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King Saud University Reviews

Updated June 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "High salary, collaborative working environment, students" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Good salary and benefits, great campus, no tax, lots of holidays" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "In that week students are off, but teachers are required to come in for 'Professional Development Week'" (in 2 reviews)

  • "If you don't Arabic you might have some communication difficulties with others" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - English Professor in Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - English Professor in Decatur, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at King Saud University (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.


  2. "Assistant Professor - Applied Medical Sciences"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor
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    Negative Outlook

    I worked at King Saud University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Over all nice faculty and students

    Cons

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

  3. "Demonstrator job review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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).


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Not so attractive"

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    Former Employee - Professor in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Professor in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at King Saud University (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.


  5. "Academic job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at King Saud University full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    King Saud University’s College of Medicine was established in 1967. The choice of members for the Teaching Board and the supervision of exams until 1978 were done cooperatively between the faculty and the University of London.

    The best students in the country apply to KSU

    Cons

    No change, nepotism, tunnel vision, Lost the supervision and cooperation with the University of London since 1978. Other cooperative contracts are on paper only. Do not adhere to MOE regulations. Most difficult University for promotions.


  6. "Assistant professor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at King Saud University full-time

    Pros

    Exellent colleagues and very good equipment

    Cons

    Low salaries, don’t encourage research and need, not fair


  7. "Academic Excellence"

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    Former Employee - English Teacher in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - English Teacher in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at King Saud University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good infrastructure and solid academic foundations

    Cons

    Haphazard Management and lack of long-term Human Resource planning

    Advice to Management

    Your human resource is your main asset, not the buildings.

  8. "Pros and Cons -working in KSU"

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

    I worked at King Saud University full-time

    Pros

    Large university with good opportunities for research funding.

    Cons

    Little career advancement opportunities for foreign staff which is essential at the early stages of ones career. For late career staff that is not an issue.


  9. "Employer review"

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    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at King Saud University (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working environment is very good with some real professional setup.

    Cons

    Problems are deliberately ignored.


  10. "Network Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at King Saud University full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They have a lot of technologies and systems and it consider as heterogeneous environment.

    Cons

    Managements changes every 2 to 4 years.
    They have limitation in salaries.

    Advice to Management

    You have an excellent environment, if you manage it effectively and take care of your staff so you can gain great achievements.


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