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KAIST Reviews

Updated December 5, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "An excellent place to work at"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KAIST full-time

    Pros

    Excellent students: they are highly selected and hard-working.
    Good environment for research: low teaching load, strong financial resources.
    High salary and low cost of living.
    Korean food is amazing and cheap. Cutest cafes in the world.
    Society is respectful of teachers and very welcoming to foreigners.
    Korean people are in my opinion the most elegant and well-mannered on earth. The country is beautiful

    Cons

    Culture and language barriers are high. You must have an open mind and put some effort if you are not Korean. Society is conservative and woman's role rather archaic. Daejeon is not the most exciting or beautiful city to live in.

    Advice to Management

    You treat foreigners very well already. You might consider having staff that speaks English to help foreigners with administrative tasks. Getting a cell phone, buying a car, or a million other little things can be difficult for us non Korean speakers.


  2. "Biology Lab assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great friendly staff and the professors are really nice

    Cons

    if you are a beginner, they don't give you much work to do.

  3. "Pretty great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Learned a lot, people were very kind and helpful

    Cons

    no pay but a very good experience

    Advice to Management

    They were very helpful. no comment in this area


  4. "audio speech engineer"

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

    Pros

    best professional colleague and research facility

    Cons

    hard to entrance and so much homwork


  5. "Reserch Scholar"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KAIST full-time

    Pros

    Most innovative university of the world

    Cons

    working like a robot

    Advice to Management

    please improve english


  6. "Ph.D. student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KAIST full-time

    Pros

    Benefits - low-priced swimming pool, gym, etc. scholarship

    Cons

    Someone may feel boring in Daejeon.


  7. "Good!!!!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KAIST full-time

    Pros

    good professors, good courses, good dorms, good financial support.

    Cons

    far from downtown Seoul, no undergraduate programs.

  8. "Post doc. researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KAIST full-time

    Pros

    free to research with very smart people

    Cons

    located in Daejeon so it's not convenient to go to Seoul


  9. "Postdoc"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at KAIST full-time

    Pros

    Research facilities well prepared with very good and fast school administrative work

    Cons

    Need to be improved in terms of internationality

    Advice to Management

    -


  10. "Grad school"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at KAIST full-time

    Pros

    - good environment to study
    - good advisors

    Cons

    - low salary
    - miscellaneous work

    Advice to Management

    I was a graduate student... so pros and cons might be different from workers..


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