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High workload - too many deadlines, too many types of work to be done. Good work environment - good salary, great colleagues and easy going students. Frequent changes.
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Terrible senior management.

● Pay & benefitsThe actual cost of living far exceeds what you are given. Expect to use your salary to cover rent, fees, dependent education a d tickets home.
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it is a good college and good benifits. however they keep changing things all the time and you have to adapt to the change if you want to stay there.

Pros

good benifits

Cons

everything chages so quicly
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bad management

you are treated with no value person with phd and 15 years of experience will be put as instructor and person with distance education will be come chair or supervisor

Pros

salary and govt holidays

Cons

worse management and mistreatment of employees of value and nepotism
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Amazing Workplace

Amazing place to work. Work culture is very good and supportive. Multinational culture. Students are very good. Collegues are very helpful and supportive.

Pros

Salary, Colleagues, Students

Cons

None
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an environment in transition

The college is in transition and may need more time to establish its core values. There are a great number of high quality faculty and admin staff. Students have interesting backgrounds and are generally pleasant to work with.

Pros

salary, lovely students

Cons

uncertain direction and core values
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good place

excellent working conditions chance to increase personal qualifications good holidays low level of students mostly not academically motivated students
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Nice place to work

Overall HCT was a good place to work. I spent seven years teaching at Abu Dhabi Men's College and my time spent there was both productive and fun. Given the chance I would definitely go back and work there.

Pros

very good salary and a lot of free time

Cons

Too many meetings
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Great colleagues

Great students, good working environment which is very well resourced. Excellent salary and benefits package. Choice of accommodation and freedom to live where you want. Opportunity for great life style

Pros

Good health insurance. Excellent salary

Cons

Long hours
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Good management, students, and salary

HCT had a very supportive management. The students were wonderful. The salary and benefits were attractive. There was plenty of holiday time. Summer can be brutal in the UAE.

Pros

Lots of holidays

Cons

Summers are hot
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Great learning institution for local students

Learnt to deliver within tight deadlines. Diverse workforce. Great interacting with employees as communication is my forte. Hardest part is always letting employees go. Most enjoyable part of the job is continuous learning from highly qualified and experienced colleagues.

Pros

Salary and benefits

Cons

Short staff
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Good place to work

Good place to work with great facilities and staff but the salary does not equate to the rising prices of living and working in Dubai with a family at school
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Started off a a high calibre college and a good place to work with great colleagues ended up as a challenging place to work and low employee morale

The Higher Colleges initially was a good place to work, however with management changes and general incompetency it became a frustrating and challenging place to work. I learnt a lot about the Arab culture and their work ethics. A typical day consisted of interacting with 30 students initially in the classroom and hangar, and then finding work placements for 200 students per year when my role changed.

Pros

Sunshine and general weather. Good salary. great work colleagues.

Cons

Poor management, lack of motivation students.
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Oppressive environment with autocratic management.

Firstly remember where you are. You have to be very careful what you say and definitely never put anything in writing. There is an extreme culture of fear and a total lack of transparency in the college culture. Even if lower management and your line manager may be nice enough on a daily basis they will never make suggestions, voice faculty opinions in meetings or support staff in any way for fear of loosing their jobs. Staff are dismissed without warning and no reason ever given - there is no job security and no respect for faculty or admin staff. Secondly, if you are any kind of educational professional then you must remember to leave your standards behind. This can be difficult at first and will cause problems. The Emirati students may be friendly enough and easy going but he are not particularly hard working or studious. The expect full marks for everything and want to come and go as they please. if this does not happen they attempt bullying intimidation and will complain about you in an attempt to get you sacked. Remember they are the locals and have the power not you. It is a sharp leaning curve when you first arrive. Courses and the curriculum change all the time, sometimes mid-semester! Everything is always for a quick fix or for someone higher up to make some money out of the colleges. Never to do with teaching and learning and never with any consultation. Although like most places of work you will meet some great colleagues the working environment overall is toxic! My advice - stay well clear; there is more to life than money!

Pros

Reasonable salary and housing allowance.

Cons

Toxic environment. Callous, vindictive management. Hot and boring!
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No secure job and no career promotion

No secure job and no career promotion The students are slow and many changes in curriculum that make no sense and does not add any value to education Teacher are overloaded with work and no time for research Many administrative changes that make no sense. Hard work is not seen

Pros

Friendly teachers

Cons

Overload with no time for research, administrative changes have had impact on teacher. Low salary, low children education allowance, low housing allowance. No security in salary and no respect for contract
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A typical day

There is a thumb in/thumb out system for attendance. Whilst bothersome, it doesn't affect the way I work. I think Faculty are given too many roles, but therein there are opportunities for greater experience. The Faculty are very professional.

Pros

Great salary

Cons

Long term employment is uncertain
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They are good

They are good and offer good health insurance for employees , I highly recommend them for any candidate looking for new role , but you always have to check with your manager for new rules related to you job
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Oppressive and frustrating workplace in recent years

In recent years the organization deteriorated. Awful autocratic management by unqualified people who d0 not have experience in education and certainly have no idea how to motivate people. Continuous changes of policies. Culture of punishment and threats. Very frustrating. Co workers were excellent and salary was excellent but the environment was toxic.

Pros

Co workers, salary, some lovely students

Cons

Upper management
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The campus is well equipped and well maintained to support teaching. Good benefits including high quality health care and housing. Supportive management and office staff. A great place to meet UAE locals and help them with their career objectives.

Pros

I got along well with all my students
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it was good

it was good experience job was very good all the staff was help full and friendly management was good and all salary and benefits are awesome unfortunately they are reducing there staff

Pros

yes they pay for it if we were out station

Cons

normal 8 hours
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Salary and benefits good

Good place to work with good pay and benefits except job security not there due to Emiratisation you may be replaced any time.

Pros

Pay and benefits

Cons

No job security
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