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  1. 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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    Zayed University2019-04-21
  2. Hilfreich (22)

    „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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    Zayed University2019-03-06
  3. 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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    Zayed University2019-02-09
  4. Hilfreich (1)

    „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
  5. Hilfreich (12)

    „Could be a great place but needs integrity and a complete change of management”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Assistant Professor in Dubai
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    Negative Prognose
    Stimmt gegen Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe für mehr als 8 Jahre bei Zayed University gearbeitet (Vollzeit)

    Pros

    - Colleagues were wonderful and most students as well - Benefits were fine overall but housing allowance needs to be adjusted to the market

    Kontras

    I used to love working at ZU but things went downhill quickly with a change in leadership occurred. The administration is totally detached from faculty and what's happening on a daily basis in the class rooms and the colleges. Teaching load kept increasing as well as research expectations and admin obligations, leaving no room for serious scholarship (maybe a way to keep people there since it becomes more and more difficult to get employed somewhere else after working here). The administration has created an environment of fear, threat and anxiety which leads to a quick turnover in faculty, but no one seems to notice or care. People with zero admin experience are placed in positions (e.g. Associate Dean and Dean) where they are literally ruining entire colleges making people resign coz they cannot take the extremely unprofessional, unprecedented and unacceptable behavior anymore. The management doesn't do anything to support faculty, so it feels more like a trench war between faculty and management. It cannot be that management actually lies to its faculty (even the occasional pay rise does not make this morally right). Faculty should be treated like serious scholars and be trusted as any adult should be trusted. At times it felt, as if we were controlled/punished like students. The idea of punishment is what management appears to be advocating which is ludicrous in a university; a university that could be really great!

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    Zayed University2018-09-18
  6. Hilfreich (8)

    „Web of Lies”

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

    Ich arbeite seit mehr als 3 Jahren bei Zayed University (Vollzeit)

    Pros

    Nice grounds and parking lot; some nice students and colleages.

    Kontras

    Just don't work there -- really. Don't trust the positive reviews.

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    Zayed University2018-08-10
  7. „Best young university in the UAE”

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    Ehem. befristeter Mitarbeiter - Assistant Professor in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
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    Neutrale Prognose
    Keine Meinung zum Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe für mehr als 5 Jahre bei Zayed University gearbeitet ()

    Pros

    Great salaries but short vacations and housing can sometimes not be so good. Campus is situated a long way from town and no public transport.

    Kontras

    Class sizes are becoming much bigger and teaching load is increasing all the time. Pay is still good but no raises from year to year. Other staff very helpful and supportive.

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    Zayed University2018-07-10
  8. Hilfreich (18)

    „Do not trust positive "reviews"”

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    Assistant Professor 
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    Negative Prognose

    Ich arbeite seit mehr als 5 Jahren bei Zayed University ()

    Pros

    salary, medical insurance, beach, some nice colleagues

    Kontras

    work, students, climate, inequality, lack of transparency. Do not trust the positive "reviews" - these are posted by HR, or someone hired by HR. Anyone who actually works there will tell you it is a horrible environment. HR is not helpful, and in this country HR is important. Everyone is looking for a job, or just waiting to make the money they wanted to make and move on. The financial incentives are also disappearing as things are getting quite expensive, there is a 5% tax, when you arrive you have to find accommodation and will see that it is extremely expensive. So if it is not financially lucrative, then there is really no reason to be here. The university is more like a high school in terms of students and service responsibilities (lots of them - advising, internship supervision, committee work) and students expecting you to be in the office all the time, irrespective of your office hours. Treatment of management is mostly unfair and not transparent - seems that even administrators from the western countries "adjust" to the ZU organizational culture. An unhappy place.

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    Zayed University2018-06-22
  9. Hilfreich (9)

    „No faculty governance”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Associate Professor in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
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    Negative Prognose

    Ich arbeite seit mehr als 3 Jahren bei Zayed University (Vollzeit)

    Pros

    The vast majority of my students are great! Most are committed to working to make the UAE the best country in the world. When properly engaged, they are inquisitive and focused. Great faculty around the university. The cohort model used during orientation for new faculty creates bonds amongst faculty in different departments that are lasting. Great country! The UAE is probably the best country in the world, albeit not without problems. Minimal taxes and housing allowances create competitive salaries and quality lifestyles. Fair online library with easy access to full text journals and e-books. Great modern environment and smart classrooms.

    Kontras

    Currently (2017) no longer any faculty input into decision making. All decisions, including curricular, are made by the deans and one elected faculty member from each campus. No job security. Any contract can be, and they often are, cancelled with 6 months notice, no reason needed. If you are not Emirati, you will have to leave some day (but you know that coming in) Heavy teaching loads (4-4) with minimal release time for research or administrative duties. Research expectations inconsistent with high teaching loads A lot of last minute 'hurry up and do this'. This is often coupled with... A lot of time invested in projects requested by admin who then just seem to lose interest or move into a different direction so the work is no longer needed. All sections of a course must use identical syllabi, textbooks, content and assessments. Most faculty underestimate our students' abilities and I often hear talk about 'dumbing things down' for the students, which is offensive Tensions between Abu Dhabi faculty and Dubai faculty.

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    Zayed University2017-12-16
  10. Hilfreich (21)

    „The worst provost and Assoc provost of research”

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    Professor in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
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    Negative Prognose
    Stimmt gegen Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe für mehr als 5 Jahre bei Zayed University gearbeitet ()

    Pros

    Zilch, nada none there aren't any.

    Kontras

    Worst provost in the history, She is an American white lady in her 70s who desperately wants to please Emirati employers. Her reputation among the faculty members is so bad. She is considered as someone who lies a lot. The Associate Provost for research has not published anything in the last 15 years his sole motivation for coming to Zayed was to recruit more Mormons. That tells you something about this place doesn't it. The president is a woman who apparently is so busy that she has left everything to a VP about whom I can say without a doubt that he doesn't even have an ability to draft a simple email.

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    Zayed University2017-12-17
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