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Its 8:00 to 3:00 job daily for five days. Responsible for the maintaining the AV systems, provide support for different types of events (meetings, lectures, classes, etc.). Arrange lectures and presentations for staff on usage of digital classrooms and other related duties.
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Nice workplace with helpful and collaborative colleagues. Small calss size with a nax of 25 students

Small class size Supportive immediate supervisor Rigidity in working hours not suitable for an academic position Enjoy teaching what I like most Student-teacher ratio is very good

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Nice work environment with collaborative colleagues

Cons

No personal break, rigidity of maintaining 40 hours a week on campus
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Largest University in the country

Worked in HCT from 2000 to 2015, during the period got opportunities for handling different kinds of projects. HCT is the largest university in UAE with campuses spread across in all Emirates. It was a very nice experience.
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Terrible

Leadership has no idea what they are doing. They treat professional educators like children. There is no sense of academics here, punch in, punch out (literally). That's all they seem to care about. As an educational institution, it's a total joke.
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productive

Learned planing,organizing and managing date to day work gained more skills such as employee relations and Human Resources formalities ,Finance, customer services.
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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.

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Salary and benefits

Cons

Short staff
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Productive and multi-cultural workplace

Excellent professional development workshops and sessions Excellent support to admin. and faculty Resource availability On-going learning Well-deserved diversification at work
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The work environment is fantastic and lot of learning opportunity as a staff

My day at work starts with meeting students, who have queries, parents, some student come only to say hello. The work place culture is broad mind, yet still holding on to the roots of emirate culture and that is so wonderful. The difficult part of work is when you have to things or have to change the plan at the last moment, but we still do it happily. Learning happens every moment and with each experience of the day. Each day is so blissful.
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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.

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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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Excellent employer

Plenty of opportunities to develop professionally. The students are motivated and the teaching staff are highly professional. Strongly recommended as a place to work

Pros

Excellent students

Cons

long hours
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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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Fun workplace

Helped professors with technical labs, and also helped with admin duties. The professors also helped me brush up on a lot of my engineering concepts.
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Nice place. I enjoyed working there for six years

I enjoyed working there. It was a great experience and was able to contribute a lot towards the professional development of all students and graduates.

Pros

A great platform to outreach to companies

Cons

Tribal community
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Too many changes going on right now at HCT

So many people are being let go from HCT and the management looks like they just want to replace everyone with new blood. Its a highly unstable place. They are saying they will adjust salaries in September, but they haven't even told people what those salaries are so if you don't like them, you cannot resign or you will lose your gratuity (you are supposed to give notice six months before). HR has been localized and they just do not work as hard as the old staff used to--quite frankly, it is like there is no HR. They never get back to you. In addition, the workload is just getting worse and worse. They are getting rid of all kinds of support positions so you are expected to do more and more.

Pros

Nice facilities

Cons

Bad management, very unstable right now
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Love it there

I am still working with them in different projects as a freelancer. I do projects for the government, for airways and for the community. I love the atmosphere and the responsibilities as an Englis teacher. I also taught work skills and mathematics in one of their programs.

Pros

Good career

Cons

Nothing to mention
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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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Great place to work

Great place to work. If you are planning to develop your career is a good place to start. Management is great and they consider the people very well. Culture and people are excellent.
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working hours from 8:00-4:00pm. 5 days a week. some times you will be called for working Saturdays. But they will give you a day in lieu.. Ramadan timing from 9:00-14:00
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