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Zayed University CEO Lubna Al Qasimi (no image)
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  1. Hilfreich (18)

    „Bullying of women of color continues in University College”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Instructor 
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    Negative Prognose
    Stimmt gegen Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite seit mehr als 8 Jahren bei Zayed University - Vollzeit

    Pros

    Most colleagues are good at sticking together when times get tough but everyone is too scared and powerless to really give the support people need here. This is sad because ZU has such a wealth of experience and diversity that could be channeled to make an excellent place of teaching and learning.

    Kontras

    General Education is still the worst part of the university with faculty facing regular threats and intimidation from its management. Even when male students threaten or offend female faculty with anti-women insults, the management does nothing to support its female faculty in the name of "cultural sensitivity".

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    Replace UC management if you truly value your student's education and the welfare of your faculty.

    Zayed University2014-12-10
  2. Hilfreich (1)

    „A model example of how to ruin an institution”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Faculty, International Studies in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
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    Negative Prognose
    Keine Meinung zum Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite seit mehr als 8 Jahren bei Zayed University - Vollzeit

    Pros

    Very difficult to find any positive things to say about ZU any longer. Some good colleagues remain who work hard under pressures but almost all the talented and younger faculty have left.

    Kontras

    ZU has declined beyond belief in the time I have worked there. It is governed by people with no credible academic knowledge and management experience. Policies and procedures are ignored in broad daylight - especially over promotion and contract renewal. People are renewed or promoted because of their skin color or nationality or gender, not by their publications (as stated in policy). Beyond nepotism and racial... discrimination, worse of all is the culture of bullying. You completely lose any sense of self respect at ZU, let alone academic integrity. Salaries have not been competitive for some time. There is no interest in trying to improve them.

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    Rat an das Management

    I strongly advise people not to accept employment here. It will count against you later on.

    Zayed University2019-11-16
  3. Hilfreich (8)

    „Everything is complicated”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Instructor in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
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    Neutrale Prognose
    Keine Meinung zum Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite seit mehr als 3 Jahren bei Zayed University - Vollzeit

    Pros

    Good salary and modern buildings

    Kontras

    They enjoy ganging and complicating everything. Refunds are always so late and if you are not part of the gang you are not included in any of the overtime opportunities.

    Rat an das Management

    Change, be transparent and stop the gangs

    Zayed University2019-07-07
  4. Hilfreich (14)

    „avoid at all costs”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Associate Professor in Dubai
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    Negative Prognose
    Stimmt gegen Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite seit mehr als 8 Jahren bei Zayed University - Vollzeit

    Pros

    some nice students, nice buildings....

    Kontras

    Too many to mention here, have a look at previous reviews and it says it all. Hopeless management, completely authoritarian with no questions asked - please avoid if you have any sense of self-worth or an opinion on how things should be done. Your experience and knowledge is not needed here, just kowtow to the deans and you will be fine. Most good people have either left or got fired because they had the guts to... stand up and fight, those left, well they are the dregs and probably couldn't get a job with the stain on ZU on their cv. Psychology, one of the most popular majors has been completely decimated by incompetent admins, the best faculty left or are now leaving and what is left leaves much to be desired. Faculty who take on admin roles are terrified that if they return to faculty they will be fired for lack of collegiality. You seriously need to leave your morals at the door when entering the doors of ZU.

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    Rat an das Management

    I know they read this whenever there is a new review so HI! Advice: stop spending your time and energy removing bad reviews and just make ZU a better place to work... it was once a place to be proud, now it is, as one review called it Woe & Misery... if only people could give it 0 out of 5 instead of the baseline 1 perhaps the management would finally realise that people are not happy - the Emirati staff are not... happy either!

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    Zayed University2019-04-21
  5. Hilfreich (24)

    „Assistant Professor”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Assistant Professor in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
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    Negative Prognose
    Stimmt gegen Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite seit mehr als einem Jahr bei Zayed University -Vollzeit

    Pros

    There is really very very little positive about this University. Some nice colleagues and thats about it.

    Kontras

    Owing to terrible staff morale, deep unhappiness, and resulting high staff turn-over, ZU is continuously seeking staff to work in its mirage in the desert we like to call a University. The following criteria are deemed essential for upcoming revolving door positions. 1. Candidates must be docile, meek and highly deferential to incompetent line managers. These managers are generally less qualified than... you, have zero management training, frequently dismal research records, become malevolent if you ever disagree with them and have been selected solely on the basis of their unwavering loyalty to the Dean. 2. Candidates are advised they must dispense with any old fashioned notions that they are important and valued by management. Our HR practices revolve around Stalin’s dictum of ‘no man, no problem’ (yes that is the Russian dictator). In the interests of gender equality, this applies to women also. 3. Candidates must understand, and accept, from the outset that their respective Dean is Gods representative on earth and his/her divine will must be done at all times. It is irrelevant if your Dean lies constantly, promotes only their friends, lacks any genuine integrity, bullies staff, is despotic and couldn’t manage a pizza order properly not to mind manage people. 4. Candidates must be willing to ship their integrity, sense of fairness and all ethics back to their country of origin on taking up the position. ZU will however not pay for any associated shipping costs. 5. Candidates must have a strong stomach for nepotism, blatant favouritism and bullying and be willing to ignore instances of the above especially when they negatively affect hard working and excellent colleagues. Representatives from the University’s happiness committee will however try to make you feel better by giving you a happy face sticker. 6. Candidates must understand that ZU is primarily only about ‘presentation’. If the building is shiny and bright then the place must be amazing right? Employees must answer in the affirmative at all times to this question. 7. Candidates must understand that their three/four year contract is in fact meaningless. You will endure an annual faculty review assessing your performance by your incompetent line manager based on goalposts that shift like the sand outside your cell (office) window and whatever is flavour of the month. In addition, your Dean will over-ride this system in the interests of promoting their personal brand of nepotism. 8. Candidates must be world class researchers but also excel at teaching, advising, serving the community, being on multiple committees and being innovative. Sub-optimal performance in any of these categories will result in your immediate deportation as we believe these are things you can achieve over night by merely willing them into existence. After all, God created the universe in a mere six days. 9. Candidates must be aware that the greatest sin that can be committed is a perceived lack of collegiality. This can be avoided by always saying ‘yes’ no matter what, turning a blind eye to blatant abuses of power and position, never disagreeing with management and stroking our infantile egos on a constant basis. Please remember your employers have very thin skins. 10. Candidates must be aware that the University has zero real interest in staff development or staff retention. Irrespective of your abilities and accomplishments, management reserves the right to get rid of you for any reason we invent at any time (particularly if we suspect you don’t think we are amazing). 11. Candidates must continuously stress themselves with innovation. This is an important KPI dreamed up by an important person in senior management in the hope that someone will develop a better mouse-trap. 12. Candidates must understand that the majority of students have very poor English, have minimal interest in learning, and that attendance at University is a way of getting out of the house to hang out with their friends before they get married off. Our students like to regularly visit one of the several beauty parlours in the University so please ensure that assignments do not negatively impact on this important activity. Also note that the university bookshop closed down due to a lack of student interest in actual books. 13. Candidates must not over-tire students, and certainly never upset delicate student sensibilities. Never suggest that things in the country are anything other than perfect and please limit all assignment activities to an eight grade level and a workload of half a page maximum. Please provide students with a nap in class as required. 14. Finally, candidates are advised that all of the above criteria for a successful candidate are endorsed by senior management whose preferred management style is creating an atmosphere of fear and intimidation, and by promoting those that excel at these activities. Candidates who are desperate, washed up or have no-where else to go, and who meet the above criteria and accept our way of doing things are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates are also kindly asked to interpret the negative reviews on this website as ‘lurid fiction’ by the disgruntled and place their trust in the, albeit few, positive reviews (which have been written by members of our HR department with really poor English ability).

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    Rat an das Management

    I am left with two conclusions about you. First, that you have no idea about what is happening in ZU or second that you know and really endorse much of the above. Therefore, you are either incompetent or worse

    Zayed University2019-03-06
  6. „An excellent employer”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - English Instructor in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
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    Positive Prognose
    Keine Meinung zum Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite seit mehr als 5 Jahren bei Zayed University - Vollzeit

    Pros

    benefits were great, and colleagues were professional

    Kontras

    the department I worked for was slated for closure, which made a very uncertain working environment

    Zayed University2019-01-29
  7. Hilfreich (9)

    „Management is unfair. They do not care about employees. No transparency.”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Assistant Professor 

    Ich habe für mehr als ein Jahr bei Zayed University gearbeitet - Vollzeit

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, research opportunities, nice students.

    Kontras

    There was a change in management last year. Things are getting worst. Management does not provide any support. Work load is increased. Student number per section increased. Summer course is now double the time it used to be. No promotion. No recognition for efforts and hard work. Employees are avoiding any interaction with the management fearing to lose their job. Turnover is high. Sudden decisions were taken... without prior notice. Mediocre planning in some colleges.

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    Rat an das Management

    be more transparent. better planning. Take in consideration employee feedback.

    Zayed University2019-02-09
  8. Hilfreich (17)

    „Many Problems”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter 
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Stimmt gegen Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite bei Zayed University - Vollzeit

    Pros

    Facilities, offices, colleagues, mostly tax free for ex-pats, (except a new 5% VAT was added in 2018 making everything more expensive).

    Kontras

    ZU disempowers people; it takes every opportunity to wrangle money out of employees even when there have been no substantial raises for 10 years (salary scale not adjusted for inflation for a decade). While paying less and less (because of cost of living increases), more and more is required of faculty in terms of research, advising, needless paperwork. Most faculty teach 4 classes per semester, with multiple preps.

    Zayed University2019-01-02
  9. Hilfreich (8)

    „Not a horrible place to work, but not inspiring either”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
    Stimmt gegen Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite seit mehr als 10 Jahren bei Zayed University - Vollzeit

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Decent resources such as technology and professional development money. Nice students.

    Kontras

    Zero academic standards. Zero support of faculty with regards to academic standards, rigor, or academic honesty. Chief Academic Officer wants to sweep all student complaints and problems under the rug i.e. faculty told to make students happy.

    Rat an das Management

    Have policies that support the mission of the university and hold to them. Make academics, academic achievement, and rigor a priority. Make a degree from here worthy of its name.

    Zayed University2019-01-06
  10. Hilfreich (2)

    „Zayed University”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Assistant Professor in Dubai

    Ich arbeite seit mehr als 3 Jahren bei Zayed University - Vollzeit

    Pros

    Good facilities and a modern campus

    Kontras

    Increasing workload, more and more pressure on faculty for publications

    Zayed University2018-11-30
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