“Working at the HCT was a roller coaster in both good and bad ways, and I really enjoyed working there." ”
- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at HCTRecommendsNegative OutlookRecommendsNegative Outlook
Many people at the institution are committed to student success, and the students themselves are amazing. It was a privilege to associate with them and to be part of their education.
Policy and personnel changed more than most of us enjoyed. Job security seemed non-existent, even among the most excellent faculty and management.
Advice to Management
I can't really advise the top managers. The vast majority of employees are from outside the UAE, and as an outsider myself, I can't judge their actions. They know what is best for their own people, and they have a huge responsibility to the younger generation.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ months – interviewed at HCT (Dubai (United Arab Emirates)) in February 2011.
The interview was done using Skype. I interviewed with two department heads simultaneously. One department head played 'mean interviewer' and one played 'nice interviewer'. I found out that other faculty had had the same experience.
- One interviewer was intentionally rude. This seems to be part of the HCT interviewing strategy. 1 Answer
I was asked to state how much I would accept before I interviewed.
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Founded in 1988 with four colleges, the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) have grown to be the largest of the higher educational institutions in the UAE, gaining a well-respected reputation for innovative learning. More than 18,000 students attend 17 modern men’s and women’s colleges in the cities of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, Fujairah and the western cities of Madinat Zayed and Ruwais.
The HCT offers a wide range of English-taught programs in Applied Communications, Business, Education, Engineering Technology, Computer and Information Science...