American University of Sharjah Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. former student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American University of Sharjah

    Pros

    Better than other unis in the MENA

    Cons

    Far from the center of the city


  2. Graduate assistants

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at American University of Sharjah part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good employer. The school of business is very autonomous and the management is very supportive of student workers

    Cons

    It takes a lot longer to get things done and everything in the administrative side moves a lot slower


  3. Supervisor student affairs

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at American University of Sharjah (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Organized great team work training

    Cons

    Housing allowance for staff internal career growtj

    Advice to Management

    Housing icrease focus on career growth


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  5. friendly and a good experience overall

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American University of Sharjah

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly employees
    Easy work
    good company values\
    friendly customers
    less workload during off season

    Cons

    Unnecessary pressure from upper management

    Advice to Management

    must have reviews for employer


  6. It was an amazing place to work in.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at American University of Sharjah

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They are careful of that their employees are satisfied with the work environment.

    Cons

    There are no cons as such. I loved my job.


  7. Helpful (7)

    Started promising, but going downhill, go there if you want to sell your soul!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professor in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Professor in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at American University of Sharjah full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good looking architecture, not much work.

    Cons

    -Salary: the salary maybe attractive but once you are here you realize that it is not worth it. You don't have any social security and can be kicked out anytime. You don't have any retirement plan, and offering one month salary does not make up for it. If it happens you are out of the job, the opportunity cost is huge.

    -Society: it feels you are contributing to an unjust system that treats 87% of its residents badly. Discrimination is everywhere in UAE, and it is hard to ignore. Being an academic is about making a positive impact in society and at AUS you will feel that you are hostile to money and cannot speak up.

    -The campus is out of Sharjah as well as Dubai. It is a compound far from both. Although the campus is nice, it feels more like a prison quickly. The student body is small, and as a faculty you cannot mingle with just anybody. Social life is miserable. You can never speak out freely in public, because if you say something they don't approve of, the next thing you know; you are out of job and the country and it HAPPENED to another professor in UAE.

    -Students are mostly spoiled rich kids from the region who have no real desire to learn.

    In summary, stay out, do not sell your soul for money. I wish I knew better, but I am trying to get out while I can.


  8. Enhanced my skills

    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at American University of Sharjah full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good team-work environment and skills

    Cons

    Demotivating faculties and unflexible environment


  9. Top University

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American University of Sharjah

    Pros

    Good education and competitive atmosphere

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  10. Working at AUS is good!

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Advisor in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Advisor in Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at American University of Sharjah part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Overall, working here is on the up and up. There is always something to do. It's never a dull day.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work can get challenging when dealing with student that are unsatisfied.


  11. I was a Student

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    Former Employee - Student
    Former Employee - Student

    I worked at American University of Sharjah full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging environment with quality education

    Cons

    time management is very hard in there



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