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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Reviews

Updated 11 Oct 2019

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Pros
  • "Good salary, good family life, and also generous for spouse can work as PTSA(in 13 reviews)

  • "KAUST has great equipment resources for performing scientific research(in 12 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. "Best place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    The best place to prove your talent.

    Cons

    Nothing negative in the organization

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-10-12
  2. "An oasis in the desert"

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    Current Employee - Manager 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

    Great people, culture and benefits

    Cons

    Location is a little remote

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-10-10
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    Current Employee - Master Student 
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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

    high welfare, good accommodation, and good education quality

    Cons

    boring in life, bad food

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-09-19
  4. "Good Working Place"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Jeddah

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

    Pros

    Beautiful Campus to live in

    Cons

    Too far from the larger city Jeddah

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-09-30
  5. "Postdoc review"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Fellow in Thuwal
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    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.

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-09-21
  6. "Mechanical & HVAC SUPERVISOR"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical & HVAC SUPERVISOR in Mumbai
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I getting new knowledge of different equipments

    Cons

    Their nothing any down rating

    Advice to Management

    Good management

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2019-09-22
  7. "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
  8. "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
  9. "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
  10. "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
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