KAIST

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KAIST Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
16 Reviews
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    audio speech engineer

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Lawrence, KS

    I have been working at KAIST

    Pros

    best professional colleague and research facility

    Cons

    hard to entrance and so much homwork

    Recommends
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    contract officer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KAIST

    Pros

    not many workload
    got all the benefit as the permanent staff get

    Cons

    working with a lot of lecturers sure is very tiring
    administration procedure can be very slow especially on financial matter

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    A good university, but with everything in Korean

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    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Associate Professor in Seoul (South Korea)

    I have been working at KAIST

    Pros

    Stable job once hired, with housing

    Cons

    Very hierarchical, no English, need drinking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to foreign applicants

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    If you are a permanent employee, they would treat you well

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    Former Employee - Librarian/Administrator in Daejeon (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Librarian/Administrator in Daejeon (South Korea)

    I worked at KAIST as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Surrounded by young geniuses and intelligent professors are a good one to me. Job was not extremely hard as it is not a profit organization. Quite reasonable work load. Mostly good people who I with. A good chance to start your career after university, like building your human network and knowledge of what you really do at work - obviously it is different from what you've been taught at school.

    Cons

    Because I was a contract employee for 2 years, the salary was not good. Job stability was not good enough either, even though you can have another project contract job within the university, it is not a best job you can have.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Slavery

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    Current Employee - Student Researcher in Daejeon (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Student Researcher in Daejeon (South Korea)

    I have been working at KAIST full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everything else seems a lot less difficult. My tolerance for unfair living conditions went up significantly, so I feel prepared for anything that life might throw at me.

    Cons

    Work hours are ridiculous. It doesn't matter how much you finish, if your seniors aren't gone, then you have to sneak out of lab at midnight. There's a lot more but it'll take me more than an hour, so I'll leave it at that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat students as humans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    KAIST - Land of the Snobby / Egotistic Professors

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KAIST full-time

    Pros

    -Some staff are very friendly and willing to help
    -Senior management are a hit or miss, but most are friendly

    Cons

    -Most of the KAIST Professors & Students both have psychological issues
    -Some of the administrative staff try to undermine your work and will backstab you
    -A lot of office gossip

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Provide a professional development track for non-tenured staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    graduate student

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Daejeon (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Daejeon (South Korea)

    I have been working at KAIST full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is a very good place to live and study..nice weather, clean and safe city.

    Cons

    There are not many good restaurants near the campus and public traffic facilities are somewhat uncomfortable.

    Recommends
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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good facility, very high work load

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Daejeon (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Researcher in Daejeon (South Korea)

    I have been working at KAIST full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good facility supported by lab, faculty and the school. Researches are up-to-date. There is good environment surroundings. Close to supermarket. Nice staffs.

    Cons

    People are usually work overtime and spend less for family. Campus is too wide and without frequent shuttle route. Food court is unacceptable. English is not common.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve English skill for locals, provide notification in English and improve food court. Setup frequent shuttle route

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internship

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    Current Employee - Researcher in Daejeon (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Researcher in Daejeon (South Korea)

    I have been working at KAIST as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Its awesome opportunity.
    Learning opportunity.
    Great weather, work culture, innovative work, nice payouts

    Cons

    Nothing, except food for vegetarians

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good management between life and work.

  11.  

    Administration

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nairobi (Kenya)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nairobi (Kenya)

    I have been working at KAIST as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The environment culture is good

    Cons

    The company is below standard premium payers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up your reward systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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