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King Saud University Reviews

Updated July 2, 2017
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Pros
  • There is job security, workload is not too much, working environment is good (in 5 reviews)

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

Cons
  • lack of freedom, however it is not the university's fault (in 2 reviews)

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

  3. 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.


  4. "English teacher"

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    Former Employee - English Teacher in Riyāḑ (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - English Teacher in Riyāḑ (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    good working conditions, great students

    Cons

    long hours and lots of prep work


  5. "Teacher"

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

    I worked at King Saud University full-time

    Pros

    -Generous planning time
    -Professional development sessions
    -Coaching & mentoring

    Cons

    -Communication of management is lacking at times.


  6. "Assistant Prof."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Health Accreditation- Quality- Curriculum- Leadership

    Cons

    Displaced mission organization, this may lead to unexpected low performance

    Advice to Management

    Trust in your staff as well as your abilities.


  7. "ESL Teacher"

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

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

    Pros

    a well-built administrative structure and great leadership

    Cons

    I have nothing to say.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.

  8. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at King Saud University full-time

    Pros

    Good Money, reasonable workload, if you are in Science the students are good.

    Cons

    bad students in humanities, could have better professional development.


  9. "Esl Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riyāḑ (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riyāḑ (Saudi Arabia)

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

    Pros

    High salary, collaborative working environment, students

    Cons

    Unorganized, last minute changes, sometimes stressful


  10. "University without any scientific vision"

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    Current Employee - Professor in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Professor in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at King Saud University (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    No advantages, earning your salaries when your sponsor is in a good mood.

    Cons

    -Sponsor system without any right for non saudis
    - Lack of scientific work
    - Absence of funds for performing outstanding research activities
    - Low scientific level
    -Absence of knowledge

    Advice to Management

    They should stop their discriminatory policy and fight against the corruption.


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