King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Reviews

Updated Apr 27, 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. "abc"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    good in terms of working environment

    Cons

    work load can be intense

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2018-10-30
  2. "Great"

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

    I worked at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

    Pros

    Great Environment and team. Opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    management, paper work is time consuming

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2018-04-04
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Promising"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Research Assistant in Saskatoon, SK
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    High qualified professors/teachers, scientist and lab technicians. Good salary. Free tuition. Free housing. Free health insurance. Free yearly air-ticket to home country.

    Cons

    It is too far from the nearest city Jeddah. It would take 2 hours to go there.

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    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology2016-06-19
  4. "Great place for focusing on your research and yourself"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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
  5. "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
  6. "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
  7. "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
  8. "-"

    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
  9. "Great salary, decent community, terrible management"

    4.0
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    • 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
  10. "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
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