King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Reviews

Updated 27 Apr 2020

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Pros
  • "Good salary, great opportunities for research(in 14 reviews)

  • "KAUST has great equipment resources for performing scientific research(in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "As KAUST is a small, insulated community, your personal and work lives can get intertwined very quickly(in 17 reviews)

  • "Saudi Arabia can be challenging to adjust to for westerners but not too bad once adjustment period is over(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place for focusing on your research and yourself"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years

    Pros

    Housing and services included. You don't need to spend a minute "paying bills". Commuting ~5min. Overall more time for research/personal development. Great international environment on the academic campus. Many sports activities can be done here. Usually great support for attending conferences (very valuable for networking). Research facilities are top-class.

    Cons

    Nothing to complain. It is worth the adventure.

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    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2020-04-27
  2. "Good"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Assistant 

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

    Pros

    Great staff and great hours

    Cons

    There were no cons for this placement

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2020-03-22
  3. "Best"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 5 years

    Pros

    State of the art research facilities Best Researchers Accommodation Insurance Good Community

    Cons

    Restaurants are comparatively costly than outside Nill Nill Nill

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2020-03-05
  4. "PhD"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Nice place to have a work-life balance

    Cons

    Nothing that great, It's a new university.

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2020-02-22
  5. "-"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader 
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    family-friendly and nice facilities;

    Cons

    Far from the main city

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2020-03-06
  6. "Great salary, decent community, terrible management"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Thuwal
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The community is diverse and supportive. There are many sports and hobbies to pick up or hone.

    Cons

    Social life can be tricky to navigate when your boss or colleagues could also be in your sports groups. Dating is difficult with a limited pool of people and limited privacy. Management across the board is low quality.

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    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2020-02-25
  7. "Great University"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Communications 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Safe environment, opportunities to learn and develop

    Cons

    Limited service providers ( Supermarket, restaurants,..) limited healthy food options

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    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2020-02-01
  8. "It really depends on which group you are in."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Research Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the freedom to conduct experiments with less financial limitations.

    Cons

    Challenges related to differences in culture/lack of leadership.

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2020-01-26
  9. "Electrical engineering, micro technology, nano fabrication, integrated circuit..."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Jeddah
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    High-quality research environment, good cleanroom, many equipments

    Cons

    Hard to have a faculty position

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-11-27
  10. "More than 20 years in Contracting with King Abdul Aziz University"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Jeddah
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible timing and good money

    Cons

    Don't follow the company culture and not challenging.

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    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-11-24
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