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Good place to work with a great work-life balance

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I have been working for 5 years now and I'm immensely satisfied with the outlook of UAEU. The city Al Ain is very close to the nature and is a perfect place to be with the family.

Pros

Work-Life balance, Beautiful city of Al Ain

Cons

Repetitive work, not a dynamic work culture
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Very good job work

Very nice place to work in with wide versatility workplace culture and well established university in education and research where they courage all staff to do their job with their best
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A freindly and productive academic work place

UAEU is a multicultural community with lots of experience, you have to work hard all the time to keep working there. UAE is one of the most enjoyable counties.
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It was a good experience

Teaching as a private tutor to the students of UAEU is a good experience and I am looking forward to teach more of them. It is a good university with a good study and life balance.
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No sense of Urgency

get everything in writing, find out why the job is available, oh just in case you forgot, get everything in writing. high staff turn over, cast system in play.

Pros

friendly people

Cons

staff don't want to work, it's very hard to get something completed, no sense of urgrency
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Incompent, toxic, and mediocre work environment

1-The work culture is the worst. If you are not Arab or speak Arabic, you are considered irrelevant and receive no support from management or HR. I have witnessed the excessive, oppressive, sexist, and racist treatment of the Expat faculty and staff. 2-Corrupt management with no managerial capacity, experience, or credentials! Leadership is none existent. Resulting in a toxic, harassing volatile workplace environment lacking opportunities to improve or grow because no one knows what they are doing. 3-High turnover! NO raises! If they feel they can use you to make themselves look good, they dump more work and responsibility on you without any compensation. 4-Contracts are renewable every two years but can be fired at any time without any reason. 5-Salaries have been frozen for years, and they prevent anyone from making money anywhere else. No raises! 6-Skype, Zoom, and other apps are even blocked on campus so you can't maintain an online teaching position at any other institutions. 7-A majority of the faculty especially the foundation dept. have lied about their credentials and experience meaning they have none outside working at UAEU. Faculty that have credentials paid someone to do the work for them and have no previous work experience other than UAEU. This causes a high turnover of qualified personnel with actual credentials and experience. 8-High teaching load due to high turnover and no new faculty since even the veteran faculty are leaving due to decreases in benefits and opportunities. They think because you are in their country they can turn anyone into - 

Pros

Round trip tickets home and close proximity to travel to other countries.

Cons

List above
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research thought us a lot

got a chance to work with a team with diferent backgrounds. learne dhow to meet deadlines. learned how to do a through research. was even awarded with appreciation certificates.
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Teaching professional adults is very interesting.

The freedom in the planning and delivery of the teaching lessons is an aspect to consider. As a teacher, it is a stimulus to create creative classes and motivate students to continue learning a foreign language.
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Adjunct Associate Prof

Good atmosphere for teaching. The premier Medical school in the United Arab Emirates with faculty from all over the world. Standards very high and match western medical schools.
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Very Academic & well structured University

Very academic and well-structured environment with full featured colleges and academic departments and programs. It enjoys full governmental and community support.
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one of the topest universities in UAE

Best university in Accounting in the middle east. well educated stuff that came from all types of nationality. high job culture and try to improve them self all the way
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Fast paced and demanding work environment

Academically, this is a typically demanding work environment. Research is encouraged; however, resources are a monopoly. Community outreach programs and funding are challenging.
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Dynamic academic entity with excellent benefits but limited advancement

Good university well equipped with good educational facilities and benefits but limited advancement due to lack of financial resources needed for research and lack of good graduate students

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Benefits

Cons

Development
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Great Experience

UAEU has exceptional facilities. The students are well prepared and eager to participate. Scheduling of games and practices were very flexible. Great place to work.
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good

great place to work for. Had a good opprotunity to learn different skills and work with different teams. Kind of a hot country though haha other than that i really liked it
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Work as Lab Specialist in Research & Development Department

Work as Lab Specialist in Research & Development Department Duties & Responsibilities: • Work as Lab specialist the work is good and the time of work good
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Reaserch assitant

My Research work day was full of experimental lap work. We used to do a lot of experiments on core samples on a daily bases and wait for the results. My research was covering the topic of Enhanced Oil Recovery. The main objective of the research is to determine the best technique to produce low permeability carbonate oil reservoir. The research involved theoretical and experimental study, starting by studying various aspects of EOR/IOR and continuing with the evaluation of effects of the design variables on the overall performance. A complete literature review on water flooding and selected enhanced oil recovery techniques was conducted. Five different techniques were tested in this project including formation brine, low salinity flooding, Sea water flooding, CO2 flooding, surfactant flooding. Local UAE low permeability carbonate oil reservoir has been selected. Porosity and permeability measurements were performed for a number of cores. Interfacial tension measurements, phase behavior and one core flooding experiment at reservoir condition using formation brine flowed by sea water were conducted as well. Results indicated that the sea water can improve oil recovery over formation brine and the optimum surfactant concentration is 0.3 weight %. A comprehensive laboratory work plan to assist the visibility of applying these selected techniques are prepared .

Pros

free lunches

Cons

long hour work
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Very good university, in my view, the best in the gulf area

Very good university, in my view, the best in the gulf area Good environment and paying Active research programs Well equipped for teaching and research purposes
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fun work place and very beneficial

helping new student in registration and distributing them for exams and organize the events giving sessions for special needs children by teaching them or observing their behaviors and manage it
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fun

dealing with students everyday is fun. the culture is wonderful. nothing is hard about the job. I learned a lot. most enjoable part is you get to help your peers
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Funny work

It was about working on the system of United Arab Emirates university to distribute and collect university books drom students , it was a very nice chance to work in university
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4.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.6 out of 5 stars for Management
3.7 out of 5 stars for Culture

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