food is not expensive the professors there are awesome

    Cons

    if you are not the campus guy you may find it a bit boring but i guess with friends it will be much fun

  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. "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.

  7. "Sr. SharePoint Administrator"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior SharePoint Administrator in Jeddah

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

    Pros

    KAUST environment is emerging and technical.

    Cons

    If you want to work on the latest technology, then you have to find something else.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "5 years at KAUST"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Researcher 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The campus is really nice, we all feel comfortable to live here. Many facilities operate, restaurant, cinema, recreational facilities etc. The view of the sea is spectacular. Good work/life balance, everything is close. About work, you have access to high class facilities. No need to bring grants, so you focus on your work.

    Cons

    The quality of the restaurants is going to worse and worse, the manager for a personal reason does not want to do any improvement. Quality of teaching at school is not amazing, acceptable, but not amazing. Depending on which department you work maybe your big boss thinks that he is your god because they give you a salary and they think that you can not find a similar salary somewhere else. If you plan to work for a position which demands PhD and you have 4+ year of experience negotiate your salary, seriously be careful, you can be stuck with a low salary compared to what they can offer. It is one of the most unfair places regarding salaries, for the same work people who come from US they have better salaries than a person who comes from many other places. Rumors about many internal things at KAUST create a more negative atmosphere.

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  9. "Great"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    World of oppurtunities here at KAUST

    Cons

    Life in KSA is difficult if you are a vegetarian

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  10. "PhD student"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    All the research facilities in KAUST is awesome.

    Cons

    Monotonous life, very intense research culture

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