United Arab Emirates University

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United Arab Emirates University Reviews

Updated April 4, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Don't go there!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Assistant Professor in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at United Arab Emirates University full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Initially high salaries and good benefits such as housing and school allowance.

    Cons

    No job security of any kind. The six month clause in the contract means they can let you go any time regardless how many years your contract still has. Politics and hidden agendas are the norm. Management is weak. Overall work environment is unfriendly, stressful, and uncomfortable.

    Advice to Management

    If you are serious about having a successful and effective higher education institution, rethink the institute completely. Rebuild the organization from the ground up based on good management practices. Politics, hidden agendas and ambiguous decision making methods must be completely abandoned.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Unfair and prejudiced work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Al `Aïn (Morocco)
    Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Al `Aïn (Morocco)

    I have been working at United Arab Emirates University full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Student-teacher relationship is excellent. Students are highly appreciative of quality teaching.

    Cons

    Work environment is highly unsupportive for personal development. Social undermining (by colleagues) is common. Promotion system is corrupt.

    Advice to Management

    Create a gender-neutral, fair, non-racial /free from nepotism work place. Make Chair/Dean/Colleagues countable for breach of policy, threats, systemic attempt targeting elimination of potential educators.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Very bad place, does not value its people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FULL PROFESSOR in Al ‘Aïn (Morocco)
    Current Employee - FULL PROFESSOR in Al ‘Aïn (Morocco)

    I have been working at United Arab Emirates University full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    not many pros, even salaries that look fine, are not that good when you take in consideration that there is no pension plan, no free good education as in developed countries, etc...

    Cons

    no advancement really, they don't invest in staff, discriminatory policies against expat staff, even officially different rules and privileges for expat and national staff, huge discrepancies in salaries between national and expat staff Generally, they don't even know and care about their staff. Finally, you get the feeling that they don't care about good education.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing can really fix this place, it's beyond recovery... Mindset needs to be changed and that's nearly impossible. I think the country has placed wrong people to lead this university.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Run away!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professor in Al ‘Aïn (Morocco)
    Current Employee - Professor in Al ‘Aïn (Morocco)

    I have been working at United Arab Emirates University full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    few good colleagues, few good students

    Cons

    corrupted environment, many things happen behind curtains, you can only succeed on unethical basis benefits do not cover good housing and schools! briefly - stay away, it's all fake!

    Advice to Management

    get real! if you are interested in education and research, you are on a very wrong way... so it seems you are not


  6. Good place to work and live

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Faculty Member- College of Business in Al ‘Aïn (Morocco)
    Current Employee - Faculty Member- College of Business in Al ‘Aïn (Morocco)

    I have been working at United Arab Emirates University full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    nice location in the city of Al Ain. Generally good working environment. Best university in the GCC with international accreditation and recognition

    Cons

    rigid bureaucratic rules sometimes. there is a need to update adminmistrative processes and to take feedback from university employees and students into consideration

    Advice to Management

    revise and optimise organizational efficiency


  7. Helpful (5)

    Very Good city to live, Very bad space to work !!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at United Arab Emirates University full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Very nice to live in Al-Ain city. Nice buildings

    Cons

    Unfair, be ready to be fired at any time, Senior management don't know who is good & who is bad. discriminative & tension environment. No appreciation. only the one who don't have an alternative will stay.

    Advice to Management

    Do more efforts to know what is going on. be professional


  8. Helpful (3)

    Corrupted

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Arab Emirates University full-time

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

    Pros

    salaries are ok, the city is nice,

    Cons

    corrupted management, women have difficulties advancing, discriminative


  9. Helpful (3)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Arab Emirates University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place to live in Al-ain

    Cons

    No career development Unfair treatment No rewards or incentives

    Advice to Management

    More control & training


  10. Helpful (2)

    UAEU

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Al ‘Ayn (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Al ‘Ayn (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at United Arab Emirates University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Relatively comfortable work environment Mostly warm welcome people Good Salary and benefits

    Cons

    Discriminative sometimes No job security Not clear to some employees why they let them go Senior management does not get involved with employees and thus can make unfair decisions

    Advice to Management

    Be fair and get involved with what employees do


  11. Really Awesome..!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Al ‘Ayn (United Arab Emirates)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Al ‘Ayn (United Arab Emirates)

    I have been working at United Arab Emirates University full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxed working environment. High profile labs and classrooms.

    Cons

    Transportation is a problem, because of the distance from the town.



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