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  1. Hilfreich (28)

    „It's Not a University; It's a Trap and a Prison”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Associate Professor in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
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    Ich habe für mehr als 5 Jahre bei Zayed University gearbeitet (Vollzeit)

    Pros

    Some nice colleagues as most embrace a siege mentality banding together to persevere against a vicious, prejudiced and discriminatory senior administration and federal bureaucracy.

    Kontras

    You will be treated as disposable garbage as a faculty member (and that includes senior faculty such as full professors in the senior colleges). You will be discriminated against if you are not of Arab ancestry (and Gulf Arabs ascend the highest pedestal without reproach or accountability), receiving higher salaries and preferential treatment. Non-Arab Muslims treated just as poorly as non-Muslim expats so don't... expect that to help. Senior administration and federal bureaucracy seek to Arabize the university through ethnic cleansing. Each year for the past three years, over 10% of the faculty quits, but administration is happy to see them go and makes zero effort to retain non-Arab faculty. Student enrollment is down. The budget is being slashed with cuts to health benefits, housing, technology, conference travel, etc. All faculty expected to be on campus four days per week with six hours of office hours, plus many more hours of service and senseless committees. Don't even think of getting any serious research done at ZU. Surveillance cameras everyone on campus creates an Orwellian atmosphere of fear. Age discrimination as faculty nearing 60 years old only receive one-year contracts as a matter of federal policy. Rampant cheating among the students as the administration turns a blind eye; ZU is a diploma mill for Emiratis. Onerous and expensive attestation and equivalency processes for expats, along with HIV and TB tests upon arrival on campus to insult you as untrustworthy and dirty. The President of the university (who is a shaikha) does not have a PhD or any experience in higher education so the institution is haphazardly and chaotically mismanaged with no innovation or vision.

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    The management don't care so advice to prospective faculty: Don't go unless you're absolutely desperate for a job. You will hurt your career, and having ZU on your CV will make it harder for you to get your next position. The university's reputation is rock-bottom as faculty try to leave but find it hard to get a new position with ZU's loathsome lodestone weighing on them. ZU is a trap and a prison from which you... will find it very difficult to escape. And after all the budget cuts and hidden fees/taxes, you won't save much money anyway.

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    Zayed University2016-08-01
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    Ich habe bei Zayed University gearbeitet ()

    Pros

    on time payment and consistent

    Kontras

    first salary offer and actual salary offer not the same

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    be real

    Zayed University2016-06-28
  3. Hilfreich (20)

    „Accreditation is not an product, but a process”

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     in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
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    Ich habe bei Zayed University gearbeitet ()

    Pros

    A paycheck, good benefits, nice colleagues, a foot in the door and a wake up call for how the UAE plays its game.

    Kontras

    Once their accreditation came through, everything went downhill. One would think that an educational institution would realize that there is a need for continual reassessment and improvement.

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    Support professors who demand that the students think critically. Bring in non-Emirati students, so that students would have to compete for grades; competition as one would expect after graduation in the work place.

    Zayed University2016-04-16
  4. Hilfreich (25)

    „If I had known I wouldn't have touched it with a ten foot pole”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
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    Ich habe bei Zayed University gearbeitet (Vollzeit)

    Pros

    Majority of the colleagues who feel a sense of solidarity in these difficult and absurd circumstances Some students who really came to learn

    Kontras

    Everything is exactly as described in the previous reviews. Any review that is positive since 2013 is a certified fake posted by the administration (BTW see for yourself the level of "reasoning" in these posts). It is a total collapse of a once great institution; giving 1 star is way too high as it should be below 0

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    Nobody listens anyway, why bother

    Zayed University2016-04-12
  5. Hilfreich (6)

    „safety officer”

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    HSE Officer in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
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    Ich arbeite seit mehr als einem Jahr bei Zayed University ()

    Pros

    it has been providing a job for unemployment

    Kontras

    this company is ISO certified which is operating so many countries

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    thanks for allowing to work and utilize knowledge

    Zayed University2016-03-25
  6. Hilfreich (33)

    „Dysfunction at it's finest”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Associate Professor in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
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    Ich habe bei Zayed University gearbeitet (Vollzeit)

    Pros

    Not. One. Thing. Hopefully prospective applicants will stop at glassdoor first and avoid this farce of a university at all costs.

    Kontras

    The university has completely collapsed in the past few years. Claims that the university’s problems are due to staff shortages from unprecedented growth and faculty discontent stems from expats not understanding the culture are simply lies. Do your research - the previous president went on a rampage and was fired, or rather silently moved to another plush government job. In the aftermath, incompetent... administrators continue to literally rip everything apart in an attempt to placate higher powers who obviously don’t know what they want. Administrators, deans, chairs, and managers are mostly unqualified puppets barking orders and have absolutely no understanding how to manage people, let alone run a university. They are now hiring anyone with a pulse so don’t expect anything to get better. The quality of the undergraduates is atrocious; indifferent and ill-prepared students who blatantly cheat and plagiarize. The courses I taught were continually “dumbed down” so everyone could pass. These programs cannot even be compared to real accredited degrees. In fact, they don’t even measure up to high school diplomas. I’m amazed that they’ve been able to hang on to accreditation, but according to all the rumors, seriously doubt they have done so legitimately. Pay and benefits have seriously eroded and have not kept up with the high cost of living in the UAE. Forget savings, especially if you have children, as school fees subsidies no longer cover costs. The tyrannical push for faculty to publish research to improve rankings is comical, especially given that NO support is offered. I was personally embarrassed to affiliate myself with this “university”. Colleagues tended to fly under the radar and managed to do the minimal amount possible out of fear or indifference. Morale is low and the environment is toxic. The human resource department is extremely dysfunctional probably because, like most departments, they can’t keep competent people from leaving.

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    Keep posting those fake positive reviews since lying will definitely save your reputation. Can’t say it better than a previous reviewer: “Shut it down. This place is such a joke the "honest" thing to do would be to pass out diplomas at the door. That's all they're worth.”

    Zayed University2016-02-11
  7. Hilfreich (21)

    „Professor”

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    Pros

    The few students who really want to work hard and are there for a reason

    Kontras

    Majority of students expect easy grades, have a poor working knowledge of English and therefore writing essays is of a challenge. The University needs to build up its credentials with a solid staff however with no salary increases along the path, there is little room for professors to stay long term.

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    Once you leave you are out of their system and have 48 hours so save all your contacts!!!

    Zayed University2015-10-23
  8. Hilfreich (24)

    „Abysmal and Getting Worse”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
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    Ich habe für mehr als ein Jahr bei Zayed University gearbeitet (Vollzeit)

    Pros

    The money. That was the only thing I could hold onto towards the end. There was no real work in class. The students can barely write and have minimal reading comprehension. That made class planning easy. Some co-workers, but most are just killing time because there is no way they could make it in an accredited university. There are no other pros. DO anything, ANYTHING other than take a position here.

    Kontras

    HR- does not exist. Do not rely on them for anything. The last hiring committee I sat on had ZERO Western applicants. No one with any qualifications will apply there and once in a blue moon when a qualified candidate applies- the administration will lie outright to get them to take the position. I was offered a 3 year contract. When I arrived it had been altered to a 4 year contract. There was no negotiating it... back to the agreed upon 3 years. The options I was offered were: take the 4 year contract or leave. You have to give 6-7 months notice to leave, unless you bolt. If you bolt you forfeit your contract bonus. So, it has been very challenging for faculty to find jobs. You give notice either hoping you can find something, or you find something and hope they will hold it for you.

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    I wouldn't bother. They won't listen.

    Zayed University2015-11-14
  9. Hilfreich (13)

    „manager”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Manager in Dubai
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    Ich habe für mehr als 10 Jahre bei Zayed University gearbeitet (Vollzeit)

    Pros

    I was treated well myself, and when I needed them they went far beyond what was required to help me... but all those people in senior roles are gone now.

    Kontras

    Current atmosphere is generally one of indifference and fear as leadership decisions rarely make sense and staff live under constant threat of having their position "nationalized"

    Zayed University2015-10-11
  10. Hilfreich (23)

    „A Failing University”

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    Ich arbeite bei Zayed University ()

    Pros

    The faculty are dedicated and collegial.

    Kontras

    University College, HR and Senior management.

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    Resign.

    Zayed University2015-10-18
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