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King Saud University Reviews

Updated December 4, 2018
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  • "More like a high school rather than a 21st century university" (in 2 reviews)

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

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  1. "KSU"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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


  2. "Assistant Professor - Applied Medical Sciences"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Professor
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor
    Doesn't Recommend
    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. "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.


  4. "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).


  5. 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.


  6. "Not as memorable as it was"

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

    I have been working at King Saud University part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Multicultural and Friendly working environment

    Cons

    Bonuses, Research funding, e.tc.

    Advice to Management

    The government policies are not friendly to the glory of the university


  7. "No policy is followed with regard to employee satisfaction. All policies are for the management."

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    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Pharmacist in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    used to be multicultural, friendly working environment but nomore.

    Cons

    every employee envy each other, nomore work ethics.

    Advice to Management

    Its a very big organisation please get some experienced, matured sensible people in management. You can do saudiaisation with fairness and dignity too. There is no need to play hide n seek with foreign employees.

  8. "Lecturer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Riyāḑ (Saudi Arabia)
    Former Employee - Senior Lecturer in Riyāḑ (Saudi Arabia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I worked at King Saud University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Super... super university in all services it supplies.

    Cons

    High temperatures and climate change

    Advice to Management

    To give their best for new contractors and international Teachers.


  9. "Esl Instructor"

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

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

    Pros

    Set curriculum, good teachers, good students

    Cons

    Micro management, no progression, no differentiation


  10. "Lack of vision and burocratic"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Largest and oldest university

    Cons

    Very rigid and burocratic... Stagnant progress... Mismanaged resources allocation... More like a high school rather than a 21st century university