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King Saud University Reviews

Updated Nov 4, 2019

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3.1
54%
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Pros
  • "High salary, collaborative working environment, students(in 8 reviews)

  • "Good salary and benefits, great campus, no tax, lots of holidays(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "More like a high school rather than a 21st century university(in 2 reviews)

  • "Being an expat has some drawbacks(in 2 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "KSU"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at King Saud University full-time

    Pros

    Good Place to work on

    Cons

    There is no Cons working there

    King Saud University2018-12-04
  2. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse, BSN (KSUMC) 

    I worked at King Saud University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to hone your skills and work with a diverse multicultural staff. (This is not the place for you if don't like skills and knowledge competencies from time to time while at work.)

    Cons

    Often times understaffed, minimum opportunities for career growth. Salary is not competitive if you're not working in a specialized area.

    King Saud University2019-07-08
  3. "Assistant Professor - Applied Medical Sciences"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at King Saud University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Over all nice faculty and students

    Cons

    Poor experience with administration. Documents take painfully long time to be processed.

    King Saud University2018-02-24
  4. "Teacher"

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    English Professor in Decatur, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at King Saud University for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment, and excellent staff.

    Cons

    The weather is extremely volatile.

    Advice to Management

    The ELSD staff does an outstanding job to provide the teaching staff as well the student with the proper tools, technology, curriculum, and protocol to create an amazing educational environment.

    King Saud University2016-05-11
  5. "Demonstrator job review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at King Saud University full-time

    Pros

    Good for Saudis who are seeking an academic job and prefer to continue their post-graduate studies abroad. Also, suits employee who prefer having a full-time governmental job while working for the private sector as part-timer

    Cons

    Bureaucratic environment, low baseline salary for academic staff (however it's standardized all over the country).

    King Saud University2016-03-04
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not so attractive"

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    Professor in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at King Saud University for less than a year

    Pros

    Some faculty members are broad- minded. The university tries hard to catch and implement recent advances in higher education.

    Cons

    Saudis have a higher priority over non-Saudies. Some Saudi employees among the administrative staff treat faculty members in a bad way. Terrible red tape. Non-Muslim Americans are paid higher than Muslim Americans. Your American nationality saves you from false police accusation. Too much administrative work for faculty member.

    Advice to Management

    Abandon employment discrimination. Appreciate the qualities, qualifications, and experience of foreign faculty members and pay them what they deserve.

    King Saud University2016-01-07
  7. "Work Environment and Skilled Staff"

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    Current Employee - Senior Web Developer in Riyadh
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at King Saud University full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    One of the best places I've worked for.. Flexible environment and skilled staff are the key strengths of my department.. Innovation is the title..

    Cons

    Just one thing to mention is the delay of administrative procedures.. It takes a lot of time to complete just one procedure..

    King Saud University2019-11-04
  8. "Researcher at KSU"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Riyadh
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at King Saud University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good labs and research facilities

    Cons

    Payment is not good, researches number is low

    King Saud University2019-11-01
  9. "Reputable Academic Institution"

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    Former Employee - ESL Teacher in Riyadh
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at King Saud University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good resources, Modern, Excellent management

    Cons

    short term contracts through agencies and limited direct hire opportunities.

    King Saud University2019-10-15
  10. "Average Standard"

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    Current Employee - English Instructor 

    I have been working at King Saud University full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free time in the mornings to prepare classes on site.

    Cons

    Curriculum can be convoluted.

    King Saud University2019-10-21
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